Minor Overview

About this minor
This minor provides students with knowledge and understanding of human physiology and the response of the body's systems to acute and chronic exercise stress. Initially, students will have the opportunity to undertake level 1 units in human gross anatomy, or to gain an appreciation for applied anatomy and its association to athletic performance. Both of these unit provide a core understanding of the body's functional components of movement. Subsequently (level 2 unit), students will develop a foundation understanding of human physiology, with an emphasis on the various human systems, and their response/adaptation to exercise. Students will then build on this foundation knowledge by undertaking two level 3 units, the first focussing physiological adaptation to training, environment and nutrition; and the second exploring the bioenergetics of how humans supply energy for movement. Overall, this minor will provide students with a holistic appreciation of the physiology of sport and exercise, and how the human body responds to physical activity. For students taking a minor which shares units with their other unit sets (majors or minors): in order for minors to be recognised on academic and graduation documents, students may only have a maximum of one unit overlapping between their unit sets.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, neuromuscular physiology and metabolic processes and how they respond in an integrated manner to meet the demand of exercise; (2) design and prescribe exercise program for different component of fitness; (3) conduct laboratory and field assessments of different physiological functions; (4) understand the impact of training, environment, and nutrition on physical adaptation; and (5) understand the pathways of energy production and metabolism to sustain the demands of exercise.

MJD-EXHSC Exercise and Health;

MJD-SPTSC Sport Science;

MJD-SEHDM Sport Science, Exercise and Health;


Key to availability of units:
Semester 1
Semester 2
Take the following unit:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology None
Take all units (12 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 SSEH3365 Sport Physiology
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
S2 SSEH3366 Bioenergetics in Exercise, Nutrition and Energy Balance None
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Availability Unit code Unit name Unit requirements
S1 SSEH1101 The Musculoskeletal System and Movement None
S2, S1 SSEH1102 Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance None