2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 256 Exercise Physiology (5 credits)



Course Description
This course introduces students to the physiological effects of exercise in the human body and its implications for enhanced health and improved physical performance. 

Student Outcomes
1. Articulate anatomical and physiological concepts specific to systems and as they relate to the adaptation responses to exercise based upon sound physiological evidence.
2. Describe the adaptations to acute and chronic exercise, to include aerobic and anaerobic training.
3. Examine the neuromuscular concepts, to include force development, fiber recruitment, fiber typing, contraction type, speed of contraction, delayed onset of muscle soreness, and fatigability of the muscle.
4. Discuss the three energy systems with respect to the rate at which energy can be produced and sustained.
5. Describe hormonal regulation as it applies to metabolism and fluid balance during exercise.
6. Examine the body composition and nutritional needs of an individual, considering the importance of optimal body composition for peak exercise and athletic performance. 
7. Apply various methods using the results of measurements for energy expenditure, aerobic and anaerobic capacity, body composition, and the concepts behind the measurement tools used to improve performance and/or fitness.



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