Exercise Science  

The study of Exercise Science will introduce students to the anatomy and physiology of the human body and will explore how body systems affect human performance.

This course is an excellent platform for students who are interested in careers in the fitness industry, physiotherapy, nutrition, biomechanics, sports psychology, sports coaching, medical science and nursing.

At Dickson College students will study the following units of work:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
    Explore the structure and function of many of the systems of the body and how they affect human sporting performance. Including cellular, circulatory, respiratory, muscular, skeletal and nervous.
  • Nutrition
    Discover the importance of diet in sport and explore the structure and function of the digestive system.
    Analyse specific dietary requirements for a variety of athletic performance and discover the relationship between food intake vs energy  expenditure.
  • Exercise Physiology
    Physiology involved in muscular contraction and analysis of energy requirements of exercise.
    Factors that influence sporting performance as well as the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise.
  • Sports Medicine
    Diagnosing a range of sports injuries, causes and prevention of these injuries. -The appropriate management of injuries and promotion of safety in sport.
  • Biomechanics
    Biomechanical principles and how to apply them to the human body in static and dynamic situations for improved sporting performance.
  • Sports Psychology
    The relationship between sports psychology and sporting performance.
    Different types of motivation and how to different types of arousal states can be achieved through positive and negative means. Cognitive strategies used in mental preparation for performance.

Students can complete a Major or Minor in Exercise Science at Dickson College.