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Course Overview

  • this course further develops and integrates core concepts of physiology, sport science and biomedical science and expands foundations for more advanced study of these topics; 
  • the course integrates various subjects of biomedical science such as Physiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry or Sport Sciences to understand responses and adaptations to exercise and physical challenges; 
  • the course uses a streamlined modular system to deliver and assess the course content and fortnightly online assessments ensure effective learning and are highly commended by students; 
  • each subject or practical class is delivered by specialized members of staff to ensure state-of-the-art content and delivery

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
  • Dr Michael Scholz

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SR1502 Applied Sports and Exercise Physiology (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.

Course Description

This course will briefly explain physiological functions and fundamentals of sport and exercise physiology in the context of performance, fitness and survival. Measurement of performance and how physiological and metabolic adaptations alter performance, health and survival will be examined. The effects of environmental conditions, nutrition, health, gender and age will all be considered. Basics of human conditioning will also be covered, with an emphasis on the physiological differences between basic conditioning principles in relation to training outcomes and their physiological backgrounds.  The course is a science course covering basic biology, biochemistry, physiology and biomedical science related to Sport and Exercise Science.  Some fundamental knowledge and interest in these subject areas is recommended.

Further Information & Notes

The practical work required in this course may pose difficulties to students with some disabilities. If this arises alternative arrangements will be made. Any student wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Exercise and Health Science
  • BSc Sports & Exercise Science
  • BSc Sports Studies (Exercise and Health)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Applied Sport Science
  • Bsc In Sports & Exercise Science (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Bsc In Sports Studies (Exercise & Health & Biobusiness)
  • Cert In Higher Education In Pre-Medical Studies (Gateway To Medicine)
  • Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies
  • MSci Sports & Exercise Sci with Ind Plac't
  • MSci in Exercise and Health Science with Ind'l Plac
  • MSci in Sports Studies (Exercise and Health) with Ind'l Plac
  • Msci In Sports & Exercise Science (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Sports Studies (Exercise & Health & Bio Bus) With Ip

Contact Teaching Time

82 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 27, 29, 31, 34
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 25, 27 - 29, 31, 34 - 35
  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 26, 30, 32 - 33
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 28, 28, 29 - 31, 29 - 31, 30 - 31, 30 - 31, 34, 34, 35, 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University week35

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%). MCQ and problem solving assessments during course.

Resit: 1 two-hour MCQ exam (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

PRS questions during lectures and practice questions on WebCT.

Problem-based learning exercise.


PRS MCQ assessment answers discussed at the end of assessment session.
Immediate feedback on practice questions available on WebCT.
Feedback on problem-based learning exercise.

Course Learning Outcomes


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