Exercise Physiology

Description

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.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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
Energy systems
Bioenergetics
Endocrine response to exercise
Neuromusclar function
Cardiovascular function
Ventilation
Cardiorespiratory response to exercise
Energy expenditure and fatigue
Physiological adaptations to training

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SPOR2010. Students who have successfully completed SPOR2010 are not eligible to enrol in EXSS2010.

Assumed Knowledge

EXSS1010 is a prerequisite for this EXSS2010. Students must have successfully completed EXSS1010 before they can enrol in this EXSS2010. HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1 HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Class Examination: Formal

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises *

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory lab induction.

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must participate in and submit reports for a minimum of 80% of laboratories.
  • Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain a passing grade of 50% for these laboratory reports.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.

Contact Hours

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term