Sports Science 3:Exercise Physiology

Course code HUBS2520Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

Examines aspects of general physiology important during exercise and introduces students to exercise physiology. It covers both theoretical knowledge and the development of basic skills in exercise testing. The physiological responses to a bout of exercise are examined first, followed by principles of exercise training, and an examination of adaptations to exercise training.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn successful completion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An understanding of the physiological systems necessary for exercise
2. An understanding of the physiological responses to a bout of physical activity
3. An understanding of the principles of exercise training and the different types of exercise training programs
4. An understanding of the physiological adaptations to regular exercise training
5. An understanding of the need for specific types and levels of fitness for different sports
6. An understanding of the role of physical activity in the maintenance of health and physical fitness
7. Skills in conducting basic exercise tests
ContentMajor topics include:
1. Structure and function of skeletal muscle
2. Neural control of muscle
3. Energy systems
4. Sports nutrition
5. Cardiovascular responses to exercise
6. Respiratory responses to exercise
7. exercise at altitude and underwater
8. Thermoregulation
9. Body composition
10. Fitness testing
11. Principles of exercise testing
12. Adaptations to exercise training
13. Health benefits and risks of exercise
Replacing Course(s)This course will replace HUBS2513 Exercise Physiology. It is a name change only, to comply with the proposed 2003 BTeaching/B Phys Ed & Health program that is required due to the senate ruling about 5 and 15 unit courses.
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1411 Sports Science 1 or HUBS1401 Human Bioscience or equivalent.
Students are expected to have a basic knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Laboratory
Assessment Items
Examination: Class2 Mid semesters tests
Examination: FormalStudents must satisfactorily pass the final examination to pass the course overall
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program.
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for HUBS2520