Complex Exercise Management


Course Description

  • Course Name

    Complex Exercise Management

  • Host University


  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Health Administration, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science, Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    92523 Strength and Conditioning

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This subject examines the aetiology of lifestyle and clinically relevant diseases with a focus on physical activity and exercise. It presents information relating to the physical and cognitive health benefits of physical activity and exercise for health under various physiological and metabolic conditions. Students develop an understanding of the factors that determine, influence and modify the physical activity habits of individuals and whole populations who may present with, or be at risk of, various disease states. This subject reinforces principles and practice of technical skills required of the exercise scientist. Students develop competencies in the assessment of cardiorespiratory health, muscular and orthopaedic performance and clinical exercise testing central to professional practice in the health and fitness setting.
    Subject objectives
    Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
    A. Critically analyse the factors underpinning the development of chronic diseases
    B. Identify appropriate assessments of physical performance for clients at risk of, or with known disease
    C. Prioritise the requirement for collaborative partnerships in supporting clients with complex exercise needs
    D. Evaluate the barriers to physical activity participation and develop methods to promote exercise in individuals with complex needs
    E. Recognise the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into health, sport and exercise management
    This subject also contributes specifically to the following graduate attributes:
    Lead, manage and inspire within the fields of sport, exercise and health; (1.0)
    Take personal, social and ethical responsibility for their contribution to sport, exercise and health; (2.0)
    Engage in research and critical thinking to integrate diverse knowledge and develop creative, effective and evidence-based solutions; (4.0)
    Adapt to diverse industry contexts to enable optimal and sustainable sport, exercise and health outcomes; (5.0)
    Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with diverse populations to enable positive change; (6.0)
    Graduates have professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness (7.0)
    Safe exercise prescription and management for individuals with cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neurological and metabolic diseases.
    Understanding the specific exercise modality and equipment requirements for individuals with chronic diseases.
    Appropriate knowledge and implementation of safety elements and exercise contraindications when considering exercise for individuals with chronic disease.
    Knowledge of, and assessment of factors that influence exercise adherence with a view to enhancing adherence through behaviour modification.
    Understand the relationship between sedentary behaviour and physical activity in the aetiology, prevention and management of lifestyle-related chronic diseases.
    Describe the aetiology of obesity and explain the metabolic and chronic health consequences of the condition.
    Development of appropriate physical activity interventions for at-risk sub-populations.
    Perform appropriate risk assessment, pre-screening and laboratory assessment of clinical issues associated with chronic diseases including blood chemistry, electrocardiogram, functional performance and physical activity monitoring.
    Outline the commonly prescribed medications which may influence physiological systems and the response to exercise in common pathologies.
    Understand the exercise management and health issues for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities.
    Identify the exercise management and health issues for Indigenous Australians.
    Describe the role of public policy in physical activity promotion and explore population-based methods to overcome sedentary behaviour.
    Integration of knowledge and skills in exercise prescription, human physiology and health with other areas of exercise science and identify the need for collaboration with appropriate health professionals.
    Describe the effects of ageing on the physiological systems of the body.
    Assessment task 1: Mid-Semester Examination
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B and D
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    2.0 and 4.0
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 2: Exercise Management Project
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B, C and D
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    1.0, 2.0, 5.0 and 6.0
    Weight: 30%
    Assessment task 3: Final Examination
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B, C, D and E
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    1.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 7.0
    Weight: 40%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.