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Exercise Physiology

My Distance Learning College


Coaches at International level are employing the services and skills of exercise physiologists (plus psychologists, nutritionists, etc.) in order to lessen the chances of failure and to ensure victory.

This course is designed to give therapists the knowledge and understanding of how the body physiologically responds to and adapts through physical exercise.

Training principles will be re-visited and applied to fitness testing and evaluation. The therapist will be capable of assessing present physiological levels and plan appropriate program.

Case study reviews will be used throughout the course, bringing together a number of coaching issues such as injury assessment, diet & nutrition, competition and peaking.

This course covers topics such as:

  • The Skeletal System
  • Joints
  • The Muscular System
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Movement Analysis
  • Posture and Body Mechanics
  • The Heart and The Circulatory System
  • The Vascular System
  • The Respiratory System
  • Internal and External Respiration
  • The Energy Systems
  • The Energy Continuum
  • Fatigue and Recovery
  • Health and Fitness
  • Training Principles


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Exercise Physiology Diploma

Exercise Physiology Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 3 Exercise Physiology Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9313
cost $388.00
estimated time to
complete course
120 Hours
course materials
365 Days