A university-based clinical exercise facility that serves as a clinical, teaching and research space

Selig, S., Saunders, N., Mundell, N., Conway, L., Wallis, A., Gardner, J. and Fraser, S. 2014, A university-based clinical exercise facility that serves as a clinical, teaching and research space. In Edwards, Andrew and Leicht, Anthony (ed), Science of sport, exercise & physical activity in the tropics, Nova Science Publishers, New York, N.Y., pp.163-172.

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Title A university-based clinical exercise facility that serves as a clinical, teaching and research space
Author(s) Selig, S.ORCID iD for Selig, S. orcid.org/0000-0003-4159-5111
Saunders, N.ORCID iD for Saunders, N. orcid.org/0000-0001-9177-5896
Mundell, N.ORCID iD for Mundell, N. orcid.org/0000-0001-5406-3216
Conway, L.ORCID iD for Conway, L. orcid.org/0000-0002-9103-9650
Wallis, A.
Gardner, J.
Fraser, S.ORCID iD for Fraser, S. orcid.org/0000-0003-0202-9619
Title of book Science of sport, exercise & physical activity in the tropics
Editor(s) Edwards, Andrew
Leicht, Anthony
Publication date 2014
Chapter number 17
Total chapters 17
Start page 163
End page 172
Total pages 10
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Place of Publication New York, N.Y.
Summary Deakin University opened its Clinical Exercise Learning Centre (CELC) in May 2011, initially staffed by four (now seven) Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP), and funded by the university. The main objectives of CELC are to provide (i) excellent clinical practicum learning opportunities for postgraduate students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology that prepare students for subsequent external placements; (ii) learning opportunities that are vertically integrated with the preparatory components of the Masters, including pathophysiology units and pre-clinical units; (iii) learning opportunities that are also integrated with the external clinical practicum program that is embedded in the Masters; (iv) a clinical service to the community and strong referral networks with local GPs; (v) a research centre that is focussed on evaluating the efficacy of Accredited Exercise Physiology (AEP) services for a range of clinical situations, with a view to contributing to a future national evidence-based practice network supported by ESSA. Deakin University funds the CELC facility, equipment, consumables, limited car parking, practice management software and server and, most importantly, the staff. Therefore CELC runs at a loss even against fees charged and this was built into the original model. Staff include an AEP clinical practicum coordinator, two casual AEPs and several academic AEPs; the latter practise as a small part of their approved workloads. The practice model is for all AEPs to provide clinical services with referred clients who are billed as if CELC is a private practice, whilst concurrently teaching and mentoring students; the latter are expected to be active learners in CELC and have exposure to a wide range of pathologies and clinical situations. Billable hours are always provided by AEPs, not students, but students can assist. CELC provides clinical services 1:1:1 (client: AEP: student), 1:1:5 and 8:1:5. CELC was awarded national runner-up in the ESSA Exercise Physiology clinic of the year in 2011 and has grown its caseload to > 200 referrers in 2013. CELC recently designed a generic research platform and has begun to roll out research projects that are designed to translate 'traditional' research-based evidence of exercise benefits for chronic disease in order to evaluate AEP efficacy of practice in the Australian context. CELC provides a model for other universities, provided those universities see it for its learning value, and not to generate revenue or profit.
ISBN 9781631177378
Language eng
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
HERDC Research category BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin
Copyright notice ©2014, Nova Science Publishers
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