Applied Exercise Physiology

Key facts

  • Module codeSPSU9AE
  • Start date 24 Jan 2022
  • Application deadline10 Jan 2022
  • Duration11 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF 20
  • SCQF level Level 9
  • Fees Home: £303 Rest of UK: £1,542 Overseas: £2,983
  • Study mode Full-time

Overview

This module provides students with the theoretical and practical skills required for applied exercise physiology testing and research. Areas covered will be:

  • power
  • strength
  • estimating and determining of aerobic capacity
  • lactate threshold and assessment of neuromuscular function

Students will also carry out a group research project.

Days on campus

Minimum one day per week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday (Weeks 1-5, 7-12).

Entrance requirements

Students will need to have taken the following modules:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise

Objectives

On completion of this module students will be able to:

  • explain and perform a range of exercise assessments commonly used by exercise physiology practitioners

  • critically analyse exercise assessment data and make exercise prescriptions

  • develop and evaluate research questions in a group environment

  • deal with practical problems in laboratory, field, and community health settings

Delivery and assessment

The module will be delivered using a range of approaches including face-to-face and online activities which may include:

  • live lectures, webinars and workshops
  • pre-recorded lectures, videos, podcasts
  • other activities such as reading, quizzes, discussion boards

Canvas (our virtual learning environment), Microsoft Teams and other tools may be used in the teaching of the module.

Module coordinator

Dr Lewis Macgregor

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