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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate a knowledge of exercise and fitness principle 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10198  Demonstrate a knowledge of exercise and fitness principle 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-06-12  2005-06-12  SAQA 0742/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-06-12   2009-06-12  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
243297  Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to exercise training  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The learner achieving this unit standard will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of exercise and fitness principles in Sport and Fitness as well as the medium and long-term physiological response of the human body to exercise. The learner will be able to use this knowledge in advising participants.

This unit standard, combined with other core and elective Sport and Fitness standards in a national certificate in Sport and Fitness Leadership (NQF Level 4) will provide the learner with the competence to practice as a Sport and Fitness leader. In addition the learner will be well positioned to extend their learning and practice into other areas of Sport or Fitness disciplines, or to strive towards professional standards and practices at higher levels.

Competent leaders in Sport and Fitness will provide quality experiences to participants and thus strengthen the profession in general. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner entering a program leading to this unit standard has communication skills to the equivalent of NQF 3 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
Guides to the scope and complexity of the specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge are provided in bullet points beneath each. These are prefaced by "for example" since they are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are intended only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Apply exercise principles as it applies to fitness and health 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Warm up exercises and stretching. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Principles of conditioning (interval training, over training, flexibility, etc.). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Recovery from fatigue 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate understanding of immediate as well as long term physiological response of the human body 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Relaxation and self-fulfillment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Efficient body functioning. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Postural requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate a knowledge of how unhealthy habits affect physiological response to exercise. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Smoking. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Drugs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Doping. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Take necessary measures to prevent injuries common to exercise and fitness activities 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Warm up and cool down. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Proper landing, balance and exercise techniques. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Adapt activities to suite participants with disabilities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Demonstrate knowledge of equipment and other requirements. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Explain promote correct intake of food and fluid to meet nutritl requirements for partic exer fitnes 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Balanced and healthy diet. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Fluid intake. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Carbo-loading. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Essential vitamins and minerals. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:

1. Exercise principles.
2. Injury prevention.
3. Correct care techniques for injury.
4. Physiological response of the human body to exercise and its benefits.
5. Nutritional requirements.
6. Benefits of exercise and fitness.
7. Unhealthy habits in relation to fitness.
8. Benefits of SRF re social responsibility.
- Reduce gangsterism,
- Increase fitness and personal well-being,
- Bring different cultures together.
9. Sport science:
- Physiology,
- Anatomy,
- Biomechanics,
- Kinesiology,
- Nutrition,
- Evaluation testing (apply),
- Human movement principles. 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
N/A 


Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Providers of learning against this unit standard should take particular note of the Critical Cross Field Outcomes and incorporate them all learning.

Problem solving relates to specific outcomes 5-6. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Providers of learning against this unit standard should take particular note of the Critical Cross Field Outcomes and incorporate them all learning.

Information evaluation relates to specific outcomes 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Providers of learning against this unit standard should take particular note of the Critical Cross Field Outcomes and incorporate them all learning.

Communication relates to specific outcomes 1-6. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Providers of learning against this unit standard should take particular note of the Critical Cross Field Outcomes and incorporate them all learning.

Use of science and technology relates to specific outcomes 1-6. 

UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 243297, which is "Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to exercise training", Level 4, 5 credits.

When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the Unit Standards being assessed.

They must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge.

As each situation is different, it will be necessary to develop assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which practitioners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment.

The specific outcomes and essential embedded knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a practitioner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a practitioner is able to perform the specific outcomes but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.


Integrated assessment

It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together thus reducing the overall number of assessment `events`.
  • Consider a complete activity in the workplace (the `whole of work` approach) and see which unit standards relate to this activity.
  • Work out how practitioners could collect evidence on a number of unit standards at the same time covering all the critical aspects of the standards
  • Ensure that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessing the following will ensure the specific outcomes, essential embedded knowledge and critical-cross-field outcomes are assessed:

    Demonstrated ability to make DECISIONS about practice and to ACT accordingly:
    1. Short and long term benefits of exercise is explained.
    2. The effect of exercise and fitness on anti-social behavior is explained.
    3. The basic principles related to the exercise/activity is listed and explained.
    4. Participants are prepared and conditioned for the exercise/activity.
    5. The long-term physiological response of the body to exercise is explained and promoted.
    6. The affects of unhealthy habits are explained.
    7. A healthy life style is promoted

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    8. Activities are adapted to prevent injury as far as possible.
    9. Reflect on, measure and evaluate performance in order to improve future practice .


    Values

    Demonstration of the knowledge and skills outlined in this unit standard must be consistent with the principles of:
  • Respecting the natural and cultural environment.
  • Accepting and maintaining a non-discriminatory attitude towards diversity including, For example : differences in gender, race, religion, ability and culture. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  21500   National Certificate: Sport and Fitness Leadership  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2005-06-12  Was CATHSSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  48921   Further Education and Training Certificate: Road Traffic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-04-13  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Exercise Teachers Academy - Cape Town 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.