Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Course Description

Study of physiological factors which influence human performance and the responses of body systems to physical activity. Laboratory emphasizes observation of concepts using the scientific method and developing quantitative skills in data interpretation. Prerequisite: KINS 254.

Student Outcomes

After completion of this class, students will be able to:  Describe skeletal muscle, how it creates a force and what factors modulate that force  Describe the neural control of skeletal muscle  Describe adaptations of the muscle and nervous system to exercise  Describe how various energetics systems produce ATP for muscle, and how they integrate during exercise  Describe the measurement of oxygen consumption, maximal oxygen consumption and energy (kcal)  Describe the endocrine response to exercise, both acute and chronic  Describe the immune system response to exercise, both acute and chronic  Describe the cardiovascular system and circulatory system and its involvement in exercise Describe how exercise is medicine and how exercise prevents chronic disease  Describe special training and exercise considerations for children, females, special populations, and the elderly  Describe the adaptations of the cardiovascular and circulatory system to exercise  Describe the pulmonary (respiratory) system and its involvement in exercise  Describe acid-base balance during exercise  Describe temperature regulation of the body during exercise  Describe how to measure body composition and the relationship of body composition to performance