PAH3002 - Training Circulation and Oxygen Consumption


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

  • Circulatory function, supply and demand limitations of oxygen to working muscle
  • Limitations and adaptations in patients and athletes
  • Training methods and their application to various limitations

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • can demonstrate advanced knowledge of limitations for oxygen transport and effective training regimes for improved circulation and aerobic endurance performance
  • can identify and thoroughly understand the supply and demand limitations for the oxygen transport and utilization in top athletes and major patient populations with e.g. cardiovascular and respiratory diseases
  • can thoroughly understand and describe the beneficial effects of endurance training for athletic performance, successful aging, disease treatment, disease prevention and prescribe effective training programs
  • have advanced knowledge of strength training on endurance performance in athletes and patients


The candidate

  • can apply and adopt experimental methods such as maximal oxygen uptake, lactate threshold and work economy and have practical skills relevant to perform the tests
  • can present outcomes of research in a written report, evaluate and discuss scientific results
  • can describe biological adaptations following physical activity and exercise training on the heart, arteries and skeletal muscles in our bodies both for health and performance
  • can identify and prescribe effective endurance training programs, and to study their effect in top sports performance and patient populations

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, group work, and laboratory work. Longitudinal teaching.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory report

Further on evaluation

Regular final examination is given in the autumn semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the spring semester.

For re-sit exams the written examination must be done again. The compulsory activity is approved for 4 semesters. If few candidates, the re-sit examination may be conducted as an oral examination.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Physical Activity and Health (MSPAHE)

Required previous knowledge

The course is reserved for students admitted to the MSc in Physical Activity and Health. It is compulsory for students admitted to the specialization in Exercise Physiology. It is optional for other students admitted to the master's programme.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SPO3020 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

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 ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS 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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