Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Exercise Physiology

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SES08106
Module leader: Mel Leggate
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

During this module you will learn how the different body systems respond to exercise. The module will cover the cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems as well as skeletal muscle and bioenergetics. Both acute and chronic effects of exercise on each of these systems will be discussed with specific focus on: cardiovascular performance, exercise training and physiological and structural adaptations; control and regulation of respiration at rest and during exercise, and adaptations to training; and skeletal muscle innervation, excitation-contraction coupling, and adaptations to training. Sex differences in sport and exercise performance will be also be covered. Finally, the physiology of team sports, the principles of training and ways to assess human performance will be covered. The responses and adaptions to exercise will cover from a cellular to a system level.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Describe the principle changes that take place in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during exercise and following a period of endurance training.

LO2: Differentiate between the acute and chronic effects of different exercise modalities on skeletal muscle.

LO3: Distinguish between different test protocols used to assess aerobic capacity and identify the advantages/disadvantages of predicting maximal oxygen uptake using these protocols.

LO4: Identify the differences in physiological responses to exercise and training between sexes.

LO5: Report findings from data collected under exercise physiology laboratory conditions.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mel Leggate
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Face To Face Lecture 20
Online Guided independent study 164
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1~2 7 , WORDS= 800 words
Laboratory report 70 3~4~5 13 , WORDS= 2500 words
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SES08106 Introduction to Exercise Physiology