Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides you with advanced knowledge in exercise physiology to inform the prescription of training, ergogenic practices and athlete monitoring within high-performance sport. You will use authentic training case studies to highlight the important role of physiological knowledge in applied sport. Practical classes will allow you to apply knowledge and develop a range of skills needed to undertake advanced physiological testing and provide scientific support in high-performance sports. Using an evidence-based approach, you will demonstrate an ability to prescribe and deliver training programs for both individuals and teams, based on best-practice principles.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthea Clarke

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in HBSES or HBSCD and have passed SPE2EPA or SPE1SSC All other enrolments require subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPower and Howley


Edition/Volume10th Ed

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

High-performance training for sports

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJoyce, D., & Lewindon, D.



PublisherHuman Kinetics


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. Synthesise knowledge of physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise to appraise training and ergogenic practices specific to high-performance sport.
02. Critically evaluate best-practice guidelines to design and deliver exercise programs for individuals and groups for a range of performance outcomes.
03. Critically interpret physiological data in response to acute and chronic exercise to communicate variations between time-points, individuals and populations.
04. Apply exercise physiology theory to justify the development of testing batteries, training monitoring strategies and exercise programming.
05. Synthesise knowledge and skills across a range of exercise science disciplines to provide holistic development of training programs.
06. Demonstrate competency across a range of practical and technical skills and describe their relationship to key theoretical concepts in sport and exercise science.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthea Clarke

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 30 minute online tests (1,000 words equivalent) Two 30 min online and short answer tests

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

Athlete case studies (2,000 words equivalent) Students are required to review case studies from a high performance sport setting and design an intervention to address athlete-specific needs.

N/AN/AIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One athlete report (1,000 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 15 minute practical skills assessment.

This assessment is a hurdle requirement in order to meet Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) accreditation requirements.

N/AN/AIndividualYes0 SILO6