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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

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Prerequisites EDU2HBS or enrolled in course HZHEP


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPhysiology of Sport and Exercise, 4th.EdPrescribedKenney, W.L., Wilmore, J.H. & Costill, D.L. (2015)HUMAN KINETICS, CHAMPAIGN, ILL
ReadingsExercise Physiology: Theory and application to fitness and performance (6th Ed.)RecommendedPowers, S.K., & Howley, E.T. (2007)NEW YORK: MCGRAW HILL
ReadingsEssentials of Exercise Physiology (3rd Ed.)RecommendedMcArdle, W.D., Katch, F.I., & Katch, V.L. (2006)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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