UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SSEH4644 Advanced Exercise Physiology

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Sport Science, Exercise and Health [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content Students cover current topics of interest in exercise physiology which are relevant to the athlete in particular, by a combination of seminars, laboratories and field work. Students are expected to have a sound working knowledge of undergraduate exercise physiology to undertake this unit. Certain topics are covered in more detail in class (energy metabolism, training practices, ergogenic aids and supplements) and laboratory measures for athlete assessment are practised.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) consult athletes and coaches about current issues in sports science and exercise physiology (e.g. nutrition, training, environmental considerations); (2) be competent in laboratory testing procedures for athletic assessment; and (3) be well versed in general exercise physiology.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) an oral examination; (2) two assignments; and (3) a seminar presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Brian Dawson
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health and completion of at least two units in exercise physiology
Advisable prior study: SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology (formerly HMES2260 Exercise Physiology); and SSEH3365 Sport Physiology (formerly HMES3365 Sport Physiology); or equivalent
Contact hours lectures: 3 hours per week; plus practicum work
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SSEH4644/SEM-1/2017

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