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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Recommend an exercise programme or activity 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
243294  Recommend an exercise programme or activity 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness 
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
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
10204  Implement an exercise programme within a sport or fitness context  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to conduct a basic health screening and fitness assessment to determine the physical activity readiness and fitness needs of a participant. The qualifying learner is also able to recommend a safe and effective pre-designed exercise programme through accurate evaluation of the needs and abilities of participants. The qualifying learner is further able to refer to other health-care or fitness practitioners for additional assessment and individualised exercise programme design, when required.

In particular, on completion of this unit standard, the learner is able to:
  • Conduct a physical activity readiness assessment.
  • Interpret results of a physical activity readiness assessment.
  • Select an appropriate pre-designed programme or activity for a participant/s.
  • Implement motivation methods and strategies to promote exercise adherence.
  • Monitor the progress of programme implementation. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A learner undertaking this unit standard must already have:
  • Demonstrated competence against relevant unit standards at NQF level 3 either through a previous qualification or through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which assesses workplace-based experiential learning.
  • Demonstrated competence in Language and Communication skills at NQF level 3 or equivalent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct a physical activity readiness assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic health screening of individuals is correctly performed using prescribed health screening tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Basic fitness evaluation is performed using prescribed assessment tools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Basic skills evaluation is performed using prescribed assessment tools. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Interpret results of a physical activity readiness assessment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Physical abilities and constraints are identified, interpreted and evaluated according to a prescribed assessment tool/s or format/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Health risk factors and contra-indications are identified and participant/s referred for medical clearance to the appropriate medical or fitness practitioner when necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The result/s of the assessment and recommendation/s are communicated to the participant in a non-judgemental and constructive manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Select an appropriate pre-designed programme or activity for a participant/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A suitable pre-designed exercise programme is selected according to the needs, abilities and constraints of the individual. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The health and fitness benefits of the proposed exercise programme are clearly explained to the participant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The prescriptions and implementation requirements of the proposed exercise programme are clearly explained to the participant. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Implement motivation methods and strategies to promote exercise adherence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of motivation is defined and its role explained in the context of fitness participation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The needs of fitness participants are incorporated into the overall implementation of motivation methods and strategies. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors that may reduce motivation are identified for a participant. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Personal, psychological, social, programmatic, environmental.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Sources of social support are identified to assist participants in achieving fitness goals and self mastery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Recommendations are made to participants with regard to setting realistic and measurable exercise goals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Positive reinforcement and feedback are provided to participants. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor the progress of programme implementation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The progress of a fitness participant is monitored and evaluated according to prescribed method/s or assessment tool/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate feedback and support is provided with regard to the participant's progress. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Selected programmes are substituted according to the specific and changing needs of the participant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Information is provided regarding the need for programme variety and cross-training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Participants are referred to the appropriate health-care or fitness practitioner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
    This happens in the event that a need is identified for an individualised or specialised programme. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner is able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
  • Health risk factors and contra-indications for physical activity.
  • Health screening techniques and tools and medical referral.
  • Medical, health and fitness-related practitioners and their scope of practice.
  • Skills evaluation assessment techniques and tools.
  • Fitness evaluation techniques and tools.
  • Definitions of physical fitness.
  • Fitness and skills requirements for sport and fitness.
  • Principles of exercise prescription.
  • Methods of exercise training, exercise technique and execution.
  • A range of exercise and fitness activities in relation to evaluation of participant.
  • Definition and principles of exercise adherence.
  • Factors that influence fitness participation and health-related lifestyle decisions.
  • Motivation concepts, methods and strategies.
  • Methods and guidelines for effective goal setting in the fitness context.
  • Methods to monitor and meet the unique needs of a participant.
  • Communication and leadership skills.
  • The health and fitness benefits of exercise. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Information evaluation: Physical abilities and constraints are identified, interpreted and evaluated according to a prescribed assessment tool/s or formats. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use of science and technology: Basic health screening of individuals is correctly performed using a prescribed health screening tools. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

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

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 10204, "Implement an exercise programme within a sport, recreation or fitness context", Level 4, 4 credits.

    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, physical 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  63669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67697   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Administration  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. Exercise and wellness Trading Enterprise 
    2. Loots Health Academy 
    3. Machabelele Associates (Pty) Ltd 



    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.