Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Introduction to Exercise Science (3 cr)
P212 | 6424 | Henson


PREREQUISITES:  None

CLASS MEETING:
Two one hour and 15 minute lectures per week Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 -
9:15 a.m.

EXAMS:
3 exams  (2 during semester + final),  10 quizzes
Final exam is comprehensive
No make-up on weekly assignments

COURSE GRADING:
The course grade will be based on total points scored on the exams, quizzes
and
reading assignments.

READING REQUIREMENT:
Students will read one scientific article each week and turn in a one page
abstract.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
P212 is an introduction to the science of exercise and human movement.  The
purpose of the course is to present an overview of exercise science,
beginning
with the basics of human physiology and how the body works during exercise.
Training methods are discussed, followed by presentations covering means of
performance enhancement, including nutrition, ergogenic aids, psychology,
biomechanics, weight control, and injury prevention.  The course concludes
with
an assortment of special topics in exercise science including physical
activity for
health and life-long fitness, the role of sports in society, environmental
factors in
exercise, adapted physical education, and the special characteristics of
youth
sports and female athletes.  Most of the special topic lectures will be
presented by
faculty members from the school of HPER.  This gives students the
opportunity to
learn from experts in each field, providing a deeper understanding of
possible
further exercise science courses available in the school of HPER.  Career
opportunities in exercise science are also discussed.

TEXTBOOK:
An Intro to Human Movement, Shea & Wright