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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2017 - 2018

Module Title Sport & Exercise Physiology
Module Code SS418
School School of Health & Human Performance

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorProf Niall MoynaOffice NumberXG10
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand the principles of exercise bioenergetics.
2. Understand the mechanisms responsible for the integrative functioning of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system during exercise
3. Understand how the role of acute and chronic exercise in disease prevention
4. Understand the role of nutrition in sport and health
5. Develop practical skills in body composition analysis, blood pressure evaluation, aerobic fitness assessment, spirometry and dietary assessment
6. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge for interpreting laboratory and field-based exercise testing
7. Ability to develop age specific programs for speed, endurance, strength and flexibility

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Laboratory24No Description
Group work48No Description
Independent Study29No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
Indicative Reading List

  • Sharon A Plowman and Denise L Smith: 2011, xercise Physiology for Health Fitness and Performance, 3rd Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, USA,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
PEBB.Sc Physical Education with Biology
PEMBSc in Physical Education with Maths.