Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the primary literature demonstrating the benefits of exercise training and physical activity in enhancing physical performance and preventing development of many lifestyle diseases. It is well established that exercise training results in adaptations that enhance cardiovascular fitness as well as overall muscle function. More recently many research groups have focused on low-volume, high-intensity training to promote adaptations related to metabolic health as well as physical performance. Research involving various training interventions in clinical populations, healthy adults and athletes will be introduced to define the scope and magnitude of adaptations accompanying these various types of training.

Lecture topics:
1) Training strategies (block training, distribution of training within the full intensity range)
2) Performance enhancement with high intensity training
3) Acute and chronic adaptations to high intensity training
4) Health improvements with high intensity training
5) High intensity training in clinical populations and elderly
6) Presentations of various methodologies used to determine cardiovascular fitness and muscle function
Relevant papers and book chapters will be announced shortly before the course

PhD students enrolled in the doctoral school.

Will be announced at the course.

Organizer: Associate Professor Jesper Franch, e-mail: jfranch@hst.aau.dk and Assistant Professor Ryan Godsk Larsen, e-mail: rl@hst.aau.dk

Lecturers: Organisers, other senior researchers from Department of Health Science and Technology

ECTS: 1.0 (subject to changes)

Time: 9 and 10 December 2015 (8.15-16.00)

Place: Fredrik Bajers Vej 7A, lokale A4-106, Aalborg University

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg

Number of seats:

Deadline: 18 November, 2015

Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.