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WHES 2083 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

This course introduces students to the application of exercise physiology to fitness/cardiorespiratory/muscular strength and endurance training.  The focus of the course is on the individual physiological systems, the effects of physical training on the systems, and techniques of assessment.  Students will learn through lecture and laboratory experiences.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to summarize the organization of the human body, its chemical properties, and metabolism.

Objectives:

  1. Explain cell chemistry
  2. Explain cell structures and functions
  3. Describe the anaerobic and aerobic energy pathways
  4. Describe metabolism and its relationship to homeostasis and exercise

 

Outcome 2: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to summarize the various physiological systems involved in exercise physiology.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the structure and function of the skeleton, joints, and skeletal muscles and its relationship to exercise
  2. Explain the structure and function of the nervous system and its relationship to exercise
  3. Explain the structure and function of the cardiovascular system and its relationship to exercise
  4. Explain the structure and function of the pulmonary system and its relationship to exercise
  5. Explain the structure and function of the endocrine system and its relationship to exercise

 

Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to describe the effect of training on the various physiological systems of the human body.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the changes in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in response to cardiorespiratory training
  2. Explain the changes in the musculoskeletal system in response to muscular strength and endurance training
  3. Explain the change in the musculoskeletal system in response to flexibility training
  4. Explain the changes in body composition that result from exercise

 

Outcome 4: Upon Completion of the course, students will be able to summarize the various laboratory assessments used in exercise science.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the techniques for assessing cardiorespiratory function
  2. Describe the techniques for assessing muscular strength and endurance function
  3. Describe the techniques for assessing flexibility
  4. Describe the techniques for assessing body composition

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. The Cell and Bioenergetics
  2. Exercise Metabolism
  3. Measurement of energy, work, and power
  4. The Musculoskeletal System
  5. The Neurological System
  6. The Cardiovascular System
  7. The Pulmonary System
  8. The Endocrine System
  9. Body Composition
  10. The Effects of Training on the Cardiorespiratory System
  11. The Effects of Training on the Musculoskeletal System
  12. Methods of Assessing Cardiorespiratory Fitness
  13. Methods of Assessing Musculoskeletal Fitness
  14. Applications of Exercise Physiology to Physical Conditioning
  15. Energy Balance and Weight Control

Primary Faculty
Bondurant, Paul
Secondary Faculty
Allor, Tina
Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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