Exercise Physiology

Learning outcome

The graduated student should be able to:
  • demonstrate a solid knowledge about Exercise Physiology, good experimental and theoretical skills, and competence to obtain and critically appraise own and already published experimental and theoretical data and to pursue a career in Exercise Physiology;
  • show advanced knowledge in Exercise Physiology reaching from the molecular to whole body level, and have practical skills relevant for the field;
  • have knowledge of relevant methodologies and techniques including both historical as well as more recent techniques;
  • describe how physical activity and exercise influence the heart, arteries and skeletal muscles in our bodies, both for health and performance;
  • identify and describe the limitations for the energy delivery and utilization, as well as the muscular and neural limitations for strength and coordination;
  • understand and describe the beneficial effects of physical activity for successful aging and disease prevention, and prescribe effective training programs for treatment and rehabilitation;
  • understand basic concepts and principles of statistical analysis, and to perform and interpret results from simple statistical analyses;
  • have practical skills in how to apply their academic learning in a project work, and develop teamwork skills by learning from their own experience in collaborating on a joint project in an interdisciplinary team;
  • recognize and validate problems; formulate and test hypotheses;
  • evaluate and formulate a theoretical concept. Evaluation includes originality, independence and applicability;
  • apply and adopt experimental methods to gain new knowledge within Exercise Physiology, and have practical skills relevant to perform the tests;
  • carry out and present an experiment that can be developed to quality of an international peerreviewed paper;
  • present, evaluate and discuss scientific results in English (orally and in writing);
  • reflect on the existence of ethical aspects, sound experimental approaches and scientific thinking;
  • collect relevant background information about topics within Exercise Physiology;
  • have knowledge about mainstream concepts of Exercise Physiology, advantages/limitations of its applications, history, traditions and the position in the society;
  • apply his/her knowledge and capabilities to analyze and carry out complex experiments in notfamiliar domains;
  • prove capability to apply his/her knowledge to new domains within Exercise Physiology; has skills and knowledge to search for relevant data on his/her own scientific question, and can critically assess published data within the theoretical framework chosen for a particular project;
  • summarize, document, report, and reflect on own findings;
  • know how to participate in discussions, put forward his/her results both in a constellation of peers as well as for lay-people;
  • prove capabilities to contribute to the generation of new idea/concepts/technical approaches to experimental research questions.