This subject explores the relationship between physical activity and health. Emphasis is placed on examining evidence justifying the application of exercise prescription in the primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of selected cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, neurological and musculoskeletal diseases. The subject will investigate a range of topics including pathophysiology, risk assessment and exercise testing and programming with a particular focus on the exercise dose response. Physical activity, health and exercise prescription issues in pregnancy and older adults are also addressed.
School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management)
Diploma of Exercise Studies
or as approved by the Course Director
Students undertaking this subject should have a tertiary level understanding of anatomy, exercise physiology, growth and development, skill acquisition and exercise prescription.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.