Exercise Physiology

Course code EXSS2010Units 10Level 2000Faculty 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 2015

OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentMuscle 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)SPOR2010 Exercise Physiology I
TransitionCannot be counted for credit with SPOR2010 Exercise Physiology I
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1
HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid-semester written examination
Essay Assignment
Examination: Formal
Laboratory ExercisesLaboratory Reports. This assessment includes a Compulsory Course Component. Students must participate in and submit reports for a minimum of 80% of laboratories demonstrating their achievement of course objectives 8 and 9 by obtaining a passing grade of 50% for these laboratory reports.
On achieving the passing grade, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student satisfied the Compulsory Course Component. All students completing the laboratory reports will be judged to have had sufficient opportunity to demonstrate their attainment of the relevant course objectives. Those who fail to satisfy the Compulsory Course Component will have the normal avenues of appeal open to them.

Make-up provisions
Students who are unable to complete the required number of laboratory exercises for reasons beyond their control will be offered the opportunity to make up at least one experiment at the discretion of the School of Environmental and Life Sciences.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentOHS-First Aid Certificate
Compulsory Course ComponentWork Health and Safety Induction or Risk Assessment. Compulsory Course Component: In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory lab induction.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EXSS2010