SPCO209-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)

Exercise Physiology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course is designed to develop each student’s knowledge and skills in relation to the theory and practice of exercise physiology. The lecture sessions will cover, in detail, the energy systems as they underpin health and performance. The laboratory sessions will provide students with the knowledge, time and opportunity to develop hands-on practical skills for fitness assessments both in the field and laboratory - essential for every exercise physiologist. In addition students will gain experience and skills in reading and critiquing research papers, analysing data using statistics as well as writing research papers.



SPCO206, TEPE203, TEPE103

Course Coordinator

Nick Draper


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Laboratory report 01 May 2023 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. To be presented as a handwritten "Engineer's exploded diagram" - with bullet-pointed introduction, method and discussion, along with statistics printout and highlighted key statistics for results section - results to include tables/figures and statistics sentences. This will be due by 5pm.
In-class assessment 02 Jun 2023 30% Assignments will be set each week to assess this course component. Requirements will involve a variety of assigned activities to support learning for the class. This will be due by 5pm.
Practical assessment portfolio 02 Jun 2023 40% Students to learn and undertake assessment for a range of exercise physiology 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. This will be due by 5pm.

*Emergency provisions: In the case of an emergency that affects the whole course, the Course Coordinator, in consultation with the Dean,  may change the nature, weighting and timing of assessments, e.g. tests and examination may be replaced with assignments of the same weight or different weight at a different time and/or date (which, under certain circumstances, may be outside the prescribed course dates).  The ‘Special consideration’ process will also be used for unforeseen circumstances that adversely affect the academic performance of students individually. The usual grounds for this are described in the UC policy ‘Special Consideration Procedures and Guidelines’, and personal circumstances due to a wider emergency event may also qualify.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $951.00

International fee $4,750.00

* 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

  • SPCO209-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • SPCO209-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)