SSEH3301 Exercise Prescription and Nutrition for Health and Fitness

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Exercise and Health; Sport Science, Exercise and Health major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
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)
Dr Kym Guelfi
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
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]

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

SSEH3301 Laboratoy Manual as prescribed

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.