The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This course covers advanced topics in exercise science such as training monitoring and periodisation, sport specific training, environmental interventions, and protein synthesis and genetics. This course will include new research discussing physical performance adaptations to exercise training.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Examine and evaluate key concepts of periodisation to construct annual periodised plans;

2. Integrate the physiological principles and biochemical pathways related to exercise and fatigue;

3. Evaluate the specific physiological adaptations to a variety of exercise training modalities;

4. Distinguish abnormal responses to exercise and elaborate why they occur;

5. Explain the influence of, and adaptation to different environmental conditions;

6. Determine, interpret and communicate the genetic contribution to exercise performance.


Training monitoring


Recovery strategies


High altitude physiology

Protein synthesis

Genetic influence on performance

Physiological adaptations to training


Pre-requisite : Students must have successfully completed EXSS2010 AND EXSS2050 to enrol in EXSS3050.

Assessment items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises

Written Assignment: Essays/Written assignments

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Laboratory: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Students must attend 80% of scheduled laboratories.
  • Laboratory: Induction Requirement - Students must attend and pass the induction requirements before attending these sessions. - In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory lab induction and safety induction (testing equipment usage).

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term