This unit provides students with a broad understanding of the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise. The unit describes the basic metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory responses and adaptations to exercise training in healthy, asymptomatic individuals. It outlines the different modalities of exercise testing for quantification of functional capacity, exercise prescription and training. It examines physical deconditioning and the associated physiological deterioration. It also provides an introduction to clinical populations who would benefit from exercise training. Students apply and integrate theoretical knowledge through practical and tutorial classes. Students will develop skills to measure physiological responses to exercise and cardiorespiratory fitness. Based on best-practice guidelines, students will design an exercise program for a healthy individual.
2 h per week
6x assessable worksheets (8% each; 48% total) and 1x final exam (52%). Students must obtain a pass mark for all assessment components to pass the unit.
BIOS1170 or BIOS2170
EXSS2027 or EXSS3023