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TERM: 2022-23 Winter
COURSE NUMBER: BIOL 318
COURSE TITLE: Exercise Physiology
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Caitlynd Myburgh
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to exercise physiology and offers students the ability to investigate the human body at rest and examine the physiological responses to various forms of acute and chronic exercise. Students will examine the role that respiratory, cardiovascular, muscular, and neural systems play during physical activity. In the laboratory component of this course students will be exposed to different types of tests that can be conducted to monitor physical performance and endurance, while also analyzing the results and formulating meaningful conclusions in the context of exercise physiology.

Same as KINS 318.

Prerequisites: BIOL/KINS 207
Corequisite: BIOL/KINS 308
REQUIRED TEXTS: Exercise Physiology: Nutrition, Energy, and Human Performance, 8 th  Ed. 2015. Frank Katch, Victor L. Katch, and William D McArdle. Wolters Kluwer Health. 
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Online discussion forums, quizzes, attendance and participation10%
Midterm 1 15%
Midterm 2 20%
Final exam 25%
Lab - Project 15%
Lab - Lab reports/Activities 15%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:After completion of BIOL318 / KINS318, students will be able to:
  • Identify and examine physiological mechanisms at rest and during exercise.
  • Demonstrate and apply how the physiological systems adapt and change in response to acute and chronic exercise.
  • Test, measure and integrate practical techniques to monitor physical performance and endurance as evidenced through hands-on labs.
  • Judge and defend your understanding of the physiological mechanisms needed to meet the demands of physical activity.
LECTURE OUTLINE:
  • Introduction, overview and objectives
  • Chapter 1: Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Proteins
  • Chapter 6: Energy Transfer in the Body
  • Chapter 7: Energy Transfer During Physical Activity
  • Chapter 9: Human Energy Expenditure During Rest and Physical Activity
  • Chapter 25: Exercise and Thermal Stress
  • Chapter 13: Gas exchange & Transport
  • Chapter 14: Dynamics of pulmonary ventilation
  • Chapter 16: Cardiovascular regulation and integration
  • Chapter 18 Skeletal muscle structure & function
  • Chapter 19: Neural control of human movement
  • Chapter 24: Physical activity at medium & high altitude
  • Review
LAB OUTLINE:
  • BMR and energy use during exercise
  • Lactate threshold
  • Thermoregulation
  • Aerobic capacity – VO2 Max
  • Cardiovascular response to exercise
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Super awesome surprise 


Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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