Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

Sport physiology

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Silvia Pogliaghi
Silvia Pogliaghi
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1° semestre motorie dal Oct 1, 2020 al Jan 29, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

“Sport Physiology” is an elective course on Integrative Physiology applied to movement and sport.
The course aims at providing detailed notions on the main functional indexes of aerobic performance. Through the reading of scientific articles, the course aims at fostering technical competences and critical thinking that are propaedeutic to research in the field of sport sciences. The use of the English language allows to foster the understanding and use of scientific terminology and of international science communication style.


This year's course will cover the following topics:
- concept of exercise intensity
- physiological basis of the thresholds
- field measurement methods
- laboratory measurement methods
- correspondence between methods
- the concept of equivalent load and its correct implementation

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
W. D. Mcardle, F. I. Katch, V. L. Katch FISIOLOGIA APPLICATA ALLO SPORT Aspetti energetici, nutrizionali e performance Casa Editrice Ambrosiana 2009 ISBN 978-8-808-18224-1

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is performed in English and written based on a multiple-choiche test (20 questions with 5 answers).

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