EXERCISE AND SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY

EXS2ESP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will investigate the normal range of physiological responses (including energy metabolism) to exercise and training across the lifespan, under different environmental conditions and with the use of various nutritional and ergogenic aids. 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 admitted in one of the following course: HBESB, HBES, HZESPB; OR Must be admitted in one of the following courses: LBBSB, EBEDSB, EBEDS, EBOEXB, AND no other rules apply. 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 human energy metabolism and energy transfer at rest and during exercise.

Activities:
Seminars, Recordings & podcasts, readings, forum discussions, online activities, practical/laboratory classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

02. Explain 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:
Seminars, Recordings & podcasts, readings, forum discussions, online activities, practical/laboratory classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Seminars, Recordings & podcasts, readings, forum discussions, online activities, practical/laboratory classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

04. Interpret physiological measures and explain how exercise capacity and performance might be influenced by nutrition and ergogenic aids..

Activities:
Seminars, Recordings & podcasts, readings, forum discussions, online activities, practical/laboratory classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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

Activities:
Practical/laboratory classes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four 10-minute online tests (1,000-words Equivalent total)20 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
One 2-hour theory examination (2,000-words Equivalent)50 04, 05, 03, 02, 01
Two 750-word laboratory reports (1,500-words Equivalent total)30 01, 02

Melbourne, 2019, 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four 10-minute online tests (1,000-words Equivalent total)20 04, 03, 02, 01, 05
One 2-hour theory examination (2,000-words Equivalent)50 04, 05, 03, 02, 01
Two 750-word laboratory reports (1,500-words Equivalent total)30 01, 02