Acute and chronic physiological adaptations to exercise stress. Topics include: metabolic, skeletal muscle, respiratory and cardiovascular function during exercise, body composition, the elite athlete, ergogenic acids, and performance. Includes labs on techniques to quantify human performance capacity.
This course is designed to introduce individuals to the general concepts necessary to prepare for a two semester lab course in Anatomy and Physiology. An introduction to anatomical language, general biochemical princiciples and cellular processes will be covered before reviewing seklected body systems. The course will examine the general components and functions of the muscular, skeletal, nervous, cardiorespiratory, lymphatic, digestive, and urinary systems. The focus of the course will be to provide a foundation to build upon when taking the upper level Anatomy and Physiology lab courses.