This unit explores human movement from a biophysical perspective through the study of functional anatomy, human physiology, and exercise physiology. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of anatomical concepts in order to determine how the body moves. In doing so, students will study the structure and function of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems and how they interact with each other to enable human movement. This unit will detail the mechanisms responsible for the physiological changes during exercise, while also examining the acute and chronic physiological adaptations to training. Students will also investigate the components of fitness, principles of exercise training, training program design, interaction of the three energy systems, factors related to fatigue during exercise, basic fitness testing protocols; and physiological strategies to enhance recovery.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.