Theory of Exercise Testing and Prescription 2
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Explain the scientific rationale, purpose, reliability, validity, assumptions, and limitations of common exercise.
- Identify and explain the common processes and equipment required to conduct accurate exercise.
- Interpret, explain and analyse physiological data obtained during acute exercise, and compare such data between time-points, individuals and populations.
- Interpret information from assessments and convey the result, including the accuracy and limitations of the assessments, through written communication.
- Apply knowledge of the physiological responses to acute exercise and the adaptations to chronic exercise to provide a rationale for the provision of exercise programs to improve and maintain specific aspects of health, fitness and performance.
- Use physiological and psychological indicators to prescribe exercise and to predict exercise capacity.
- The cardiovascular and respiratory systems and health
- The cardiovascular and respiratory systems and performance
- Types of submaximal effort tests to measure aerobic function
- Types of maximal effort test to measure aerobic function
- Anaerobic threshold - physiological mechanisms and practical applications
- Anaerobic threshold - measurement methodologies
- Mechanical efficiency and endurance performance
- Running economy and endurance performance
- Summary of cardiorespiratory fitness for sports performance, health, and quality of life
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No additional requirements
In this course, you’ll study physical and performance testing to analyse the adaptations of major systems associated with aerobic fitness. Learn about the respiratory and cardiovascular systems and discover how oxygen is transported from the air to the inside of muscle. You’ll start with pre-exercise screening protocols and a range of fitness tests of the respiratory and cardiovascular system and then link these tests with exercise prescription. You’ll leave with a solid understand how we use exercise programs to optimise improvements in aerobic fitness and to enhance health.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise) degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
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