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HSE103 - Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H343 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science and D394 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Unit chair:

Anthony Barnett

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Samantha Hoffman





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar and 1 x 2 hour practical laboratory per week.


This unit examines the theory and practice of exercise instruction, coaching and professional practice across a range of exercise-based settings. Students will learn the fundamentals of exercise instruction for the general population and be introduced to specific needs of special populations (e.g.: children and adolescents). They will have the opportunity to design and deliver basic exercise sessions to develop musculoskeletal strength and cardiovascular endurance for apparently healthy individuals and groups.


Assessment task 1: Mid-trimester online MCQ test 15%
Assessment task 2: Written health assessment and program start (800 words) 25%
Assessment task 3: Practical assessment of exercise instruction and delivery skills (15 minutes) 20%
Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

Ratamess N. ACSM’s Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning. Philadelphia (PA): Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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