Module Title:Exercise Physiology 3
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught in two theory classes of one hour duration and one two hour practical/laboratory per week for 15 weeks. The theory classes will include lecture, Q&A, group discussion, digital content, and guest lecturers where appropriate. Practical work will involve demonstration, physiological assessment, group data collection, data handling, analyses and presentation, interpretation of physiological data and discussion.
Module Aim: To provide the student with the scientific knowledge, physiological laboratory skills and experience in preparation of the athlete for performance
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Discuss the merits of, and acute and chronic adaptations to, various training types for developing optimal performance, including the application of the Lactate Threshold to endurance training, HIIT, MAS for team/individual athletes etc.
LO2 Explain the effects of environmental conditions (e.g. altitude, heat, cold, hyperbaric) on human physiology and, in particular, the athlete
LO3 Discuss the problems associated with exercise performance in varying environmental conditions (e.g. altitude, heat, cold, hyperbaric) and formulate recommendations for optimal athletic performance in these conditions
LO4 Critique the role of biological rhythms and sleep in the preparation of athletes for competition, and, discuss hormonal regulation of physiological processes regarding adaptation to exercise/conditions and overtraining syndrome.
LO5 Develop research and writing skills through the completion of a number of laboratory practical experiments.
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
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 3 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Training types: Lactate threshold, HIIT, MAS etc.
Thermoregulation and exercise in the heat and cold
Altitude, exercise at altitude and altitude training
The hyperbaric environment
Biological rhythms and performance
Recovery from exercise
Determination of lactate threshold and heart rate response to incremental exercise, comparison of anaerobic capacity and power, HR response during maximal anaerobic speed training, force-velocity resistance training
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in both the practical/CA and final examination
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Report 1,5 20.00 Sem 1 End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Report Presentation 1,5 20.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam 2 hour final 1,2,3,4 60.00 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 1.33
Total Hours 100.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 4 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 4 Mandatory