Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology


This module provides students with an opportunity to develop their understanding of sport and exercise physiology by applying various principles and knowledge of exercise physiology to field rather than laboratory settings. Students will gain experience in conducting accurate assessments of physical fitness and physiological response, both as a subject and as a practitioner, using equipment and skills that are used in a range of contemporary occupational settings.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Statistically analyse quantitative data from large sample sizes.

  2. Demonstrate safe working practice with human subjects in a field based setting.

  3. Outline differences in physiological and perceptual response to exercise in a variety of challenging environmental conditions.

  4. Critically analyse and interpret the scientific literature in sport and exercise physiology using an evidence based approach.

  5. Interpret and apply the facts, principles, common terms and procedures appropriate to applied sport and exercise physiology.

  6. Apply appropriate usage of a variety of exercise/sport-performance-related physical and physiological assessments.

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