Course Title: Exercise Physiology 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Exercise Physiology 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BIOL1105

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

BIOL1105

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Isaac Selva Raj

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7037

Course Coordinator Email: isaacselva.raj@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.051

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)


Course Description

This course will provide the skills and knowledge for a range of accreditation standards required by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). This course also contributes to the development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for Physical Education Teachers (AITSL).   It will present an introduction to exercise physiology through the topics of: the metabolic power systems; the process of muscle contraction; the responses of the body to bouts of aerobic exercise and the adaptations of the body to aerobic exercise training; the physiological aspects of strength and anaerobic power, and adaptations related to strength and anaerobic power training. It will also consider the limitations to exercise performance for different individuals, including the impact of ageing. 

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the following Exercise and Sport Science Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of Exercise and Sport Science.  Including the core areas of: Human Physiology, Anatomy, Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and Control, Exercise Metabolism and Nutrition, and Psychology (PLO1).
  • Utilise core instrumentation and equipment for the monitoring and assessment of exercise clients (PLO2).
  • Review, analyse and interpret information, and independently generate conclusions (PLO3).
  • Communicate knowledge through a variety of modalities (PLO4).
  • Identify exercise needs of a person/team and design appropriate exercise interventions (PLO6).
  • Contextualise discipline knowledge to performance sports and / or health, disease and aging (PLO7).

This course contributes to the development of the following Health and Physical Education Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop content knowledge and how to teach it (PLO2)

 


This course will provide the skills and knowledge for a range of accreditation standards required by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). This course also contributes to the development of a range of Victorian Institute of Teaching and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership National Professional Standards for  Physical Education Teachers (AITSL).

Upon successful completion of this course you should be able to:
  1. Understand the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to the acute physical activity of differing intensities and compare the responses of individuals of differing levels of fitness to a range of relative and absolute exercise intensities.
  2. Describe the physiological components of aerobic fitness and adaptations elicited by aerobic training.
  3. Describe the physiological components of strength and anaerobic power, and adaptations elicited by strength and anaerobic power training.
  4. Recognise and articulate the physiological bases for differences in exercise responses and performance, including the effects of ageing and inactivity.
  5. Perform a basic pre-exercise screening and use exercise physiology equipment to undertake effective and valid assessments of fitness.
  6. Analyse, present and interpret data from a variety of sources, and present findings in an appropriate format.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, laboratory practicals, completion of assignments, directed and independent reading.

Teacher guided hours: 60 – 70 hours

Learner directed hours: 50 – 60 hours


Overview of Learning Resources

Lecture theatres, exercise physiology laboratories, recorded lectures, directed reading and on-line materials available through the library.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Early semester assignment

Weighting 10%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 5 & 6 

Assessment Task 2: Mid-semester Exam

Weighting 20%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 3 & 6 

Assessment Task 3: Report based on laboratory work

Weighting 30%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 4: End of semester Exam

Weighting 40%

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 

Assessment Task 5: Laboratory skills Assessment (Pass/Fail HURDLE)

Weighting 0% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 5 & 6 

The following hurdle requirement also applies: In order to pass the course, you are required to attend and actively participate in laboratory sessions throughout the semester.