CQUniversity Unit Profile
ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology
Exercise and Sport Physiology
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Corrections

Unit Profile Correction added on 30-03-20

The on-campus attendance during laboratory sessions has been postponed and you will need to complete these requirements at a later date. Further details about the scheduling of laboratory sessions will be made available on Moodle in due course.

The due date for the laboratory workbook assessment associated with your participation during the laboratory sessions will be postponed to align with the updated scheduling of sessions.

The end of term examination has now been changed to an alternate form of assessment. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment.

General Information

Overview

This unit examines responses and adaptations of various physiological body systems to exercise. Specifically, you will learn the physiological mechanisms underpinning acute and chronic changes in the metabolic, pulmonary, cardiovascular, endocrine, and neuromuscular systems as a response to exercise. Furthermore, you will learn how physiological function relating to exercise changes across the lifespan and in different environments. You will also develop practical skills in conducting and interpreting laboratory and field tests assessing physiological function, fitness, and performance.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites For CG85 Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences students: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 AND ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health For CG93 Bachelor of Medical Science students: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 For CB85 Bachelor of Physiotherapy students: BMSC11007 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 1 AND BMSC11008 Medical Anatomy and Physiology 2 For CC13 Bachelor of Education (Secondary) students: ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health AND ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Cairns
Mackay
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
Click here to see your Residential School Timetable.

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Online Test
Weighting: 20%
2. On-campus Activity
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%
4. Examination
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student feedback via unit evaluations and face-to-face communication.

Feedback

Receiving results and feedback from the online quizzes earlier in than week 12.

Recommendation

An effective structuring of the online quizzes will be explored to provide earlier feedback regarding performance to students.

Feedback from Student feedback via unit evaluations.

Feedback

Some modules were too large in regards to the content covered in weekly lectures.

Recommendation

Use of preparatory videos recapping key anatomical and physiological aspects will be explored to reduce content of and focus the weekly lectures more on exercise responses.

Feedback from Student feedback via unit evaluations and face-to-face communication.

Feedback

The activities covered and the structure of the laboratory sessions in blocks made for engaging and effective learning.

Recommendation

The type and sequence of activities included as well as the rotation-based structure of the laboratory blocks will continue to be implemented in this unit.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the individual and integrated changes that occur in different physiological body systems in response to acute and chronic exercise
  2. Describe how physiological responses relating to exercise change across the lifespan and in different environments
  3. Collect and interpret physiological measurements obtained during laboratory and field exercise tests.


Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online Test - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Examination - 40%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Online Test - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Examination - 40%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Exercise Physiology 8th (2014)

Authors: William Mcardle, Frank Katch, and Victor Katch
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Philadelphia Philadelphia , PA , USA
ISBN: 9781451191554
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Paper copies can be purchased from the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Computer
  • MS Office
  • Calculator
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing styles below:

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Aaron Scanlan Unit Coordinator
A.Scanlan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Module 1: Introduction and pre-exercise health screening
1. Unit introduction and requirements
2. What is exercise and sport physiology?
3. Risks of exercise
4. Pre-exercise health screening


Chapter

Readings provided on unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 1 Opens: Week 1 Monday (9 March 2020) 12:00 pm AEST

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Module 2: Exercise metabolism
1. Energy transfer during exercise
2. Anaerobic energy systems
3. Aerobic energy systems
4. Macronutrient energy release
5. Measurement of energy use

Chapter

McArdle, Katch, & Katch. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy and Human Performance (8th ed.). New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapters 5, 6, and 8.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 2 Opens: Week 2 Monday (16 March 2020) 12:00 pm AEST

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Module 3: Pulmonary and cardiovascular responses to exercise
1. Pulmonary system recap
2. Pulmonary system responses to exercise
3. Acid-base regulation
4. Cardiovascular system recap
5. Cardiovascular system responses to exercise

Chapter

McArdle, Katch, & Katch. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy and Human Performance (8th ed.). New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapters 12-17.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 3 Opens: Week 3 Monday (23 March 2020) 12:00 pm AEST

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Module 4: Endocrine and neuromuscular responses to exercise
1. Endocrine system recap
2. Endocrine system responses to exercise
3. Neuromuscular system recap
4. Neuromuscular system responses to exercise

Chapter

McArdle, Katch, & Katch. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy and Human Performance (8th ed.). New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapters 18-20.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 4 Opens: Week 4 Monday (30 March 2020) 12:00 pm AEST

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Module 5: Training thresholds, principles, and adaptations
1. Oxygen uptake kinetics
2. Performance thresholds
3. Exercise training principles
4. Adaptations to exercise training

Chapter

McArdle, Katch, & Katch. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy and Human Performance (8th ed.). New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapters 9-11, 21, and 22.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 5 Opens: Week 5 Monday (6 April 2020) 12:00 pm AEST

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Module 6: Exercise responses in different environments and across the lifespan
1. Exercise responses to altitude
2. Thermoregulation in the body
3. Exercise responses to heat and cold
4. Physiological considerations in children
5. Physiological changes with age
6. Physiological considerations across sexes

Chapter

McArdle, Katch, & Katch. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy and Human Performance (8th ed.). New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapters 24, 25, and 31.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 6 Opens: Week 6 Monday (20 April 2020) 12:00 pm AEST

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Residential school/laboratory block to complete laboratory sessions
Students enrolled via Mixed Mode (MIX) and Rockhampton (ROK) in CB85 (Physiotherapy) must attend a 2-day residential school/laboratory session block at the Rockhampton North campus on 2-3 May, 2020.
Note: All other students enrolled via Rockhampton (ROK) in any course can attend any of the of the residential school/laboratory block offerings at the Rockhampton North campus.

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Residential school/laboratory block to complete laboratory sessions
Students enrolled via Mixed Mode (MIX) in CG85 (Exercise and Sport Sciences), CC13 (Education), and CG93 (Medical Science) must attend a 2-day residential school/laboratory session block at the Rockhampton North campus on 5-6 May, 2020.

Students enrolled via Cairns (CNS) in any course must attend a 2-day laboratory session block at the Exercise and Sport Sciences labs in Cairns on 7-8 May, 2020.

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Residential school/laboratory block to complete laboratory sessions
Students enrolled via Mackay (MKY) in any course must attend a 2-day laboratory session block at the Mackay City Campus 12-13 May, 2020.


Attendance and participation in laboratory sessions Due: Week 9 Friday (15 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Review lecture
1. Summary of major topics
2. Review of practice exam questions
3. Issues and tips for laboratory workbook
4. Exam preparation and tips
5. Unit recap and questions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online tests Due: Week 11 Friday (29 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Laboratory workbook Due: Week 12 Friday (5 Jun 2020) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

This unit includes compulsory on-campus laboratory activities. You MUST attend the session specific to your enrolment and course as outlined below. If you prefer to attend an alternate session to that specified for your enrolment and course, please contact the Unit
Coordinator to discuss attendance at a different offering.

Students enrolled in CB85 (Physiotherapy) via Mixed Mode (MIX) and Rockhampton (ROK)
You are required to attend the 2-day residential school/laboratory session block scheduled on the Rockhampton North Campus (Bld 81, Exercise and Sport Sciences Labs) on Saturday 2 May and Sunday 3 May, 2020. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the ESSC12001 Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Students enrolled in CG85 (Exercise and Sport Sciences), CC13 (Education), and CG93 (Medical Science) via Mixed Mode (MIX)
You are required to attend the 2-day residential school/laboratory session block scheduled on the Rockhampton North Campus (Bld 81, Exercise and Sport Sciences Labs) on Tuesday 5 May and Wednesday 6 May, 2020. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the ESSC12001 Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Students enrolled via Cairns (CNS) in any course
You are required to attend the 2-day laboratory session block scheduled on the Cairns campus (Exercise and Sport Sciences labs located at the Cairns Basketball Association Headquarters) on Thursday 7 May and Friday 8 May, 2020. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the ESSC12001 Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Students enrolled via Mackay (MKY) in any course
You are required to attend the 2-day laboratory session block scheduled on the Mackay City Campus (Bld 4, Exercise and Sport Sciences labs) on Tuesday 12 May and Wednesday 13 May, 2020. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the ESSC12001 Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Students enrolled via Rockhampton (ROK) in any course except CB85

You are required to attend any one of the residential schools/laboratory session blocks scheduled on the Rockhampton North campus (Bld 81, Exercise and Sport Sciences labs) across term. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the ESSC12001 Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Assessment Tasks

1 Online Test

Assessment Title
Online tests

Task Description

You will be required to complete six (6) online tests, with a separate test developed for each module. Online test 1 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 1; Online test 2 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 2; Online test 3 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 3; Online test 4 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 4; Online test 5 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 5; and Online test 6 will assess knowledge and content covered in Module 6. Each online test will consist of 20 randomly-selected questions from a wider bank of questions. Questions will be equally distributed across all topics in each module.

Each online test will open at the beginning of their respective Module week (at 12:00 pm on Monday) and all tests will close on the same date (Week 11, Friday 5:00 pm, 29 May 2020 AEST). You will have a 25-minute time limit to complete each online test upon commencing. Questions will be multiple choice and fill-in-the-blanks.

You must log onto Moodle when each online test is open and complete the test before the closing date. You can only attempt each online test once and each online test must be completed in a single session. Online tests should be completed on a computer, as attempting the test on a smartphone can result in your session being ended in the event of a phone call or notification. You cannot save your answers and return to the online test at a later time. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no late submissions allowed for any of the online tests.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (29 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

In the absence of an approved extension, no attempts after the due date will be permitted and a score of zero will be awarded.


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (29 May 2020)

You will receive the overall result for each online test upon completion; however, you will see detailed feedback regarding the correct answers for each question in each online test upon test closure.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Each online test will have an equal contribution to your overall unit grade. Together, the six (6) online tests will comprise 20% of your overall grade.

There will be 20 questions per online test, with each question allocated 1 mark. Each question in each online test will be graded as correct or incorrect.

For questions with text-based responses ("fill-in-the-blank") you should take care to ensure accurate spelling (Australian English) and correct grammar are used given answers are spelling and grammar sensitive.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Attempting and submitting each online test is performed via the unit Moodle site. You are required to complete each online test within the specified times that each test is open. Online tests should be completed on a computer, as attempting a test on a smartphone can result in your session being ended in the event of a phone call or notification.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Explain the individual and integrated changes that occur in different physiological body systems in response to acute and chronic exercise
  • Describe how physiological responses relating to exercise change across the lifespan and in different environments


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title
Attendance and participation in laboratory sessions

Task Description

This assessment involves compulsory attendance and active participation in the on-campus laboratory activities of the unit. You are required to attend (and actively participate in) ONE of the timetabled on-campus residential schools/laboratory session blocks. Different sessions are available depending on your mode of enrolment (i.e. ROK, MKY, CNS, MIX) and course of study. Further details regarding these sessions can be found in the Term Specific Information section of the ESSC12001 Unit Profile, on the ESSC12001 Moodle site, and via the CQUniversity Handbook.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (15 May 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

You will successfully complete this task following attendance and participation at your designated laboratory sessions.


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Friday (15 May 2020)

You will immediately pass this assessment following attendance and participation at your designated laboratory sessions.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Attendance at the on-campus laboratory sessions with sufficient participation will result in a passing grade for this assessment. Failure to attend and adequately participate may result in a fail grade for this assessment item, and being unable to pass this unit. Attendance at the on-campus activities will be assessed through signed laboratory attendance sheets and facilitated by staff members managing the sessions.

If you miss a session without an approved reason, there will NOT be an opportunity to simply ‘catch up’ at any time. The Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) outlines acceptable reasons for adjusting assessment. If you do not attend one of the on-campus laboratory sessions, and provide a valid reason with supporting documentation, then an attempt to make alternate arrangements will be made (for example a ‘catch up’ session at a suitable time or an alternative assessment/task) in consultation with the Unit Coordinator.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Attendance and participation will involve physical completion of laboratory activities. No documentation is required to be submitted. You will be required to sign attendance sheets as proof-of-attendance for laboratory sessions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Collect and interpret physiological measurements obtained during laboratory and field exercise tests.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Team Work
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Laboratory workbook

Task Description

When attending the laboratory sessions during a residential school/laboratory session block for this unit, you will be required to complete a series of tasks involving physiological measurement.

You will need to document the completion of laboratory tasks through filling out a laboratory workbook document made available via the unit Moodle site.

The laboratory workbook will require you to physically complete the laboratory tasks, record collected data for various tasks, perform calculations with the collected data, interpret and critically analyse your findings, and answer relevant review/research questions.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (5 Jun 2020) 5:00 pm AEST

In the absence of an approved extension, any submissions received after the due date will incur penalties in accordance with CQUniversity Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework). Submissions made after 5:00 PM Thursday 25 June, 2020 will not be formally marked as maximum late penalties will have occurred and a grade of 0 will be automatically applied.


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (19 Jun 2020)

Grades and feedback for the workbook will be made available via the unit Moodle site no later than the set return date.


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

The laboratory workbook is designed to evaluate your ability to use relevant equipment, collect physiological and performance data, and apply knowledge to interpret findings. Marks will be allocated to tasks completed in each laboratory session for any of the following: accurate recording of collected data, presentation of graphical information, analyses using collected data, use of correct terminology, correct responses to questions, correct written interpretation of results, and referencing. The laboratory workbook will be graded out of 400 marks equally divided into the following laboratory sessions:
1. Health screening and anthropometry (80 marks)
2. Exercise intensity, efficiency, and substrate utilisation (80 marks)
3. Spirometry and electrocardiography (80 marks)
4. High-performance testing for anaerobic and aerobic fitness (80 marks)
5. Thermoregulatory responses to exercise (80 marks)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
You are required to submit a completed copy of the Laboratory Workbook as a .doc or .docx file via the unit Moodle site. All submissions are to be completed individually.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Collect and interpret physiological measurements obtained during laboratory and field exercise tests.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an examination

Date
During the University examination period

Weighting
40%

Length
150 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
Closed Book
Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?