HPSCI201-21A (TGA)

Exercise Physiology and Prescription

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
Te Huataki Waiora - School of Health

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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 1pm to 3pm Mondays Room W02

Laboratories 3pm to 5pm Tuesdays (lab or Gym)

Lectures. This course consists of twelve, two-hour face-to-face lectures

Laboratories. There are twelve two-hour face-to-face laboratories. Students are required to wear adequate footwear and bring a sweat towel and water bottle to any gym training sessions.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Critically understand the key physiological systems in the human body as they relate to physical activity and exercise.
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  • Understand the acute and chronic physiological adaptations that occur in response to various modes, intensities and volumes of exercise / physical activity and the effect these changes have on health, fitness and wellbeing.
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  • Apply reliable and valid measurements techniques to test human physiology and health in both lab and field settings.
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  • Critically understand the skills and strategies for safely and effectively prescribing exercise to individuals and groups
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Assessment

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Assignment one
30 marks out of a total 100 marks for the paper
Title. Portfolio Part 1

Your client needs to undergo pre-training evaluations including a pre-exercise questionnaire, baseline body composition measurements i.e. skinfolds, heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP) and performance tests. Note: Videos of tests (skinfolds, blood pressure, and performance tests) are required as evidence in your portfolio.

Assignment two.
30 marks out of a total 100 marks for the paper
Title. Portfolio Part 2

You will need to submit TWO specific training programs (1 resistance and 1 cardio program) that you have written for your client. You will need to take your client through the training programs. Note: Use images and video as evidence of your exercise prescription instruction/trainings.

Final Test.

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

The final test will consist of a series of questions that will explore the applied physiological adaptations associated with changes in various types of physical conditioning and health. Further questions will explore critical knowledge of the various principles of exercise, exercise programming and conditioning monitoring processes.

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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
16 Apr 2021
4:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
11 Jun 2021
4:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Exam
8 Jun 2021
10:00 AM
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 Moodle
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Recommended Readings

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The recommended readings will be supplied in Moodle
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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

Haff, G. G., & Triplett, N. T. (Eds.). (2015). Essentials of strength training and conditioning (4th ed.). Human kinetics.

Heyward, V. H. (2010). Advanced fitness assessment and exercise prescription. (6th ed.).Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Kenney, W. L., Wilmore, J. H., & Costill, D. L. (2015). Physiology of sport and exercise. Human kinetics.

Fleck, S. J., & Kraemer, W. J. (2004). Designing resistance training programmes. (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Stone, M., Stone, M. & Sands, A. W. (2007). Modes of resistance training.Principles and practice of resistance training. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. p. 241-57.

Stoppani, J. (2006). Encyclopaedia of Muscle & Strength. Champaign, IL: 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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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: HPSCI101 or SPLS103

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: SPLS204, SPLS215

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