This course introduces students to basic mechanical principles of physical activity and exercise. The structure, composition, and behavior of basic skeletal and muscular tissue, pathomechanics of injury, adaptation to load and degenerative changes associated with aging are discussed within the scope of scholarly literature.
Prerequisite: BIOL181 (C or better) and PHED180 (C or better)
This course covers the basic concepts and principles of the physiology of exercise. Topics include human responses and adaptations to exercise with varying levels of stress and intensity, as well as the relationship of exercise and training to metabolism, energy transfer, muscle contraction, circulatory, and respiratory function.
Prerequisite: BIOL182 (C or better) and PHED180 (C or better)