Acute and chronic physiological adaptations to exercise stress. Topics include: metabolic, skeletal muscle, respiratory and cardiovascular function during exercise, body composition, the elite athlete, ergogenic acids, and performance. Includes labs on techniques to quantify human performance capacity.
Study of the structure and function of cell, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems in the human body. Integration and regulations of system function from an applied perspective through clinical applications.
Introduction to neuroscience emphasizing the control, sensation, and perception related to human movement. Topics include a general overview of issues in motor control and a review of Central Nervous System (CNS) organization; basic CNS building blocks underlying movement control and perception; application to the control of balance and locomotion in development, aging, and disease; mechanisms of brain plasticity in development, learning, and rehabilitation.
Satisfies Junior Year Writing requirement. A variety of writing skills emphasized with assignments ranging from resumes to scientific writing (formerly Exercise Science).
This course examines psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behavior. The course is designed to introduce you to the field of sport and exercise psychology by providing a broad overview of the major topics in the area. The course objectives are as follows: -To increase your understanding of how psychological factors influence involvement and performance in sport, exercise, and physical education settings -To increase your understanding of how participation in sport, exercise, and physical education influences the psychological makeup of the individuals involved -To help you acquire skills and knowledge about sport and exercise psychology that you can apply in the field of kinesiology
This course will provide students with fundamental knowledge underlying the health benefits of exercise and physical activity. The course will cover relevant topics in epidemiology, physiology, anatomy and exercise physiology that will help students understand how exercise, physical activity and sedentary behavior impact human health. We will apply this multi-disciplinary knowledge in the science of exercise, physical activity and sedentary behavior to various diseases and conditions to show how they actually affect human health in adults. Finally, students will learn about how scientific evidence supporting the health benefits of physical activity and exercise are translated into practice in the form of guidelines and recommendations.