Fitness Assessment

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Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of fitness assessments and learn how to interpret results. The course – which is ideal if you’re considering studying the Certificate in Fitness or Bachelor of Applied Science – covers how to assess body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, anaerobic power, strength and flexibility tests. At the end of the course you’ll be able to utilise these principles when designing fitness assessments and exercise programmes.

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Learning outcomes

  • describe the principles of fitness assessment and exercise testing
  • describe issues in fitness assessment including exercise test administration and the assumptions, limitations and sources of error associated with each test
  • discuss how to interpret exercise testing
  • describe the integration of exercise prescription and principles of training when designing fitness assessment programmes
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