Course Title: Exercise Physiology for Health, Physical Education and Sport

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Exercise Physiology for Health, Physical Education and Sport

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Carl Ridgeway

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7337

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  AITSL Standards
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of exercise physiology and implications on students in school contexts.  2.1
  2. Critique literature and apply exercise physiology principles to successfully develop Health, Physical Education and Sport programs in school contexts. 2.1, 2.2
  3. Implement teaching strategies on exercise physiology principles in HPE&S contexts and use ICT to expand learning opportunities for students. 2.6, 3.4 
 4. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of functional anatomy and strength training. 2.1 
5. Demonstrate effective skills in communicating and collaborating in professional contexts 

Program Learning Outcomes for BP319 students

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

● Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in practical applications in Health, Physical Education and Sport

● Create a safe and engaging learning environment using inclusive strategies, sustainable practices and digital technologies for diverse audiences

● Analyse assessment outcomes to evaluate the impact on student learning and inform future teaching strategies

Program Learning Outcomes for BP320 students

● Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in education

● Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and develop highly effective classroom teaching skills in an area of specialisation

Course Description

In this course you will apply your knowledge as a Health Physical Education and Sport (HPE&S) teacher to demonstrate an understanding of physiological responses to exercise and physical activity. You will undertake risk stratification and identify appropriate scenarios to prescribe exercise and when to refer individuals to other health providers. You will apply exercise physiology principles to the development of individualised exercise programs for healthy individuals, athletes, and those with recognised health concerns. You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to measure and evaluate strength and physical conditioning, and to prescribe, monitor and assess resistance training and exercise conditioning programs for child, adolescent and general adult populations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of face-to-face and online activities including lectures, workshops, practical activities, laboratory sessions, readings, collaborative group work, class discussion and individual reflection.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

 Assessment task (%) CLO   AITSL Standards
 1. Online quiz assessing the knowledge and understanding of concepts, substance and structure of exercise physiology (25%) 12.1 
 2. Field report on laboratory activities (40%) 1,2,4 2.1, 2.2
 3. Seminar PresentationDesigning an exercise program in a school context using ICT (Group; 35%)  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  2.6

Due to safety and professional accreditation requirements students must satisfactorily complete all practical sessions. If you fail to meet this requirement, for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, you will not pass the course. If granted Special Consideration, you may become eligible to complete an alternative practical activity to pass the course.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: