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SP2007 - Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Available to level 2 sport and exercise science students and other students who have completed the pre-requisites.

This subject is designed to examine the influence of physical exercise on the various physiological systems of the human body. The emphasis will be on the knowledge and practical understanding of the short- (acute) and long-term (chronic) physiological responses to exercise of various form, intensity and duration.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the physiological principles of detraining, overtraining, gender, age and health on exercise responses and adaptations;
  • describe the acute (short-term) and chronic (long- term) cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, hormonal, muscular and neural responses to exercise of various form, intensity and duration;
  • integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of exercise physiology for application to the sport and exercise science industry;
  • interpret basic physiological tests of exercise capacity.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Client report 1 - (20%) - Group.

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.

Prerequisites: SP1012 AND BM1062


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 13 hours tutorials - Synthesis sessions (includes invigilated assessment)
  • 26 hours online activity
  • 26 hours specialised - Practicals
  • 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.