Exercise Physiology

UTS

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Exercise Physiology

  • Host University

    UTS

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Exercise Biology, Health and Exercise Science, Health Science, Physiology, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Description
    This 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 objectives
    Upon 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 exercise
    B. Analyse, interpret and explain the acute and chronic physiological responses to diverse exercise conditions
    C. Describe how the use of ergogenic aids affect physiological responses to exercise
    D. Select and apply appropriate technology to quantify physiological response to exercise
    E. 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)
    Content
    Exercise and sport physiology, acute physiological responses to exercise and chronic adaptations
    Physiological factors affecting human performance
    Skeletal muscle and exercise: muscle fibre type, muscle fibre recruitment and sports performance
    Energy for human movement, bioenergetics, measuring energy metabolism during exercise, energy cost of specific activities
    Causes of fatigue
    Ergometry
    Hormonal effects on metabolism
    Regulation of glucose and fat metabolism during exercise
    Cardiorespiratory function and performance
    Cardiovascular and respiratory responses to exercise
    Metabolic adaptations to training
    Assessment
    Assessment task 1: Class Examination
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B and E
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    3.0 and 4.0
    Weight: 30%
    Length:
    55 min (during lecture time)
    Assessment task 2: Laboratory Manual
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B, C, D and E
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    3.0 and 4.0
    Weight: 30%
    Length:
    Maximum length is 10 pages, plus a references list as additional page/s
    Assessment task 3: Final Examination
    Objective(s):
    This assessment task addresses subject learning objective(s):
    A, B, C and E
    This assessment task contributes to the development of graduate attribute(s):
    3.0 and 4.0
    Weight: 40%

Course Disclaimer

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.