Course Content and Outcome Guide for FT 204 Effective Summer 2015

Course Number:
FT 204
Course Title:
Exercise Science II
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Course Description

Continues application of physiological concepts from Exercise Science I. Introduces concepts of environmental conditions, advanced training adaptations, and clinical exercise physiology. Includes additional time in the lab setting learning metabolic and ECG stress testing. Prerequisites: FT 104 and FT 107, or instructor approval. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This class will review exercise and the metabolic, endocrine, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular systems learned in Exercise Science I. Students will continue to further their knowledge of research design methods and application of exercise science through article readings and practical labs using the metabolic cart and ECG machine. The format of this class will be lecture, class discussion, practical lab work, group work, discussions and/or presentations. This course is designed to enhance student€™s ability to think critically and display knowledge effectively through various written examinations, assignments, labs, projects, and papers.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

A. Utilize physiological concepts within exercise science to determine relevant and valid applications for healthy, athletic, and clinical populations.
B. Interpret basic physiological concepts and apply those to more complex concepts, situations, and clients in the field of Exercise Science.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• Attendance and participation records • Projects • Assignments/labs • Quizzes • Exams • Papers and/or presentations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Identify and interpret physiological differences and adaptations to training across age and gender, including factors affecting fatigue in maximal performance. 2. Recognize the effects of different environments (heat, cold, altitude) on physiological responses and adaptations to training. 3. Identify and understand the pathology of various clinical exercise physiology populations (heart disease, pulmonary disorders, etc.) 4. Be able to perform metabolic VO2 testing and basic ECG testing. Demonstrate basic knowledge of test interpretation and safety guidelines.