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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
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. Principles of exercise testing
2. Structure and function of skeletal muscle
3. Muscle responses to exercise
4. Energy systems in exercise
5. Respiratory responses to exercise
6. Cardiovascular responses to exercise
7. Hormones and immune system in exercise
8. Exercise in challenging environments (altitude, underwater and thermoregulation)
9. Energy expenditure and body composition
10. Sports nutrition
11. Fitness testing
12. 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
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassMid semester
Course Learning Objectives: 1 -7
Examination: FormalExamination
Course Learning Objectives: 1-7

Compulsory Course Component: Students must achieve a passing grade in the formal examination and overall to be able to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.
On achieving a passing grade, a final mark will be given in the course and it will be recorded that the student has satisfied the compulsory course component.
Students will have feedback on their performance after the in-class examinations so will have had opportunities for remediation prior to the formal assessment so students who fail to satisfy the compulsory course component will be awarded a zero mark and a FF grade, irrespective of their final numeric mark.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentIn order to demonstrate that a student has fulfilled course objectives relating to the understanding of the material expounded during lectures and laboratories, students must achieve a passing grade in the formal examination and overall to be able to pass the course.
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching(Secondary)/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program or Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours).
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS2520