Module Title:Exercise Physiology 2 for Health
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The module includes both large-group and small-group classes, alongside tutor-directed and self-directed independent student learning. The large group lecture classes will include interactive learning activities and formative assessment tasks such as discussions, quizzes, and case studies. The small group practical classes will provide students with the opportunity to develop their hands-on skills in physiological measurement, along with opportunities to reflect on and discuss the application of theory to practice. Independent student learning time will be used for preparation for classes, review of class materials and activities, and work associated with assessment tasks.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of how the human body responds and adapts to exercise, their skills in measuring physiological responses, and their ability to interpret and communicate the results of measurement of physiological responses.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe the physiological demands of different types of sports and exercise
LO2 Describe and explain the cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to acute exercise and exercise training
LO3 Accurately measure, record, interpret and communicate the results of assessments of physiological responses to exercise
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
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
Acute responses to exercise
Acute cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to exercise
Adaptations to exercise training
Cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic adaptations to exercise training
Physiological demands
Physiological demands of sports and activities; patterns of energy demand and contributions of different metabolic pathways to energy production
Integrated physiological responses
Integrated physiological responses such as fatigue, detraining and overtraining; and the consideration of these in training programme design
Physiological measurements
Measurement of physiological responses to exercise such as variables indicating contributions of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism to energy production, generation of power, exercise capacities, and haemotological markers of metabolism.
Data collection and interpretation
Principles of recording, analysis, and interpretation of results of physiological measurements
Scientific communication
Principles of accurate and audience-appropriate communication of scientific information and the results of investigations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment10.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in the practical/CA and the final exam
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Mid-semester assessment 1,2 10.00 n/a
No Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Portfolio of evidence of practical skills which may include skills demonstrations, written reports or presentations. 2,3 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 40.00 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 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 4.33
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASRA_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy 4 Mandatory
CW_SAPHS_C Higher Certificate in Science in Physiology and Health Science 4 Mandatory