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HSE201 - Exercise Physiology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

Trimester 3: Cloud (online)^

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

Only available to students enrolled in H315, H343, D324, D394, M320, E377, S302, S307 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:

Stuart Warmington

Campus contact:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong): Chris Shaw




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Trimester 1 Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 11 x 2 hour laboratories per trimester

Trimester 3 ^Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin and 4 consecutive days of laboratory work, scheduled during trimester, to be undertaken at either Burwood (Melbourne) for students enrolled in Burwood (Melbourne) based courses or Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for all other students.


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


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.


Assessment task 1: 8 x laboratory reports
(approx 2400 words in total for the written questions for all reports combined) 40%

Assessment task 2: Mid-trimester test (1 hour) 20%
Assessment task 3: End-trimester examination (1.5 hours) 40%
Assessment task 4: Practical examination (hurdle requirement)

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