Sports Physiology Unit operation hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located at the 2nd floor right side of Medical and Scientific Athletes Services Office. The Sport Physiology Unit is responsible for identifying, assess, evaluate the physical and physiological characteristics that contribute to performance in particular sports, and the most effective method of manipulating these characteristics to increase likelihood of success. The Sports Physiology unit measures the performance demands in different sports, and monitor training progress, to understand their physiological implications and to allow accurate assessment of the level of stress placed on athletes. This involves the measurement of a range of physiological parameters including cardiovascular, muscular and performance variables. The sports physiology unit works with coaches and other sports scientists in performance monitoring in both training and competition settings to provide a holistic approach to define performance needs and identify the implications of training interventions.
The Sports Physiology Unit is dedicated to deliver efficient services to the national athletes to
maximize athletic performance.
The unit is committed on a scientific approach to identify, select and develop sport talent
through nationwide promotion and education to its stakeholders.
a. Marie Roxanne R. Narciso, MSHMS
Research Assistant/ Performance Manager
b. Maria Daniela P. Santos Sports Science Officer
A fitness test, also referred to as fitness evaluation or fitness assessment, includes a series of measurements that help determine the health status and physical of an athlete.
I. Guidelines for Physiological Fitness Test & Evaluation of the National Athlete
As per order of the PSC Chairman, all athletes are required to undergo quarterly physiologic testing. In line with this, the Sports Physiology Unit (SPU) of the Medical and Scientific Athlete Services has set the following procedures and guidelines for testing.
a) Coaches or Team Captains of the sport should coordinate with the staff of Sports
Physiology Unit regarding their preferred schedule of testing. The Sports
Physiology Unit staffs conduct testing from Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm.
b) Once a schedule has been finalized, all athletes and if possible, all coaches are expected to attend the testing as a team. The Sports Physiology Unit does not conduct individual testing for Team Sports Events.
c) After the testing has been conducted, the SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY UNIT will inform and confirm the schedule of the evaluation session with the coaches. This is conducted to give the results of the test and recommendations for training and improvement. It is required that all members of the team including the coaches should be present during the session.
II. Guidelines for Physiological Testing and Evaluation of the Junior National Athletes
a) Coaches or Team Captains of the sport should coordinate with the staff of SPU
regarding their preferred schedule of testing. The SPU conducts testing from
Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm.
b) The National Sporting Association Affairs should make an official requesting letter for Physiologic Testing or lecture. Attached to the letter is the official line up of athletes to be tested
c) After creating an official letter, the NSA affairs should bring it to the RECORDS Office for bar code.
d) Once filed by the records Office, the request letter will be given back to the NSA concerned and relayed to the Administrative Manager of Sports Science Center.
e) Once allowed, Coaches or Team Captains of the sport could coordinate with the Sports Physiology unit staff regarding their preferred schedule of testing. The Sports Physiology unit conducts testing from Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm.
III. Specific Guidelines Before and After Testing
All athletes and coaches should follow the instructions prior to testing:
a) Instructions the day before the test:
b) Instructions on the day of the test
Since the physiologic testing with the Sports Physiology Unit is done quarterly, the physiologic testing results also serve as the Pre-Participation Physical Examination (PPPE) requirement.