PE 422 - Applied Exercise Physiology

PE 422: Applied Exercise Physiology

This course uses the SAKAI coursesite through the LAMP portal for access to the syllabus, notes, handouts, etc.

Course Description:
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of exercise physiology and the systems involved in human performance. Specific topics addressed are neuromuscular control, enhancement of energy capacity, exercise performance and environmental stress, body composition, energy balance, weight control, exercise and successful aging, and disease prevention. Prerequisites: PE 200, B 155, B 156, PE 421.

McArdle, Katch, & Katch.  (2006).  Essentials of Exercise Physiology, 3rd ed.  Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Publishers.

Course Goals/Objectives:

  • Review the basics of human physiology, responses to muscular activity, & exercise.

  • Discuss the effects of ergogenic aids & environment on exercise.

  • Understand body composition responses to exercise.

Course Relationship to Major Program and Department
Requirement for students with a major emphasis in exercise science in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences.

Course Relationship to Knowledge of Content Area and Skills:
Upon course completion, students should have an understanding of human physiology and understanding of the body’s response to muscular activity and exercise.

 Course Topics:

  • Enhancement of energy capacity

  • Exercise performance and environmental stress

  • Body composition, energy balance, and weight control

  • Exercise, successful aging, and disease prevention