Resistance Training

    Unit code: AHE1112 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park


    This unit introduces students to the principles and practices of resistance training. The unit deals with systems of resistance training and exercises for various body segments and individual muscles. An understanding of muscle actions is fostered throughout the unit. Resistance training for general fitness, strength, hypertrophy and muscular endurance will be covered with students developing skills and knowledge in the use of resistance training as a modality of exercise prescription for various groups. This unit heavily emphasises practical aspects of coaching human movement in the context of resistance exercise prescription. The unit also deals with common muscular strength and endurance tests.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Select and apply learning cues and movement progressions for teaching and correcting movement and exercise technique, and explain the basic principles of resistance training to client groups (simulated);
    2. Explain individual joint complexes and muscle actions and their independent and composite functions in posture as they relate to resistance training exercises;
    3. Identify specific aspects of movement patterns important for performance improvement and injury prevention; and,
    4. Design and deliver evidence-based, exercise-based interventions that meet the needs and preferences of clients.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 15%
    Design and implement a movement preparation plan based on specific needs (10%) + self-reflection report (5%)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 20%
    Evaluation of resistance training exercise techniques
    Assessment type: Exercise
    Grade: 45%
    Explain, demonstrate and coach resistance exercises
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 20%
    Evaluate (Part A, 10%) + design (Part B, 10%) resistance training exercise programs that meet the needs and preferences of clients

    Required reading

    Selected readings from e-books will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

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