Advanced Exercise Physiology
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
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.
On 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.
High altitude physiology
Muscle damage and recovery
Physiological adaptations to training
SPOR3050 Advanced Exercise Physiology
Cannot be counted for credit with SPOR3050 Advanced Exercise Physiology.
EXSS2010 or SPOR2010 Exercise Physiology
EXSS2050 or SPOR2050 Exercise Testing & Prescription
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term