BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice (8)

This subject develops students' knowledge of exercise and its relationship to health. Students will analyse physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise in healthy populations and in population groups with special needs. This subject will analyse the physiological adaptations to endurance and resistance training, and consider gender differences in exercise performance and adaptions to exercise. On completion of this subject, students will have foundational knowledge of exercise testing and prescription in healthy populations and in population groups with special needs.


No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Community Health

Assumed Knowledge

Foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Additionally, an understanding of basic chemistry, and organic chemistry is required.

Incompatible Subjects

BMS326

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the differences between aerobic and anaerobic responses to exercise
  • be able to analyse the physiological adaptations to endurance and resistance training in both healthy populations and in various disease states
  • be able to demonstrate a number of work tests to evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness and performance
  • be able to explain metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory changes occurring during the progression from rest to exercise, during different intensities of exercise, and during the transition from exercise to rest
  • be able to describe the various hormonal responses to exercise
  • be able to explain the biochemical and contractile properties of different skeletal muscle fibre types
  • be able to describe gender differences in exercise performance and adaptions to exercise
  • be able to describe the fundamental principles underlying prescription, implementation and monitoring of exercise programs for healthy populations and for population groups with special needs

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Bioenergetics, exercise metabolism and cellular nutrition
  • Exercise physiology: circulatory responses and adaptations to exercise; respiratory responses and adaptations to exercise; hormonal responses to exercise
  • Exercise and skeletal muscle
  • Principles of exercise training and prescription
  • Gender differences in exercise physiology
  • Exercise needs of healthy, diseased and special populations

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.

The residential school provides the opportunity for students to explore the major concepts of exercise science in a collaborative learning environment and comprises practical learning experiences using exercise equipment.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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