PERS10060 Introduction to Exercise Science

Academic Year 2022/2023

The aim of this module is to develop an introductory knowledge base in Exercise Science. Specifically, completion of this module will enable the student to understand how an acute bout of exercise alters the structure and function of the human body. The acute responses to exercise in the neuromuscular system, the cardio-respiratory system, together with the associated metabolic, neuro-endocrine and thermoregulatory responses will be covered in the module.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the metabolic responses associated with exercise and the role of metabolism in sustaining energy demand in different forms of exercise. 2. Describe the main changes that take place in the cardiovascular system during exercise. 3. Describe the dynamics of respiratory exchange during exercise. 4. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the neuro-endocrine system during exercise. 5. Apply the basics of exercise science to different exercising populations, different modes of exercise, and different exercise environments. 6. Engage appropriately with relevant research across the areas outlined above.

Indicative Module Content:

Neuromuscular Responses to Exercise; Metabolism & Bioenergetics; Energy Expenditure in Different Sports; Hormonal Responses to Exercise; Cardiovascular System & Responses to Exercise; Respiratory System & Responses to Exercise; Exercise in Hot and Cold Environments; Responses to Exercise in Diverse Populations

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
PHTY10140 - Applied Exercise Science, SMGT10210 - Appl Biology of Sport and Ex

Intro to Exercise Science (PHTY10060)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ Exam Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: MCQ Throughout the Trimester n/a Other No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
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Kenney, W.L., Wilmore, J.H., Costill, D.L. Physiology of Sport and Exercise. 7th Edition, Human Kinetics: ISBN 978-1-4925-7486-6.
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 14:00 - 15:50