REHA 3010 Exercise for Health and Disease Prevention

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401145

Coordinator Birinder Cheema Opens in new window

Description This unit emphasises teaching students to design safe and effective exercise programs for optimal health, well-being, and the prevention of major chronic diseases. Holistic recovery strategies, including sleep, nutrition and stress-reduction are also explored. Students will learn about the aetiology of major chronic diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, neurological diseases and mental illnesses, and how these conditions can be targeted with exercise. Students will also develop the practical skills necessary for screening and testing populations at-risk and with chronic diseases.

School Health Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) BIOS 2012 AND
HLTH 2005

Equivalent Subjects REHA 3008 - Exercise Prescription For Special Populations REHA 3005 - Clinical Exercise Physiology 1

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4658 - Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science).

Assumed Knowledge

Basic understanding of physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise and an understanding of exercise prescription principles.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Implement exercise pre-screening in higher risk populations;
  2. Explain basic electrocardiography (ECG) theory and interpret the results;
  3. Demonstrate: (a) placement of electrodes for a 12-lead ECG recording, (b) measurement of blood pressure during exercise;
  4. Explain the physiological, functional and psychological benefits of exercise training that can contribute to optimal health and well-being;
  5. Explain the role of exercise and physical activity within a holistic approach to health and well-being;
  6. Explain the role of exercise in targeting major chronic diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, neurological diseases and mental illnesses;
  7. Design, using an evidence-based approach, safe and effective exercise prescriptions for optimal health and well-being, and the primary and secondary prevention of major chronic diseases.

Subject Content

1. Guidelines for pre-exercise screening
2. Common medications and their effects on exercise responses and adaptations
3. 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG)
4. Introduction to exercise stress testing
5. The role of exercise in targeting major chronic diseases, including cancers, cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, neurological diseases and mental illnesses
6. The role of exercise and physical activity within a holistic approach to health and well-being
7. Holistic inter-session recovery strategies: sleep, nutrition and stress-reduction
8. Design of safe and effective exercise programs for optimal health and well-being, and the primary and secondary prevention of major chronic diseases based on the latest scientific research on resistance training, high-intensity interval training, aerobic training and other modalities (e.g. balance/neuromuscular training, flexibility/mobility training)

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Final Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual
Online Quizzes x2 Up to 30 minutes 30 N Individual
Oral Presentation of an Exercise Program 10 minutes 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

Day

Subject Contact Birinder Cheema Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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