MFEL1050 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology: Training for performance, Health and Quality of Life


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours E

Course content

Short introduction to anatomy and physiology in cardiovascular circulation and muscle work. Functional consequences for training design. Effective training and responses to training endurance and muscle strength. Changes in performance, health and consequences for aging and quality of life.

Learning outcome

A candidate with completed qualifications should have the following total learning outcomes defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:


The candidate …

  • has broad knowledge of the limitations of oxygen transport and effective training programs to improve circulation and aerobic endurance performance.
  • has broad knowledge of force development in muscle and effective strength training programs.
  • can identify and understand supply and oxygen consumption limitations for top athletes, exercisers, and the major patient groups such as heart and lung patients.
  • can understand and describe the beneficial effect of strength and endurance training for athletes, the elderly, patients, prevention of disease.
  • is familiar with research and development work in exercise physiology.
  • can update their knowledge in the field.


The candidate …

  • can apply professional knowledge and relevant results from experimental methods such as maximum oxygen uptake, lactate threshold, work economy, maximum strength, jumping, and sprinting.
  • can present results from research in a written report, evaluate and discuss scientific results.
  • can describe biological adaptations because of training on the heart, blood vessels, and skeletal muscle in our body, both for health and performance.
  • can identify and prescribe effective strength and endurance programs, and study their effect for performances in sports, for exercisers, and patients.

General competence

The candidate …

  • has insight into relevant exercise physiological and professional ethical issues.
  • can communicate central subject matter such as theories, issues, and solutions both in writing and orally, as well as exchange viewpoints and experiences with others with a background in the field and through this contribute to the development of good training practice.
  • is familiar with innovation processes in exercise physiology for performance and health.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Laboratory demonstrations. Practical training. Longitudinal teaching.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written rapport

Further on evaluation

Mandatory: Approved written rapport.

The compulsory activity is approved for 4 semesters.

For re-sit exams the written examination must be done again.

Course materials

Course materials will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDR1004 5.0 SPRING 2006
BEV1011 2.0 AUTUMN 2012
BEV2006 2.0 AUTUMN 2012
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Sport Science
  • Biology
  • Medicine
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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