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FSS 234 - Fundamentals of Exercise Science

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Overview of various systems, reactions, and adaptations to exercise and movement. Includes muscular system and anatomy, nervous system, kinesiology, metabolism, principles of exercise training, adaptations to exercise training; and the cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine systems.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify major muscle structures and how they adapt to exercise.
  2. Explain how the body metabolizes nutrients to fuel exercise at various intensities.
  3. Explain how the different body systems (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic) adapt to training.
  4. Identify essential hormones of the endocrine system and discuss their role in regulating physiological processes that accompany exercise.

  1. Muscular System and Anatomy
    1. Structure
    2. Function
    3. Identification and classification
    4. Muscular adaptations to exercise
  2. Nervous System
    1. Structure
    2. Function
    3. Neurological control of movement
  3. Kinesiology
    1. Development and growth of skeletal system
    2. Identification and classification of skeletal system
    3. Joint articulations and levers of musculoskeletal system
    4. Anatomical planes of the human body
    5. Biomechanical factors in human strength
  4. Metabolism
    1. Bioenergetics
    2. Energy expenditure of exercise and fatigue
    3. Anaerobic adaptations to exercise
  5. Principles of Exercise Training
    1. Terminology
    2. Principles of training
    3. Anaerobic training programs
  6. Adaptations to resistance training
    1. Exercise Training / Adaptations to Aerobic Training
    2. Metabolism / Aerobic Adaptations to Exercise Training
  7. Cardiovascular System
    1. Structure
    2. Function
    3. Response to exercise
  8. Respiratory System
    1. Structure
    2. Function
    3. Response to exercise
  9. Endocrine System
    1. Hormonal regulation during exercise
    2. Hormonal response to exercise

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