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Undergraduate Course: Exercise Prescription for Rehabilitation 4 (SPRT10025)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryBeing physically active is associated with numerous physical and mental health benefits. Exercise is considered a subset of physical activity, and is described as being planned, structured, repetitive with an objective to improve or maintain one aspect of physical fitness. This course explores the use of exercise as a modality in respect of the rehabilitation or management of several diseases or health problems. Recommendations for practice will be considered in the light of available evidence.
Course description This Honours level course builds on basic knowledge gained during previous courses within the Applied Sports Science programme (such as Physical Activity, Exercise, Fitness and Health). The course also introduces principles from Public Health making it an appropriate course for students on intercalated degrees such as Physical Activity for Health and Sports Science Medicine.

There is a strong emphasis on developing a critical understanding of how exercise can be used for the treatment of, and the rehabilitation from several diseases or health problems across a range of populations. These include some of the major causes of premature death such as cancer, heart disease and stroke. A range of both popular and alternative exercise programmes will be covered during the course.

This teaching and learning is research-led. Members of academic staff in the Institute for Sport, Physical Education and Health Science (ISPEHS) who contribute to this course are all members of one or more of the following research groups hosted by ISPEHS: (1) Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), (2) Edinburgh Sports Research, (3) Human Performance and Aquatics and (4) Physical Education Research Forum (PERF).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesAny student not enrolled on the BSc Applied Sport Science or a BMedSci intercalated degree programme should contact the Course Organiser before enrolling on the course. Entry to the course is at the discretion of the Course Organiser.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 163 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 x 2 hour end of course exam (60%) (traditional format or online, to be confirmed)

1 x 2000word written assignment (40%)
Feedback Informal Feedback - This takes place during teaching, seminars and practicals throughout the semester. Your tutors will comment on your understanding of the ideas covered in the course, and may give you specific advice regarding your progress. Such feedback is intended to help you understand what your strengths and development points are, and to enable you to take informed responsibility for your learning and progression.

Discussion forum - Throughout the course as a whole the students are encouraged to use a discussion forum in LEARN. Any questions posted by students about teaching, learning and assessment are be responded to by the course tutors for everyone to see.

Cohort feedforward - Detailed cohort feed-forward from previous cohorts of students is provided for all assessments on this course.

Formative Feedback - Feedback is available to students on the suitability of their proposed written assignment titles with reference to areas that may require specificity. Students are invited to submit a draft outline of their assignment for detailed feedback. An exam revision session is scheduled within the course timetable.

Summative Feedback- Detailed feedback on the written assignment will be provided. This feedback should be used to inform areas for revision for the end of course exam.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the nature of specified disorders and critically understand the role of exercise in their treatment and management.
  2. Apply the principle concepts and skills of exercise prescription to design appropriate exercise programmes for a range of disorders.
  3. Interpret numerical and graphical data sources on the effectiveness of exercise to treat and manage specified disorders.
  4. Critically identify and appraise the effectiveness of existing exercise programmes and interventions
  5. Exercise autonomy and initiative in applying the principles of exercise prescription to new contexts during course activities and assignment
Reading List
American College of Sports Medicine. (2013) ACSM Resource Manual for Exercise Testing and Prescription. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Garber et al. (2011). Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 43(7): 1334-1359.

Department of Health. (2011) Start active stay active: a report on physical activity for health from the four home countries┬┐ Chief Medical Officers.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course addresses 11 of the 21 graduate attributes developed on the BSc Applied Sport Science degree:

(2) Search for, access, critically analyse, evaluate and synthesize information from literature in order to answer research questions in sport and exercise sciences.
(4) Interpret data collected or reported in sport, physical activity and exercise studies
(5) Synthesize knowledge from various disciplines so as to understand the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise sciences.
(6) Develop logical arguments surrounding issues within sport science, physical activity and exercise

(7) Be independent learners who can take responsibility for their own learning
(8) Be able to respond to unfamiliar problems by extrapolating their existing knowledge and understanding

(9) Be able to communicate clearly using oral and written methods, including posters, presentations, essays, web pages, in order to critique, negotiate, create or communicate understanding

(14) Have developed their organisational, time management and decision-making skills
(16) Be able to transfer knowledge and ideas between different contexts within sport, exercise and health

(18) Be able to use the test, measurement and analysis tools appropriate to sport, physical activity and exercise, including for example laboratory or field tests.
(19) Be able to design, deliver and analyse the effects of training interventions in sport, physical activity and exercise
Additional Class Delivery Information Not all afternoon sessions will be required.
Keywordssport science exercise physical activity rehabilitation
Course organiserMiss Chloe Williamson
Course secretaryMr Pawel Horyszny
Tel: (0131 6)51 6571
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