This course explores the body's acute responses and long-term adaptations to various levels of exercise and modes of activities. Students focus on understanding how the body's bioenergetic, cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, and endocrine systems respond to the physiological stress of exercise and how physical activity and exercise training affect health, disease, and the quality of life. Throughout the course, variations in responses between gender and age groups are considered. Lecture and laboratory topics include bioenergetics, cardiorespiratory and neuromuscular function, ergometry, fatigue, body composition, growth and maturation, inactivity, morbidity and costs to the nation, and other current topics. Formal laboratory reports and a review of literature are required.
Prerequisites: EXSC 200, 221, and 222.