Physiology of Training - SS834

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Medway Autumn
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7 15 (7.5)


SS833 (SPORT8330)





This module allows students to develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the physiology governing exercise training, physiological adaptation and applications to contemporary training methods. Students will be able to develop skills to analyse and critically assess performance. Practical sessions are used to reinforce theoretical knowledge.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

12. Learning and teaching methods
Total contact hours: 33
Private study hours: 117
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

13.1 Main assessment methods
100% coursework: essay, 3000 words.

Indicative reading

Hoffman, J. (2014). Physiological Aspects of Sport Training and Performance. Illinois: Human Kinetics and Foran, B. (2000) High-performance sports conditioning. Illinois: Human Kinetics.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Critically examine the principles of exercise training for performance
2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the physiological and metabolic adaptations to training and the physiological characteristics of elite sports performers
3. Critically interpret data and text from studies on human physiology and metabolism

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate skills in academic and professional communication.
2. Work as an independent and autonomous learner and critically reflect on and evaluate their own performance.
3. Apply information technology and numeracy to physiological/numerical data.

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