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HL30514: Exercise prescription

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 30% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Exam (EX 70% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL30044
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To understand the evidence underpinning physical activity guidelines, laboratory and field based fitness testing and the development of individualised exercise programmes.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:
* Systematic understanding of the current guidelines/recommendations for physical activity across different population groups (e.g., children, older individuals).
* Understanding of the components of fitness and appropriate exercise for developing these components of fitness.
* Knowledge and appreciation of potential contra-indications for certain exercises.
* Ability to develop evidence-based exercise programmes for individuals.

Knowledge and understanding (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Intellectual skills (facilitated and assessed)
Professional practical skills (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Written communication (facilitated and assessed)
Numeracy (facilitated and assessed)
Data acquisition, handling, and analysis (taught, facilitated and assessed)
Information technology (facilitated and assessed)
Working independently (facilitated and assessed).

Physical activity policies / recommendations, principles of programme design (cardiorespiratory, resistance), programme management, programme adherence, principles of weight management, preventing injury, exercise prescription in specific populations (e.g. children, older adults, overweight individuals, cardiac referral patients).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30514 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB18 : BSc(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 3)
  • UHHL-AFM18 : MSci(Hons) Health and Exercise Science (Year 3)