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Exercise Across the Life Span PG (8534.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science

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    Syllabus

    This unit addresses how changes to the body over the life span alter our response to exercise. Students will learn how children and the elderly experience physiological, biomechanical and cognitive changes that impact on functional capacity and exercise performance. Responses to physical activity and exercise training are also altered throughout the life span. Students will be provided with tools to assist in the assessment of changes experienced with ageing. The application of knowledge towards considerations for training is addressed.

    Learning Outcomes

    DESCRIPTION:

    1. Understand physiological, biomechanical and cognitive changes across the life span that relate to exercise;

    2. Evaluate issues relating to health and exercise participation in children through to the elderly;

    3. Analyse how children through to the elderly respond differentially to training stimuli;

    4. Apply appropriate training prescription considerations for children through to the elderly; and

    5. Evaluate changes in functional capacity/exercise performance across the life span

    Contact Hours

    An average of two hours per week lecture or equivalent; up to two hours per week practical/tutorial work.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Corequisites

    Enrolment in Master of Exercise Science.


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