Applied practice and research in exercise science requires knowledge of advanced approaches to exercise prescription and physiological adaptations to exercise. This topic will provide students with advanced understanding of the function, integration and regulation of human physiological systems in response to acute and chronic exercise and how this knowledge can be applied in exercise prescription to improve and maintain aspects of health, fitness, and performance. Unique areas of study concerning the physiological adaptations to exercise in response to different environmental conditions and interactions with 'ergonenic aids' and technologies will also be presented. Students will be given the opportunity to develop new skills in research to examine the evidence surrounding key questions in applied exercise practice. Practical skills in exercise testing and prescription will be provided and rehearsed enabling the foundation for exercise practice in apparently healthy, clinical and sporting populations.
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