Class Meeting: Monday, 6pm-8:50pm
Course Description: This course is designed with the goal of developing a more comprehensive understanding of exercise physiology and practical experience with evaluation of equipment and techniques used in the exercise science laboratory and clinic. Emphasis is on instrumentation used in the analysis and measurement of muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous system structure and function. In addition, the course provides sections of various biochemical and physiological systems and how they respond to exercise and chronic training. Special reference will be made to the physiology of various types of sports as well as clinical tests and application.
Class Concept/Weekly Meetings: Each class will have a physiological area of study to address. These include the following (see below): bioenergetics, neuro-muscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, adaptation response. At the beginning of each class, several questions will be posed within a specific physiological domain. References, brought in by the professor, will be used by the students to find the answers to the questions. Students may work alone or in small group. A discussion will follow to help solidify answers and understanding to the questions posed. Every third class meeting will be a laboratory experience only. These labs will be designed to reinforce the questions that were answered in the previous two lecture/discovery classes. A formal lab report will be required by each student (see format below).
Lecture I & 2 Bioenergetics
Lab VO2, VCO2 (RER) and lactate testing with the metabolic cart and lactate analyzer
Lecture 3 & 4 Cardiovascular
Lab Electrocardiography, Echocardiography and blood pressure
Lecture 5 & 6 Pulmonary
Lab Static lung measure (FVC) and ventilatory measures (VE, BB)
Lecture 7 & 8 Neuromuscular
Lab Strength, power, flexibility and electromyography
Lecture 9 & 10 Adaptation response
Lab Acute response to differing intensities of work
Exams: 2 @ 20 points each 40 points
Labs: 5 @ 10 points each 50 points
Class work: 10 points
Total Points 100
90-100 A Excellent
80-89 B Above Average
70-79 C Average
60-69 D Below Average
50-59 F Failure
Two exams will be given during the semester. Each exam covers information from previous weeks. The questions for the exams will be directly associated with the questions given during each class meeting’s lectures. However, while the class meeting questions will be essay in nature, the exam questions will be re-written in a different format (i.e., multiple choice).