SSEH4644 Advanced Exercise Physiology

6 points
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Sport Science, Exercise and Health [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
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.
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Peter Peeling
Unit rules
enrolment in honours or postgraduate study in Sport Science, Exercise and Health and completion of at least two units in exercise physiology or enrolment in the Master of Biomedical Science and either an undergraduate major in Physiology or ANHB5505 Advanced Studies in Physiology or APHB5504 Advanced Techniques in Physiology or 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
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