EXERSCI 105 : Exercise Prescription
2020 Semester Two (1205) (15 POINTS)
In this course, you will learn how to implement an evidence-based approach to exercise prescription which includes the understanding of pre-exercise evaluation and screening processes, various exercise assessments, and prescription principles. The course starts from the basics and upon completion, students should be able to prescribe basic exercises to apparently healthy adults.
This is an elective course in Exercise Sciences and is appropriate for anyone completing a Bachelor of Science. The course is designed for anyone with an interest in exercise and physical activity. What should my heart rate be when working out? How do you improve someone's health with exercise? How do you measure someone's fitness? If you are asking yourself these types of questions then you will benefit from this course.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
- Interpret and describe evidence surrounding pre-exercise screening, assessment, evaluation, and prescription. (Capability 1, 2 and 5)
- Critically discuss methods to assess physical fitness status and exercise prescription guidelines (Capability 2, 4 and 5)
- Demonstrate proficiency in the assessment and evaluation of physical activity readiness, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular fitness. (Capability 1 and 5)
- Prescribe the correct quality and quantity of exercise for components of physical fitness (Capability 1 and 3)
|Critical Appraisal||10%||Individual Coursework|
|Final Exam||50%||Individual Examination|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Pre-Participation Screening
- Principles of Fitness Assessment
- Assessment of Cardiorespiratory Fitness
- Metabolic Calculations
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness Training
- Exercise and Weight Loss
- Endurance Exercise
- Assessment of Muscular Fitness (Strength/Power/Endurance)
- Resistance Training
- Functional Resistance Training
- Flexibility and Balance
- Concurrent Exercise Training
- Long Term Programming
- Exercise Prescription in Athletes
- Exercise Prescription in Older Adults and Children
The lab component of the course involves taking measurements of individuals participating in exercise. These labs are approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 02-07-2018 for three years, reference number 015169/2018. Since this is a science course, involvement in the labs is compulsory but students have the choice, in each lab, to act as either the participant or researcher. All students are encouraged to act as participants at some point during the course. Students who are approved to take this course remotely will have alternative arrangements made
Laboratory work for this course is held in the Health and Rehabilitation Clinic (HRC). The HRC is a clinical training facility and patients may be using the equipment during the lab times. Students must behave in a way that will not offend or interfere with these activities. Proper exercise attire must be worn during labs.
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
For this course, each week you can expect 2 hours of lectures, a 2 hour lab, 3 hours of reading and thinking about the content, and 3 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
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You may copy the course content for the purposes of private study or research, but you may not upload onto any third party site, make a further copy or sell, alter or further reproduce or distribute any part of the course content to another person.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.
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If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.
- Usually, reasonable requests made before the work is due (NOT retrospectively) will be granted.
- Proof may be required of the reason for the request (e.g. a medical certificate). This can be done through Student Health and Counselling ServicesLinks to an external site. as appropriate.
- Extensions can only be granted by the course coordinator.
During the course Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the staff responsible for the course and staff-student consultative committees.
At the end of the course students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback.
Your feedback helps to improve the course and its delivery for all students.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter (https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html).
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.