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HLTH 4011


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


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University-wide elective course

First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To expose the student to the knowledge and skills necessary for exercise prescription relevant assessment, development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation for individuals and groups with a range of chronic and complex conditions based on stages of disease, risk factors, complications, co-morbidities, medications, medical and allied health treatments and psychosocial factors.

Course content

Exercise and pharmacological, medical and surgical treatments; assessment of clinical outcomes following exercise interventions; clinical data interpretation; risk factor stratification; assessment and monitoring of physiological responses to exercise; exercise capacity limits and thresholds; precautions and contra-indications for exercise; adverse signs of and symptoms during exercise and recovery; design of clinical exercise interventions and exercise leadership; application of communication for behaviour modification and client interaction, evidence based practice and best practice guidelines for Accredited Exercise Physiologists.


Ehrman, J K, Gordon, P M, Visich, P S & Keteyian, S J 2009, Clinical exercise physiology, 2nd edn, Human Kinetics, Illinios

Skinner, J S 2005, Exercise testing and exercise prescription for special cases: theoretical bases and clinical application, 3rd edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
HLTH 3018 Applied Exercise Physiology
HLTH 2005 Exercise Physiology 2
HLTH 3011 Exercise Prescription
BIOL 1050 Human Physiology 101
HLTH 3047 Practice Education in Exercise Delivery


The student must be co-enrolled in or have completed HLTH 4010 Clinical Basis of Chronic Disease Management (new course).

Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 7 weeks
Practical 4 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Task Length Weighting Duration
Test - 20% 1 hour
Case study 2000 words 20% -
Case study 4000 words 20% -
Practical Test - 40% 2 hours


EFTSL*: 0.25
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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