Courses & Units

Exercise Physiology CXA237


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
Unit code CXA237
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Darren Henstridge
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069903 $2,040.00 $957.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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(CZZ101 and CZZ102) or CXA107


Teaching Pattern

Practical –  2 hours (7 weeks)

Tutorial – 1 hour (3 weeks)

AssessmentQuizzes (15%)|Final Examination (35%)|Practical Reports (50%)
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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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