Exercise Physiology

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Exercise Physiology

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Exercise Biology, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PL207 or PHYL2007 or PL277 or (PL290 + 291) or PHYL1007

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Physiological responses, mechanisms and adaptations in response to exercise and training. Physiological principles applied to evaluation and improvement of physical performance. Laboratory and field tests for the assessment of physical fitness and performance. Introduction to biophysical bases of human movement with specific focus upon growth & development of musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory & neural systems in response to physical activity.
     
     
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1. apply relevant physiological principles in order to give well-informed answers to questions about exercise and physiological performance
    2. apply physiological principles and techniques to the assessment and training of individuals of varying ages
    3. apply phsiological principles and techniques to the study of sport and exercise performance, and to the development of physical activity programs for individuals and groups of all ages and levels.
    4. apply physiological principles to understand the role of physical activity in disease prevention and health-related exercise prescription
    5. recognise appropriate laboratory and field tests for the assessment of the various components of physical fitness and performance
     
    Class Contact
    2hours Lecture, 3hours Practicals
     
     
    Assessment
    Lab quiz handed in at each of the six labs
    Type: Laboratory
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Due Date: Early - Mid Semester
    Weight: 12%
    Task Description: At the end of each laboratory, tutors will circulate a brief quiz to test what students have learned from the lab; submission of each of the six quiz sheets will be worth 2% of the overall grade (6 x 2 = 12%).
     
     
    Mid Semester Exam
    Type: Exam - Mid Semester During Class
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 4
    Due Date: Mid-Late Semester
    Weight: 44%
    Reading: 5 minutes
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Format: Multiple-choice
    Task Description: Students will be required to answer a series of multiple choice questions that relate to the lecture material delivered up to an including week 6 of lectures..
     
     
    Final examination
    Type: Exam - during Exam Period (Central)
    Learning Objectives Assessed: 1, 2, 4
    Due Date: Examination Period
    Weight: 44%
    Reading: 10 minutes
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Format: Multiple-choice
    Task Description: Students will be required to answer a series of multiple choice questions that relate to both the lecture material (from week 7 onwards) and the laboratories.

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