SPCO209-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)

Exercise Physiology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020


Practical laboratory sessions and seminars help link key concepts of exercise physiology to practice. Undertake fitness assessments and understand the anaerobic and aerobic energy systems, as well as acute and chronic responses to exercise.

Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience in exercise physiology and testing.

Key course components include:

- anaerobic and aerobic energy systems and their interaction
- acute and chronic response to exercise
- developing skills in fitness assessment
- Writing research papers
- analysing data
- reading and critiquing research

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, successful students will be able to:
1. Explain the energy requirements and sources of human energy production during anaerobic and aerobic exercise.
2. Discuss the acute and chronic responses of the body to exercise in health and performance contexts.
3. Critique and apply a variety of assessment tools for fitness testing in the field and laboratory
4. Recommend appropriate training methods for supporting athletes from different populations to enhance performance.
5. Analyse data collected in laboratory sessions and effectively report results.



SPCO206, TEPE203, TEPE103

Course Coordinator

Nick Draper


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
In class assessment 12 Jun 2020 30% Attendance to all sessions is required for this class and assignments will be set each week to assess this course component. Requirements will involve a variety of in class and assigned activities to support learning for the class.
Laboratory report 08 May 2020 30% Students collect and then analyse lab data. Students then incorporate new knowledge from class and their own research into discussion regarding the meaning of their results. This will be due by 5pm.
Practical Assessment Portfolio 12 Jun 2020 40% Students to learn and undertake assessment for a range of exercise science tests, along with providing a description of each test, a rationale for its use and a protocol and range of tests that might be used as alternatives.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $900.00

International fee $4,250.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO209 Occurrences

  • SPCO209-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • SPCO209-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)