Anatomy of Exercise (BIOS5094)


This unit of study will extend the student's undergraduate knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomy by applying functional anatomy principles to the prescription and analysis of exercises in the clinical situation. Relevant research and advanced knowledge of functional musculoskeletal anatomical concepts will be used to explore exercises designed to: strengthen and lengthen specific muscles; improve functional muscle coordination; develop dynamic stability including functional core stability; and prevent the development of muscle imbalances that may contribute to musculoskeletal injury. The application of musculoskeletal anatomy principles to increase the difficulty, functional and clinical relevance of exercises will be explored. This unit will include laboratory classes in which human cadavers are studies; attendance at such classes is strongly encouraged.

Further unit of study information


2 hr lectures and 2 hr practical or tutorial / week


End semester exam (60%), Quizzes (40%).

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


BIOS1168 and BIOS1169



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.