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PFT 211 - 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. 

Instructor Permission Required Yes
Course Note Intended for 2nd year PFT students.

Quarters Typically Offered

Fall Day

Designed to Serve 2nd year PFT students.
Active Date 2015-11-18

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Field Studies 0 Clinical 0 Independent Studies 0
Total Contact Hours 55
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 processes of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism and how these processes support physical activity.

Describe muscle anatomy and physiology as it relates to muscle contraction and function.

Describe the body’s acute responses and long-term adaptations to cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training in varying environmental conditions.

Distinguish between fatigue, soreness, and overtraining and identify their effect on physical performance.

Describe cardiovascular and respiratory system anatomy and physiology as it relates to cardiorespiratory fitness.

Evaluate the effectiveness and safety of various nutritional strategies and ergogenic aids as they relate to fitness and physical performance.

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