SPRT 3001 Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401056
Coordinator Sarah Kennedy Opens in new window
Description Students will learn the functional anatomy, exercise physiology, physical fitness, motor development and exercise training content required to function as competent personal trainers and/or sports coaches. Students will also administer and undertake laboratory exercises designed to test and administer fitness programs for healthy individuals
School Health Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 7759 - Personal Training and Coaching
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4659 Bachelor of Health Science (PDHPE), 4742 - Bachelor of Health Science (HPE) - Pathway to Teaching (Secondary), 4747 - Bachelor of Health Science (HPE) or 6001 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education).
An understanding of human biology and fundamental principles in exercise science.
- Describe cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular, anaerobic and aerobic energy systems and analyse their application to fitness and performance
- Conduct exercise consultations, select suitable exercise tests and administer them to assess various components of physical fitness and performance
- Develop exercise programs for healthy individuals to achieve desired performance and/or fitness gains
- Use and justify an evidence-based approach to personal training and coaching practices
- Compare and contrast key physiological differences between trained and untrained individuals
- Analyse the use of ergogenic aids in sport and exercise
2. Muscle physiology and contraction
3. Aerobic and anaerobic energy systems
5. Pre-exercise screening and consultation
6. Exercise testing for healthy clients
7. Exercise prescription (cardiorespiratory, resistance training, flexibility)
8. Personal experience of exercise testing and training
9. Physiological differences between trained and untrained individuals
10. Ergogenic aids in sport and exercise
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.
|Quizzes||20-25 minutes each||40||N||Individual|
|Report||Maximum 1,000 words||25||N||Individual|
|Case Study||Maximum 1,500 words||35||N||Individual|
- American College of Sports Medicine (2013). ACSM�fs resources for the personal trainer (4th ed.). Philadelphia: American College of Sports Medicine. ISBN�h 9781451108590
- McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I. & Katch. V. L. (2016). Essentials of exercise physiology (5th ed.). Baltimore, Md: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9781496302090
2022 Semester 2
Subject Contact Sarah Kennedy 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.