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NEX3000 : Employability Skills for the Nutrition and Exercise Scientist (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Ms Susan Lennie
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
  • Capacity limit: 30 student places

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


This module aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform anthropometry measurement and exercise prescription, along with a series of continued professional development (CPD) opportunities to advance their knowledge and understanding of working in nutrition and exercise science. Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of the skills required to work in this area, together with a critical reflection and evaluation on their progression in this field.

Outline Of Syllabus

The syllabus will cover the following topics:

-       Consultation skills
-       ISAK level 1
-       Exercise prescription
-       Practical application of nutrition and exercise science
-       Small group working, involving demonstration, fault-correction, and feedback
-       Best practice in human assessment

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion141:0041:00Written Assignment preparation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture31:003:00PIP - To introduce the module and set the context
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00NS and/or Synch Online - ISAK Level 1 Anthropometry course theory sessions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion116:0016:00ISAK post-course profiles
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical62:0012:00PIP - Combined seminar and laboratory sessions on Exercise Prescription
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical29:0018:00PIP –ISAK Level 1 Anthropometry course practical sessions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00PIP - Consultation Skills
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity115:0015:00CPD
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study155:0055:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to promote a student-centred approach to the acquisition of knowledge through practical, small group sessions and reflective practice. Lectures and small group teaching will be used to set the context and advance students consultation skills. Non-synchronous lectures will be used to provide the underpinning theory relevant to the measurement of anthropometry, and combined seminar and practical sessions will be used to develop knowledge and application of exercise prescription.

This module will require students to undertake the ISAK level 1 course, which will be delivered via an intensive instructional programme. Alongside this students will be provided with a range of CPD opportunities include e-learning modules, and relevant seminars.

Formative practice will be integrated into practical sessions.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M100Evidence, and critical reflection and evaluation of CPD (2000 words)
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Prof skill assessmntMStudents will be assessed in line with the ISAK qualification
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This module will allow students to achieve ISAK level 1 accreditation. Therefore, the pass/fail component of the professional skills assessment will assess students competence in anthropometry measures, that if passed will give students ISAK accreditation. The assessment will also meet skills learning outcomes 1 and 2.

The portfolio will allow students to critically reflect and evaluate on their continued professional development, whilst demonstrating knowledge of exercise prescription and anthropometric data.

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