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HSE301 - Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

Unit details

Year2016 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 H315, 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:

Brad Aisbett

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Samantha Hoffman


One of HSE103 or HSE201 or HSN211


Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour seminar that includes in-class assessment of Individual and Team Based Learning (TBL) tasks, 1 x 2 hour practical laboratory per week

^Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin and students must attend 2 x 8 hour practicals (may be scheduled on a weekend)


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


This unit is designed to enable students to understand and apply the basic requirements of health and fitness testing, exercise prescription, instruction, supervision and communication for the general population. This unit will be taught via a modified team-based learning model. In weeks 2, 3, 5-11 students will attend seminars where they will be assessed individually on their understanding of pre-reading materials and then in groups of a maximum of 4 students, their delivery of an exercise testing protocol, training programme and fact sheet. In laboratories students will be responsible for delivering health and fitness tests and training programs of their own design to their peers.


Assessment task 1: Individual and Team Based Learning (TBL) tasks 50%
Assessment task 2: Minor practical examination 20%
Assessment task 3: Major practical examination (30 minutes) 30%
Passing the major practical assessment is a hurdle requirement for passing this unit

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

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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