- Course Number:
- FT 131
- Course Title:
- Structure & Function of the Human Body
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Course DescriptionPresents basic principles in anatomy, physiology, and exercise science. Introduces terminology, concepts, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, metabolism and the cardiovascular, pulmonary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Fitness Technology program or instructor permission and WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisites/concurrent: PE 181A or PE 181B or PE 181C. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
The format of this class will be lecture, practical lab work, class discussion, and/or presentations. You are encouraged to ask questions and expected to engage actively during lab sessions. Study sessions outside of regular class time may be scheduled.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Interpret and relay to others the fundamental concepts of basic anatomy and physiology.
- Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to future course work in the Fitness Technology Program.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Practical Exams
- In-Class Activities
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Surveys basic anatomical terms, chemical structure, and cellular physiology.
- Identify, define, and apply key terms used in anatomy and physiology.
- Recognize and understand the components and functions of the metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems.
- Effectively communicate in writing and speech your knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
- Apply current research findings and issues as they relate to course topics.
- Demonstrate application of course content to exercise.