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How does the body produce energy?



Course description

In this area of study students explore the various systems and mechanisms associated with the production of energy required for human movement. They consider the cardiovascular; respiratory and muscular systems and the roles of each in supplying oxygen and energy to the working muscles. They examine the way in which energy for activity is produced by the three energy systems and the associated fuels used for activities of varying intensity and duration. Students also consider the many factors contributing to fatigue as well as recovery strategies used to return to pre-exercise conditions. Through practical activities students explore the interplay of the energy systems during physical activity

Students must†perform; observe; analyse and report on laboratory exercises designed to explore the relationship between the energy systems during physical activity and recovery.†A laboratory report based on primary data collected during participation in a laboratory activity; which analyses the relative contribution of energy systems and acute responses to exercise.

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Lab Science

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In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science; we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.

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