Physiology of Sport and Exercise
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.
Students will need to have taken the following modules:
- Anatomy and Physiology 1;
- Anatomy and Physiology 2.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
- IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill.
- IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.
See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.
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 by:
- online lectures,
- flipped classroom sessions,
- practical sessions,
- prescribed reading.
Assessments will be:
- coursework 1 (summative),
- coursework 2 (summative),
- weekly quizzes (summative),
- exam (summative).
Dates on campus
A minimum of one day per week is required on campus. Tuesday, Thursday or Friday on weeks 1-5 and 8-9.
Dr Stuart Galloway