EHR422 Work Integrated Learning For Healthy Populations (8)

During this subject, students complete a minimum of 140 hours of professional placement in settings catering to apparently healthy clients.  These experiences aim to assist students to fully participate as an emerging professional in the exercise science community, by investigating the operational requirements of the industry, assuming multiple roles and responsibilities, adopting ethical practice and integrating their discipline, practical, interpersonal and reflective knowledge in authentic, real-world professional contexts.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

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

Available to students in the Graduate Diploma of Exercise and Sport Science or as approved by the Course Director.

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an understanding of anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, functional anatomy, exercise prescription and socio-psychological determinants of exercise behavior prior to undertaking this subject.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to participate as a developing professional in an occupational cultural community;
  • be able to develop a professional identity by participating in a broad array of occupational socialising experiences;
  • be able to articulate a professional philosophy appropriate to the discipline of exercise science or related fields;
  • be able to interrogate their professional suitability to employment in exercise science and related fields;
  • be able to integrate their discipline, practical, interpersonal and reflective knowledge and skills in responding to authentic, contextual professional tasks;
  • be able to demonstrate their ability to adopt ethical and principled practices and standards in a professional context;
  • be able to examine the roles, responsibilities and operational requirements of participants in professional partnerships;
  • be able to synthesise and apply their knowledge of problem-based learning to the design, implementation and evaluation of an action research project that has identifiable benefits for all stakeholders in the professional partnership;
  • be able to actively engage in a professional placement for a minimum of 140 hours.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Undertake 140 hours of professional placement. Students will be required to complete hours toward their healthy population hours requirement for accreditation from Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
  • Completion of seven (7) modules of learning: subject and field placement requirements; organising placements; assessment items; opportunity awareness; work integrated learning, action research and problem-based learning; job application process; guide to Pebblepad.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 140 hours Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are to complete a minimum of 140 hours of professional placement in settings catering to apparently healthy clients.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.