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HSE301 - Principles of Exercise Prescription

Unit details

Year2015 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:

Brad Aisbett

Campus contact:

Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Samantha Hoffman


HSE201 or HSN201 or HSN211


Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with: Nil
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

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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