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.
This course is designed to inspire, teach, and engage students in the arena of peer health education. Theoretical concepts and practical perspectives of peer education will be introduced, with a focus on health issues. Students will develop communication, assertiveness, facilitation, and presentation skills. They will also participate in experiential learning through designing and delivering their own peer health education program using the skills and training through class instruction.
Gen Ed - Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Science
This course is intended for both the science and non-science major. Coverage will include the fundamental biochemical aspects of the essential nutrients and their effects when consumed in less than recommended or excessive amounts. These nutritional facts will help answer some of the questions brought forward concerning the relationship between food and heart disease, weight control, preservatives, cancer, athletic performance, vegetarianism, pregnancy and lactation, just to name a few.