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PESS 449. Physiology of Exercise

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: A study of the physiological effects upon the human body.
Prerequisites: PESS 349
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify metabolic energy system capacities and nutritional needs for physical activity.
2. Estimate body composition using a variety of assessments and contrast results to normative data.
3. Explain cardiovascular and respiratory systems and how they are neurologically and hormonally controlled.
4. Define the human muscular system and its adaptations to acute and chronic exercise.
5. Differentiate acute and chronic training adaptations of the cardiovascular and muscular systems.
6. Summarize factors affecting function based on environment and ergogenic aids.

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