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Exercise Physiology

Code 13734
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 4
Workload PL(15H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Sports Sciences
Entry requirements Not Required.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Learning outcomes This course aims to develop understanding of the structure and function of organs and systems that support human movement. This course also addresses various physiological responses resulting from acute and chronic adaptations to exercise and training.
• To describe and understand the structure and function of organs and systems that support human movement.
• To identifiy and justify the main physiological adaptations to exercise, in particular about the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
• To demonstrate understanding of the biological basis of sport training, the respective underlying biological principles and the main limiting factors of human performance.
• To describe and understand simplified methodologies for the assessment of muscular effort at different intensities (aerobic and anaerobic), applying the respective instrumental needs.
Syllabus Module I: Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Module II: Metabolism and Exercise
Module III: Structure, function and neuromuscular control of human movement
Module IV: Pulmonary structure, function and regulation during exercise
Module V: Cardiovascular structure, funtion and adaptations to exercise
Module VI: Introduction to physiology of training
Main Bibliography Ivy, J. (2007). Exercise Physiology: A Brief History and Recommendations Regarding Content Requirements for the Kinesiology Major, Quest, 59:1, 34-41.

McArdle, W., Katch, F. & Katch, V. (2001). Exercise Physiology – Energy, Nutrition and Human Performance. - 5th Ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Powers S. & Howley, E. (2004). Fisiologia do exercício. 5ª edição, Editora Monole, Burueri.

Seeley, R., Stephens, T. & Tate, P. (2011). Anatomia e Fisiologia. 8ª ed. Lusididacta.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria In update
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-13

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