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Course Number:
FT 204
Course Title:
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

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. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This class will review and apply basic exercise physiology concepts to more complex physiology, health, and exercise scenarios. Students will further their knowledge and application through lecture, group work, textbook/article readings, and VO2max and ECG labs. This course is designed to explore and practice critical evaluation, synthesis, and clear & succinct communication of advanced exercise physiology concepts.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

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

Aspirational Goals

Course Goal

Explore and practice critical evaluation, synthesis, and clear & succinct communication of advanced exercise physiology concepts.

Course Activities and Design

Lecture, group work, textbook/article readings, and VO2max and ECG labs.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Possible Assessment Strategies:

• Projects

• Assignments & labs

• Quizzes

• Exams

• Papers, presentations, &/or group work

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Objectives

  1. Apply basic exercise physiology concepts to more complex physiology, health, and exercise scenarios.
  2. Explain physiologic muscle fatigue and factors that affect fatigue in maximal performance.
  3. Interpret physiological differences and adaptations to training across age, gender, and training modalities.
  4. Investigate the components of maximal cardiorespiratory exercise testing, including metabolic & body systems relationships, safety guidelines, test interpretation, and client application.
  5. Recognize the effects of hot, cold, and higher altitude environments on physiological responses, safety, and exercise training recommendations.
  6. Understand the basic pathophysiology of heart, pulmonary, and metabolic clinical diseases, and the implications for exercise.
  7. Gain exposure to basic electrocardiogram theory, lab techniques (resting ECG & graded exercise stress testing or GXT), test interpretation, safety protocols, and application to clinical or suspected clinical populations.