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Course Descriptions

PPE 275 - Physiology of Exercise

4 Credits

Exercise physiology is the scientific basis for the field of physical education. This course provides students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the body's responses and adaptations to exercise. Each of the body's systems will be reviewed with a focus on the influences of activity. Laboratory experiences will allow students to integrate and apply the concepts of exercise physiology through investigative experiments.

Prerequisite: BIO 135 OR BIO 145.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the differences between acute responses and chronic adaptations to exercise.
2. Recognize and describe responses and adaptations to exercise in each of the body’s systems.
3. Describe the body’s energy systems and identify the various types of activities associated with each.
4. Recognize and apply the six basic principles of training.
5. Identify differences in the parameters of exercise for diverse populations including; males and females, individuals who are trained and untrained and children and the elderly.
6. Identify significant differences between physical activity for health and athletic conditioning for sports performance.

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