Advanced Exercise Physiology

Course code SPOR3050Units 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 Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this Compulsory Course Component in the course outline provided by the School.

Not available in 2015

Objectives1. 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.
ContentTraining monitoring
Recovery strategies
High altitude physiology
Muscle damage and recovery
Ergogenic aids
Genetic adaptations
Physiological adaptations to training
Replacing Course(s)SPOR2040
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSPOR2010 Exercise Physiology
SPOR2050 Exercise Testing & Prescription
SPOR3010 Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassOral Presentation
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: FormalFinal written examination
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 ComponentOHS-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 SPOR courses in this order: 1. SPOR2010, 2. SPOR2050 (concurrent enrolment in SPOR2010 and SPOR2050 is allowed), 3. SPOR3010, 4. SPOR3050.