Managing fatigue: implications for exercise


Managing fatigue: implications for exercise

This module will firstly visit key concepts in the development of fatigue during exercise, and secondly explore exercise prescription for pathology induced fatigue. Students will be introduced to physiological, pathological and psychological aspects fatigue in the context of exercise.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Evaluate the role of muscle recruitment strategies in the mediation of fatigue.
  2. Discuss the various changes in contractile properties of muscle that occur with fatigue.
  3. Criticise key pathologies and investigate how exercise could be prescribed to both help with and respect fatigue.
  4. Critically appraise and apply different quantitative and qualitative measures of fatigue.
  5. Critically evaluate the role of psychosocial criteria as precursors or mediators of fatigue.

Who is the module for? Suitable for health practitioners, exercise professionals and sport scientists with an interest in exploring the phenomenon of fatigue in exercise or physical activity in different populations.

Module code: ER710X

Entry criteria:

  • Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve a 2:1 honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related discipline e.g. sport, healthcare or physiology related subject.
  • If you are an international student, you will also need an English Language qualification such as IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each section), or other equivalent recognised language qualification.

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7

Assessment: 2500 word exploration of the reasons for fatigue in a particular population and the role of physical activity within this.

Location: St George’s, University of London

Module length: 6 days

Module dates*
Thursday afternoons during Spring term (Jan to Mar 2016)
*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Programme: This module is part of Applied Exercise for Health PgCert/PgDip/MSc