ESHE 392: Exercise Physiology
Prerequisite: BIOL 322 or BIOL 310 and BIOL 311 (students in the Sports Medicine concentration must complete BIOL 310 and BIOL 311); minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Credit Hours: (3)
Provides understanding of exercise physiology and its ramifications. Includes study of immediate and long-range effects physical exertion and training have on organic functions of the body.
Detailed Description of Content of Course
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the physiology of exercise and its importance for humans engaging in physical activity. The specific physiological systems studied include both long term and short term effects of exercise on all human body systems. Such topics include:
1. Skeletal muscle type and function
2. Energy systems source and regulation
3. Physiology of muscular contraction
4. Cardiovascular and circulatory response to exercise
5. Respiration and Oxygen Transparent
6. Exercise metabolism
Practical laboratory activities are designed to show the student related knowledge and enable them to develop the skill to perform physiological assessment. Once the physiology of exercise is understood students begin to learn to thoughtfully apply this knowledge to physical fitness, athletics and physical activity in general.
Detailed Description of Conduct of Course
Teaching methods may include one or more of the following:
• lab experiences
• problem-based learning
Goals and Objectives of Course
Upon successful completion of the course, students shall be able to:
• Explain the fundamental principles of exercise physiology as it is affected by physical activity
• Describe the basic body systems and how they respond to physical activity
• Develop the ability to thoughtfully apply the knowledge of Exercise Physiology to solve problems related to sport, fitness, or other movements
• Recognize, teach, critique and perform fundamental laboratory experiments
• Describe the importance of caring for all systems of the human body and how to use activity to maintain a healthy and fit body and/or to train for sports.
Student learning may be assessed through one or more of the following methods:
• Laboratory Reports
Other Course Information
Review and Approval
September 2001 Reviewed Gib Darden