SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
This unit provides students with both knowledge and practical skills in health and fitness assessment (including the identification and modification of health risk factors). In addition, topics covered include exercise prescription and nutrition advice for enhancing overall health, fitness and weight control.
Students are able to (1) assess and measure health and fitness parameters; (2) counsel subjects on major lifestyle health issues; (3) design and implement health and fitness programs; and (4) shape a positive health and fitness philosophy for personal use.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments (health and fitness testing of a peer and an older adult); (2) practical assessment; and (3) end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in the last 48 points of their Bachelor of Science majoring in Exercise and Health.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Daniel Green
Unit rules
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Advisable prior study:
for pre-2012 courses: SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology (formerly HMES2260 Exercise Physiology)
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 1 hour per week plus fitness testing

ACSM's Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 7th edn: American College of Sports Medicine 2014

SSEH3301 Laboratoy Manual as prescribed

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