SISFFIT047 - Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective exercise

    Unit code: SISFFIT047 | Study level: TAFE
    Footscray Park


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify the role of anatomy and physiology knowledge in fitness instruction, and to use that knowledge to develop and instruct safe and effective exercise activities.
    Knowledge of anatomy and physiology underpins effective performance in a range of work functions for fitness instruction. This unit has direct links to, and supports, a range of units for planning and instructing group and personalised exercise programs.This unit applies to group fitness instructors, gym instructors and personal trainers. They practise in settings such as fitness facilities, gyms, leisure and community centres, client workplaces and homes and outdoor locations, depending on their role.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

    Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
    Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role, and:

    • source and review information about anatomy and physiology relevant to fitness instruction from three credible sources, and select specific information for use in different areas of fitness instruction work
    • choose two exercises that are suitable for each of the following client types (ten exercises in total):
    • female adults
    • male adults
    • clients aged 55 years or over
    • sedentary clients
    • active clients
    • for each of the ten exercises:
    • demonstrate safe and effective exercise technique to clients during either individual or group exercise sessions
    • during session instruction, provide a plain language explanation to the individual client or group about:
    • the relationship between the exercise and its beneficial impacts on the body and health, and muscular function
    • associated injury risk factors and safe exercise technique.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VUPolytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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