SRJC Course Outlines

7/24/2024 8:55:22 PMKINES 81 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  KINES 81Title:  INTRO TO EXERCISE PHYSIO  
Full Title:  Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Last Reviewed:2/26/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.505 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course examines the human physiological responses and adaptations to the acute stress of exercise and the chronic stress of physical training.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course examines the human physiological responses and adaptations to the acute stress of exercise and the chronic stress of physical training.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2010Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Identify, differentiate, and interpret credible sources of information for research in the field of
    exercise physiology.
2.  Describe the principles of exercise training and adaptation on the skeletal muscles, nervous
    system, cardiorespiratory system, body composition, metabolism, environmental conditions,
    and fatigue.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Evaluate the source and credibility of reports of scientific experiments in exercise physiology
    and related topics.
2. Recognize the principles that govern the development of muscular strength and endurance.
3. Comprehend the role of metabolism, bioenergetics, and energy expenditure in varying levels
    of exercise intensity and at rest.
4. Describe the structure and function of the nervous system as it relates to neural control of
    human movement.
5. Define body composition and its relationship to recommended weight and sport and exercise
6. Assess cardiorespiratory responses in aerobic and anaerobic exercise for sport and exercise
7. Relate general principles and adaptations of aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance training to
    exercise training regimens.
8. Identify the physiological responses to various environmental conditions (i.e. higher altitude,
    heat, and cold).
9. Identify and analyze the various ergogenic agents used that can physiologically affect exercise
    and sport performance.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Exercise and Sport Physiology - Research in Exercise Physiology
    A. Scientific method
    B. Experimental design
    C. Credibility of information sources
II. Structure and Function of Exercising Muscle
    A. Functional anatomy of skeletal muscle
    B. Skeletal muscle and exercise
    C. Muscular endurance and strength testing
III. Fuel for Exercising Muscle: Metabolism and Bioenergetics
IV. Neural Control of Exercising Muscle
    A. Structure and function of the nervous system
    B. Motor control and reflex activity
V. Energy Expenditure and Fatigue
    A. Measuring energy expenditure at rest and during exercise
    B. Estimation of daily caloric requirements
    C. Fatigue and its causes
VI. Cardiovascular System
    A. Heart, vascular system, and blood
    B. Sub-max and Maximal cardiovascular testing
    C. Graded exercise testing
    D. Lactate threshold testing
VII. Respiratory System
    A. Pulmonary ventilation, volumes, and diffusion
    B. Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood
    C. Gas exchange at the muscles
VIII. Cardio Respiratory Responses to Acute Exercise
    A. Cardiovascular responses to acute exercise
    B. Respiratory responses to acute exercise
    C. Heart rate and blood pressure testing
IX. Principles of Exercise Training
    A. Terminology and general principles of training
    B. Resistance, anaerobic, and aerobic training programs
X. Adaptations to Resistance Training
     A. Gains in muscular fitness
    B. Muscle soreness
    C. Resistance training for sex and age differences
XI.  Adaptations to Aerobic and Anaerobic Training: Specificity and Cross-training
XII. Exercise in Hot and Cold Environments
    A. Body temperature regulation
    B. Physiological responses, health risks, and acclimation in the heat
    C. Physiological responses, health risks, and acclimation in the cold
XIII. Exercising at Altitude
    A. Physiological responses to acute altitude exposure
    B. Exercise and sport performance at altitude
    C. Acclimatization at prolonged exposure at altitude
XIV. Body Composition
     A. Body composition in sport
    B. Hydrostatic weighing, skinfold, and bioelectrical impedance
XV. Ergogenic Aids
    A. Researching ergogenic aids
    B. Pharmacological agents
    C. Hormonal agents
    D. Physiological agents
E. Nutritional Agents
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Read an average of 20-30 pages per week of text and laboratory material
2. Read 1-3 research articles and write brief, typed 1-3 page summaries for each article
3. Exams (2 - 4): multiple choice, true/false, completion, and short essay
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Perform labs, assess and tabulate data collected

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 35%
Written homework, Research Article Summaries
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 15%
Data tabulation and assessment
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 35%
Lab assignments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 70%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Participation and Attendance

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Physiology of Sport and Exercise. 7th ed. Kenney, W. Larry and Wilmore, Jack and Costill, David. Human Kinetics. 2019 (classic)
Instructor Prepared materials

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