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Examines the physiological responses of the body to various exercise stresses and the adaptations which occur within the body as a result of repeated exposure to these stresses.
- Skeletal muscle function
- Circulatory responses to exercise
- Respiratory responses to exercise
- Bioenergetics and exercise metabolism
- Cardio-respiratory fitness
- Anaerobic power
- Muscular strength and flexibility
- Body composition
- Environmental physiology
- Pre-exercise screening and ergometry
- Heart rate and blood pressure
- Lung function assessment
- Energy expenditure
- Submaximal exercise testing
- Blood sampling and assessment
- Anthropometric assessment
- Body temperature and sweating
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the general physiological responses of the body to various exercise stresses and environmental changes;||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of typical physiological responses and adaptations to exercise and training of different types, duration and intensities;||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate a level of competency in using various exercise testing apparatus and methods in assessment of physical fitness and defining physiological responses and adaptations that occur as a result of exercise and training;||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||be able to report and interpret physiological data and refute the fallacies usually associated with exercise performance;||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||demonstrate a level of theoretical knowledge necessary for involvement in exercise prescription, training and conditioning.||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Powers, S & Howley, E, 2015, Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance, 9th edn, McGraw Hill.
Teaching and assessment
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