Practicum is an integral and compulsory component of the Exercise Science and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation degrees. Within the UOW curriculum, practicum is considered to be more than simply work experience to meet a requirement of hours. It aims to increase practice-based student learning through a series of planned and supervised ‘real life’ experiences, each with clearly defined learning objectives relevant to the cohort year. Placement supervisors and University Exercise Science staff work together with the students to facilitate the development and application of the students’ skills, knowledge and professionalism.
For the first 3 years, students will be involved in a variety of ongoing practicum experiences with ‘apparently healthy’ clientele, targeting exercise delivery, exercise preparation, meaningful observation and interactions, and relevant research participation.
For students in 4th year (or the equivalent post-graduate year), the clinical placement program provides a structured, intense and engaging practicum experience for professional development of clinical skills, under the quality supervision by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist; experienced allied health professional; or experienced medical professional specialising in exercise delivery in their field.
- 1st Year
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- 3rd Year
- 4th Year / Masters
- ESSA: Your professional association
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News & Media
Mark Solomons, a member of the School of Health Sciences first MSC Occupational Hygiene Practice graduating class (2010) recently took out the coveted Dräger Safety Pacific Young Hygienist Award. He will attend the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) conference in 2013 with associated visits to Europe. Mark is a Senior Occupational Hygienist at BHP Billiton Roxby Downs Olympic Dam and was also the first UOW MSc OHP graduate to gain Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH) status in 2011.