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Unit Overview


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.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Sport Science, Exercise and Health [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]

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.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an oral examination; (2) two assignments; and (3) a seminar presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Peter Peeling
Unit rules
Enrolment in
HON-SSCEH Sport Science, Exercise and Health 52510 Master of Exercise Science 73570 Master of Applied Human Performance Science
and Successful completion of
two Unit(s) in exercise physiology
or Enrolment in
71520 Master of Biomedical Science
or Major(s) MJD-PHYGY Physiology
and Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ANHB5504 Integrative Anatomical and Human Studies
or Unit(s) PHYL3004 Physiology of Integrated Organ Function or equivalent
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
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.