Advanced Exercise Physiology

Course code EXSS3050Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

This course covers advanced topics in exercise science such as thermoregulation, exercise at altitude, muscle damage and recovery genetics, sport-science specific training, ergogenic aids and fatigue and molecular adaptations to exercise training. Students also explore the findings and implications of current research in Exercise Physiology.

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

OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Understand strategies used to monitor training loads and physiological responses to overtraining and detraining;
2. Describe the physiological principles and biochemical pathways related to muscle fatigue and soreness during and after exercise;
3 Be able to differentiate and explain the normal and abnormal responses to exercise and why they occur;
4. Understand and describe the specific physiological adaptations to a variety of exercise training modalities;
5. Understand and describe the physiological mechanism related to thermoregulation and fluid homeostasis during exercise in either hot or cold exposure;
6. Develop a fundamental understanding of the emerging field of genetics on Exercise Physiology;
7. Demonstrate an ability to write safe and effective exercise prescription plans;
8. Understand the physiology related to valid exercise testing and prescription.
ContentTraining monitoring
Recovery strategies
High altitude physiology
Muscle damage and recovery
Ergogenic aids
Genetic adaptations
Physiological adaptations to training
Replacing Course(s)SPOR3050 Advanced Exercise Physiology
TransitionCannot be counted for credit with SPOR3050 Advanced Exercise Physiology.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEXSS2010 or SPOR2010 Exercise Physiology
EXSS2050 or SPOR2050 Exercise Testing & Prescription
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalFinal written examination
ReportsLaboratory Reports
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 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 and safety induction (testing equipment usage).
Compulsory Program ComponentTo be able to safely participate in laboratory exercises, students are required to complete the following EXSS or SPOR courses prior to enrolment in EXSS3050 1. EXSS2010 or SPOR2010, 2. EXSS2050 or SPOR2050 (concurrent enrolment in EXSS2010 and EXSS2050 is allowed).
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for EXSS3050