ADVANCED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

EXS3AEP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will investigate the influence of individual variation, environmental stress and ergogenic aids on exercise training and performance. You will evaluate normal and abnormal, acute and chronic responses to exercise, with reference to individual determinants of the participant and environmental stress. In addition, you will evaluate nutritional interventions and ergogenic aids to enhance physiological adaptation, exercise capacity and performance.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrett Gordon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass EXS2ESP 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 AND 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. Assess acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise to determine normal and abnormal patterns of responses.

Activities:
Lectures: normal and abnormal responses to exercise, case studies to include cardiovascular, respiratory, immunological, hormonal and metabolic responses to exercise and overtraining. Practicals: comparing cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to exercise with expected values to identify health and/or fitness concerns and develop applicable exercise programs to facilitate improvements. Online discussions / forums / quizzes demonstrating and applying knowledge.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

02. Evaluate the effects of environmental stress on exercise performance and adaptations to exercise training.

Activities:
Lectures: actual and simulated altitude, hot and cold environments, case studies to include the influence of environmental conditions on performance and physiological adaptations, including heat and altitude comparing effects of simulated hot and humid environments on exercise responses and use of cold water immresion for recovery. Online discussions / forums / quizzes demonstrating and applying knowledge.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

03. Critically evaluate the use of nutritional interventions and ergogenic aids with reference to safety, physiological adaptations to training and exercise performance.

Activities:
Lectures: fluid balance, optimum nutrition, case studies to include the evaluion of nutritional interventions (including fluid, macronutrient and micronutrient) and ergogenic aids (including creatine, bicarbonate, glycerol loading, anabolic steroids, autologous blood transfusion) on exercise performance, recovery and physiological adaptations. Practicals: Physiological investigation of performance aids. Online discussions / forums / quizzes demonstrating and applying knowledge.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

04. Evaluate the physiological principles and biochemical pathways related to energy metabolism, muscle fatigue and soreness.

Activities:
Lectures: Human gene map and evaluation of specific genes known to affect exercise performance and ability along with indicators of future health conditions. Online discussions / forums / quizzes demonstrating and applying knowledge.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

05. Evaluate the emerging influence of gene expression on exercise science.

Activities:
Lectures: case studies to include older athletes and the influence of exercise training on people with chronic disease to include cardiac disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal disease and metabolic syndrome. Online discussions / forums / quizzes demonstrating and applying knowledge.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research

06. Analyse the specific physiological adaptations to a variety of exercise training modalities.

Activities:
Lectures: hormonal and physiological responses to different training modalities. Case studies to include endurance exercise, repeated sprint exercise and resistance training. Online discussions / forums / quizzes demonstrating and applying knowledge.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Critical Thinking
Teamwork

07. Apply appropriate measurement techniques in exercise physiology to evaluate a research question.

Activities:
Practicals: following current ethical and safety guidelines, design, complete and disseminate a group project to answer an exercise physiology question. Online discussions / forums / quizzes demonstrating and applying knowledge.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Discipline Specific Competencies
Teamwork
Ethical/ Social Responsibility
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

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/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical competency assessment (20 mins). Equivalent to 1000 words20 01
One laboratory report. Equivalent to 1500 words per student.30 02, 03, 04, 07
One 2-hour theory exam. Equivalent to 2000 words.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

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/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical competency assessment (20 mins). Equivalent to 1000 words20 01
One laboratory report. Equivalent to 1500 words per student.30 02, 03, 04, 07
One 2-hour theory exam. Equivalent to 2000 words.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06