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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FTNS 152 Exercise Physiology

5 credits
This course focuses on alterations in body systems and organs during physical activity with an emphasis on energy producing systems. Students examine adaptations to the cardiorespiratory and muscular systems during exercise.

Prerequisites: FTNS 112 , FTNS 121 , and BIOL& 160  

Quarters Offered: Winter

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise by various body systems
  • Describe and critically review the latest research in exercise physiology pertaining to cardiovascular and muscular adaptations associated with exercise
  • Explain the processes underlying force generation by skeletal and cardiac muscle tissue
  • Explain the mechanisms of action of the cardiovascular system in oxygen and carbon dioxide transport at rest and during exercise
  • Explain the mechanism of action of the respiratory system for gas exchange at rest and during exercise
  • Explain the acid-base balance in the body during exercise
  • Explain the body’s response and adaptation to exercise under varying environmental conditions, e.g. heat stress, altitude, etc
  • Explain gender and chronological age differences in responses or adaptations to exercise
  • Explain the role of nutrition and body composition as it relates to exercise performance and health

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50