VCE Physical Education Unit 3
Unit 3: Physiological and participatory perspectives of physical activity
This unit introduces students to an understanding of physical activity from a physiological perspective. In particular, the contribution of energy systems to performance in physical activity is explored, as well as the health benefits to be gained from participation in regular
physical activity. The underlying physiological requirements of an activity being used for health or for fitness are the same.
There are many factors that influence an individual to initially begin and then continue on with some form of regular physical activity. In this unit, students study and apply various models to identify strategies that will be effective in promoting participation in some form of regular activity.
Outcome 1
On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse individual and population levels of participation in physical activity, and evaluate strategies that promote adherence to the National Physical Activity Guidelines.
Outcome 2
On completion of this unit the student should be able to analyse the role and relative contribution of the energy systems during physical activity.

Unit 3 Glossary - download and complete as the unit progresses

General physiology website

Chapter One - NPAG and Methods of Assessing Physical Activity

Using MET values

Chapter Two - Strategies for promoting physical activity and the Stages of Change Model

Psychological barriers to exercise

Chapter Three - Promoting physical activity: settings-based approaches

Go For Your Life - A State of Walking
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Chapter Four - Foods, fuels and energy systems

VCE online energy systems
Coffee and carbs
Energy systems
energy systems revision
Tutorials - Glycemic Index , Carbohydrate Loading

Chapter Five
- Oxygen uptake, oxygen deficit and oxygen debt

Oxygen debt flash quiz

Chapter Six - Muscular fatigue mechanisms