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Exercise Physiology - PFYB043C
Title in English: Fyziologie zátěže
Guaranteed by: Fyziologie (51-500200)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Extent per academic year: 28 [hours]
Capacity: 30 / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
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Guarantor: doc. MUDr. Jan Heller, CSc.
MUDr. Kamila Čížková
Teacher(s): doc. MUDr. Jan Heller, CSc.
doc. Mgr. Michal Šteffl, Ph.D.
Ing. Pavel Vodička
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Ivana Kinkorová, Ph.D. (16.05.2019)
Students are acquainted with adaptation processes taking place in the organism in connection with training and the basics of the physiology of the training process.
Last update: Mgr. Ivana Kinkorová, Ph.D. (25.06.2019)

All English text-books on Human Physiology from the last 10 years are recommended. Examples:

Human Physiology:

  • DAVIES, A., BLAKELEY, A. G. H., & KIDD, C. Human physiology. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2001, ISBN 04-430-4559-3.
  • FOX, S. I. Human physiology. 12th ed. New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill, 2010, ISBN 978-007-7350-062.
  • MADER, S. S., & WINDELSPECHT, M. Human biology. 13th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2014, ISBN 00-735-2548-0.
  • TORTORA, G. J., & ANAGNOSTAKOS, N. P. Principles of anatomy and physiology. New York: Harper, 1987, ISBN 00-604-6669-3.

Physiology Practice

  • HELLER, J. Laboratory Manual for Human and Exercise Physiology. Prague: UK Karolinum, 2010, 188 p. ISBN 978-80-246-1821-0.

Exercise Physiology

  • WILMORE,J.H., & COSTILL,D.L. Physiology of Sport and Exercise. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2004, 726 p. IBSN 0-7360-4489-2.
  • McARDLE, W.D., KATCH, F.I., & KATCH, V.L. Essentials of Exercise Physiology. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006. ISBN 0-7817-4991-3.
  • KENNEY, W. L., WILMORE, J. H., & COSTILL, D.L. Physiology of sport and exercise. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012, ISBN 978-0-7360-9409-2.

Requirements to the exam
Last update: Mgr. Ivana Kinkorová, Ph.D. (25.06.2019)

Requirements for credit :

  • 100 % participation in practices (20 % of absences with letter of apology is possible to compensate)
  • complete workout of all protocols
  • 2 electronic multiple choice tests from theory in semester (50% of correct answers is necessary to pass)

Requirements to examination:

  • credits from both winter and summer semesters
  • oral examination

Last update: Mgr. Ivana Kinkorová, Ph.D. (25.06.2019)


1. Reproduction.

2. Endocrine system I.

3. Endocrine system II.

4. General neurophysiology.

5. Structural and functional properties of muscle. Adaptation to training.

6. Functions of spinal cord and brain stem.

7. Functions of diencephalon, autonomic nervous system and limbic system.

8. Test. Functions of basal ganglia and cerebellum.

9. Neocortical functions and control of movement.

10. Receptor functions.

11. Training and adaptation to exercise. Mechanisms of fatigue.

12. Gender and age aspect of exercise.

13. Influence of external environment on human body.

14. Test. Biorhythms. Credits.


1. Introduction into practices of summer semester

2. Examination of reflexes. Measurement of reaction time.

3. Dynamometry

4. Examination of hearing.

5. Examination of functions of vestibular system, posturography

6. Examination of vision.

7. Examination of cutaneous and proprioreceptive sensations.

8. Cardio-respiratory changes during exercise.

9. Simple functional tests

10. Test PCW 170

11. Thermoregulation and excretion during exercise

12. Laboratory examination (anaerobic and aerobic tests)

13. Reserve practices

14. Examination from practices, credits

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