Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology 113

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology 113

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Education, Kinesiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Co-requisite modules: Advanced Field Work Education

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes
    At the end of this module students should be able to:
    · Explain the fundamental principles of physiology with special reference to nutrition, digestion,
    metabolism, the muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and endocrine systems
    · Provide a basic application of these principles to the body in motion

    Main Content
    · Basic nutrition, digestion and metabolism
    · The physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems
    · Fundamental physiological adaptations to exercise conditions and training

    Total Learning Time: 150 hours
    Method of Student Assessment:
    Continuous Assessment: 60 %
    Final Assessment: 40%

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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