SSEH3365 Sport Physiology

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Sport Science; Sport Science, Exercise and Health major sequences
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
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.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of human adaptation to training across a variety of training methods; (2) produce appropriate training programs for aerobic, anaerobic, strength and flexibility improvement; (3) demonstrate an understanding of the broad spectrum of specific factors which can affect athletic performance (diet, environment, ergogenic aids, etc.); and (4) advise athletes and coaches on training and other factors important to assisting the achievement of peak performance.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quiz; (2) written assessment; and (3) 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)
Associate Professor Peter Peeling
Unit rules
SSEH2260 Exercise Physiology
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week, with occasional laboratory experiences
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]

Course notes manual 

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