|Prerequisites for Module|
Successful completion of Stage 1 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to plan and instruct safe and effective gym-based exercise within the general population.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Demonstrate the use of progressive teaching methods to instruct a range of exercises related to client requirements.|
||Justify the application of the variables that will impact on programme design for specific components of fitness.|
||Demonstrate and teach gym-based exercises safely and effectively to individuals under supervision.|
||Compile, justify and deliver an exercise regime for healthy individuals appropriate to the level of ability.|
Indicative Module Content
Exercise consultation; goal setting; exercise progression; feedback on performance; use of equipment; basic principles of conditioning; components of fitness; development of exercise programmes; range of motion; specific user group requirements; teaching skill; teaching plans; risk assessment; structuring exercise session; needs analysis;
assessing client ability and programming accordingly.
Indicative Student Workload
|140||Mode of Delivery|
Tutorials and practical classes supported by directed and private study
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4|
Justified Practical Exam
|1.||PESCATELLO, L. & RIEBE, D., 2013. ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (9th ed). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.|
|2.||HEYWARD, V.H., 2014. Advanced fitness assessment and exercise prescription (7th ed). Champaign IL: Human Kinetics.|
|3.||MCARDLE, W.D., KATCH, F.I. & KATCH, V.I., 2014. Exercise physiology (8th ed). London: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.|
|4.||HAMILL, J. & KNUTZEN, K.M., 2009. Biomechanical basis of human movement (3rd ed). Baltimore. MD: Williams and Wilkins.|
|5.||SWAIN, D.P. & LEUTHOLZ B.C., 2007. Exercise prescription: a case study approach to the ASCM guidelines (2nd ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.|
|6.||BERG, K., 2011. Prescriptive Stretching. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.|
|7.||DELAVIER, F., 2010. Strength Training Anatomy (3rd ed). Champaign IL: Human Kinetics.|
A pass will not normally be awarded for this module unless the student has attended a minimum of 80% of all learning opportunities.
The practical assessent of this module can be used as part of the assessment for the Level 2 Register of Exercise Professionals Gym Instructor qualification.