Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students participate in interactive lectures, practical laboratory classes and a personal training program to examine the short and long term physiological changes that occur in the human body when subjected to exercise and environmental stress. Students are required to participate in physical activity and a variety of sports as an integral part of this subject. Concepts such as the energy continuum, nutrition, performance, and the benefits of active lifestyles are investigated so that students can apply such knowledge in terms of physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription as well as physical education.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2HBS or enrolled in course HZHEP


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPhysiology of Sport and Exercise, 6th.EdPrescribed Kenney, W.L., Wilmore, J.H. & Costill, D.L. (2015)HUMAN KINETICS, CHAMPAIGN, ILL
ReadingsExercise Physiology: Theory and application to fitness and performance (8th Ed.)RecommendedPowers, S.K., & Howley, E.T. (2011)NEW YORK: MCGRAW HILL
ReadingsEssentials of Exercise Physiology (5th Ed.)RecommendedMcArdle, W.D., Katch, F.I., & Katch, V.L. (2015)BALTIMORE: LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS
ReadingsFundamentals of Exercise Physiology (2nd Ed.)RecommendedRobergs, R.A., & Keteyian, S.J. (2003)NEW YORK: MCGRAW HILL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use logical arguments and apply information to describe the short and long term physiological changes in response to exercise and the environment


02. Demonstrate the ability to engage effectively in teams to critically analyse the relationship between theories underpinning exercise physiology with the practical application in the school and sports setting


03. Demonstrate the ability to identify, manage and reflect on analytical requirements to construct and test an individual training program based on achieved fitness results


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Presentation and handout equivalent to 800 words per student20 01, 02
One x two hour final examination, equivalent to 2400 wordsAssessment scaffolded by feedback from formative assessment tasks.60 01, 02
Weekly Laboratory assignments equivalent to 800 words20 01, 02, 03