1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
1 x 2-hour practical fortnightly
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 HLPE1521 - Foundation Studies in Physical Education
1a HLPE1530 - Foundation Studies in Physical Education
1b HLPE1531 - Sociocultural Constructions of Movement in Physical Education
1c HLPE1550 - Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c))
Topic description

This topic explores exercise physiology principles related to physical activity and physical education. Students will participate in both laboratory and field tests of health related fitness.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide students with an opportunity to:

  • Investigate the exercise physiology concepts, applications and issues related to physical activity and health related fitness
  • Investigate basic human anatomy and physiology
  • Explore the human body's ability to perform physical work and the body's ability to improve its physiological capabilities
  • Use exercise physiology equipment to develop skills in measurement and evaluation
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Describe the key physiological processes that occur during human movement
  2. Explain how the physiological processes that occur during exercise training that result in improved physiological capabilities of the human body
  3. Use exercise physiology equipment to assess an individual's level of health-related fitness and use that information to prescribe a safe and effective exercise program

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


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