Unit description

Provides students with an extension of Exercise Physiology with emphases on cardiovascular-respiratory, muscular, metabolic and thermoregulatory responses and adaptations to exercise and training.

Unit content

Topic 1: Exercise metabolism
Topic 2: Exercise performance and environmental stress
Topic 3: Cardiovascular-respiratory responses and adaptations to training
Topic 4: Aerobic power and anaerobic threshold
Topic 5: Efficiency of exercise
Topic 6: Neuromuscular and endocrine responses and adaptations to training
Topic 7: Fatigue
Topic 8: Special aids to performance
Topic 9: Assessments for performance

Learning outcomes

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 2 hours (12 weeks)
Exam: closed book20%
Exam: closed book50%
Practical skillsSR

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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