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SPOR4002 – Exercise Programming

Module code
Module title
Exercise Programming
This course aims to develop knowledge, skills and attributes to adapt and deliver exercise programmes.
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
LO1 Assess individuals’ fitness levels and ability through consultation and measurement.
LO2 Adapt and facilitate effective exercise programmes to meet needs and fitness goals for a diverse range of individuals.
LO3 Use a Maaori Health Model to explain the benefits of effective exercise programmes for a diverse range of individuals.
• Critical analysis of information from different sources
• Pre-screen and fitness/postural assessment
• Body composition
• Relating to others
• Acting responsibly and ethically
• Cultural competency
• Problem solving
• Group exercise training
• Using the components of fitness to select suitable fitness tests for individuals/clients based on their fitness goals
• Fitness testing procedures
• Conducting fitness tests on individuals/clients
• Communication – verbal and non-verbal
• Programme development – strength, aerobic and anaerobic training,
• Fitness training principles
• Planning and organisation
• Flexibility
• Exercise techniques – teaching, demonstrating and correcting
• Personal Training strategies
• Group exercise techniques and strategies
• Using the components of fitness to select suitable types of training for individuals/clients based on their fitness goals
• Teaching methods
• Communication
• Personal space and positioning
• Cultural awareness
• Components of Te Whare Tapa Whaa as the four cornerstones of Maaori health
- Taha Tinana (physical health)
- Taha Wairua (spiritual health)
- Taha Whaanau (family health)
- Taha Hinengaro (mental health)
• Components of Te Wheke
- Te whaanau – the family
- Waiora – total wellbeing for the individual and family
- Wairuatanga – spirituality
- Hinengaro – the mind
- Taha tinana – physical wellbeing
- Whanaungatanga – extended family
- Mauri – life force in people and objects
- Mana ake – unique identity of individuals and family
- Haa a koro ma, a kui ma – breath of life from forbearers
- Whatumanawa – the open and healthy expression of emotion
• Components of Te Pae Mahutonga and how these bring together elements of modern health promotion
- Mauriora (cultural identity)
- Waiora (physical environment)
- Toiora (healthy lifestyles)
- Te Oranga (participation in society)
• Examples of how health models contribute to helping individuals achieve their fitness goals
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course is achievement-based. Aakonga must submit all specified assessment items, achieve all learning outcomes, and obtain at least 50% overall in order to pass this course.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.

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