Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming

skeletonThis unit, SISFFIT004 Incorporate anatomy and physiology principles into fitness programming, is a core Unit of Competency in the Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315).  It describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to incorporate an understanding of the human body structure and physiology into fitness instruction, programming and provision of fitness advice.

This unit applies to fitness instructors who work in a variety of fitness locations such as fitness, leisure and community centres.  These individuals typically work independently with some level of autonomy in a controlled environment. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

Elements and Performance Criteria include:

1 Consolidate understanding of anatomy and physiology.
1.1 Source and access information on anatomy and physiology relevant to fitness outcomes.
1.2 Use knowledge of anatomy and physiology in day-to-day professional practice.
1.3 Discuss/explain how understanding of anatomy and physiology contribute to safe/optimum technique and skill development.
1.4 Use a wide range of anatomical terminology relevant to injury prevention and fitness outcomes.
1.5 Identify how anatomical structures respond to physical activity.
1.6 Apply a sound understanding of injury prevention techniques to fitness instruction and programming.

2 Apply knowledge to own professional practice.
2.1. Assess ways in which knowledge of anatomy and physiology may be used, adapted or challenged in instruction and provision of fitness advice.
2.2. Identify current and emerging knowledge of anatomy and physiology relevant to development of own professional practice.
2.3. Modify approach to fitness programming activities and advice as required.

3 Maintain and update knowledge of anatomy principles.
3.1. Identify and use opportunities to update and expand own knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
3.2. Monitor response to changes made to own professional practice or instruction.
3.2. Continue to adjust own practice to optimise results.

Purchase the materials which include:

  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (51 pages);
  • Learners Assessment Workbook (41 pages);
  • Supplementary Notes (50 pages);
  • Powerpoint Slides (159);
  • RPL Kit (Assessor and Participant); and,
  • Assessment Matrix.



Corresponding textbook: The Essential Guide to Fitness: For the Fitness Instructor, 3rd edition by Rosemary Marchese, Julie Taylor and Kirsten Fagan.

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