School Of Health Sciences

Applied PhysiologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401412.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
The knowledge and skills covered in the pre-requisite units. In addition students are expected to have a mathematical ability equal to a passing level in the BOSTES (NSW) numeracy test. See http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/rosa/literacy-and-numeracy-tests.html . Students whose mathematical ability is not at this level or who have not used such mathematics recently are encouraged to seek assistance early through the Mathematics Educational resource Hub (MESH) http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/mesh/mesh.

Equivalent Units
400329 - Sport Physiology, 400888 - Advanced Sport Physiology, 401146 - Applied Physiology

401143 Exercise Prescription I AND 400883 Exercise Bioenergetics AND 401142 Exercise Physiology

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4658 - Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science).

About this Unit
From 2020 this unit replaces 401146 - Applied Physiology. This unit focuses on the application of exercise physiology in sporting and physically demanding occupation contexts. Concepts covered include: muscular fatigue, soreness & recovery, General Adaption Syndrome Theory, testing, training and periodisation in an individualised approach to the client. Students will develop skills to appropriately: select, justify perform and evaluate a number of laboratory, field and functional tests; analyse, interpret and communicate test results; prepare, justify, implement and evaluate individualised training and recovery plans (long and short term); incorporate other sport and exercise science sub-disciplines into plans and appropriately adjust plans for environmental challenges.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

NOTE: First Aid Requirement removed for Spring 2021 due to Covid Restrictions.

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Students must hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

Special requirements

4658.4Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)CONTINUING
4658.5Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)CURRENT

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