EXERCISE AND SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY

EXS2ESP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will investigate the normal range of physiological responses to exercise and training across the lifespan and under different environmental conditions. Particular attention will be given to the responses and adaptations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and immune systems to exercise, their integration and regulation. This subject will also explore exercise testing protocols and strategies along with developing critical thinking and report writing skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrett Gordon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass HBS1HBB and must be enrolled in one of HBESB, HBES Bachelor of Exercise Science or HZESPB Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Exercise Physiology. All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsACSM's guidelines for exercise testing and prescription.RecommendedAmerican College of Sports Medicine10TH EDN, LIPPINCOTT, WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PA
ReadingsExercise physiology: nutrition, energy, and human performance.RecommendedMcArdle, W D, Katch, F I & Katch, V L 2009LIPPINCOTT, CHAMPAIGN, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, PA.
ReadingsPhysiology of sport and exercise.RecommendedKenney, W L, Wilmore, J & Costill, D 20125TH EDN, HUMAN KINETICS, CHAMPAIGN.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and characterise the dynamics and regulation of energy metabolism and energy transfer at rest and during exercise.

Activities:
Online and face-to-face learning content: energy transfer; regulation of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism; substrate utilisation; energy continuum; efficiency. Practicals: measurement of cardiovascular, respiratory and energetic responses to exercise, including relative exercise intensity, absolute exercise intensity and efficiency. Indirect spirometry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Discuss the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise with particular reference to the range of normal responses across the lifespan and under different environmental conditions.

Activities:
Online and face-to-face learning content: influence of various exercise bouts on system physiology to include influence of sex, age, maturation, training status & environmental conditions. Practicals: evaluation of responses prior to, during and following exercise. For example, cardiovascular, respiratory and lactate responses to exercise of increasing intensity including oxygen uptake and anaerobic threshold.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Propose how physiological and metabolic characteristics of skeletal muscle influence individual exercise capacities.

Activities:
Online and face-to-face learning content: intramuscular structure and function; physiological characteristics of muscle fibres; inter-individual variation. Learning tasks: to evaluate skeletal muscle function.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

04. Discuss physiological limitations to exercise capacity and performance.

Activities:
Online and face-to-face learning content: potential causes of fatigue (peripheral and central) during exercise, to include sprint, endurance and intermittent exercise; muscle soreness; overtraining. Practicals: physiological monitoring during and following progressive exercise and high-intensity exercise training.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Demonstrate an ability to safely monitor and evaluate physiological responses at rest and during exercise.

Activities:
Practicals: physiological measurements to include heart rate, blood pressure, spirometry and electrocardiograph during staged exercise.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrett Gordon

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four 10-minute online tests.Equivalent of 1000 words20 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
One 2-hour theory examination.Equivalent of 2000 words50 04, 05, 03, 02, 01
Two 750-word laboratory reports.Equivalent of 1500 words30 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBenjamin Dascombe

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four 10-minute online tests.Equivalent of 1000 words20 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
One 2-hour theory examination.Equivalent of 2000 words50 04, 05, 03, 02, 01
Two 750-word laboratory reports.Equivalent of 1500 words30 01, 02