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PFT 110 - Exercise Science

5 Credits
Study of the physiological adaptations of the human body to physical activity. Examines the short- and long-term responses of the cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular systems to regular physical activity. Topics include aerobic and anaerobic metabolism; muscle contraction; specificity of training; individual responses to exercise; environmental stress; exercise nutrition; fatigue; and overtraining.

Instructor Permission Required Yes

Quarters Typically Offered

Designed to Serve 2nd year students in the Personal Fitness Trainer program
Active Date 2012-04-19

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 33 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 33
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
Physiological Adaptations (Cardio, Flexibility, Strength) Aerobic/Anaerobic Metabolism Muscle Contraction Environmental Response Exercise Nutrition (Proper Protein Intake, Carb Loading, Hydration, Supplements) Fatigue/Overtraining Lactate Threshold

Student Learning Outcomes
Describe the short and long term physiological responses to exercise

Recognize facts and fallacies relative to sports nutrition

Recognize the signs of overtraining

Communicate to clients scientific knowledge in understandable terms

Evaluate the validity of various health and fitness information sources

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