Apply evidence-based practice to exercise programs

evidence based researchThe unit, SISFFIT028 Apply evidence-based practice to exercise programs, is a core requirement of SIS50215 Diploma of Fitness.  It describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and evaluate evidence for contemporary exercise programs and apply findings to the prescription of exercise.

It requires the ability to identify, analyse, synthesise and action data from relevant information sources to plan and implement current approaches supported by evidence.

This unit applies to advanced personal trainers who typically work autonomously in controlled and uncontrolled fitness environments. Work is performed according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

Elements and Performance Criteria: 

1. Plan information gathering.
1.1 Identify opportunities where research may be used to support and improve own professional practice.
1.2 Evaluate recent issues, trends, and events impacting fitness industry and exercise programming.
1.3 Identify appropriate research methodology to address research topic, type of data collection and analysis to be undertaken and potential uses of data.
1.4 Identify credible primary and secondary sources of information.

2. Research and analyse information.
2.1 Access and analyse suitable evidence-based information and data for required information.
2.2 Facilitate analysis by organising information in a way that supports analysis and future use.
2.3 Compare and contrast different sources of information to support analysis.
2.4 Assess strength, relevance, reliability and currency of information in the context of own work.
2.5 Assess feasibility, benefits and risks associated with the information.

3. Apply research findings to own professional practice.
3.1 Assess ways in which research findings may be used, adapted or challenged in instruction and provision of fitness advice.
3.2 Modify approach to fitness programing activities and advice as required.
3.3 Monitor response to changes made to own professional practice or instruction.
3.4 Continue to adjust own practice to optimise results.
3.5 Maintain records of research findings and application to exercise.

Materials include:

  • Powerpoint Slides (81);
  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks (35 pages)
  • Learner’s Assessment Workbook (27 pages);
  • RPL Kit (Assessor and Participant Guide);
  • Third Party Report; and,
  • Assessment Matrix.

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