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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

Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour 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 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.


Assessment task 1: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Assessment task 2: Health appraisal report 15%

Assessment task 3: Exercise training report 20%

Assessment task 4: Practical assessment (7.5 minutes) 15%

Assessment task 5: 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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