20 credits at level HE4
This module aims to equip the student with an appreciation of the principles of health and fitness, human anatomy and physiology.
It encourages the student to explore a range of factors affecting fitness and the methods of assessing fitness.
It aims to equip the student with the confidence and practical skills to assess fitness and to prescribe relevant health and fitness measures in both a personal and a community context.
This module covers the practical skills that students will require when prescribing different types of exercise activity and will take into account in this context appropriate health and safety legislation.
It deals with nutrition and dietary requirements for health and fitness, prescreening, fitness tests and nutrional assessment.
It addresses health and fitness issues in personal and social contexts.
This module will be delivered through seminars and workshops with an emphasis on the latter in view of the practical nature of the module.
The delivery will include a site visit and a guest speaker.
It will be assessed as follows:
1 Multiple Test - 50%
2 Fitness Testing and Gym Induction including observation - 50%
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Identify the parts of the body and how they work||Identify the parts of the body and how they function together|
|2.||Identify Health and Safety Legislation relating to the Sport and Fitness industry||State the Health and Safety Legislation relevant to the Sport and Fitness industry|
|3.||State the nutrional and dietary requirements for a balanced diet||Give examples and describe dietary requirements for a balanced diet|
|4.||Demonstrate the ability to carry out basic fitness tests and interpret the results||Show basic comptetence in carrying out fitness tests and providing feedback|
|5.||Demonstrate the ability to carry out a basic gym induction||Undertake an assessed gym induction with a clinet or client group|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Multiple choice||Fitness Testing and Gym Induction Observation|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
American College of Sports Medicine (1992) Health and Fitness Facility Standards and Guideline, Human Kinetics.
Deaprtment of Health (2005) Choosing Activity: a physical activity action plan, London: Department of Health.
Grantham W.C., Patton R.W., York T.D., Winick M.L. (1998) Health and Fitness Management, Human Kinetics.
Hardman, Adrianne E. (2003) Physical Activity and Health: the evidence explained, London: Routledge.
Healthcote, K. (1998) The Gym Business, Exeter: David and Charles.
Hetward, Vivian H. (2002) Advanced fitness assessment and exercise perscription, 4th ed. Leeds: Human Kinetics.
Williams, Melvin H. (1999) Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sport, London: McGraw Hill.
Health Club Management
Sport and Leisure
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