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This course provides students with a comprehensive examination of the interaction between the body's energy systems and its response to training. Students learn to critically analyse current trends in nutritional support and training strategies. Students are required to assess, train and analyse the performance of a small group of athletes through the duration of the course.
This course provides students with a comprehensive examination of the interaction between the body's energy systems and its response to training and different environments. Students will have the opportunity to apply exercise physiology principles to enhancing sporting performance and improving health. Students will gain a deeper understanding of exercise physiology by examining how the response to exercise, as well as adaptations to a training stimulus, are different for specific populations and are affected by the environment. Students will bring their existing knowledge of a sport to devise a unique activity-specific assessment tool for study during the course.
After completing this course, successful students will be able to: 1. Critically analyse a range of fitness assessment tools available to exercise physiologists.2. Develop novel, valid and reliable, sport-specific assessment tools for a range of sports and populations3. Prescribe appropriate training methods for supporting athletes to achieve training goals.4. Describe adaptations to a variety of forms of training.5. Analyse and evaluate ergogenic aids for enhancing sports performance and supporting athlete training.6. Critically evaluate the effects of different environments and contexts on physiological functioning
1) SPCO209 or 2) SPCO206
Students must attend one activity from each section.
*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.
Domestic fee $926.00
International fee $4,563.00
* 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.
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School of Health Sciences