UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH3365 Sport Physiology

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Sport Science major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit focuses on the assessment and development of the capabilities for energy release in exercising humans, studied in relation to the requirements of scientific training principles for elite sport performance. Factors affecting performance such as environment, diet, ergogenic aids and jet lag are also examined.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) devise appropriate training programs for aerobic, anaerobic, strength and flexibility improvement; (2) be cognisant of the broad spectrum of specific factors which can affect athletic performance (diet, environment, ergogenic aids, etc.); (3) advise athletes and coaches on training and other factors important to assisting the achievement of peak performance; and (4) be better equipped to self-train for athletic competition..
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a mid-semester examination and (2) an end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in the last 48 points of their Bachelor of Science majoring in Sport Science.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Brian Dawson
Unit rules
Prerequisites: SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Contact hours lectures: 3 hours per week, with occasional laboratory experiences
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH3365/SEM-1/2017
Texts

Hoffman, J. Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance: Human Kinetics 2002

Course notes manual as prescribed.


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