TERM: 2022-23 Winter
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. 
Assignments 10%
Midterm 1 15%
Midterm 2 15%
Final exam 25%
Lab - Quizzes/Exams 10%
Lab - Lab reports/Activities 25%
  • Introduction, overview and objectives
  • Chapter 1: Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Proteins
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to Energy Transfer
  • Chapter 6: Energy Transfer in the Body
  • Chapter 7: Energy Transfer During Physical Activity
  • Chapter 8: Measurement of Human Energy Expenditure
  • Chapter 9: Human Energy Expenditure During Rest and Physical Activity
  • Chapter 10: Energy Expenditure During Walking, Jogging, Running, and Swimming
  • Chapter 12: Pulmonary Structure and Function
  • Chapter 13: Gas Exchange and Transport
  • Chapter 14: Dynamics of Pulmonary Ventilation
  • Chapter 15: The Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 16: Cardiovascular Regulation and Integration
  • Chapter 18: Skeletal Muscle: Structure and Function
  • Chapter 19: Neural Control of Human Movement
  • Chapter 21: Training for Anaerobic and Aerobic Power
  • Chapter 24: Physical Activity at Medium and High Altitude
  • Chapter 25: Exercise and Thermal Stress
  • Review
  • 1  Basal metabolic rate – O 2  and CO 2  used to determine calorimetric needs at rest.
  • 2  Energy expenditure before, during and after exercise - O 2  and CO 2  to calculate metabolic energy use.
  • 3  Cardiovascular response to exercise – Blood pressure, heart rate and ECG changes to exercise. 
  • 4  Aerobic response to exercise – maximal oxygen consumption (VO 2  max) in various conditions.
  • 5  Anaerobic response to exercise – Lactate threshold testing using blood lactate analyzer.
  • 6  Thermoregulation – Body temp vs core temp during exercise.
  • 7  (1) Muscle force and fatigue & (2) Body composition – Uni of Alberta?
  • 8  *Field trip – Edmonton Elks or Edmonton Oilers.

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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