HSE304 - Physiology of Sport Performance


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in H343, H353, D394.1 or students completing the Exercise Physiology Major MJ-H000029, Applied Sport Science MJ-H000038 or Strength and Conditioning Major MJ-H000039.

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

Campus contact:

Burwood (Melbourne): Andrew Betik




Must be enrolled in or have previously successfully completed HSE010

Incompatible with: D394.2
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Engagement with online learning resources (2-3 hours per week)
1 x 2 hour practical experience (laboratory) per week 
5 x 1 hour seminars across the trimester


This unit provides an overview of the physiological and metabolic limits to sports performance and the potential strategies to enhance sports performance. Specific topics to be covered include: limits to exercise performance, nutritional strategies and ergogenic aids, principles of training for endurance, speed and strength, and environmental effects of exercise performance.

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