Energy is necessary for all bodily movements and chemical processes from exercising to digesting food. The science of bioenergetics is the study of how organisms, including humans, collect, store and use energy. This course is ideal for those wanting to gain a better understanding of energy and its impacts on work, sport and exercise, including fitness consultants, personal trainers and exercise and health scientists.
The Certificate of Human Biology – Bioenergeticsis an online program that will give you insights into how to increase people’s energy levels, maintain them in different situations, and perform exercises for better energy management.
In this professional development course, you will study the different types of human energy supplies, and the pathways of energy, including how it is measured, produced and stored during exercise.
You will also learn about the acid-base balance, osmosis and diffusion, atmospheric pressure, temperature regulation and the ergogenic aids to exercise performance.
On completion of this course, you will have a broad understanding of the science of energy to maintain an individual’s optimum levels of energy and improve their body’s capacity for movement.
Human Biology - Bioenergetics
Unit 1 – Energy and work
Anaerobic energy supply
Lactic acid energy
Aerobic energy supply
Energy requirements for different types of activity
Breathing during exercise
Lactic acid system
Unit 2 – Energy pathways
What is energy
The nature of energy
Units of measurement
Production and storage of energy
Carbohydrates in an animal or human body
Hydrolysis of metal salts
Hydrolysis of an ester link
Energy production pathways from different foods: fats, carbohydrates, proteins
Resting quotient Aerobic capacity
What happens during exercise
Recovery from exercise: Alactacid and lactacid oxygen debt, Replenishing muscular glycogen
Unit 3 – The acid-base balance
What is acidity
The urinary system: kidneys, ureters, bladder
Physiology of the urinary system
The urea cycle
Unit 4 – Osmosis and diffusion
Diffusion explained and examples given
Nature and types of diffusion
Movement of molecules through cell membranes
Membranes and their structure
Osmosis and filtration
Membrane transport: simple passive, active and facilitated transport
Factors affecting individual BMR: growth, body size, food, thyroid gland
Fever: mechanism of fever, shivering, other temperature disorders
Grades of fever
Signs of fever
Unit 7 – Ergogenic aids to performance
Drugs: steroids, amphetamines
Other foods: carbohydrates, protein
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.