CQUniversity Unit Profile
ESSC12005 Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology
Applied Exercise and Sport Physiology
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will examine the application of physiological concepts and skills based on current trends in exercise and sport science settings. Furthermore, you will develop scientific knowledge and skills by undertaking an applied research project and disseminating the outcomes in verbal and written forms.

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: ESSC11002 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Science AND ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology For CG93 Bachelor of Medical Science students: BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1 AND BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 AND ESSC11002 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Sciences For CC13 Bachelor of Education (Secondary) students: ESSC12001 Exercise and Sport Physiology

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 2 - 2021

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. Portfolio
Weighting: 70%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 30%
3. On-campus Activity
Weighting: Pass/Fail

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 and self-reflection

Feedback

Alternative research topics should be considered for the research portfolio.

Recommendation

It is recommended that alternative research topics be explored for students to complete as part of the research portfolio assessment.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Continue the adjusted order of the portfolio assessment items where the manuscript was completed prior to the presentation.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the updated assessment order remain for the research portfolio where the manuscript will be completed prior to the presentation.

Feedback from Self-reflection

Feedback

Design of the unit Moodle page to be more user-friendly on mobile devices.

Recommendation

It is recommended that alternative Moodle unit designs be explored to allow for more effective presentation and access of unit content on mobile devices.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Recognise applications of exercise and sport physiology in practice
  2. Collect and analyse research data in exercise and sport settings
  3. Evaluate and disseminate research findings in verbal and written forms.
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 - Portfolio - 70%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 30%
3 - 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 - Portfolio - 70%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 30%
3 - On-campus Activity - 0%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Computer / laptop with webcam to allow videoconferencing.
  • Microphone and camera for use with Zoom
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (or similar) software for viewing PDF documents
  • Endnote bibliographic software. This is optional for formatting references.
  • Zoom videoconferencing software. A Zoom account is available with your student credentials
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or similar software such as Open Office
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: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Module 1: Introduction and research projects
1. Unit introduction
2. Research project topics
3. Disseminating research

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and textbook chapters with full-text library links available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 - Module 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Module 2: The research process
1. Information sources
2. Finding and reviewing the literature
3. Research designs
4. Data analysis

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and textbook chapters with full-text library links available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 1 opens at 4:00 pm AEST on Monday 19 July 2021.

Week 3 - Module 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Module 3: Measurement and testing in exercise and sport physiology
1. Measurement concepts
2. The testing process
3. Anaerobic fitness and performance tests
4. Aerobic fitness and performance tests

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and textbook chapters with full-text library links available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 2 opens at 4:00 pm AEST on Monday 26 July 2021.

Week 4 - Module 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Module 4: Measurement of physiological attributes and responses
1. Approaches to assess body composition
2. Approaches to assess cardiovascular responses
3. Approaches to assess oxygen utilisation
4. Approaches to assess thermoregulatory responses

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and textbook chapters with full-text library links available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 3 opens at 4:00 pm AEST on Monday 2 August 2021.

Week 5 - Module 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Module 5: Monitoring recovery and fatigue
1. The role of sleep in recovery
2. Approaches to enhance recovery from exercise
3. Neuromuscular approaches to assess fatigue
4. Physiological approaches to assess fatigue

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and textbook chapters with full-text library links available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 4 opens at 4:00 pm AEST on Monday 9 August 2021.

Portfolio component (research project proposal) Due: Week 5 Friday (13 August 2021) 5:00 pm AEST.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 - Module 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Module 6: Monitoring training load and enhancing performance
1. Concepts in monitoring training load
2. Approaches to measure internal load
3. Approaches to measure external load
4. Training modifications to enhance performance
5. Ergogenic practices to enhance performance

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and textbook chapters with full-text library links available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 5 opens at 4:00 pm AEST on Monday 23 August 2021.

Week 7 - Practical blocks Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Attendance and participation in practical block Due: Week 7 Friday (3 Sep 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 8 - Review 1 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Review 1
1. Data analyses for research projects
2. Interpretation of findings for research projects
3. Research manuscript preparation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 - Self-directed study Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 - Self-directed study Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 - Review 2 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Review 2
1. General information on remaining assessment
2. Research presentation preparation and examples
3. Student questions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio component (research project manuscript) Due: Week 11 Friday (1 October 2021) 5:00 pm AEST.

Week 12 - Self-directed study Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quizzes Due: Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio component (research project presentation) Due: Presented during a pre-selected online session between Monday (18 October 2021) and Wednesday (20 October 2021) this week. Presentation slides to be submitted by Wednesday (20 October 2021) 5:00 pm AEST.

Term Specific Information

This unit includes compulsory on-campus practical activities. You must attend the practical block specific to your mode of enrolment as outlined below. If you prefer to attend an alternate session to that specified for your enrolment mode, please contact the Unit Coordinator to discuss attendance at an alternative practical block.

Mixed Mode (MIX) and Rockhampton (ROK) students
You are required to attend the practical block scheduled on the Rockhampton North Campus (Bld 81, Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratories) on Wednesday (25 August 2021) and Thursday (26 August 2021). Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the ESSC12005 Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Mackay (MKY) students
You are required to attend the practical block scheduled on the Mackay City Campus (Bld 4, Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratories) on Monday (30 August 2021) and Tuesday (31 August 2021). Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the unit Moodle site for up-to-date information.


Cairns (CNS) students
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 (2 September 2021) and Friday (3 September 2021). Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the unit Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Research portfolio

Task Description

In this unit, you will apply knowledge and skills related to exercise and sport physiology to complete various research projects during the practical sessions. You are required to actively participate in data collection for all research projects and select ONE of the research project topics to develop your research portfolio. The portfolio will consist of a research proposal, research presentation, and research manuscript.

Component 1: Research project proposal
This assessment involves developing a written proposal related to your chosen research topic and should include background, purposes and hypotheses, study design and statistical analyses, risk assessment, milestones, and references sections. This assessment is to be completed individually using the template provided on the unit Moodle site.
General information
Word limit: 2000 words.
Program: Microsoft Word is the preferred software program.
Font: Use Arial or Times New Roman, size eleven (11) point.
Layout: Double-spaced throughout with 2.54 cm margins on all sides. Number the pages consecutively at the bottom right corner. Set the text alignment to justified.

Component 2: Research project manuscript
This assessment involves developing a journal-style manuscript on your chosen research topic and should include title page, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, practical implications, and references sections. This assessment is to be completed individually using the template provided on the unit Moodle site.
General information
Word limit: 3000 words (excludes abstract, tables/figures, references).
Reference limit: 30 references.
Program: Microsoft Word is the preferred software program.
Font: Use Arial or Times New Roman, size eleven (11) point.
Layout: Double-spaced throughout with 2.54 cm margins on all sides. Number the pages consecutively at the bottom right corner. Set the text alignment to justified.
Tables and figures: No more than 3 tables and figures combined in total should be included.

Component 3: Research project presentation
This assessment involves developing and delivering a presentation on the findings for your chosen research topic. The presentation is to be completed individually and delivered at one of the scheduled online conferences using Zoom.
General information
Time limit: Up to 10 minutes presenting (followed by 2-3 minutes of questions).
Slide volume: 15-20 slides is recommended; however this might vary with content and styles.
Program: Microsoft PowerPoint is the preferred software program.

The components of the portfolio will be due on different dates across term. Templates, guidelines, and grading rubrics will be made available for each component on the unit Moodle site. You should consider the information provided during the lecture series when developing your portfolio.


Assessment Due Date

Research project proposal due Week 5 Friday 13 August 2021 5:00 pm AEST; Research project manuscript due Week 11 Friday 1 October 2021 5:00 pm AEST; Research project presentation to be presented during selected session between Monday-Wednesday in Exam Week on 18-20 October 2021 AEST with submission of presentation slides due in Exam Week Wednesday 20 October 2021 5:00 pm AEST.


Return Date to Students

Each portfolio component will be returned with feedback within 2 weeks of the due date.


Weighting
70%

Assessment Criteria

The research project proposal will be a written document assessed on the following areas: background of key concepts, review and interpretation of the related literature, development of the rationale for the project, aim(s) and hypotheses, study design and statistical analyses, risk assessment, milestones, and writing (15% of final grade).

The research project manuscript will be assessed on the following areas: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, practical implications, and writing (35% of final grade) in the format of a written journal article.

The presentation will be assessed on the following areas: introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, practical implications, and presentation skills including duration, slide design, structure, use of cues for speech, use of eye contact and voice, professionalism, ability to answer questions, and participation (20% of final grade).

Each portfolio component will be graded using detailed assessment rubrics available on the unit Moodle site.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The research project presentation will be presented online via Zoom. Please submit all portfolio components electronically via the unit Moodle site, preferably as a .doc or .docx file (or a .ppt or .pptx for the presentation). Please do not submit any components as a .pdf file.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise applications of exercise and sport physiology in practice
  • Collect and analyse research data in exercise and sport settings
  • Evaluate and disseminate research findings in verbal and written forms.


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

2 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Online quizzes

Task Description

You will be required to complete five online quizzes, with a separate quiz developed for Modules 2-6. Online quiz 1 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 2; Online quiz 2 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 3; Online quiz 3 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 4; Online quiz 4 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 5; and Online quiz 5 will assess knowledge on content covered in Module 6. Each online quiz 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 quiz will open at 4:00 pm on Mondays AEST following the lecture in their respective Module week and all quizzes will close on the same date (5:00 pm 8 October 2021 AEST). You will have a 25-minute time limit to complete each online quiz upon commencing. Questions will be multiple choice and fill-in-the-blanks.

You must log onto Moodle when each online quiz is open and complete the quiz before the closing date. You can only attempt each online quiz once and each online quiz must be completed in a single session. Online quizzes 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 quiz at a later time. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no late submissions allowed for any of the online quizzes.


Number of Quizzes

5


Frequency of Quizzes


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021) 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 (0) will be awarded.


Return Date to Students

You will receive the overall result for each online quiz upon completion; however, you will see detailed feedback regarding the correct answers for each question in each online quiz upon quiz closure or when all students have completed the quiz (whichever is earliest).


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Each online quiz will have an equal contribution to your overall unit grade. Together, the five online quizzes will comprise 30% of your overall grade (6% per quiz).

There will be 18 questions per online quiz, with each question allocated 1 mark. Each question in each online quiz 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 quiz is performed via the unit Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Recognise applications of exercise and sport physiology in practice


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

3 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title
Attendance and participation in practical block

Task Description

This assessment involves compulsory attendance and active participation in the on-campus practical activities of the unit delivered in a practical block. You are required to attend (and actively participate in) ONE of the timetabled on-campus practical blocks. Different blocks are available depending on your mode of enrolment (i.e. ROK, MKY, CNS, MIX). Further details regarding these practical blocks can be found in the Term Specific Information section of the ESSC12005 Unit Profile, on the unit Moodle site, and via the CQUniversity Handbook


Assessment Due Date

Week 7 Friday (3 Sep 2021) 5:00 pm AEST

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


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (3 Sep 2021)

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


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
You must pass this assessment item to pass the unit.

Assessment Criteria

Attendance at the on-campus practical block, with sufficient participation and completion of skills 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 attendance records documented by staff members managing the sessions as well as competent demonstration of key skills including participant screening, anthropometry assessment, test administration, use of a metabolic analysis system, and capillary blood sampling.

If you miss any part of the practical block 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 practical blocks 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 Deputy Dean Learning and Teaching or equivalent manager.


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 analyse research data in exercise and sport settings
  • Evaluate and disseminate research findings in verbal and written forms.


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

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?