e028 Physiology of Sport and Exercise

Faculty of Sports Studies
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Martina Bernaciková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ondřej Sitek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Mazúr (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Martina Bernaciková, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology – Faculty of Sports Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Andrea Kakulidu
Timetable of Seminar Groups
e028/01: Wed 10:00–11:40 E34/203 - seminární místnost, J. Mazúr, O. Sitek
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with understanding of the physiology of exercise and sport. The course is offered for students of physical education, atheltic training, etc. It consists of theoretical lectures and practical training.
  • Theme of Lessons: Introductory seminar
  • Antropometry (body height, weight, segmental girths, breadths, skinfolds)
  • Somatotype
  • Structure and function of skeletal muscle, skeletal muscle and exercise + Structure and function of the nervous system. Neuromuscular adaptation to training.
  • Metabolism, energy, and basic energy systems. Metabolic adaptation to training + Energetic expenditure, basal metabolism
  • Structure and function of cardiovascular system, cardiovascular response and adaptation to exercise + Measuring of Heart Rate in rest and stress test
  • Measuring of Blood Presure in rest and stress test, Cardiac Output
  • Structure and function of respiratory system, respiratory response and adaptation to excercise + Spirometry
  • Termoregulation, responses and acclimatization to exercise in hot and cold environments
  • Endocrine glans and their hormones. Hormonal response and adaptation to exercise
  • Testing of Anaerobic and Aerobic Ability (W170, Wingate test)
  • Measuring and determination of Ventilatory Threshold (VT)
  • Spiroergometry (Measuring of aerobic capacity, determine of maximum oxygen uptake)
    recommended literature
  • MCARDLE, William D., Frank I. KATCH and Victor L. KATCH. Essentials of exercise physiology. Fifth edition. Philadelphia: Sage, 2016, xx, 702. ISBN 9781496309099. info
  • WILMORE, Jack H., David L. COSTILL and W. Larry KENNEY. Physiology of sport and exercise. 4th ed. Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics, 2008, xvii, 574. ISBN 9780736055833. info
  • MCARDLE, William D., Frank I. KATCH and Victor L. KATCH. Exercise physiology : energy, nutrition, and human performance. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007, xxi, 1068. ISBN 9780781749909. info
  • Sport and exercise physiology testing guidelines: the British Association of sport and exercise sciences guide. Edited by Edward M. Winter. 1st ed. London: Routledge, 2007, 364 s. ISBN 9780415361415. info
Teaching methods
Seminars and protocols work out.
Assessment methods
The course accomplishment is based on a mandatory course attendance and a successfully passed final test.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, autumn 2020, autumn 2021, spring 2022, autumn 2022, spring 2023, autumn 2023, spring 2024, autumn 2024, spring 2025.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2019, recent)
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