Duration: 100 hours
There are 7 lessons as follows:
- Health Risk factors
- The Health Care System
- Social Factors
- Managing Health & Fitness
- Fitness Test Comparisons
- Analysis of Fitness Tests
- Analysis of Sports Skills
What qualification will I achieve for completing this course?
This is an individual module course. The individual module courses are 100 hour long usually and can be taken on their own or as part of a larger program of study.
If you wish to take an individual module course as a stand alone course, you can elect to sit an optional exam at the end of it.
If you successfully pass the exam and all assignments, you will receive a Statement of Attainment. You can take examinations at a time and location to suit you. If you enrol, you will be sent further information on how to arrange examinations at the end of the course.
If you do not wish to take the exam, you will receive a Course Completion letter when you have passed all assignments.
There is an assignment at the end of each lesson. So for example, if an individual module course contains ten lessons, you will need to complete ten assignments. Assignments can be sent to us via email, post or fax.
Other qualifications, such as certificates, diplomas etc may require examinations to be taken as part of the overall assessment process.
You can find further information on the examinations process by clicking on the “Enrolment” link above.
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- Explain health risk factors in modern society.
- Analyse the health care system, to determine preferred options for different individuals.
- Determine social factors which may effect the status of health and fitness.
- Evaluate different individual approaches to managing health and fitness, including both services and facilities.
- Compare different fitness tests for different motor abilities.
- Demonstrate statistical techniques used to analyse fitness test results.
- Use fitness tests to analyse different sports skills.
EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU MAY DO:
- List sources of both physical and psychological health risk factors in modern society.
- Describe sources of health risk factors in modern society.
- Determine the effects of health risk factors in different case studies.
- Develop guidelines for minimising health risks in different situations including:
- a specified workplace situation
- a specified home situation
- List the components of the public health care system, including preventative and treatment services.
- Develop a scenario for an individual interested in taking up private health insurance.
- Compare private with public (government) health care systems, referring to quality of service, efficiencies and costs.
- There are many complaints about public and private health care systems. Explain the limitations of the pubic health care system for different individuals.
- Explain government initiatives in the area of preventative health care.
- Explain how the appraisal of people by society can influence levels of health and fitness.
- Describe two different examples of political decisions affecting the health and fitness status of a group of people.
- Describe different physiological effects which may indicate stress.
- Explain the effect of stress on health and fitness in a case study.
- List methods used to treat different specified health and fitness problems, other than diseases, including both preventative and curative approaches.
- Describe different methods which could be used to treat each of the following health and fitness problems:
- high blood pressure
- drug addiction
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- Compare different methods used to treat other health and fitness problems
- Recommend changes in lifestyle practices to improve health management for different case studies.
- Explain different tests used to evaluate strength, power and muscular endurance
- Explain different tests used to evaluate flexibility, agility and balance
- Explain different tests used to evaluate cardiovascular endurance
- Explain different tests used to evaluate general motor ability
- List the criteria used to select an appropriate test for testing motor abilities in one of the following sports.
- Football (rugby/union/touch/soccer)
- Discuss the value of statistics in assessing fitness test results.
- Explain descriptive statistical methods used in a fitness evaluation.
- Explain comparative statistical methods used in a fitness evaluation.
- Explain inferential statistical methods used in a fitness evaluation.
- Compile the results of a statistical analysis of a twelve month series of fitness tests and interpret the results in the form of either graphs, charts or tables.
- Submit resource file that you have commenced for the beginning of the course.
- Explain different tests used to evaluate individual-participant sports skills.
- Explain different tests used to evaluate dual-participant sports skills.
- Explain different tests used to evaluate multiple-participant sports skills.
- List the criteria used to select appropriate tests for athletes in different sports
- Explain in an illustrated summary (drawn or photograph), coaching principles for a sport skill of your choice.
- Write a report analysing the results of a series of fitness tests conducted to determine whether a person is fit to play a specified type of sport
Everyone is different in more ways than can be imagined. Some things, such as your overall strength and aerobic fitness can be improved through appropriate exercise; but some body characteristics cannot be changed. Short people are born short; and cannot be turned into a tall person by exercising. Similarly there are characteristic body types we are born with; and the type you have cannot be changed.
What Body Shape are You?
Ectomorph – These types have narrow shoulders and hips, thin arms and legs, little muscle or fat, and a large skin area relative to total bulk. These individuals have difficulty gaining weight and muscle no matter how much they eat or how hard they weight train. Ectomorphs are sometimes found among ballet dancers, runway models, long-distance runners, although only a very small proportion of the population could be described as having this type of body.
Mesomorphs - broad shoulders and relatively narrow hips, and a high degree of bone and muscle relative to fat. The mesomorph has well-defined muscles and large bones. The torso tapers to a relatively narrow and low waist. The bones and muscles of the head are prominent. Features of the face are clearly defined, such as cheek bones and a square, heavy jaw. The face is long and broad, and is cubicle in shape. Arms and legs are developed and even the digits of the hand are muscled.
Endomorph - a rounded body with round head, bulbous stomach, heavy build and relatively high proportion of body fat. The body of the extreme endomorph is round and soft.
The physique presents the illusion that much of the mass has been concentrated in the abdominal area. This may or may not be true. The arms and legs of the extreme endomorph are short in length and taper. This may give the appearance of stockiness. The hands and feet of the endomorph are comparatively small, and the upper arms and thighs are often more developed than the lower parts of the arms or legs. The body has a high waist.
People basically share these three body shapes. An individual may exhibit features of more ectomorph than the other body types, but he/she is still basically ectomorph.
- Ectomorphs generally tend to be good at basketball, running and athletics.
- Mesomorphs tend to be successful in swimming, gymnastics, and bodybuilding.
- Endomorphs tend to be better suited to shot putting, weight lifting, wrestling.
With that said, all three groups can benefit from resistance training either for muscle mass development or strength; and aerobic training for cardio respiratory fitness and endurance.
An ectomorph will never have the ability to achieve the same body sculptured look as a mesomorph. His/her frame will tend to appear more like a "lean, mean working machine". It is also good to know which type you are so you can be realistic with goals. How you want your body to appear and how it can actually be reshaped in context to your body type.