Exercise and Sports Science

Dr Gavin Buzza


Lecturer in Exercise Science
Port Macquarie
Building 3012 Room 112

Gavin Buzza joined CSU in 2019. Prior to this he taught within the Exercise and Sports Sciences and Exercise Physiology programs at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and in Wuhan China. Gavin also has extensive clinical experience having worked in specialised cardiac, musculoskeletal, mental health and pain management clinics.

Dr Buzza's contribution to teaching includes the coordination and delivery of undergraduate subjects including:


  • Exercise Physiology 1
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
  • Human Anatomy
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Exercise in Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Exercise in Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Health
  • Exercise Management in Chronic Disease
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Internationally: Wuhan Sports University, China

  • Biochemistry of Exercise
  • Integrated Systems Physiology
  • Clinical Exercise Testing

Dr Buzza's PhD investigated the effect of short and long term endurance training on exercise capacity and muscle and brain tissue oxygenation in young and older men and women. Gavin is currently collaborating with academics from a number of institutes in China where they are investigating the effects of resistance training on leg muscle and serum hormones during altitude exposure at 3,700m.

Exercise and Sports Science Australia: Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist
Australian Strength and Conditioning Association: Accredited level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach
Australian Rugby League Club Coach
Australian Rugby League: Level 2 Sports Trainer

The effect of short and long-term aerobic training years on systemic O2 utilisation, and muscle and pre-frontal cortex oxygen extraction in young women: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. February 2, 2018.

The effect of short and long-term endurance training on systemic, and muscle and pre-frontal cortex oxygen utilisation in 40 – 60-year-old women. PLoS ONE, (2016).

Examining the use of evidence-based and social media tools in freely accessible physical activity intervention websites. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (2014).

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