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 - 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:
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, peer consultation, and self-reflection.

Feedback

The assessment load is heavy towards the end of term for students, with similar assessment pieces administered in the form of a research manuscript and research presentation.

Recommendation

It is recommended that an alternative single assessment piece be developed and implemented linking elements of the research manuscript and research presentation as part of the wider research portfolio assessment.

Feedback from Teaching staff feedback and self-reflection.

Feedback

Some equipment did not permit effective or efficient data collection for the research projects during practical tasks.

Recommendation

It is recommended that alternative equipment providing effective and efficient physiological measurement be incorporated into research projects during practical sessions.

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
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 - 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: 11 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and websites with links will be made available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 - Module 2 Begin Date: 18 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and websites with links will be made available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 1 opens on Wednesday 20 July 5:00 pm AEST.
Week 3 - Module 3 Begin Date: 25 Jul 2022

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and websites with links will be made available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 2 opens on Wednesday 27 July 5:00 pm AEST.

Week 4 - Module 4 Begin Date: 01 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Module 4: Measuring physiological attributes and responses
Topic 1. Assessing body composition
Topic 2. Assessing cardiovascular responses
Topic 3. Assessing oxygen utilisation
Topic 4. Assessing thermoregulatory responses

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and websites with links will be made available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 3 opens on Wednesday 3 August 5:00 pm AEST.

Week 5 - Module 5 Begin Date: 08 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Module 5: Monitoring recovery and fatigue
Topic 1. Sleep as recovery from exercise
Topic 2. Enhancing recovery from exercise
Topic 3. Neuromuscular approaches to measure fatigue
Topic 4. Physiological approaches to measure fatigue

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and websites with links will be made available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 4 opens on Wednesday 10 August 5:00 pm AEST.

Portfolio - Research project proposal Due: Week 5 Friday 12 August 5:00 pm AEST.

Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 - Module 6 Begin Date: 22 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

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

Chapter

Various readings consisting of journal articles and websites with links will be made available on the unit Moodle site.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quiz 5 opens on Wednesday 24 August 5:00 pm AEST.

Practical block 1 for Mackay students on Tuesday and Wednesday 23-24 August.
Practical block 2 for Rockhampton and mixed-mode students on Friday and Saturday 26-27 August.

Week 7 Begin Date: 29 Aug 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Practical block 3 for Cairns students on Tuesday and Wednesday 30-31 August.

Week 8 - Preparation Begin Date: 05 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Preparing your research manuscript
Topic 1. Data analyses for research projects
Topic 2. Interpretation of findings for research projects
Topic 3. Research manuscript preparation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 12 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 19 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Online quizzes Due: Week 10 Friday (23 Sept 2022) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 11 - Preparation Begin Date: 26 Sep 2022

Module/Topic

Preparing your research presentation
Topic 1. Presentation preparation
Topic 2. Presentation examples
Topic 3. Presentation sessions and student questions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio - Research project manuscript Due: Week 11 Friday 30 September 5:00 pm AEST.

Week 12 Begin Date: 03 Oct 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Oct 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Oct 2022

Module/Topic

No lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Portfolio - Research project presentation Due: Presented during a pre-selected online Zoom session on either Monday 17 October (9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm AEST) or Tuesday 18 October (9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm AEST). Presentation slides to be submitted by Tuesday 18 October 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.

Mackay students
You are required to attend the practical block scheduled on the Mackay City Campus (Bld 4, Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratories) on Tuesday 23 August 2022 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm AEST) and Wednesday 24 August 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm AEST). Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the unit Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Rockhampton and mixed-mode students
You are required to attend the practical block scheduled on the Rockhampton North Campus (Bld 81, Exercise and Sport Sciences Laboratories) on Friday 26 August 2022 (9:00 am to 5:30 pm AEST) and Saturday 27 August 2022 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm AEST). Please see the CQUniversity Handbook and the unit Moodle site for up-to-date information.

Cairns 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 Tuesday 30 August 2022 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm AEST) and Wednesday 31 August 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm AEST). 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.

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 (which contains correct formatting) on the unit Moodle site.
General information
Word limit: 2000 words (excluding tables for the risk assessment and Gantt chart, as well as the reference list).
Program: Microsoft Word is the preferred software program.
Font: Use Times New Roman, size eleven font.
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.

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 (which contains correct formatting) on the unit Moodle site.
General information
Word limit: 3000 words (excludes abstract, tables/figures, and reference list).
Reference limit: 30 references.
Program: Microsoft Word is the preferred software program.
Font: Use Times New Roman, size eleven font.
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.

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 are recommended; however this might vary with content and styles.
Program: Microsoft PowerPoint is the preferred software program.

Portfolio items will be due on different dates across term. Templates, guidelines, and assessment rubrics will be made available for each item on the unit Moodle site. You should consider the information provided during the lectures when developing your portfolio.


Assessment Due Date

Research project proposal due Week 5 Friday 12 August 2022 5:00 pm AEST; Research project manuscript due Week 11 Friday 30 September 2022 5:00 pm AEST; Research project presentation to be presented during selected session on Monday 17 October 2022 or Tuesday 18 October 2022 AEST with submission of presentation slides due in Exam Week on Wednesday 18 October 2022 5:00 pm AEST.


Return Date to Students

Each portfolio item will be returned with feedback within two weeks of the due date.


Weighting
70%

Assessment Criteria

The research project proposal will be a written document assessed in 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 in 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 in 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 item will be graded using detailed assessment rubrics available on the unit Moodle site.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
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. The research project presentation will be presented online via Zoom.

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 of content covered in Module 2; Online quiz 2 will assess knowledge of content covered in Module 3; Online quiz 3 will assess knowledge of content covered in Module 4; Online quiz 4 will assess knowledge of content covered in Module 5; and Online quiz 5 will assess knowledge of 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 on the Wednesday at 5:00 pm AEST following the lecture in weeks 2-6 and all quizzes will close on the same date (23 September 5:00 pm 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 10 Friday (23 Sept 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

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 occurs 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 on-campus practical blocks. Different blocks are available depending on your mode of enrolment (Mackay, Rockhampton, Cairns, or mixed-mode). 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

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


Return Date to Students

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 a 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 in consultation with the Deputy Dean Learning and Teaching or equivalent manager.


Referencing Style

Submission
Offline

Submission Instructions
Attendance and participation will involve 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?