Sport & Exercise Physiology

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport & Exercise Physiology

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Health and Exercise Science, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The module analyses and provides an understanding of the key physiological and metabolic responses to acute and chronic exercise. Students will investigate and evaluate the key changes that occur to the various physiolical systems at rest and during a single bout of exercise as well as following a period of training.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Outline the key responses that occur to the various physiological systems during exercise including: pulmonary system, cardiovascular system, neuromuscular system and neuroendocrine system.
    2. Explain the the fundamental principles of energy transfer during exercise.
    3. Identify and explain various factors which influence the physiological responses to single and repeated bouts of exercise including: genetics, gender, age, training status, detraining nutrition, body position, exercise mode, intensity, duration and environmental factors.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.