Jun 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PE 109 - Introduction to Exercise Science

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the scientific discipline of Exercise  Science.  The course will examine the fields of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor control and motor learning, sports-related injuries, exercise nutrition and the health benefits of physical activity.  The course will benefit those who plan to continue study in exercise science, physical education, health related professions or those with a general interest in the science of exercise and movements. This course does not fulfill a General Education Natural Science requirement.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify career options in exercise science, including academic/certification requirements, prospective clientele and professional organizations;
  • identify hypokinetic diseases, current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, and the health benefits associated with physical activity;
  • identify acute and chronic physiological adaptations associated with human movement;
  • discuss nutritional and fluid requirements associated with exercise;
  • analyze human movement using biomechanical terms and principles; and
  • summarize the role of neuromuscular function in human performance, and chronic adaptation to aerobic and resistance training.

F/S (C, N, S)