Exercise Physiology and Recovery
Part of this Programme
Football - from Training to High Competition
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Master Degree | Semestral | 5
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
125 | 25
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Fatigue 2. Fatigue classification according to duration and location 3. Mechanisms of fatigue origin 4. Chronic fatigue or "Overtraining syndrome" 5. Functional adaptation as a result of sports training: bioenergetic, metabolic, cardiovascular and respiratory rate 6. Relationship between training load (volume and intensity), functional abilities and recovery. 7. Basic Principles of Nutritional Planning in High-Performance Sports Practitioners - Muscle and Hepatic Glycogen Reserves - The Training Diet - The Pre-Competitive Diet - The Recovery Diet. Nutrition and Sports Performance - Sports Injuries - its nutritional causality - Sports Fatigue - its nutritional causality.
The study of the physiological impact of training load, its volume and intensity, functional adaptation, as well as the relationship between training load and recovery processes. Based on the concept of adaptation, it is desired to develop in the student an integrated knowledge of human physiology in the training condition, through a systemic perspective that approaches different levels of complexity.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
Students should master the following points: 1. Understanding exercise as an important organic aggression; 2. Understand, identify and evaluate the structural and functional changes of the human body when exposed to exercise, in all its variants; 3. Understand and identify adaptation processes related to physical exercise in the execution of motor tasks; 4. Understand and identify the processes of installation of fatigue, recovery and functional adaptation resulting from applied training load; 5. Understanding the basic principles to which nutritional planning for sports practitioners must comply. - Recognition of the role of nutrition in the prevention of sports injuries and sports fatigue.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Theoretical (expository) and theoretical-practical classes (where experiential learning is applied, with problem placement and group work). The b-learning system is used, based on the moodle platform, where support materials are available for each of the classes (slides and supporting texts). The evaluation consists of carrying out a group research project on one of the themes defined.
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