This course focuses on the main organ systems that collectively function to allow the body to exercise, including the nervous, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine physiologies. In addition, general metabolic pathways and fuel sources are introduced. You will also learn the theories behind basic training methods, coaching, and ergogenic and athletic fitness tests. Current trends in exercise research will be blended into each session.
Laboratory exercises, literature searches, student presentations, and writing assignments will be used to apply the material.
As a competitive national-level athlete, coach, and trainer (CSCS), the instructor will integrate her knowledge of applying physiological principles to developing national-level athletes.
By the end of this course, you will:
• Through lab simulated examples, visualize and measure Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Metabolic parameters that change while the body is exercising.
• Become acquainted with scientific literature acquisition as well as develop basic skills in reading and assessing data.
• Complete the course with an overview of organ system integration while the body is under exercise stress.
• Become acquainted with fields of study within Exercise Science
High School Biology with a strong future interest in the organization and function of the human body.
Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.