University of Technology Sydney

92550 Sport and Exercise Science Practicum

6cp; 2 x days coursework (online), individual interviews with subject staff (online), 80hrs industry placement. Industry Placement arrangements may change at short notice as a result of NSW Government Health advice. Please refer to Canvas for further information. To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): (((60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10300 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10302 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of International Studies OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10426 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Languages and Cultures OR 60 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10427 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Management Bachelor of Languages and Cultures)) OR 60 credit points of completed study in C10328 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation ) AND 92554 Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Delivery
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This subject requires students to undertake pre-preparatory coursework followed by a professional practicum experience that aligns with the Exercise Science Practicum Guidelines specified by Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA). This experience enables students to consolidate learning and to develop practical skills relevant to future work as an entry-level exercise science practitioner. The student focus is on attaining competency in exercise assessment, prescription and delivery. Practicum experiences may also provide the opportunity for students to apply their sport and exercise science knowledge in activities across areas that reflect the ESSA Exercise Science Standards. In total, students complete a minimum of 80 hours of unpaid practicum work. Throughout their time in this subject, formative and summative assessment tasks are undertaken which facilitate the growth and application of practical skills, specifically within the ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist (AES) Scope of Practice. Students maintain and submit a detailed ESSA logbook of all practicum experience activities, as well as an ESSA Record of Student Engagement. A comprehensive workplace evaluation of their performance from the workplace supervisor is also obtained.

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