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Module Title
Exercise Programming and Delivery for the General Population
Reference HS2104 Version 4
Created March 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 8
Approved June 2010 SCQF Points 30
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 15

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:
1 Demonstrate the use of progressive teaching methods to instruct a range of exercises related to client requirements.
2 Justify the application of the variables that will impact on programme design for specific components of fitness.
3 Demonstrate and teach gym-based exercises safely and effectively to individuals under supervision.
4 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.

Module Delivery
Tutorials and practical classes supported by directed and private study

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 78 N/A
Non-Contact Hours 222 N/A
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Practical Exam Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4
Description: Justified practical exam

Explanatory Text
Practical examination assessed with a grading proforma. Overall grade determined as follows:
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A Rows 1-5: Minimum of 3 A’s, 1 B and maximum of 1 C Rows 6-8: Minimum of 2 B’s and maximum of 1 D Row 9: Pass
B Rows 1-5: Minimum of 3 B’s, 1 C and maximum of 1 D Rows 6-8: Minimum of 1 B and maximum of 2 D’s Row 9: Pass
C Rows 1-5: Minimum of 3 C’s, 1 D and maximum of 1 E Rows 6-8: Minimum of 3 D’s Row 9: Pass
D Rows 1-5: Minimum of 4 D’s Rows 6-8: Minimum of 2 D’s And a maximum of 1 E or F in rows 1-8 Row 9: Pass
E Rows 1-8 Minimum of 2 E’s and Maximum of 1 F Row 9: Fail
F Rows 1-8 Failure to achieve any of the above Row 9: Fail
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module Successful completion of Stage 1 of the BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science course, or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

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.

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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.

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