2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Apr 17, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HWP 420 - Exercise Physiology

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Study of the physiological reactions to exercise. Topics include muscle ultrastructure, neuro-endocrinology, and bioenergetics of movement as it pertains to various physical activities. Additionally, physiological adjustments as the result of cardiovascular and strength and power training at the acute and chronic levels will be discussed. Students will become familiar with safe and effective exercise modalities for a variety of healthy and at-risk populations. The laboratory section of the course introduces human performance evaluation and tracking. Its focus will be maximal exercise testing, assessments for anaerobic power, aerobic capacity, hydration status, and body composition. Emphasis will be placed on data collection, analysis, interpretation, and resultant program design. Prerequisites: BIOL 338 or HWP 294; BIOL 223 or HWP 295. See department chair.