Courses & Units
Exercise Physiology CXA237
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This unit examines the physiological responses to exercise, the physiological adaptations to exercise training and the regulation of exercise performance. Topics covered in this unit include respiratory, cardiac and muscle physiology, the role of the central nervous system in exercise, mechanisms of fatigue (central and peripheral), acid base balance, thermoregulation endocrine function, whilst providing an introduction to ergogenic aids.
|Unit name||Exercise Physiology|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Darren Henstridge|
|Teaching staff||Doctor Courtney McGowan|Doctor Greig Watson|Doctor Nathan Pitchford|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe and evaluate the normal metabolic, cardio-respiratory, endocrine, neural and musculoskeletal responses to exercise and the physiological mechanisms that control these variables.
- Describe and evaluate the external factors that influence exercise performance.
- Collect, analyse and interpret information (data) that describes physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise.
- Communicate and summarize exercise physiology concepts with figures and tables in a scientific manner.
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Prerequisites(CZZ101 and CZZ102) or CXA107
Practical – 2 hours (7 weeks)
Tutorial – 1 hour (3 weeks)
|Assessment||Quizzes (15%)|Final Examination (35%)|Practical Reports (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
McArdle, W.D., Katch, F.I. & Katch, V.L. (2015). Exercise Physiology, Nutrition,
Energy and Human Performance. 8th Ed. Wolters Kluwer.
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