Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Physiological Basis of Human Performance (3 cr)
K535 | 1093 | Brechue


PREREQUISITES:  PHSL P215 or equivalent

CLASS MEETING:  Three 50 minute lectures plus 1-2 hour laboratory per week.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A study of physiological changes that occur with exercise.  Emphasis on the
cardiorespiratory, muscular, and biochemical adaptations to training.
Physiologic
principles are applied to athletic training, adult fitness, weight
reduction, and
physical therapy.  Laboratory experiences will illustrate and reinforce
physiologic
principles and techniques.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:

1.    Structure and Function of Skeletal Muscle
2.    Basic Energy Systems
3.    Cardiovascular System
4.    Pulmonary System
5.    Hormonal Control and Exercise
6.    Exercise Thermoregulation
7.    Adaptations to Resistance Training
8.    Adaptations to Endurance Training
9.    Quantifying Sports Training
10.  Exercise for Health and Fitness
11.  Exercise and Aging
12.  Exercise and Rehabilitation

TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS:
1.	Plowman & Smith.  Exercise Physiology for Health, Fitness and
Performance.  Allyn & Bacon.  Necohan Height, MA, 1997.
2. 	Supplemental articles from the literature.

EVALUATION PROCEDURES:

Lecture  -  65%
2 exams plus Final
Written Assignments and class participation.

Laboratory  -  35%

Laboratories are "hands on" experience with the basic tools of exercise
physiology
testing and evaluation.  Each laboratory has a write-up associated with it.