Syllabus Overview for HEXPH 455-DL Exercise Physiology

3 credits

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Course Materials

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  • Energy Systems and Exercise Metabolism
  • Hormonal Regulation of Exercise and Adaptations to Training; Balance of Carbohydrate and Lipid Utilization During Exercise
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Energy Expenditure and Measuring Energy Capacity
  • Respiratory Regulation During Exercise
  • Cardiovascular Dynamics During Exercise
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Adaptations to Training
  • Thermoregulation and Exercise in the Heat
  • Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function and Neural Control of Movement
  • Chronic Adaptations to Resistance Training
  • Muscular Strength: Training Muscles to Become Stronger
  • Physical Activity for Healthy Aging
  • Obesity, Diabetes and Physical Activity

General Course Activities

Weekly discussions
Reading questions
Case studies
Lab report

Course Expectations

A student is expected to devote 10-15 hours per week to complete readings and course activities.

Technology Requirements

This course uses the learning platform software called Desire2Learn (D2L.) D2L integrates text, video, and audio. Before enrolling in the course, please review the D2L system recommendations.

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