Sports Science 3 : Exercise Physiology
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.
Not currently available.
This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2016.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
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
Major topics include:
- Principles of exercise testing
- Structure and function of skeletal muscle
- Muscle responses to exercise
- Energy systems in exercise
- Respiratory responses to exercise
- Cardiovascular responses to exercise
- Hormones and immune system in exercise
- Exercise in challenging environments (altitude, underwater and thermoregulation)
- Energy expenditure and body composition
- Sports nutrition
- Fitness testing
- Health benefits and risks of exercise
This course is only available to students enrolled in B Teaching/B Health & Phys Ed, or B Teaching (Secondary) / B Health & Phys Ed, or B Teaching (Health & Phys Ed) (Honours), or B Teaching (Primary) (Honours) programs.
HUBS1411 Sports Science 1 or HUBS1401 Human Bioscience or equivalent. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge and understanding of human anatomy and physiology
In Term Test: Mid Semester (x2)
Formal Examination: Formal Exam *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.