376-0207-00L  Exercise Physiology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersC. Spengler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


376-0207-00 GSportphysiologie3 hrs
Thu14:00-17:00Y17 M 5 »
C. Spengler

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AbstractThis course provides an overview over molecular and systemic aspects of neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations to acute and chronic exercise as well as the interactions of the different systems influencing factors, e.g. genetics, gender, age, altitude/depth, heat/cold, with respect to performance and health.
ObjectiveThe aim of this course is to understand molecular and systemic aspects of neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations to acute and chronic exercise as well as the interaction of the different systems regarding health-relevant aspects and performance in healthy people and persons with selected diseases. Furthermore, students will understand the influence of genetics, gender, age, altitude/depth, heat and cold on the named factors.
ContentHistory of Exercise Physiology, research methods, fibertype heterogeneity and its functional significance, neural control of muscle force, molecular nad cellular mechanisms of muscle adaptation to resistance, endurance and stretching exercise, interindividual variability in the response to training, cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses to acute and chronic exercise, sexi differences relevant to exercise performance, exercise in hot and cold environment, children and adolescents in sport and exercise, exercise at altitude and depth, aging and exercise performance, exercise for health, exercise in the context of disease.
Lecture notesOnline material is provided during the course.
LiteratureRecommended textbooks:

William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch
Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance, Eighth Edition, 2014
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451191554

W.L. Kenney, J.H. Wilmore, D.L. Costill
Physiology of Sport and Exercise
5th Edition, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0-7360-9409-2 / ISBN-10: 0-7360-9409-1
Prerequisites / NoticeAnatomy and Physiology I + II

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersC. Spengler
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationPrüfung am Computer / online-Exam
Zur Mehrheit der Lektionen werden als Lernkontrolle und/oder Vorbereitung Moodle-Quizzes bereitgestellt. Werden diese bis zur vorgegebenen, individuell definierten Deadline vollständig gelöst, erhält der/die Studierende gemäss folgendem Schlüssel Punkte. Bei 60-100% (= X%) richtig beantworteten Fragen erhält der/die Studierende X/1000 Punkte, bei 10- 59% richtig beantworteten Fragen erhält er/sie X/2000 Punkte. Diese Punkte werden zur Prüfungspunktzahl addiert. Es handelt sich um Zusatzpunkte, d.h. diese Punkte werden für das Erreichen der prüfungsrelevanten Maximalpunktzahl nicht zwingend benötigt.
Written aidsNone
Online examinationThe examination may take place on the computer.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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