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SES2104 Exercise Physiology

Semester 1, 2022 External
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 2 July 2022

Staffing

Examiner: Dean Mills

Requisites

Pre-requisite: BIO1203 and BIO1206 and SES1002
Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: SES1299

Overview

This course will provide students with an understanding of the effects of acute and chronic exercise on the physiological systems. This will enable students to evaluate, improve and maintain the health and fitness, well-being and performance of an individual The course will prepare students who want to work as an exercise scientist or clinical exercise physiologists, or who want to advance to further study in sport and exercise.

The course will build upon the knowledge developed from previous courses in human anatomy and physiology and will apply those principles in studying how the physiological systems respond to acute and chronic stressors in sport and exercise. The knowledge obtained will be applied to evaluate, improve and maintain health, fitness and sports performance. Practical and technical skills, and skills in reading, reporting and evaluating research in sport and exercise physiology will be gained.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students at the Ipswich Campus and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Describe the function, regulation and interaction of physiological systems relating to exercise.
  2. Describe the individual and integrated physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise under normal conditions, in different environments, and by external influences (e.g. ergogenic aids or technologies).
  3. Apply and evaluate knowledge of the physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic sport and exercise to provide a justification for the delivery of exercise programs to improve and maintain health, fitness and sports performance.
  4. Analyse and interpret physiological data obtained during acute exercise, and compare such data between time points, individuals and populations.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Function, regulation and interaction of physiological systems relating to exercise. 30.00
2. Individual and integrated physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise under normal conditions, in different environments, and by external influences (e.g. ergogenic aids or technologies). 30.00
3. Justification for the delivery of exercise programs. 10.00
4. Analysis and interpretation of physiological data obtained during acute exercise. 30.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Kenny, L.W, Wilmore, J.H & Costill, D.L 2020, Physiology of Sport and Exercise, 7th edn, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Assessment
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Report 1 No 20 1,2,3,4
Assignments Written Report 2 No 40 1,2,3,4
Examinations Non-invigilated Time limited online examinatn No 40 1,2,3,4
Date printed 2 July 2022