Domain - Exercise Prescription

Domain - Exercise Prescription

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Level 2

Relate human anatomy and movement to gym equipment and static stretching
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30636.

21791 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify: gross anatomical structures; typical movements created by the human body; muscle actions and full joint movement ranges in relation to gym equipment; and the correct body positioning and movement progression for each major muscle group targeted when using the ACC SportSmart stretch posters.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of health risk factors and disease, and monitor exercise stress
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

21792 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit is intended for all people involved in the fitness industry so that they can protect any potential or current exerciser from undue risk by understanding and acting on basic indicators of health risk and excessive exercise stress. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe key health risk factors; identify and describe common diseases in modern society; describe the relationship between health risk factors and common diseases; identify and respond to an exercise participants risk level; and identify and act on indicators of excessive exercise stress.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate correct technique when using basic gym equipment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

21793 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People who have successfully completed this unit are able to: ensure gym equipment can be demonstrated safely; and demonstrate the exercise on or in the gym equipment safely.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate, instruct, and monitor static stretching

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21794 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: ensure stretches can be demonstrated safely; demonstrate and instruct safe static stretching techniques using ACC SportSmart stretch posters; and monitor and improve the performance of static stretching by exercise participants.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 69 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Fitness Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate, instruct, and monitor safe and correct use of cardiovascular exercise equipment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

21795 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: ensure cardiovascular exercise equipment can be demonstrated safely; demonstrate the correct use of cardiovascular exercise equipment; and instruct, monitor and ensure, the safe and correct use of cardiovascular exercise equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 3

Instruct and monitor resistance training

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22264 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People who have been credited with this unit standard are able to instruct resistance exercises correctly and safely, and monitor the performance of resistance exercises by exercise participants.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 69 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Fitness Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 22266 replaced unit standard 7024.

22265 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the principles of exercise; demonstrate knowledge of the components of fitness; explain how various types of training are created; explain potential reasons for undesirable training responses and poor adaptation, then identify remedial actions; and identify the role of preparation (warm up) and recovery (cool down) for various training types.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise physiology and human anatomy
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 22265 replaced unit standard 7024.

22266 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the nervous system and its functions; explain the structure and properties of muscle and its functions; explain the human energy systems and their functions; explain the cardiovascular system and its functions; explain the respiratory system and its functions; and describe the acute physiological responses and chronic physiological adaptations of the body''s systems to exercise.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate exercise techniques
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30933.

7021 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify muscle groups and systems targeted by standard exercises, and demonstrate correct form in all standard resistance training and free standing exercises. This unit standard is designed for people who will, under general supervision, demonstrate exercise techniques and assist clients and client groups in fitness activity.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of safe physical activity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7022 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe standard physiological responses to physical activity; identify purpose, criteria, and methods of verbal and written screening assessments; identify principles underlying contraindicated exercises and exercise protocols; identify the role of preparation (warm up) and recovery (cool down) in activity sessions; identify developmental stretching to enhance flexibility; identify clothing, footwear, and equipment requirements for safe activity; and identify environmental hazards to safe exercise and strategies for negating and minimising environmental hazards.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Fitness Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise science principles and apply to exercise prescription
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 22265 and unit standard 22266.

7024 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe and apply basic concepts of exercise physiology using principles of exercise and training; apply basic knowledge of human anatomy to understanding the anatomical bases of physical activity; describe and apply basic concepts and principles of biomechanics; and describe and apply basic concepts and principles of psychology of exercise. This unit standard is designed for people who, under general supervision, will be demonstrating exercise techniques and assisting clients in fitness facilities and programmes.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Fitness Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Design an exercise programme in accordance with the client's goals and objectives
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 22259.

7029 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: elicit through discussion client's goals and constraints relevant to exercise; choose exercises and exercise modes and design programmes to match client goals and capacities; recognise limitations of own training and consult with and refer to other health and/or fitness professionals; and implement programme and evaluate progress. This unit standard is designed for people who, with general supervision, prescribe exercise for clients in fitness facilities.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited - Fitness Advisory Group Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 4

Apply the principles of nutrition to people involved in physical activity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7

6572 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the relationship between nutrients and physical activity; explain the relationship between fluid replacement and physical activity, and prepare to manage fluid replacement; provide nutritional guidelines for people in physical activity to meet their unique nutritional requirements and for all stages of participation in physical activity and travel; and demonstrate the ability to interpret food labels.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate and apply specialised exercise techniques
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 30833.

7023 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse standard exercises and adapt them to specified purposes; demonstrate and apply variants of specified standard exercise techniques; and demonstrate and apply advanced resistance and plyometric training exercises. This unit standard is designed for people who will instruct in exercise and assist, with little supervision, clients in and associated with fitness facilities and programmes.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Design personal exercise programmes for people with special needs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25989.

7030 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply principles of and guidelines for exercise prescription for people with special needs; elicit, by discussion, client's concerns, goals and motivation; recognise limitations and refer to and consult with other health and/or fitness professionals; and choose exercises and exercise modes and design exercise programmes to meet client's goals and special needs. This unit standard is designed for people who will carry out, with little supervision, exercise prescription for clients with a range of special needs.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of exercise considerations for children and adolescents
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25993.

7034 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse salient features of physical and psycho-social development of children and adolescents; communicate with children, adolescents, and parents/caregivers; assess physical fitness of children and adolescents; design exercise programmes for children and adolescents; and consult with physical educators and early childhood development specialists.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 5

Design, implement and evaluate an exercise programme for an identified special population

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 7030.

25989 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with individuals from one or more special populations. People credited with this unit standard are able to design, implement, and evaluate an exercise programme for an individual from an identified special population.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription for pregnant and new mothers

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 7031.

25990 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with pregnant and new mothers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the information necessary for managing exercise for pregnant women and new mothers; explain how pregnancy affects acute physiological responses to exercise variables and types; explain the chronic adaptations to regular exercise for pregnant women and new mothers; explain the process followed when working with pregnant women and new mothers; and identify the environmental and social factors and the changes in behaviour that can enhance adherence to exercise prescription in pregnant women and new mothers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription for older people

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 7032.

25991 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with older people. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain exercise for older people in terms relevant to an exercise professional; explain changes in acute physiological responses to exercise in older people; relate chronic physiological adaptations to regular exercise of older people; describe the process followed when working with older people; and identify environmental and social factors and changes in behaviour that may enhance adherence to exercise.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription for individuals with cardiovascular disease

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 7033.

25992 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with people with cardiovascular disease. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the information necessary for managing exercise for an individual with CVD; explain how CVD affects acute physiological responses to exercise variables and types; relate chronic physiological adaptations to regular exercise to people with CVD; describe the process followed when working with people with CVD; and identify the environmental and social factors and the changes in behaviour that can enhance adherence to exercise prescription.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription for children and adolescents

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 7034.

25993 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with children and adolescents. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain children and adolescents in gyms in terms relevant to an exercise professional; explain acute physiological responses of children and adolescents to exercise variables; explain chronic physiological adaptations of children and adolescents to regular exercise; describe the process followed when working with children and adolescents; and identify environmental and social factors and behavioural influences that enhance the uptake of exercise as well as on-going adherence.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription for people with diabetes

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25994 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with people with diabetes. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain diabetes in terms relevant to an exercise professional; explain how diabetes may affect the acute physiological responses to exercise; relate the chronic physiological adaptations to regular exercise to people with diabetes; describe the process followed when working with diabetics; and identify environmental and social factors and changes in behaviour that enhance adherence to exercise.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription for people with bone and joint conditions

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25995 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with people with bone and joint conditions. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain bone and joint conditions in terms relevant to an exercise professional; explain how exercise affects acute physiological responses of people with bone and joint conditions to exercise types; relate chronic adaptations of people with bone and joint conditions to New Zealand risk factors; describe the process followed when working with people with bone and joint conditions; and identify environmental and social factors and changes in behaviour that enhance adherence to exercise.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription for people with respiratory conditions

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25996 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with people with respiratory conditions. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain respiratory conditions in terms relevant to an exercise professional; explain acute physiological responses of people with respiratory conditions to exercise; explain chronic physiological adaptations of people with respiratory conditions to exercise; describe the process followed when working with people with respiratory conditions; and identify environmental and social factors and changes in behaviour that enhance adherence to exercise.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate knowledge of exercise prescription for people with obesity

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26543 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for exercise professionals who wish to specialise in working with people with obesity. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain obesity in terms relevant to an exercise professional; explain how obesity affects the acute physiological responses to exercise; relate the chronic physiological adaptations of obese people to regular exercise; describe the process followed when working with obese people; and identify environmental and social factors and changes in behaviour that enhance adherence to exercise.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 99 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Demonstrate ability to manage nutritional concerns and body composition with professional assistance
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

6573 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe the signs, symptom, and impact of nutritional concerns on health and physical performance; demonstrate the ability to identify at risk participants and groups and assist in the management of nutritional concerns; refer identified individuals to professionals; identify and describe general concepts associated with body shape and weight; assist in the determination of unique nutritional needs to meet safe and realistic weight goals; and demonstrate the ability to assist in the implementation of a nutritional programme to meet specific weight goals.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of exercise physiology principles
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7025 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply knowledge of exercise physiology to physical activity and exercise prescription; apply knowledge of exercise physiology to stages in the human life cycle; apply knowledge of the interaction of common illnesses and conditions with physiological capacity for exercise; apply physiological norms and ranges to programme development for a variety of client groups; and access sources of information on exercise physiology to update knowledge. This unit standard is designed for people who will, with little supervision, be prescribing exercise for clients in and associated with fitness facilities, recreation programmes and sports.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7026 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply knowledge of human anatomy relevant to exercise and fitness; apply knowledge of basic concepts and principles of biomechanics; apply biomechanical principles to the description and analysis of posture, movement, and fitness development; analyse biomechanical implications of normal processes, musculoskeletal injury, and common conditions and disabilities; apply field-based biomechanical observation and measurement techniques to movement analysis and programme development; and apply available anatomical and biomechanical norms and ranges to programme development for people with special needs. This unit standard is designed for people who will, with little supervision, be prescribing exercise for clients in and associated with fitness facilities, recreation programmes, and sports.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply motor control and learning principles
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7027 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply concepts and principles of motor control to exercise prescription; apply concepts and principles of motor learning to exercise prescription; and apply motor learning principles to fitness programme development for special needs groups. This unit standard is designed for people who will, with little supervision, be prescribing exercise for clients in and associated with fitness facilities, recreation programmes and sports.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of principles of Psychology of Exercise
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7028 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply exercise psychology principles to exercise behaviour and exercise avoidance with particular reference to New Zealand information; apply concepts and principles of exercise adherence; apply motivation principles and techniques to sport performance and exercise adherence; analyse use of psychological skills by activity participants to improve their own motivation and technique; apply exercise psychology principles to management of arousal, stress and relaxation by and for physical activity; and apply exercise psychology principles to management of reducing and ceasing habitual physical activity. This unit standard is designed for people who will, with little supervision, be prescribing exercise for clients in and associated with fitness facilities, recreation programmes and sports.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of exercise prescription to ante- and post-natal women
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25990.

7031 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply exercise considerations and guidelines to exercise prescription for women during pregnancy and following childbirth; adapt fitness assessment protocols for ante- and post-natal women; establish cooperative relationships with medical and maternity professionals; choose exercises and exercise modes for safe development and maintenance of fitness in pregnancy and restoration of fitness following childbirth; and design programmes to satisfy safety guidelines and client's fitness goals. This unit standard is designed for people specialising in providing exercise prescription services to individual women and to groups working with ante- and post-natal women.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of exercise prescription for older people and seniors
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25991.

7032 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse possible effects of aging on physical capacity, attitudes to physical activity, and levels of physical activity; apply principles of aging effects to the processes of fitness assessment and exercise prescription; recognise own limitations and refer to and consult with other health and/or fitness professionals; and choose exercises and exercise modes and design programmes to satisfy older and senior clients' interests, activity needs, and health goals. This unit standard is designed for people who will, with little supervision, work with older people and seniors in fitness and/or recreation facilities and in other settings.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of exercise prescription for cardiac fitness and rehabilitation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 25992.

7033 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: articulate principles of cardiac fitness and rehabilitation; apply principles of cardiac fitness and rehabilitation to fitness assessment and exercise prescription; establish relationships with organisations and individuals working in the area of cardiac health; follow assessment protocol guidelines for field assessment and referral of clients at risk of, or having a history of, cardiac illness; and market exercise prescription services for cardiac health and rehabilitation to at-risk groups.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Apply knowledge of exercise prescription for previously inactive and overweight adults
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7035 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse possible effects of inactivity on physical capacity, attitudes to physical activity, and levels of physical activity; modify fitness assessment and exercise prescription practice to match the risk profile and functional capacity of clients; recognise own limitations and refer to and consult with other health and/or fitness professionals; and choose exercises and exercise modes and design programmes to satisfy previously inactive adult clients' interests, activity needs, and health goals. This unit standard is designed for people who will, with little supervision, work with previously inactive adult clients in fitness and/or recreation facilities and in other settings.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Level 6

Prescribe an advanced physical activity programme to meet specific performance goals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

6574 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: interpret the results of field tests of performance; and plan, implement, and evaluate an advanced training programme to meet specific performance goals.

Standard-setting body:

Skills Active Aotearoa Limited

Data as at 18 September 2021