Full Title:Exercise and Health Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLST N8135
 
Credits: 10
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:This year-long module will provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of ethical leadership and teaching in a gym environment. Students will recognise the main components of health and fitness and apply the principles and practices of their development. Exercise programmes will be planned, implemented and evaluated. Students will be provided with the skills necessary to undertake an Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym) at Level 2 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), allowing them access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify the theory and practice of physical development in the teaching of a range of physical activities.
  2. Interpret a client's needs and goals for the purpose of exercise prescription.
  3. Design and teach a safe and effective exercise programme appropriate to the needs of the client.
  4. Analyse an exercise session reflecting on self-practice and client feedback and modify the programme accordingly.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Apply the theory and practice of physical development in the teaching of a range of physical activities.
Topic 1 • Anatomy & physiology for exercise and health. • Physiological implications of the components of fitness. • Principles of a progressive training programme in developing the components of fitness. • Progressing and regressing a training programme. • Programming exercise for physical fitness and for health benefits.
2. Examine a client’s needs and goals for the purpose of exercise prescription.
Topic 2 •Development of effective working relationships with clients. •Methods used to collect client information. •Confidentiality. • Barriers to exercise/ physical activity that clients experience. • Behaviour change approaches/strategies to encourage adherence to exercise/physical activity. • Describe how to set short, medium and long term SMART goals. • Describe how to review and revise short, medium and long term SMART goals.
3. Design and teach a safe and effective exercise programme appropriate to the needs and goals of a client.
Topic 3 • Factors which may affect safe exercise participation based on client screening. • Health and safety in the gym environment. • Customer Care. • Plan gym-based exercise to meet the needs of clients with different objectives. • Agreeing goals and objectives for gym- based exercise with clients. • Exercise selection to develop CV fitness, muscular fitness, flexibility and motor skills.
4. Appraise an exercise session reflecting on self-practice and client feedback and modify the programme accordingly.
Topic 4 • Giving client feedback on the session. • Review the outcomes of working with client and client feedback. • Reflect on providing gym-based exercise. • The value of reflective practice.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Two multichoice exams will be used to assess the theory elements of this module. 1,2 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Observed formative and summative assessments. Students will demonstrate technical and teaching skills over a variety of exercises to include, CV, resistance machines, free-weight exercise, body weight exercise and stretching. 3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project A collection of evidence on informtion gathering from client, programme design for client and self-evaluation of teaching. 2,3,4 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture This is a year-long module.Theory sessions will be facilitated using a variety of teaching methods. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the lecture component of this module. 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical Gym based sessions will be used to develop practical skills and to develop teaching skills. There is an 80% attendance requirement for the practical component of this module. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Students are expected to develop their technical and teaching skills in the gym and to revise theory work. 39.00 Once per semester 2.60
Directed Reading Students will develop their knowledge base using a range of resources. 26.00 Once per semester 1.73
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.33
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Active IQ 2012, Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction, Active IQ UK
  • Howley, E., Franks, B. 1998, Fitness Leaders Handbook, 2nd Ed., Human Kinetics. Illinois [ISBN: 0880116544]
  • Bean, A. 2005, The complete guide to strength training., A&C Black London [ISBN: 9781408105399]
  • Fleck, S. J., Kraemer, W.J. 1997, Designing Resistance Training Programmes, Human Kinetics Illinois [ISBN: 0873225082]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NHAPA_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Physical Activity 1 Mandatory
DK_NHAPA_8X7 Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Activity (Exit Award) 1 Mandatory