Excercise Physiology I

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Excercise Physiology I

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Health Science, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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


    To expose students to basic concepts and principles of physiology as it theoretically and practically applies to exercise.

    Students will be able to:

    • explain how homeostasis and steady state are maintained through biological control systems during exercise;
    • explain how energy transfer through the bioenergetic pathways occur during exercise;
    • determine the work, power and energy expenditure during exercise on ergometers;
    • explain the type and functioning of skeletal muscle;
    • explain circulatory and respiratory adaptations during exercise;
    • define acid-base balance during exercise;
    • explain thermoregulation during exercise.

    Introduction to the following concepts as they are applied in exercise:

    • Homeostasis.
    • Bioenergetics.
    • Circulation.
    • Respiration.

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