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Exercise Physiology I (EXS202)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit focuses on five basic fundamentals of exercise physiology. Course material will be presented in both a lecture and laboratory series focusing on: 1) metabolism and exercise, 2) cardiovascular response to exercise, 3) pulmonary response to exercise, 4) the muscular system and movement, 5) hydration and thermoregulations, 6) VO2max and fitness, and 7) enhancing fitness and health through physical activity.
Unit Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principle energy systems of the human body, and how those systems support physical activity
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system as they pertain to the exercising human.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of changes in the cardiovascular and pulmonary system in response to an increase in the intensity of physical activity.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of specific training strategies to enhance the three main energy systems in the human body.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the effect that environmental conditions have on human physiology during exercise.
6. Demonstrate the ability to collect various physiologically related variables during rest and exercise.
7. Demonstrate competency in the analysis and interpretation of physiological data collected during rest and exercise.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials: 2 hours; laboratories: 2 hours.
Unit Learning Experiences Content is delivered via face-to-face lectures and laboratory sessions. Based on the content, and the lecture, tutorial, laboratory schedule it is expected that students enrolled in this unit will devote approximately 10 hours per week to actual contact and study time.
Assessment Your knowledge of the outlined learning outcomes will be determined via two theory based assessments as well as pre-laboratory quizzes and one laboratory exam. Feedback in this unit will be provided to student directly from the unit coordinator unless otherwise specified.
Prerequisites BMS101 Introduction to the Human Body or EXS102 Human Physiology.
Exclusions Students who have already successfully completed EXS226/CHI226 Exercise Physiology I may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSportExSc) [New in 2018]
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise Physiology (BSportExSc)+(GradDipClinExPhys) [New in 2018]
Sport and Exercise Science + Psychology (BSportExSc)+(BSc) [New in 2018]
Sport and Health Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Jeremiah Peiffer
Dean Graduate Studies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7603
e: Jeremiah.Peiffer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.025 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Associate Professor Jeremiah Peiffer
Dean Graduate Studies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7603
e: Jeremiah.Peiffer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 440.2.025 - Social Sciences, Murdoch Campus
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