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HSE201 - Exercise Physiology

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)^

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343, D324, D394, M320, E377, S302 or H300, D391, S323 students completing the Exercise Science major sequence (MJ-H000016) or the Nutrition and Exercise Science major (MJ-H000026).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Enrolment quotas apply.

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: S Warmington

Trimester 2: A Russell

Trimester 3: C Shaw




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Contact hours:

Campus students: 2 hours of classes per week, 8 x 2 hour laboratories per trimester, 3 x 2 hour seminars per trimester.

^Cloud (online) students: 3 consecutive days of laboratory work, scheduled during trimester, and to be undertaken at either Burwood (Melbourne) for students enrolled in Burwood (Melbourne) based courses or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for all other students.


^Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 students enrol as Cloud (online); however there are significant campus requirements

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit examines the physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise, with emphasis on the muscular, metabolic and oxygen transport systems. Scenarios where these systems limit exercise performance are covered using examples such as, exercise in the heat, dehydration, carbohydrate depletion and neuromuscular fatigue. Laboratory classes introduce students to the skills and techniques used to assess performance and the physiological responses to exercise.


Mid-trimester test (1 hour) 20%, 8 x laboratory reports (1500 words in total for the written question for all reports combined) 40%, end-trimester examination (1.5 hours) 40%, practical examination (hurdle requirement), combined attendance of 75% of laboratories and seminars (hurdle requirement)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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