EHR522 Exercise for Metabolic and Renal Conditions (8)

In this subject students will investigate anatomical and physiological mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of metabolic conditions, such as insulin resistance, gestational diabetes, type I diabetes, and type II diabetes mellitus, further to renal conditions and their associated integrated systemic effects. Students will examine pharmacological interventions from authentic client data provided by referring primary health-care providers and integrate this with exercise related information obtained through initial consultation to undertake client needs analysis. This information will be evaluated and applied to effectively pre-screen and stratify client risk, formulate safe and effective exercise prescriptions, and evaluate client health outcomes. A Residential School will provide students with an opportunity to develop practical skills where a practice-based education framework will be used in preparation for professional roles. Ultimately, this subject will increase student knowledge and skill application of metabolic and/or renal conditions to a level of that aligned and required within clinical exercise practice.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 2 (60)
Online *
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR522. 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

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology students

or as approved by the Course Director.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to synthesise pertinent evidence-based literature related to underlying pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the initiation, development and progression, and treatment of metabolic and/or renal disorders;
  • be able to critique and rationalise screening tools related to medical and health-history information during initial consultation with clients possessing actual, or risk factors for, metabolic and/or renal pathophysiologies;
  • be able to describe and evaluate pertinent pathophysiological data when assessing metabolic and/or renal client needs for exercise;
  • be able to develop and apply safe exercise test procedures for clients with metabolic and/or renal disorders that demonstrate efficiency and validity;
  • be able to communicate professionally and interact empathetically and respectfully with clients possessing metabolic and/or renal conditions.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Scope of Practice: Metabolic and Renal Conditions;
  • Pathophysiology: Metabolic Conditions;
  • Pathophysiology: Renal Conditions;
  • Clinical Data: Metabolic and Renal Conditions;
  • Personal Data: Needs Analysis;
  • Initial Pre-Screening and Risk Stratification;
  • Exercise Testing of Metabolic and Renal Clients;
  • Evaluation of Exercise Intervention and Treatment Outcomes.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EHR522 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online tests
Exercise intervention
Final examination
Residential school

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.

Distance Education students are required to attend a three (3) day COMPULSORY Residential School scheduled during the Residential School period.  This Residential School is necessary in order to develop practical skills to comply with accreditation requirements.

Special Resources

Distance Education students are required to attend a Residential School scheduled during the Residential School period to access laboratory facilities.  This will require students to arrange and finance their own travel and accommodation.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.