Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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The Exercise Science Toolkit: a web application for exercise and health science students
Kevin Norton, Lynda Norton

Last modified: 07-05-2018

Abstract


The Exercise Science Toolkit is a web-based educational software program for exercise and health science tertiary students and professionals. The software was developed to facilitate student engagement with essential knowledge, skills and protocols in these disciplines, provide opportunities to conduct analyses on empirical data or simulations on an unlimited supply of virtual clients including difficult or rare cases, encourage overlearning opportunities at their own pace and in their own time, and shift the emphasis from passive knowledge delivery to creative acquisition and application of knowledge. The toolkit is evidence-based with numerous databases on age- and sex-specific population norms built from systematic searches. It uses established internationally accepted protocols for the analytical tools and test procedures. The toolkit has over 40 screens or tools to engage users in a variety of pedagogical modes including pre-class preparation, laboratories in real time, individual and group problem-based learning, online and distance education.

 


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