Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Sport & Exercise Physiology
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 10 x 2 Hour Practicals
Lecture 11 x 2 Hour Lectures


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2,000 word Laboratory Report  50%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   2 hour examination  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  50%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   2 hour examination  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the adjustment, regulation and integration of physiological systems during exercise.

2. Discuss how environmental conditions affect these responses.

3. Examine the physiological bases to physical training techniques.

4. Evaluate sport & exercise activities to determine physiological demand and training neeed.

5. Demonstrate practical competence in a range of advanced physiological assessment techniques.

6. Compile a written laboratory report demonstrating the critical analysis and interpretation of data.

Brief description

This module is concerned with how the physiological systems of the body respond during a bout of exercise and how the performance of the body can be changed by regular physical training. Laboratory work will include the investigation of acute responses to exercise and the development of skills in 'fitness testing' (e.g. protocols for the assessment of anaerobic power and maximal oxygen uptake). By analyzing different types of sport and exercise activities students will be able to apply physiological principles to practical situations ranging from exercising for health to physical training for enhanced athletic performance.


1. The acute effects of exercise: Responses to exercise of differing intensities and durations taken from a consideration of how physiological systems attempt to maintain homeostasis, including consideration of how these responses differ under differing environmental conditions of heat, cold, humidity and altitude
2. The chronic effects of exercise: the physiological basis to training for strength, power and endurance
3. The analysis of sport and exercise "events" to determine physiological demand and training needs
4. The development of advanced techniques of fitness assessment

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Data analysis for laboratory report.
Communication Group seminars and group lab work.
Improving own Learning and Performance Directed reading and exam preparation.
Information Technology Blackboard, Excel, SPSS, Word.
Personal Development and Career planning N/A
Problem solving Lab practical sessions.
Research skills Literature review and data analysis for laboratory report. Exam preparation.
Subject Specific Skills Laboratory Skills.
Team work Lab practical.


This module is at CQFW Level 5