RECN 345

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science

Course overview

You’ll examine the science that underpins sport and exercise performance; the theory and principles of training and the physiological consequences of playing and training for sport and exercise.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course


  • restriction Exercise, Fitness and Health, RECN-342

Credits 15
Domestic fees $815.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Discuss the changes that occur in the human body with exercise and training.
  2. Identify major muscles and joints of the human body and critically assess their function and how they are used to create movement.
  3. Outline the principles and theory of training and how they can be incorporated into an individualised training programme.
  4. Critically discuss the development of strength and endurance fitness along with the energy systems used in each.
  5. Identify techniques used to improve performance and recovery in athletes.
  6. Prescribe, monitor and evaluate exercise programmes designed to improve sport and exercise performance.
  7. Explore research examining training techniques, sport and performance.
  8. Understand collection and testing methods for determining sport and exercise performance.
  9. Effectively use search tools to identify reliable and trustworthy information and be able to correctly cite such information.
  10. Understand the ethical issues involved in exercise testing, evaluation and reporting.

Course examiners

Mike Hamlin

Mike Hamlin


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design