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SP1012 - Exercise and Sports Testing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject will provide the physiological basis, practical skills and scientific knowledge necessary to evaluate metabolic responses, sport performance, physical fitness and health outcomes in laboratory and field settings when undertaking exercise and sports testing

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain and apply the principles for physiological testing procedures that are relevant for sport, fitness and health for a variety of populations;
  • Construct and administer physiological testing sessions in a laboratory and/or field setting;
  • Interpret scientific results of health, exercise and sport testing assessments.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (10%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (50%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; pass ALL skill competencies within the practical exams.

Prerequisites: SP1011, BM1061, (SP1003 or PY1106) AND BM1062 - BM1062 allow concurrent


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Denise Turner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Denise Turner.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 18 hours tutorials - Synthesis sessions (includes invigilated assessment)
  • 28 hours workshops - Practicals
  • 16 hours online activity
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.