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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 350 Exercise Physiology (3) Structure and function of the human body as applied to health, wellness, exercise, and sports.

KINES 350 Exercise Physiology (3)

A major focus of exercise physiology is to understand the physiological adaptations that occur following both acute and chronic programs of endurance and resistance exercise. A major emphasis is on physiological systems as they relate to exercise and health, including cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, neural, metabolic, and environmental aspects. In addition, the mechanisms underlying the preventive and protective effects of exercise on human health and performance are discussed. Students are required to demonstrate upon written examination, a knowledge and understanding of the physiological adaptations resulting from programs of chronic exercise as well as the ability to interpret scientific data as they pertain to exercise physiology. Background knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, and exercise science represent the knowledge base from which class is built upon and contribute to the mastery of concepts presented during the lecture portion of the class. Exercise physiology is a core course requirement in the Kinesiology major. Evaluation is based on written examination and quizzes as well as written assignments. The course is taught every fall and spring semesters with an enrollment of approximately 100 students. A technology classroom is used for instruction.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: KINES 180;KINES 202;BIOL 141 ; andCHEM 101 orCHEM 110 ; or permission by instructor for non-kinesiology majors

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.