Module Overview

Exercise Physiology

Module Aims: • To provide the learner with a basic understanding of the relationship between physiology and exercise in normal and adverse environments • To provide the student with a basic understanding of how exercise effects the different physiological systems • To allow the delivery of appropriate aerobic and anaerobic testing methods. • To ensure the learner can interpret aerobic and anaerobic testing results. • To instil an acute awareness of the effects of different substances on different physiological systems.

Module Code

SMCO H2013

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change


Introduction to Exercise and Sport Physiology,Structure and Function of Exercise Muscle,Energy Systems and Hormonal Control,Neural Control of Exercising Muscle,Principles of Exercise Training,Exercise and the Cardiovascular System,Exercise and the Respiratory System,Adaptations to Resistance/Aerobic/Anaerobic Training,Aerobic and Anaerobic Testing,Ergogenic Aids


Aerobic and Anaerobic TestingMethods, Results, Interpretation,Exercise and Cardiovascular System,Exercise and Respiratory System

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Formal Examination70
Other Assessment(s)30