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SP2007 - Physiological Basis for Exercise and Sport

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

Available to level 2 sport and exercise science students, physical education students and other students as approved by the Director of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science.

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 acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, hormonal, muscular and neural responses to exercise of various form, intensity and duration;
  • describe the physiological principles of detraining, overtraining, gender, age and health on exercise responses and adaptations;
  • demonstrate an ability to administer and interpret basic physiological tests of exercise capacity;
  • demonstrate an ability to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of exercise physiology for application to the sport and exercise science industry.
Prerequisites: PP2230 OR (BM1061 AND BM1062) OR (BM1011 AND BM1022)

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours - practicals/tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); mid-semester exam (30%); assignments (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Glen Deakin
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anthony Leicht, Dr Glen Deakin.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 39 hours - practicals/tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); mid-semester exam (30%); assignments (20%).

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.