CQUniversity Unit Profile
ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology
Exercise and Sport Physiology
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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 - 2022

Cairns
Mackay City
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:
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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

Feedback

Consider working in case-based questions that are more applicable to education students in the practical workbook.

Recommendation

It is recommended that alterations to the practical workbook assessment are explored to better encompass contexts suited to education students.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Provide feedback on online quizzes earlier in term.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the possibility of moving the closure date of the online quizzes from week 12 to week 10 will be explored to provide feedback to students earlier in term.

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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Online Test - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 40%
3 - Examination - 40%
4 - On-campus Activity - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Exercise Physiology

Edition: 8th (2014)
Authors: William Mcardle, Frank Katch, and Victor Katch
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Philadelphia Philadelphia , PA , USA
ISBN: 9781451191554
Binding: Hardcover

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 - Module 1 Begin Date: 07 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Adult Pre-Exercise Screening System and Guidelines provided on unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 1 opens at 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 11 March 2022

Week 2 - Module 2 Begin Date: 14 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 2: Exercise metabolism
Topic 1. Energy transfer during exercise
Topic 2. Anaerobic energy systems
Topic 3. Aerobic energy system
Topic 4. Macronutrient energy release
Topic 5. Factors affecting macronutrient release
Topic 6. Measurement of energy use

Chapter

McArdle, Katch, & Katch. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy and Human Performance (8th ed.). New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 5 (pp. 117-131), Chapter 6 (pp. 133-159), and Chapter 8 (pp. 179-189).

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 2 opens at 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 18 March 2022

Week 3 - Module 3 Begin Date: 21 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 3: Pulmonary and cardiovascular responses to exercise
Topic 1. Pulmonary system physiology
Topic 2. Pulmonary system responses to exercise
Topic 3. Acid-base regulation
Topic 4. Cardiovascular system physiology
Topic 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. Chapter 12 (pp. 253-267), Chapter 13 (pp. 269-283), Chapter 14 (pp. 285-290, 298-301), Chapter 15 (pp. 303-323), Chapter 16 (pp. 325-339), and Chapter 17 (pp. 341-353).

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 3 opens at 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 25 March 2022

Week 4 - Module 4 Begin Date: 28 Mar 2022

Module/Topic

Module 4: Endocrine and neuromuscular responses to exercise
Topic 1. Endocrine system physiology
Topic 2. Endocrine system responses to exercise
Topic 3. Neuromuscular system physiology
Topic 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. Chapter 18 (pp. 355-362 & 366-381), Chapter 19 (pp. 383-384 & 389-405), Chapter 20 (pp. 407-430 & 440-453), and Chapter 22 (pp. 538-541).

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 4 opens at 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 1 April 2022

Week 5 Begin Date: 04 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Module 5: Training thresholds, principles, and adaptations
Topic 1. Oxygen uptake kinetics
Topic 2. Performance thresholds
Topic 3. Exercise training principles
Topic 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. Chapter 7 (pp. 161-175), Chapter 14 (pp. 291-293), Chapter 21 (pp. 461-486 & 490-491), and Chapter 22 (pp. 528-537).

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 5 opens at 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 8 April 2022

Vacation Week Begin Date: 11 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 - Module 6 Begin Date: 18 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

Module 6: Environmental and lifespan exercise responses
Topic 1. Exercise responses to altitude
Topic 2. Thermoregulation in the body
Topic 3. Exercise responses to heat and cold
Topic 4. Exercise considerations in children
Topic 5. Exercise considerations according to sex
Topic 6. Exercise considerations with age

Chapter

McArdle, Katch, & Katch. (2015). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy and Human Performance (8th ed.). New York, NY: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 21 (pp. 491-497), Chapter 24 (pp. 597-613), Chapter 25 (pp. 615-621 & 626-641), and Chapter 31 (pp. 848-859).

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online test 6 opens at 5:00 pm AEST on Friday 22 April 2022

Practical block 1 for CB85 (Physiotherapy) students at the Rockhampton, North campus from Friday 22 April 9:00 am to Saturday 23 April 2:00 pm AEST

Week 7 - Practical blocks Begin Date: 25 Apr 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical block 2 for Cairns students at the exercise and sport sciences laboratories located at the Cairns basketball stadium from Thursday 28 April 9:00 am to Friday 29 April 2:00 pm AEST

Week 8 - Practical blocks Begin Date: 02 May 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical block 3 for Mackay students at the Mackay City campus from Thursday 5 May 9:00 am to Friday 6 May 2:00 pm AEST

Week 9 - Practical blocks Begin Date: 09 May 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical block 4 for mixed-mode and Rockhampton CG85 (Exercise and Sport Sciences), CC13 (Education), and other students at the Rockhampton North campus from Tuesday 10 May 9:00 am to Wednesday 11 May 2:00 pm AEST


Attendance and participation at practical block Due: Week 9 Wednesday (11 May 2022) 2:00 pm AEST
Week 10 - Review Begin Date: 16 May 2022

Module/Topic

Review lecture
Topic 1. Summary of major topics
Topic 2. Review of practice exam questions
Topic 3. Issues and tips for practical workbook
Topic 4. Exam preparation and tips

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online tests Due: Week 10 Friday (20 May 2022) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 11 - Self-directed study Begin Date: 23 May 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 - Self-directed study Begin Date: 30 May 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical workbook Due: Week 12 Friday (3 June 2022) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 06 Jun 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 13 Jun 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

This unit includes compulsory on-campus practical activities. You must attend the practical block 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 an alternative practical block.

Students enrolled in CB85 (Physiotherapy) via Mixed Mode (MIX) and Rockhampton (ROK)
You are required to attend the practical block scheduled on the Rockhampton North Campus (building 81, Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratories) on Friday 22 April and Saturday 23 April. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the ESSC12001 Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Students enrolled on-campus in Cairns (CNS) in any course
You are required to attend the practical block scheduled on the Cairns campus (Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratories located at the Cairns Basketball Association Headquarters) on Thursday 28 April and Friday 29 April. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the unit Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Students enrolled on-campus in Mackay (MKY) in any course
You are required to attend the practical block scheduled on the Mackay City Campus (building 4, Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratories) on Thursday 5 May and Friday 6 May. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the unit Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Students enrolled in CG85 (Exercise and Sport Sciences), CC13 (Education), and other courses via Mixed Mode (MIX) or on-campus in Rockhampton
You are required to attend the practical block scheduled on the Rockhampton North Campus (building 81, Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratories) on Tuesday 10 May and Wednesday 11 May. Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the unit 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 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 18 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 5:00 pm AEST on Friday following the scheduled lecture for the corresponding module and all online tests will close at the same time (Week 10, Friday 5:00 pm, 20 May 2022 AEST). You will have a 25-minute time limit to complete each online test upon commencing. Questions will be in multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank formats.

You must log onto Moodle after each online test is opened and complete all online tests before the closing time. 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 them 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 online tests 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 10 Friday (20 May 2022) 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 10 Friday (20 May 2022)

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 their closure.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

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

There will be 18 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 fill-in-the-blank responses, 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 they are open. Online tests should be completed on a computer, as attempting them 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 at practical block

Task Description

This assessment involves compulsory attendance and participation in the on-campus practical activities involved in the unit. You are required to attend and participate in one of the scheduled practical blocks. Different blocks are available depending on your mode of enrolment (i.e. ROK, MKY, CNS, MIX) and course of study. Further details regarding these blocks can be found in the Term Specific Information section of this Unit Profile, on the unit Moodle site, or via the CQUniversity Handbook.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Wednesday (11 May 2022) 2:00 pm AEST

You will successfully complete this assessment item following attendance and participation at your designated practical block.


Return Date to Students

Week 9 Wednesday (11 May 2022)

You will immediately pass this assessment following attendance and participation at your designated practical block.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Attendance at an on-campus practical block with sufficient participation will result in a passing grade for this assessment. Failure to attend and adequately participate in a practical block may result in a fail grade for this assessment item, and being unable to pass this unit. Attendance at all practical activities will be assessed through attendance records documented by staff 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 part of the practical block and provide a valid reason with supporting documentation, then an attempt to make alternate arrangements will be made in consultation with the Unit Coordinator.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Attendance and participation will involve physical completion of practical activities. No documentation is required to be submitted.

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
Practical workbook

Task Description

When completing the practical activities during a practical block in this unit, you will be required to complete a series of tasks involving physiological measurement.

You will need to document the completion of practical activities through filling out a practical workbook available on the unit Moodle site.

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


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (3 June 2022) 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).


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (17 June 2022)

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


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

The practical 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 the different activities completed for 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 practical workbook will be graded out of 400 marks equally divided into the following practical 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 practical workbook as a .doc or .docx file on the unit Moodle site. You may also submit supplementary documents showing your mathematical working for relevant practical tasks as .xls, .xlsx, or image files. 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 invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
40%

Length
180 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?