Students entering the field of exercise science require the basic knowledge and skills, and a rationale for the provision of exercise to enhance physiological function in healthy populations. This requires an understanding of the core professional and scientific sub disciplines. This topic will present students with the historical and professional background of each sub discipline while enabling students to develop core skills in exercise science. Students will also be provided with knowledge of biomechanical principles, skill acquisition and will be required to understand and apply principles of assessment of exercise prescription within a variety of professional contexts. Upon successful completion of this topic, students will also possess a basic understanding of development and provision of safe and effective exercise interventions across a broad range of health and exercise settings.
This topic aims to provide a fundamental basis to the overall field and profession of exercise science. Students will develop an understanding and practise in a number of sub disciplines (biomechanics, exercise physiology, skill acquisition, and exercise prescription) that underpin the study of exercise science. The topic will describe at an introductory level the important scientific aspects of professional practice in exercise science thereby setting a contextual framework for study of other topics within Bachelor of Exercise Science.