Develop and instruct personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients (Release 1)
In this unit, SISFFIT045 Develop and instruct personalised exercise sessions for adolescent clients, covers what is required to complete pre-exercise screening and fitness assessments for individual clients aged thirteen to seventeen years, and to develop and instruct exercise programs and sessions specifically tailored for these clients. It covers skills for evaluating and modifying programs in response to client monitoring and feedback.
The elements and performance criteria include:
1.0 Screen and assess adolescent clients.
1.1. Consult with clients and parents or guardians to identify reasons for exercise program, current physical activity and specific goals.
1.2. Build client trust and rapport using client-centred and age-appropriate communication, and showing sensitivity and empathy during interactions.
1.3. Select and use pre-exercise screening questionnaire and fitness assessment activities and equipment based on client age and stage of development.
1.4. Accurately record and evaluate client data to determine current fitness capabilities and explain program implications to clients and parents or guardians.
1.5. Identify need for medical guidance prior to participation in exercise programs and communicate to client and parent or guardian.
1.6. Develop and document client profile to assist with programming and ongoing evaluation.
- Develop personalised exercise programs for adolescent clients.
2.1. Review client goals, stage of development, current fitness capabilities, and medical and physical activity-specific advice in program design.
2.2. Determine types of exercises and equipment that are suited to client stage of growth and development.
2.3. Determine appropriate training volume and frequency of sessions required to achieve client goals.
2.4. Design a systematically structured program that incorporates the effective use of exercise science principles.
2.5. Design overall program consistent with client’s stage of development and goals and gain parent or guardian informed consent according to procedures.
2.6. Document exercise program according to organisational format.
- Plan individual sessions.
3.1. Determine objectives of individual sessions within overall exercise program.
3.2. Select exercises and equipment suitable for adolescent clients that target client’s goals.
3.3. Plan sessions that incorporate volume and intensity and load of exercises appropriate to client’s age and existing fitness capabilities.
3.4. Plan for exercise phases and volume within client’s preferred session duration.
3.5. Develop sequenced and varied sessions to enhance client motivation and program adherence.
3.6. Incorporate injury prevention strategies that respond to exercise risks and duty of care for adolescent clients.
3.7. Document session plans in according to organisational format.
- Instruct exercise sessions for adolescent clients.
4.1. Use and combine verbal, visual and tactile instructional methods according to nature of information, client age and needs.
4.2. Observe client technique for safety and effectiveness and provide corrective instruction based on observations.
4.3. Monitor client performance against objectives using measures suited to the type of exercise.
4.4. Provide succinct explanations about relationship between exercises and client goals.
4.5. Identify signs of fatigue and exercise intolerance and make required session modifications.
- Encourage and support clients during sessions.
5.1. Encourage and respond to client questions about individual exercises and overall program.
5.2. Use age-appropriate communication techniques that provide positive reinforcement and motivation to client.
5.3. Highlight client’s key strengths during instruction and provide information about progression of fitness capabilities.
- Evaluate program effectiveness.
6.1. Monitor client progression towards goals through ongoing observation and measurements and compare with expectations in program plan.
6.2. Request ongoing feedback from client and parent or guardian to identify program likes and dislikes and their views on goal achievement.
6.3. Modify and update program and future sessions according to feedback and evaluation.
6.4. Update client records with details of evaluation and modifications.
Purchase the materials:
- Supplementary Notes;
- Powerpoint Slides;
- Learner’s Assessment Workbook;
- Assessor Guide / Benchmarks;
- RPL Kit (Assessor and Participant);
- Third Party Report; and,
- Assessment Matrix.