Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will investigate the normal range of physiological responses to sport, exercise and performance training. Particular attention will be given to the physiological responses and adaptations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and immune systems to sport and exercise to sport and exercise in healthy individuals.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Govus

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (HBSES), Bachelor of Health Science (HBHS) or Bachelor of Biomedicine (SBMD), Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (EBEDS) and have passed HBS1HBA (Human Biosciences A) All other enrolments require subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsEXS2ESP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPower and Howely


Edition/Volume10th. Edi

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss the function, regulation and interaction of physiological systems relating to exercise.
02. Evaluate and describe the individual and integrated physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise.
03. Apply knowledge of the physiological responses to acute exercise and the adaptations to chronic exercise to inform exercise programming.
04. Analyse and interpret physiological data obtained during acute exercise, and compare such data between time points, individuals and populations.
05. Safely monitor and evaluate physiological responses at rest and during exercise.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Govus

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Laboratory Workbook (1250 words equivalent) - Online weekly PebblePad workbook. 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One 1500 word Laboratory Report - Extended lab report

N/AReportIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Submission of completed practical skills competency logbook. Accreditation requires evidence of competency for HBSES students. Practical skills competency includes assessment on student's ability to work in a team.

N/AN/AIndividualNo0 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

One-hour written examination (equivalent to 1000 words). Short answer questions.

N/ACentral examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4