HLTH 1013 - Essentials of Exercise Physiol, 3 Credits

Level: Lower

Course Attributes: Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science

This is an internet-based course intended for both science and non-science majors covering the basic study of exercise physiology. Topics include the role of nutrition in energy-producing pathways and human growth and development; nutritional and common pharmacological aids used to support and enhance exercise and athletic performance; study of metabolic production of energy and its application in the human capacity for work; and study of select body systems and the principles of exercise training with resultant physiological adaptations that could be expected from such training. The course concludes with a study of the role of exercise in the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease.