Acute Effects of Exercise, Physiology, Data Analysis

  • The Human Machine

  • This program utilises leading edge technologies such as ergometers, physiological sensors, iPads and our Deakin Human Performance Laboratory to explore the acute responses to exercise and the science of human performance. 
    Students learn experientially, immersing themselves in a range of physiological tests to look into the human body’s acute response to exercise.  It looks at three distinct areas of physiological measurement; cardiovascular, muscular and respiratory. Students gather their primary data and create a scientific presentation to communicate findings back to the class. Students also take the data generated at BioLAB back into their classroom for further analysis and experimental write up.


    • Key Themes: Physiological responses to exercise, body systems and organs, sport science and wearable technologies.

    • Suitable for: Yr 9 - VCE (PE Unit 1-4)

    • Program Duration: 2 hours

    • Maximum class size: 28