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Unit details

HSE103 - Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science Practice

Year2015 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



Contact hours:

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


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 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: Written health assessment and program start (800 words) 25%

Assessment task 2: Practical assessment of exercise instruction and delivery skills (15 minutes) 15%

Assessment task 3: Mid-trimester online MCQ test 20%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

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

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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