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EHR202 Human Exercise Physiology (8)

Abstract

The aim of this subject is to understand the principles by which exercise and human movement affect human physiology and the influence that human physiology has on exercise and movement capacity.  Students will engage in practical work involving measuring and evaluating physiological capacities.
This subject includes a compulsory residential school if the subject is undertaken by Distance Education.

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Session 1
Online*Bathurst Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR202
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Assumed Knowledge

Students should have an understanding of anatomy and physiology prior to undertaking this subject.

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management) Bachelor of Exercise Science Bachelor of Exercise Science (Rehabilitation) Bachelor of Exercise Science/Bachelor of Business Studies Bachelor of Education (Health & PE) Bachelor of Sports Science Bachelor of Education (HPE)(Honours) Diploma of Exercise Studies or as approved by the Course Director
 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the metabolic, muscular, hormonal and cardiorespiratory responses to exercise and adaptations to training;
  • be able to comprehend the physiological changes and adaptations during exercise in different environmental conditions;
  • be able to comprehend the application and proficiency of the various techniques used in exercise physiology research and physical fitness testing;
  • be able to comprehend the various physiological changes and limitations associated with ageing;
  • be able to comprehend the differences in physiological capacities and training adaptations between males and females.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to the field of exercise physiology;
  • Ergometry, energy, work and power;
  • Overview of energy transfer and bioenergetics;
  • Phosphagen system and ATP regeneration;
  • Glycolytic-lactate system and ATP regeneration;
  • Mitochondrial respiration and ATP regeneration;
  • Neuromuscular function during and after exercise;
  • Pulmonary function during and after exercise;
  • Cardiovascular function during and after exercise;
  • Maximal oxygen uptake and metabolic thresholds;
  • Endocrine function during and after exercise;
  • Exercise training adaptations for performance and health;
  • Thermoregulatory responses to exercise and the environment.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 5 day residential school. Distance Education students are required to attend a five (5) day Residential School scheduled during the Residential School period. This Residential School is necessary in order to comply with accreditation requirements and to complete the appropriate volume of learning required in this subject in laboratory and practical settings.

Specialised Resources

Distance Education students are required to attend a Residential School scheduled during the Residential School period to access laboratory facilities. This will require students to arrange and finance their own travel and accommodation.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.