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SPEX203 Exercise Physiology

Acute and chronic responses to exercise, including limitations within and between individuals, effects of different types of exercise and environments, effects on health, and methods of analysing responses, limitations and effects.

This paper describes the acute and adaptive physiological responses to exercise in various contexts (e.g. resistance and endurance exercise), for health or performance. It also covers measurement of exercise intensity and energy usage.

Paper title Exercise Physiology
Paper code SPEX203
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,820.40

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Prerequisite
PHSL 101 or PHSE 192 or HUBS 192
Restriction
PHSE 203
Schedule C
Science
Contact

jim.cotter@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Professor Jim Cotter
Lecturers: Associate Professor Nancy Rehrer and Dr Lynette Jones

Teaching Arrangements

Lectures (3 hours per week), laboratories (eight 2-hour sessions) and an optional tutorial per week.

Textbooks

Highly recommended: McArdle, Katch & Katch, Exercise Physiology (ideally 7th Edition or later)

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this paper students should be able to:

  • Explain acute physiological responses to different durations and intensities of exercise at the level of the cell, organs or tissues and the whole body.
  • Explain the likely physiological adaptations to different types of exercise training.
  • Understand the effects of personal factors (e.g. age, sex) and environmental factors (e.g. heat) on exercise performance and physiological responses.
  • Explain the basic principles of fitness testing and of prescribing fitness training for different forms of exercise (endurance, power, strength).

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-22
Friday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 18-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21
A2 Monday 12:00-13:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21
A3 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21
A4 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21
A5 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21
A6 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21
A7 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21
A8 Thursday 10:00-11:50 10-12, 14-15, 18-19, 21

Acute and chronic responses to exercise, including limitations within and between individuals, effects of different types of exercise and environments, effects on health, and methods of analysing responses, limitations and effects.

This paper describes the acute and adaptive physiological responses to exercise in various contexts (e.g. resistance and endurance exercise), for health or performance. It also covers measurement of exercise intensity and energy usage.

Paper title Exercise Physiology
Paper code SPEX203
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
PHSL 101 or PHSE 192 or HUBS 192
Restriction
PHSE 203
Schedule C
Science
Contact

jim.cotter@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Professor Jim Cotter
Lecturers: Associate Professor Nancy Rehrer and Associate Professor Lynnette Jones

Teaching Arrangements

Lectures (3 hours per week), laboratories (eight 2-hour sessions) and an optional tutorial per week.

Textbooks

Highly recommended: McArdle, Katch & Katch, Exercise Physiology (ideally 7th Edition or later)

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this paper students should be able to:

  • Explain acute physiological responses to different durations and intensities of exercise at the level of the cell, organs or tissues and the whole body.
  • Explain the likely physiological adaptations to different types of exercise training.
  • Understand the effects of personal factors (e.g. age, sex) and environmental factors (e.g. heat) on exercise performance and physiological responses.
  • Explain the basic principles of fitness testing and of prescribing fitness training for different forms of exercise (endurance, power, strength).

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Friday 09:00-09:50 9-14, 17-22

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 10-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 21
A2 Monday 12:00-13:50 10-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 21
A3 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 10-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 21
A4 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 10-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 21
A5 Tuesday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 21
A6 Wednesday 13:00-14:50 10-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 21
A7 Wednesday 15:00-16:50 10-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 21
A8 Thursday 10:00-11:50 10-12, 14-15, 17, 19, 21