Physiology of Sport and Exercise
Applications for academic year 2022/23 will open March 2022.
This module provides students with an understanding of the regulation and integration of multiple physiological systems during exercise, including cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuromuscular function, and muscle metabolism.
The module aims to develop knowledge of acute responses to exercise, understanding adaptations to exercise training, and integration of responses within and between systems.
Days on campus
Minimum of one day per week required on campus. Tuesday, Thursday or Friday on weeks 1-5 and 8-9.
Usually you need to have taken the following modules:
- Cell biology
- Anatomy and physiology
- Introduction to sport and exercise science
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the regulation, integration, and adaptations of cardiovascular and respiratory systems in response to exercise
- critically evaluate and interpret the regulation and adaptation of neuromuscular function in relation to exercise modalities
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the regulation, integration, and adaptation of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism in response to exercise
- evaluate the role of genetic markers of trainability and key molecular drivers that promote skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise
Delivery and assessment
The module is delivered via:
- Online lectures
- Flipped classroom sessions
- Practical sessions
- Prescribed reading
Assessments will be:
- Coursework 1 (summative)
- Coursework 2 (summative)
- Weekly quizzes (formative)
- Exam (summative)
Dr Stuart Galloway