EHR200 Exercise Testing, Prescription and Rehabilitation (8)

This subject consists of a detailed analysis of the issues related to exercise testing, prescription and rehabilitation. Since the 1980s, there has been much progress in advancing our understanding of the health related benefits of exercise. It is therefore important to recognise the methods used to test and evaluate fitness and subsequently prescribe specific exercise programs for particular individuals and a range of groups. These groups include those predisposed to cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, cancer, the aged and during pregnancy. Exercise prescription will be studied in relation to the broader context of rehabilitation in order that individuals or specific groups are able to manage a healthy lifestyle within their physical capacities. This subject will also explore the basic concepts related to screening and testing in relation to health and fitness trends; relate the results of testing to conditioning and exercise rehabilitation; and explore the basis for using physical activity in asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Human Movement

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to:
  • better understand concepts of exercise testing and screening;
  • perform and interpret specific tests of physiological function;
  • design a conditioning program for a specific individual/group;
  • evaluate a prescribed exercise program in relation to functional capacity of the individual;
  • understand and evaluate the risks and associated responsibilities with testing, screening and prescription of exercise;
  • understand the basis of using physical activity in the prevention and management of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity.


This subject will cover the following topics:

in the context of Exercise Rehabilitation: - Health and fitness trends - Testing concepts - Acute and chronic adaptations to conditioning - Exercise prescription - Heart disease - Cancer - Metabolic disorders - Occupational risk assessment - Psychological health - Ageing and osteoporosis - Exercise risks - Interpretation and evaluation of testing - Health and fitness norms - Pregnancy


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.