Attainment of 'First aid and CPR' certificate is required prior to enrolling in this topic.
This topic will introduce students to contemporary theories of motor control and learning as applied to prescription of exercise in exercise science practice. The role of the exercise scientist in improving movement quality will be presented. In addition, an overview of the neurological control of movement will be outlined providing a background for understanding how movement is planned, initiated, executed, and monitored. Students will be provided with background knowledge on the psycho-physiological processes underpinning motor control and skill acquisition and development as a basis for applied exercise science practice in athletes, older adults, children and interdisciplinary rehabilitation settings. The practical component of this topic will concern evidence-based exercise strategies to improve functional exercise capacity especially balance and stability related to falls and injury prevention. Students will be given an opportunity to explore in a practical setting the importance of effective instruction and feedback to optimise skill acquisition and development of exercise related tasks in different sporting and health scenarios.
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