Clinical Exercise Physiology


Course Objective

To provide the student with the fundamental knowledge of clinical
exercise physiology as a variant of normal exercise physiology, which
will enable the student to apply this knowledge in preventive and
rehabilitative exercise programs.

Course Content

Basic didactic information and laboratory experiences of the effect of
pathophysiologic conditions on human energy metabolism and health. The
focus will be on organ systems and their linkage to ATP generating
pathways and on how this influences skeletal muscle performance. The
application is to the use of exercise both diagnostically and as a
therapeutic tool. After this course the student will have the
fundamental knowledge and skills to use exercise in different patient
populations, such as
patients with cardiopulmonary/metabolic disease and to work
cooperatively with health care providers.

Teaching Methods

Directed reading

Method of Assessment

written exam with combination of multiple choice and open questions.


Mandatory reading
• Book: Jonathan K. Ehrman, Paul M. Gordon, Paul S. Visich, Steven J.
Keteyian: Clinical Exercise Physiology, 4th edition; Human Kinetics,
ISBN: 978-1-4925-4645-0
• A selection of articles and study guide

Recommended reading:
• American College of Sports Medicine: ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise
Testing and Prescription 10th edition; Wolters Kluwer
• Karlman Wasserman et al.: Principles of Exercise testing and
Interpretation 4th (5th) edition; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Custom Course Registration

For more info on workgroups, practicals etc. please see Canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

Students must be able to understand basic knowledge in (applied)
exercise physiology

General Information

Credits 3 EC
Period P3
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
Course Coordinator dr. H.L. Gerrits
Examiner dr. H.L. Gerrits
Teaching Staff dr. J.J. de Koning
dr. H.L. Gerrits

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture, Practical*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.