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SPHP711 – Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

Module code
Module title
Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
To provide students with relevant knowledge, skills and professional competencies in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle education and behaviour change programmes for the prevention, management and rehabilitation of chronic conditions, diseases and injuries.
  • SC9501
  • SP0801
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Evaluate the special needs and considerations with respect to development of exercise
and rehabilitation programmes for special population groups.

2. Develop programmes for a range of age groups and issues that will be effective and meet
professional standards.

3. Ability to keep a detailed journal of client progress by using reflective writing. The journal
will reflect sensitivity to both real world environment and academic rigour and indicate risks
and opportunities.
Physical activity and health in the Elderly
Arterial and Cardiac Disease
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease
Metabolic disorders and Syndrome
Immunological Disorders
Neuromuscular disorders
Neurologic and Neurosensory Disorders
Orthopaedic Diseases and Disabilities
Cognitive, Psychological and Sensory disorders
Exercise considerations for: Children and Pregnant women
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorial will develop concepts further through kinaesthetic or visual tasks. The assignments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the year.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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