Exercise Science

This one-semester course takes an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Through this course, students will learn basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as proper principles and techniques to designing an effective exercise program. The study of nutrition and human behavior will also be integrated into the course to enhance the students’ comprehension of this multifaceted subject.  Unit 1: Intro to Exercise Science; Intro to Exercise Science.  Unit 2: Body Systems; Terminology, Skeletal & Muscular Systems, Respiratory & Cardiovascular Systems.  Unit 3: Exercise Physiology; Energy Systems, Muscle Physiology, Gender Differences.  Unit 4: Biomechanics & Safety; Biomechanics, Exercise Safety & Injury Prevention.  Unit 5: Exercise Programming; Exercise Programming, Components of Physical Fitness.  Unit 6: Mind & Body; Exercise Psychology, Sports Nutrition.  Unit 7: Exercise Considerations; Exercise Programming Considerations, Special Populations.


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