Area of Study
Exercise Biology, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science, Physiology, Sport and Leisure Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThis subject examines the interactions between the bioenergetic, metabolic, neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory and hormonal responses to acute and chronic bouts of exercise. With a focus on energy system development and the integrated physiological responses to exercise, this subject supports the development of competencies in the assessment of physiology in a human movement context.Subject objectivesUpon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:A. Identify and explain the function, regulation and interaction of each of the physiological systems related to exerciseB. Analyse, interpret and explain the acute and chronic physiological responses to diverse exercise conditionsC. Describe how the use of ergogenic aids affect physiological responses to exerciseD. Select and apply appropriate technology to quantify physiological response to exerciseE. Discuss the physiological adaptations to various exercise modalities in terms of energy production, optimal training and maximal performance.This subject also contributes specifically to the following graduate attributes:Competently apply knowledge and skills within the sport, exercise and health professions; (3.0)Engage in research and critical thinking to integrate diverse knowledge and develop creative, effective and evidence-based solutions; (4.0)ContentExercise and sport physiology, acute physiological responses to exercise and chronic adaptationsPhysiological factors affecting human performanceSkeletal muscle and exercise: muscle fibre type, muscle fibre recruitment and sports performanceEnergy for human movement, bioenergetics, measuring energy metabolism during exercise, energy cost of specific activitiesCauses of fatigueErgometryHormonal effects on metabolismRegulation of glucose and fat metabolism during exerciseCardiorespiratory function and performanceCardiovascular and respiratory responses to exerciseMetabolic adaptations to trainingAssessmentAssessment task 1: Class ExaminationObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B and EThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):3.0 and 4.0Weight: 30%Length:55 min (during lecture time)Assessment task 2: Laboratory ManualObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B, C, D and EThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):3.0 and 4.0Weight: 30%Length:Maximum length is 10 pages, plus a references list as additional page/sAssessment task 3: Final ExaminationObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):A, B, C and EThis assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):3.0 and 4.0Weight: 40%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.