Body in Motion 2
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
- Conduct pre-exercise screening using the Australian adult pre-exercise screening system (APSS) to stratify individuals according to risk level and make appropriate decisions about undertaking aerobic fitness testing or beginning an exercise program.
- Describe the individual and integrated physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise of various intensities, durations, and types.
- Describe the physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise in various environmental conditions.
- Explain how being physically active and improving fitness reduces the risk for developing chronic diseases.
- Acute exercise response and homeostasis
- Energy metabolism
- Adaptations to resistance training
- Adaptations to aerobic and anaerobic exercise training to improve performance
- Exercise in hot and cold environments
- Exercise at altitude
- Physical activity/inactivity and chronic disease
- Exercising and ageing
- Sex differences in sport and exercise
- Pre-exercise screening and medical clearance
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
Examine the physiological adjustments that occur in response to both a single bout of exercise and the adaptations that occur if a person exercises regularly and how these can improve fitness and reduce disease risk.
Learn what should be done to ensure someone is safe to exercise before they start a program. Study the principles involved in designing appropriate exercise programs to improve health and fitness, and the principles related to testing people to see if they are improving. Discover how the responses and adaptations that occur during exercise differ across the lifespan, between males and females, and when people exercise in extreme environments, such as at altitude, or in very hot or cold conditions.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a second-year course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Health Science (Nutrition and Exercise) degree. Please note: you are responsible for completing any relevant prerequisite courses before enrolling in this course.
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