Year

2021

Credit points

10

Prerequisites

BIOL125 Human Biology 1 or BIOL124 Human Body in Health and Disease 1 or BIOL121 Human Biological Science 1

Incompatible

EXSC198 Physiological Bases of Exercise

Teaching organisation

150 hours of focused learning.

Unit description and aim

An understanding of the human body's response to exercise and adaptation to exercise training is required for the application of the science of exercise for health, fitness and sports performance. These knowledge and skills are consistent with the professional standards of several accreditation bodies, including those for Exercise Science. In this unit, human physiology is examined from this exercise science viewpoint, addressing the metabolic foundations of exercise and the regulation and responses of the physiological systems to various exercise stressors. The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of the principles of exercise physiology, their integration with other sub–disciplines of exercise science, and the development of skills in conducting exercise tests and interpreting their results.

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