|Course code EXSS2010||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
This course covers the fundamentals of Exercise Physiology. Topics covered include energy systems for exercise, neuromuscular function, endocrine, cardiovascular and ventilatory responses to exercise. The course also includes applied topics such as fatigue and adaptations to exercise training.
This course has Compulsory Course Components. Students must participate in and submit reports for a minimum of 80% of laboratories demonstrating their achievement of course objectives 7 and 9 by obtaining a passing grade of 50% for these laboratory reports.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Work Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will be able to:|
1. Explain the processes by which energy is obtained, stored, transferred and used during exercise;
2. Explain the effects that environmental factors have on physiological systems during exercise;
3. Describe the structure and function of muscles;
4. Describe the normal physiological response to exercise (neuromuscular, metabolic, endocrine, cardiovascular and ventilatory) and explain why they occur;
5. Explain the physiological and biochemical systems that regulate these responses;
6. Discuss the limitations to exercise performance (fatigue) for a variety of exercise intensities and durations;
7. Explain the physiological adaptations to a variety of exercise training modalities;
8. Understand the aetiology and physiological basis of lifestyle diseases and the effects of physical activity on these;
9. Explain the basic concepts relevant to professional practice and demonstrate skills in laboratory methods applied in exercise science.
|Content||Muscle structure and function|
Endocrine response to exercise
Cardiorespiratory response to exercise
Energy expenditure and fatigue
Physiological adaptations to training
|Replacing Course(s)||SPOR2010 Exercise Physiology I|
|Transition||Cannot be counted for credit with SPOR2010 Exercise Physiology I|
|Assumed Knowledge||HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1|
HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EXSS2010|