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EXSC198 Physiological Bases of Exercise and BIOL125 Human Biology 1

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150 hours of focused learning.

Unit rationale, description and aim

The human body adapts its physiology in response to exercise training, fatigue and exposure to different environments. An understanding of the acute and chronic adaptations to these stresses and related interventions is central to exercise science practice. These knowledge and skills are consistent with the professional standards of several accreditation bodies, including those for Exercise Science. This unit will advance students’ knowledge of human physiology and metabolism in the context of exercise by examining the responses and adaptation to various exercise and environmental stressors. Factors that limit performance and physiological adaptation will also be explored. The aim of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of physiological adaptation to exercise-related stressors and its application to and evaluation of human health, fitness and performance, including the ability to integrate these knowledge and skills with other sub-disciplines in exercise science practice.

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