HSE303 - Exercise Metabolism


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Only available to students enrolled in H343, H353, D394.1 or students completing the Exercise Physiology Major MJ-H000029.

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

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Glenn Wadley




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

6 online modules per trimester (approximately 2 hours each week), 1 x 2 hour practical each week, 1 x 2 hour class each fortnight that includes a compulsory IN-CLASS assessment of individual and team based learning (TBL) tasks.


This unit will provide students with an overview of the metabolic responses to exercise and their regulation. Specific topics to be covered include: an overview of skeletal muscle energy metabolism; hormonal regulation of metabolism; metabolism during high-intensity exercise; regulation and interaction of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism during exercise; metabolic bases of fatigue; metabolic adaptations in response to exercise training and environmental challenges such as heat; cellular and molecular regulation of metabolism.

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