Enviromental Exercise Physiology

Course Information
TitleΠεριβαλλοντική Εργοφυσιολογία / Enviromental Exercise Physiology
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000609

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science in Serres (2014)

Registered students: 20
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSTheoretical ElectiveWinter/Spring-3

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • understand the biological adaptations caused by muscle work in the human body during exposure to extreme environmental conditions (heat, cold, altitude, diving, etc.) • recognize the signs/symptoms of stress/strain and the body's physiological responses to exercise in extreme environments • describe the mechanisms of thermoregulation and homeostasis of the body • highlight the environmental factors that affect physical performance • design safe exercise programs in extreme environmental conditions
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
Course Content (Syllabus)
Temperature regulation of the body Body temperature during exercise. Exercise-induced dehydration Exercise-induced hyperthermia Exercise in a cold environment Heat-conditioning Thermoregulation during exercise Effects of clothing on thermoregulation Exercise at altitude Altitude training and performance at sea level Free diving The physiology of apnea Nutritional issues in exercising in extreme environments
exercise, environment, exercise physiology
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
power-point slides
Course Organization
Reading Assigment261
Student Assessment
oral exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Lawrence E. Armstrong. Απόδοση σε αντίξοες περιβαλλοντικές συνθήκες. Εκδόσεις Τελέθριον. Έτος Έκδοσης 2011. ISBN 978-960-8410-93-0 Βασίλης Κλεισούρας. Εργοφυσιολογία. Εκδότης: Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Π. Χ. Πασχαλίδης. Έτος έκδοσης: 2011. ISBN 978-960-489-226-6
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