SSEH4401 Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
The content of this unit comprises certain modules of theoretical knowledge and practical skills derived from existing units, including components of SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology and SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness.
Students are able to (1) understand the need for, and demonstrate competence in applying exercise pre-screening tools; (2) understand the relevant training principles that must be considered in prescribing exercise for healthy individuals; (3) design and implement a group exercise program for fitness among healthy individuals; and (4) design and implement an individual exercise program for strength improvement for a healthy individual.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) examination; (2) practical assessment 1—group exercise prescription and implementation; and (3) practical assessment 2—individual exercise prescription and implementation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tim Ackland
Contact hours
online lectures: 2 hours per week; laboratories: 1 hour per week; practical: 1 hour per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Intended as a conversion unit in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (73520).
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