EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology (8)

This subject applies physiological principles to explain acute responses to exercise and chronic adaptations to training, with emphasis on the muscular and cardiovascular systems. The laboratory component is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct standard physical fitness assessments, which are applicable for employment in clinical, corporate and community fitness programs, as well as exercise and sports science research. It is compulsory for students studying online to attend a three (3) day residential school for this subject.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 2 (60)
Online *
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR311. 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



One session


School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to display the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to successfully undertake standard fitness testing;
  • be able to perform a clinical evaluation of resting performance and exercise tolerance;
  • be able to display the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of basic pathology;
  • be able to display the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of basic histology;
  • be able to perform a clinical evaluation of blood and urine chemistry.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Theoretical and practical skills for the evaluation of resting performance and exercise tolerance for pulmonary function, cardiac function, muscle strength, and body composition.
- Basic pathology techniques such as venipuncture and blood and urine analysis.
- Introduction to histological analysis of contractile tissue.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EHR311 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Laboratory manuscript
Practical exam
Final exam
Residential school attendance

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.

Compulsory for Online Study students to attend a three (3) day Residential School scheduled during the Residential School period. This Residential School is necessary in order to develop practical skills to meet learning outcomes and comply with accreditation requirements.

Special Resources

Travel to and accommodation is required for distance education students attending the compulsory residential school at a CSU campus.
All students are required to have a lab coat, safety glasses and covered footwear for lab based practicals.

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