14 x 2-hour practicals per semester
1 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
14 x 1-hour on-line lectures per semester
7 x 1-hour on-line tutorials per semester
1 x 15-hour project work per semester
1 Admission into BLITTSPC-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching)
1a Admission into BLITTSPCG-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching) (Graduate Entry)
1b Admission into BSHPA-Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity
1c Admission into BEXS-Bachelor of Exercise Science
1d Admission into BEXSMCEXP-Bachelor of Exercise Science, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d))
Enrolment not permitted
HLPE2301 has been successfully completed
Examination(s), Laboratory exercise(s), Practical work, Test(s)
Topic description

Throughout this topic, students will investigate the structure and function of the neuromusculoskeletal system, as well as the various training and environmental-related factors that can cause acute and chronic changes in human anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Specialised topics that delve into the effects of aging, injury and immobilisation on neuromusculoskeletal structure and function will also be explored.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with the skills to:

  • Understand skeletal, connective tissue, and neuromuscular anatomy
  • Define the relationship between human anatomy and kinesiology
  • Understand the neurological systems role in defining human locomotion
  • Perform movement competency assessments for exercise/sports performance and injury susceptibility
  • Discuss and identify the anthropometric characteristics that underpin exercise/sport performance and health
  • Describe the effects of age and gender on musculoskeletal structural and functional
  • Understand the relationship between movement competency and injury
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand and define musculoskeletal and connective tissue anatomy and function
  2. Detail the adaptive characteristics of muscles, bones and connective tissues in response to mechanical stress
  3. Define the relationship between human anatomy and kinesiology
  4. Understand the role of neurology in defining human locomotion
  5. Competently perform musculoskeletal assessments for injury susceptibility
  6. Describe and identify the anthropometric characteristics that underpin exercise, health, and sports performance
  7. Understand the relationship between movement competency and exercise/sports performance
  8. Describe and identify the effects of age and gender on neuro-musculoskeletal structure and function

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.