HPSCI201-19A (HAM)

Exercise Physiology and Prescription

15 Points

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Health Sport and Human Performance

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Paper Description

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The primary aim of this paper is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to critically examine and effectively apply evidence based physiological principles to the prescription of exercise to improve performance, fitness, health and wellbeing. Students will critically examine how different frequencies, intensities, types and durations of exercise cause differing physiological adaptations, and how these adaptations can modify fitness, performance and health. Within this paper students will also investigate how to arrange exercise to enhance; force production, power output, work capability, functional capacity, physiological efficiency, and health. Furthermore, students will be introduced to issues surrounding best practice, safety, health, wellbeing, fitness, innovations, technology and research associated with prescribing exercise interventions for elite athletes, amateur sports people and the fitness industry.

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Paper Structure

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Lectures 9-11am Mondays in TT.1.05

Laboratories either 8-10am or 2-4pm on Wednesday in various venues (see details below)

Lectures.This course consists of twelve, two-hour face-to-face lecture, held from 9:00-11:00am each Monday of the A semester in TT.1.05.

Laboratories. There are twelve compulsory laboratories held each Wednesday of the A semester and students can sign up for either the morning 8-10am or afternoon 2-4pm option. Due to class size and limited capacity of the facilities used for the laboratory classes, students are expected to only attend the laboratory class they sign up for.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • To develop processes and skills for safely prescribing exercise to individuals and groups.
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  • To critically examine effective methods of prescribing exercise to develop fitness and enhance physical performance
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  • • To develop an understanding of the integrated physiological mechanisms and control structures that enable the body to perform physical activity (exercise).
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  • To develop a critical understanding of the physiological adaptations that occur with various forms of exercise, and to explore effective exercise prescription strategies to optimise these adaptations
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  • To develop familiarity and proficiency with a number of methods and technologies used in monitoring the physiological response to exercise and improvements in conditioning and performance.
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Assessment

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Assignment one
30 marks out of a total 100 marks for the paper
Title. Pre-screening and resistance training.
Report due 11:30pm on Sunday 14th April
The report consists of the four components described below which relate to data collected and/or analysis completed in laboratories 1 - 7. The maximum marks available for each component are included in brackets

1. Pre-exercise screening (8/30)
2. Body composition and fitness assessment (7/30)
3. Competency assessment for key resistance training lifts (6/30)
4. Resistance training program (9/30)

Further details are available in the section titled assignment one.

Assignment two.
30 marks out of a total 100 marks for the paper
Title. Prescribing and monitoring endurance conditioning
Report due 11:30pm on Monday 3rd June
The report consists of the three components described below which relate to data collected and/or analysis completed in laboratories 8 - 12. The maximum marks available for each component are included in brackets

1.Determining Anaerobic threshold and VO2max (10/30)
2.Analysing monitored endurance training session data (10/30)
3.Endurance training program (10/30)

Further details are available in the section titled assignment two.

Exam.
40 marks out of a total 100 marks for the paper.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 40% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
14 Apr 2019
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
3 Jun 2019
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Exam
40
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The required readings will be supplied in Talis Aspire
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Recommended Readings

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The recommended readings will be supplied in Talis Aspire
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Other Resources

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The following textbooks might be useful for people interested in learning more about exercise physiology and exercise prescription. These textbooks will also provide information relevant to this course

ACSM (2013). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (9th Edition). Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia

Haff, G. G., & Triplett, N. T. (Eds.). (2015). Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 4th Edition. Human kinetics.

Wilmore, J.H. & Costill, D.L. (2008). Physiology of sport and exercise. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics.

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Online Support

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Online resources - Lecture notes and other resources are available in Moodle
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Workload

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This paper has an expected workload of 24 hours of lectures, 24 hours of laboratories and an additional 102 hours additional for independent study/work. These 150 hours are a University wide requirement for a 15 point stage 2 course
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Linkages to Other Papers

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SPLS104, HPSCI203, HPSCI204 and HSHUP201
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: HPSCI101 or SPLS103

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: SPLS204, SPLS215

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