SISFFIT050

Support exercise behaviour change (Release 1)

This unit of competency, SISXFFIT050 Support exercise behaviour change, covers what is required to establish current patterns of client exercise and support clients to make changes to optimise fitness outcomes, health and wellbeing. Support for behaviour change reflects evidence-based approaches and can be integrated into fitness assessment, program planning, instruction and evaluation.

The elements and performance criteria include:

  1. Establish current patterns of client exercise.
    1.1. Use questioning and active listening to obtain information about client’s current exercise patterns, attitudes and motivation for change.
    1.2. Build trust and rapport with client by using client-centred communication showing sensitivity and empathy during interactions.
    1.3. Identify perceived and actual barriers and other factors that currently influence client exercise behaviour.
    1.4. Use information to assess client readiness for change and implications for fitness instruction.
    1.5. Identify situations where client needs fall outside scope of own role and refer to relevant health professional.
  2. Assist clients to plan for change.
    2.1. Source and critically evaluate current and emerging evidence-based information about behaviour change to support professional practice and client needs.
    2.2. Provide clients with information and techniques for making exercise behaviour change based on their specific needs.
    2.3. Explain ways of setting and monitoring exercise activity goals that are specific, measurable and realistic.
    2.4. Support clients to set their preferred goals and nominate specific behaviour changes based on their individual exercise program.
    2.5. Maintain records of client goals and exercise preferences according to record keeping and confidentiality procedures.
  3. Support the change process.
    3.1. Use observation and client discussion to monitor client progress towards changed behaviour and goals.
    3.2. Identify and use opportunities to provide positive feedback and reinforcement to clients about exercise behaviour change.
    3.3. Use techniques that address barriers and assist clients to maintain commitment to agreed exercise activities.
    3.4. Identify potential changes to improve client outcomes through reflection on client feedback and own performance.
    3.5. Adjust goals and approaches in collaboration with client based on reflection and progress being achieved.
    3.6. Update client records to reflect changes and progress.

Purchase the materials:

  • Assessor Guide / Benchmarks;
  • Learner’s Assessment Workbook;
  • Supplementary Notes;
  • Powerpoint Slides (58);
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Kit (Assessor and Participant);
  • Third Party Report; and,
  • Assessment Matrix.

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