Exercise Physiology and Anatomy module description

  • This module allows students to gain theoretical knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. Students will learn how to apply these theoretical principles to practical situations and investigate how the body responds to exercise.


    • Metabolism and energy
    • Practical energy systems
    • Cardio-respiratory: anatomy and function
    • Aerobic practical
    • Musculoskeletal system: anatomy and function
    • Muscle contraction
    • Anthropometry
    • Body composition

    Learning outcomes

    On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how the body responds to exercise
    • Describe the interdependence of the energy supply systems and the substrates used
    • Describe and explain the acute responses of the cardiorespiratory system to exercise
    • Apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to practical coaching
    • Demonstrate the ability to implement safe and effective practice when working with the athlete/participants
    • Acquire, analyse and interpret experimental data