Class Physiology of Effort

  • Presentation


    The UC Exercise Physiology is part of the 1st cycle in Physical Education and Sport, scientific area Physical Education and Sport. It aims to provide basic knowledge  related to the main issues of physiology applied to exercise / physical activity. It is intended that students regognize physiological, functional and organic alterations resulting from the practice of different types of exercises / physical activity. This knowledge is determinant for the orientation towards high sports performance, recreation and in the primary or secondary prevention of pathologies in which the lack of physical activity is one of the risk factors.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    Program Content (PC) 1. Introduction to Exercise Physiology
    PC2. Bioenergetics and Exercise Metabolism
    PC3. Physiological Adaptations to Exercise:

    • Neuronal
    • Hormonal
    • Neuromuscular
    • Cardiovascular
    • Ventilatory
    • Imune
  • Objectives


    It is intended that students acquire knowledge and skills that allow to identify, characterize, evaluate and control the main physiological changes resulting from the practice of exercise.
    Defining the learning objectives (LO), it is intended that students who attend this UC:
    LO1) acquire basic knowledge of the History of Exercise Physiology;
    LO2) apply the fundamental knowledge acquired in the discipline of Biochemistry (1st year) to the Exercise;
    LO3) acquire basic knowledge of the acute and chronic adaptations of the organism to exercise, namely at the level of the Nervous, Neuro-Muscular, Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Imune System;

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Different teaching methodologies (ME) will be used: Expository classes (ME1): Resolution of practical cases (ME2), Viewing and discussion of documentaries/videos (ME3), Bibliographic research (ME4), Analysis of scientific articles (ME5) , Small group activities (ME6), Feedback information provided by the teacher about the work carried out (ME7).

  • References


    Brooks, G.A.; Fahey, T. D.; Baldwin, K.M. (2019). Exercise physiology: Human bioenergetics and its applications Vol 1 and Vol 2 (5th ed). Kindle Direct Publishing

    Farrel, P.; Joyner M.; Caiozzo, V. (2012). ACSM's advanced exercise physiology, 2nd edition. Wolters Kluwer.

    McArdle, W.; Katch, F. I.; Katch, V.L. (2022). Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance (9th ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

    Powers, S.K., Howley, E.T.; Quindry, J. (2023). Exercise Physiology. Theory and application to fitness and performance (10th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education

    VanPutte, C.; Regan, J.; Russo, A.; Seeley, R. (2022) Seeley's Anatomy & Physiology (13th ed.). McGraw-Hill Education Wilmore, J, & Costill, D. (2019) Physiology of Sport and Exercise. (7th ed) Human Kinetics Publishers


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