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HSE301 - Principles of Exercise Prescription

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D394, E377, M320 OR H300, D391, S323 students completing the Exercise Science major sequence (MJ-H000016) or Nutrition and Exercise Science major sequence (MJ-H000026).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

B Aisbett

Campus contact:

S Hoffman (G)

Prerequisite:HSE201 or HSN201

Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus students: 2 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour laboratory per week; Cloud (online) students must attend 2 x 8 hour practicals (may be scheduled on a weekend)


^There are significant campus requirements for Cloud (online) students

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit is designed to enable students to understand the basic requirements of health and fitness testing. In doing so, it addresses the principles of exercise prescription for the general population from a health and fitness perspective. It contrasts the physiological responses to exercise of special populations to that of healthy individuals. Students are encouraged to develop a problem-identification and problem-solving approach in order to improve the health and fitness of individuals of all ages, genders and health and fitness status. Behavioural principles relating to exercise adherence and compliance are also presented.


Examination (2 hours) 50%, health appraisal report 15%, exercise training report 20%, practical assessment (7.5 minutes) 15%. Passing the practical assessment is a hurdle requirement for passing this unit.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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