376-0130-00L  Laboratory Course in Exercise Physiology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersC. Spengler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentNumber of participants limited to 48.

BWS: Amandatory for "Exercise physiology".
HST: Possible from the 5th semester on,


376-0130-00 PPraktikum Sportphysiologie Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Die Veranstaltung findet wöchentlich statt, in- und außerhalb Zürichs.
Details zum Praktikumsablauf werden in der Woche vor Praktikumsbeginn schriftlich bekanntgegeben.
Der Besuch aller Praktikumstage ist obligatorisch.
Für absehbare, zwingende Abwesenheiten ist bis spätestens 4 Wochen vor Semesterbeginn ein schriftliches Gesuch einzureichen.
4 hrs
Thu08-12I17 M 5 »
C. Spengler

Catalogue data

AbstractConduct physical performance tests and measurements that are typically used to assess performance of athletes and/or patients and that deepen the understanding of physiological processes in response to physical exertion.
ObjectiveGain hands-on experience in exercise physiology and consolidate knowledge on physiological adaptations to different types and degrees of physical activity and climatic influences. Learn fundamental assessment techniques of the muscular system, the cardio-respiratory system and of whole-body performance, learn scientifically correct data analysis and interpretation of results. Insight into today's Sports Medicine.
ContentLaboratory course:
Various exercise tests assessing human performance and assessments of physiological responses to activity (examples are VO2max-test, Conconi-Tests, Determination of anaerobic threshold, Cooper-Test, 1-repetition maximum test, lactate minimum test), dynamometry, mechanography, body composition etc.). Insight into measurements in Sports Medicine.
Lecture notesTutorial on Laboratory Experiments in Exercise Physiology
(Editor: Exercise Physiology Lab)
LiteratureSchmidt/Lang/Heckmann: Physiologie des Menschen, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg

Kenney/Wilmore/Costill: Physiology of Sport and Exercise, Human Kinetics
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite:
Anatomy and physiology classes and lab course in physiology successfully completed (BWS students please contact C. M. Spengler)

Exercise Physiology Lecture (concomitantly or passed; is selection criterion in case of more applications than lab spaces)

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersC. Spengler
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

Main linkPraktikum Sportphysiologie
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places48 at the most
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupHealth Sciences and Technology BSc (376000) starting semester 05
Health Sciences and Technology MSc (380000)
Human Movement Sciences MSc (563000)
Waiting listuntil 25.09.2016
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 11.09.2016

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