Module Title:Exercise Physiology 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in 2 theory classes of one hour duration and one 2 hour practical per week in one term. The theory classes will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, and guest lecturers where appropriate. Practical work will involve demonstration, laboratory and field-based assessments, group work, discussion and analysis of data. Any course-related issue or questions that may arise will be discussed at lectures. All programme material, course calendar, announcements and other course-related information will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Students can contact lecturer outside of class hours to discuss formative feedback given on written reports and group project work
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to develop students’ scientific knowledge and understanding of how the bodily systems respond and adapt to exercise training, the physiological demands of sport, and to develop the student’ skills in conducting a variety of laboratory and field-based assessments and their ability to interpret the data recorded.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to acute aerobic exercise
LO2 Explain the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic adaptations to aerobic exercise training
LO3 Describe the physiological demands of different sports
LO4 Explain the possible causes of fatigue during exercise of different intensity and duration
LO5 Explain the physiological basis of tapering, excessive training, overtraining and detraining on athletic performance
LO6 Accurately measure, record and interpret the result of a number of physiological measurements
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 1 or equivalent
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theory Section 1
Cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to acute aerobic exercise
Theory Section 2
Cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic adaptations to aerobic exercise training
Theory Section 3
Analysis of physiological demands of sports; design of appropriate training programmes
Theory Section 4
Aetiology of fatigue (central and peripheral fatigue)
Theory Section 5
Tapering, detraining, over-reaching, overtraining/ unexplained underperformance syndrome
Theory Section 6
Conduct and interpret findings of laboratory and field-based physiological assessments: aerobic and anaerobic metabolism, energy expenditure, lactate threshold, measurement of power output, agility and speed, anaerobic endurance; consider issues of reliability and validity
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
Practical40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Multiple Choice Questions 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 n/a
No Project
Practical
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical 6 40.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 2 hour exam 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Laboratory 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 1.67
Total Hours 110.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 2 Mandatory
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 2 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 2 Mandatory
CW_SAPHS_C Higher Certificate in Science in Physiology and Health Science 2 Mandatory