HSE303 - Exercise Metabolism


2021 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, D324, D394 or S323 students completing the Nutrition and Exercise Science major (MJ-H000026) or H315 students completing the Exercise Physiology major sequence (MJ-H000029).

Other students who would like to enrol in this unit must submit their request to Health-enquire@deakin.edu.au. Enrolment quotas apply.

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Glenn Wadley

Prerequisite: HSE201

Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with:


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

1 x 2 hour laboratory class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar every two weeks which includes IN-CLASS assessment of Individual and Team Based Learning (TBL) tasks (see below)


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, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism during exercise and their regulation, environmental temperature and metabolism, metabolic bases of fatigue, metabolic adaptations to training and exercise and muscle gene expression.

Unit Fee Information

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