EXSC201 Physiology of Exercise
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Exercise Science
- I. Course Number and Title
- EXSC201 Physiology of Exercise
- II. Number of Credits
- 4 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- BIOL182 (C or better) and PHED180 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Lecture-Laboratory format includes in-class presentation of content material and laboratory exercises. Laboratory experiences include hands on use of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and body composition equipment, as well as activities demonstrating force production. To keep up with the newest technology, students may be exposed via an online/virtual demonstration or have a laboratory class off campus. Each week the class time is distributed as follows: 2.5 hours lecture; 1 hour laboratory.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- 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.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- describe the central and peripheral control of muscles as they produce tension, including cellular metabolism at varied types of activity;
- explain metabolic adaptations that occur in the neuromuscular system and cardio-respiratory systems during rest and based on exposure to stimuli of varying strength and intensity in response to different training programs;
- describe the regulation of muscular flexibility training;
- examine the physiological and behavioral factors that contribute to exercise fatigue;
- define the basic principles of body weight control and utilize body composition equipment effectively; and
- apply research based physical activity and exercise recommendations, for both fitness benefits and disease prevention, to the general adult population.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Energy systems for exercise
- Energy expenditure work and power
- Structure and function of skeletal muscle
- Neural control of movement
- Oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and transport
- Cardiovascular system
- Body composition assessment and weight control
- Body composition and exercise performance
- Anaerobic versus aerobic training and physiological effects
- Ergogenic aids, supplements and human performance
- Nutrition and performance
- Exercise and the effects of altitude
- Exercise and temperature regulation
- Exercise and hydration status
- Effects of exercise on chronic disease prevention and treatment
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents will be assessed through laboratory participation and reports (30%), research assignments and presentations (20%), and exams (50%).
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 9/25/2014; New Core 8/2015