Courses & Units

Exercise Physiology CXA237



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This unit examines the physiological response 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 and endocrine function. This unit also provides an introduction to sports nutrition and ergogenic aids


Unit name Exercise Physiology
Unit code CXA237
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Darren Henstridge

Teaching staff

Dr Darren Henstridge, Dr Courtney McGowan, Dr Nathan Pitchford, Dr Greig Watson

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010913 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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(CZZ101 and CZZ102) or CXA107


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr lectures (13 weeks), 3-hr practicals (6 weeks), 1-hr tutorial (3 weeks)


Test or quiz 3 x 20 minutes, Weight: 15%

Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 2 hours, Weight: 30%

Reports -  Individual reports: 1100 words. Group reports: 200 words , Weight: 55%

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