Applied Exercise Physiology



Year Two

20 Credits

This module will study physiological function during acute exercise stress - from the level of the cell to the whole body - with some consideration for the influence of different intensities, durations and modes of exercise upon physiological function. We will also study the physiological response to repeated exercise training sessions, so as to characterise the training adaptations to different forms of exercise (e.g. aerobic, anaerobic, strength). This will also involve us briefly considering exercise prescription guidelines and the structure of training programs. The implications and effects of exercise in adverse environments (e.g., heat and hypoxia) will also be examined, along with responses and considerations for specific populations (e.g. elderly, spinal cord injured, female athletes).


Lectures, laboratory practical classes, workshops, guided independent study


Practical report