BMS256 Exercise Science for Health Practice (8)
This subject develops students' knowledge of exercise and its relationship to health. Physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise will be examined in healthy populations and in population groups with special needs. In addition this subject introduces students to the assessment of exercise capacity and to exercise prescription in healthy populations and in population groups with special needs.
This subject builds on an understanding of the fundamentals of physiology. It is assumed that students enrolled in this subject will have knowledge of the physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and skeletal muscles. Additionally, an understanding of basic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry is required.
Subject availability
* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Orange Campus
Port Macquarie
Online *
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Incompatable Subjects
BMS326
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to:
  • explain metabolic changes occurring during the progression from rest to exercise, during different intensities of exercise, and during the transition from exercise to rest
  • describe the various hormonal responses to exercise
  • describe the concepts of work, power, and energy expenditure
  • explain the biochemical and contractile properties of different skeletal muscle fibre types
  • differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic responses to exercise
  • describe the circulatory responses during the progression from rest to exercise, and during different intensities of exercise
  • describe the respiratory responses during the progression from rest to exercise, and during different intensities of exercise
  • describe the circulatory and respiratory responses during the transition from exercise to rest
  • explain the factors influencing endurance exercise capacity in various disease states
  • explain the various physiological adaptations to endurance exercise training
  • describe and perform a number of work tests to evaluate cardiorespiratory fitness and performance
  • explain the physiological response to resistance exercise
  • describe the physiological adaptations to resistance training
  • describe the fundamental principles underlying prescription, implementation and monitoring of exercise programs for healthy populations and for population groups with special needs
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
- bioenergetics & exercise metabolism - hormonal responses to exercise - measurement of work, power, and energy expenditure - exercise and skeletal muscle - circulatory responses & adaptations to exercise - respiration during exercise - acid/base balance - thermoregulation - the physiology of hydrotherapy - the physiology of training (endurance & resistance style training) - exercise prescription - fitness testing - 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.
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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