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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Design, implement and instruct exercise programmes for pregnancy 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14487  Design, implement and instruct exercise programmes for pregnancy 
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 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard in combination with context expertise standard(s) will be able design, implement and instruct exercise programmes for pregnant participants, taking into consideration the modifications, risks and benefits associated with exercise training for this special population. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that a learner wishing to enter a programme leading to this unit standard has workplace literacy and communication equivalent to NQF Level 4 and numeracy equivalent to NQF Level 3
plus
National Certificate in Fitness NQF level 5 

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 
Explain the benefits and risks associated with physical activity for pregnant participants 
OUTCOME NOTES 
For example
  • The benefits of moderate physical activity for the growing foetus and the pregnant participant
  • The disbenefits of exercise for participants who have a high risk pregnancy 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    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, which exist between a number of unit standards, are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessing the following will ensure that 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. Benefits and risks are considered and explained so that correct exercises can be chosen which are appropriate for the pregnant participant
    2. Exercise technique is considered and correctly demonstrated by Practitioner

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    3. Exercise programme is adapted according to the needs and fitness level of the pregnant participant
    4. Exercise modifications are made in consideration of the environment and the ability of the pregnant participant
    5. Participants' exercise technique is monitored and affirmed or corrected by the Practitioner 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    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, which exist between a number of unit standards, are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessing the following will ensure that 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. Benefits and risks are considered and explained so that correct exercises can be chosen which are appropriate for the pregnant participant
    2. Exercise technique is considered and correctly demonstrated by Practitioner

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    3. Exercise programme is adapted according to the needs and fitness level of the pregnant participant
    4. Exercise modifications are made in consideration of the environment and the ability of the pregnant participant
    5. Participants' exercise technique is monitored and affirmed or corrected by the Practitioner 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    For example
  • Modifying supine lying activity for women in later stages of pregnancy
  • Adjusting bio-mechanics of activity for changes in body shape through pregnancy 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    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, which exist between a number of unit standards, are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessing the following will ensure that 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. Benefits and risks are considered and explained so that correct exercises can be chosen which are appropriate for the pregnant participant
    2. Exercise technique is considered and correctly demonstrated by Practitioner

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    3. Exercise programme is adapted according to the needs and fitness level of the pregnant participant
    4. Exercise modifications are made in consideration of the environment and the ability of the pregnant participant
    5. Participants' exercise technique is monitored and affirmed or corrected by the Practitioner 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate and lead exercise programmes, utilising correct execution techniques 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    For example:
  • Safe utilisation of resistance equipment for the various stages of pregnancy
  • Correct demonstration of stretches for participants with increased mobility in the joints due to increases in hormone levels 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    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, which exist between a number of unit standards, are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessing the following will ensure that 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. Benefits and risks are considered and explained so that correct exercises can be chosen which are appropriate for the pregnant participant
    2. Exercise technique is considered and correctly demonstrated by Practitioner

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    3. Exercise programme is adapted according to the needs and fitness level of the pregnant participant
    4. Exercise modifications are made in consideration of the environment and the ability of the pregnant participant
    5. Participants' exercise technique is monitored and affirmed or corrected by the Practitioner 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended for the pregnant participant in exercise programmes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    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, which exist between a number of unit standards, are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessing the following will ensure that 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. Benefits and risks are considered and explained so that correct exercises can be chosen which are appropriate for the pregnant participant
    2. Exercise technique is considered and correctly demonstrated by Practitioner

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    3. Exercise programme is adapted according to the needs and fitness level of the pregnant participant
    4. Exercise modifications are made in consideration of the environment and the ability of the pregnant participant
    5. Participants' exercise technique is monitored and affirmed or corrected by the Practitioner 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    For example:
  • Utilise cushions for lumbar support with abdominal exercises
  • Use of stabilization ball for abdominal strengthening 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    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.

    METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
    Assessment should include practical demonstration of competence, either in the workplace or through work-realistic, out-of-classroom simulation.

    A range of assessment methods should be used, including:

    Direct observation - watch the practitioner carry out the task or produce a desired outcome during the course of his or her normal work under normal workplace conditions
    Product sample - examine the outcomes previously produced by the practitioner
    Simulation of a specific task - set a specific task for the practitioner to demonstrate in a simulated environment
    Questioning (verbal or written) - ask relevant questions linked to the unit standard
    Testimony - collect a portfolio of evidence from suitable people (e.g.: reports from a third party)

    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, which exist between a number of unit standards, are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessing the following will ensure that 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. Benefits and risks are considered and explained so that correct exercises can be chosen which are appropriate for the pregnant participant
    2. Exercise technique is considered and correctly demonstrated by Practitioner

    Demonstrated ability to learn from our actions and to ADAPT PERFORMANCE:
    3. Exercise programme is adapted according to the needs and fitness level of the pregnant participant
    4. Exercise modifications are made in consideration of the environment and the ability of the pregnant participant
    5. Participants' exercise technique is monitored and affirmed or corrected by the Practitioner 



  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving relates to specific outcomes:

    Explain the benefits and risks associated with physical activity for pregnant participants

    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant

    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Team work relates to specific outcomes:

    Explain the benefits and risks associated with physical activity for pregnant participants

    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant

    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    Demonstrate and lead exercise programmes, utilising correct execution techniques

    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended for the pregnant participant in exercise programmes

    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self-organisation and management relates to specific outcomes:

    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant

    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended for the pregnant participant in exercise programmes

    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation relates to specific outcomes:

    Explain the benefits and risks associated with physical activity for pregnant participants

    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant

    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    Demonstrate and lead exercise programmes, utilising correct execution techniques

    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended for the pregnant participant in exercise programmes

    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication relates to specific outcomes:

    Explain the benefits and risks associated with physical activity for pregnant participants

    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant

    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    Demonstrate and lead exercise programmes, utilising correct execution techniques

    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended for the pregnant participant in exercise programmes

    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology relates to specific outcomes:

    Explain the benefits and risks associated with physical activity for pregnant participants

    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant

    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    Demonstrate and lead exercise programmes, utilising correct execution techniques

    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended for the pregnant participant in exercise programmes

    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems relates to specific outcomes:

    Explain the benefits and risks associated with physical activity for pregnant participants

    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant

    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    Demonstrate and lead exercise programmes, utilising correct execution techniques

    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended for the pregnant participant in exercise programmes

    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development relates to specific outcomes:

    Explain the benefits and risks associated with physical activity for pregnant participants

    Design the appropriate exercise programme based on information obtained during the screening and exercise test data including intensity, duration, frequency, progression, precautions and type of physical activity for the pregnant participant

    Plan and modify exercise programmes, according to the health and fitness status and based on the specific needs of pregnant participants and considering needs of disabled pregnant participant

    Demonstrate and lead exercise programmes, utilising correct execution techniques

    Display the level of communication, supervision and appropriate monitoring recommended for the pregnant participant in exercise programmes

    Ensure safe utilization of exercise accessories 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    NOTES (1): ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE

    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of:

    1. Physiology of pregnancy
    2. Physiological implications for pregnant participants
    3. Implications of exercise for pregnant participants
    4. Contra-indications (relative and absolute) for exercise and pregnancy
    5. The scientific criteria underlying exercise prescription for pregnant participants
    6. Applied kinesiology and biomechanics for this special population
    7. The role of other health care practitioners and the appropriateness of referrals, when necessary.
    8. The relationship between screening and exercise programme inter-relatedness of this to the needs of the exercise programme for pregnant participants
    9. Exercise training principles as they relate to the identified needs, abilities and goals of the fitness participant/s from this special population group. These would include cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility training principles, together with body composition knowledge
    10. Exercise training methods as they relate to the functional fitness level and goals
    11. Environmental considerations as they relate to the exercise programme
    12. Nutritional principles as they apply to individual exercising nutritional needs to sustain designed exercise programme.
    13. Effective communication skills as they apply to teaching safe and effective exercise for pregnant participants
    14. How to minimise the risk of injury and recognise the sign of distress and or fatigue
    15. Safe use of equipment and accessories 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  67691   National Diploma: Fitness  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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. New Hope Revival Organisation 
    2. Xtyle Fitness and Entertainment Academy NPC 



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