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Course Description

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Physical Education - PE 112

Introduction to Exercise Physiology

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course will introduce the student through lecture and practical demonstration to the fundamentals of exercise physiology. The topics will include cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular and endocrine anatomy; systems physiology; basic nutrition; metabolic pathways; and energy expenditure.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the roles of the macronutrients and micronutrients found in food.
  • Summarize carbohydrate, protein and lipid dynamics during exercise.
  • Differentiate between the energy metabolic pathways.
  • Explain energy expenditure at rest and during exercise.
  • Explain the measurement of human energy expenditure.
  • Describe the principles of gas exchange and transport.
  • Differentiate the anatomy and physiology of the central and peripheral cardiovascular system at rest and during exercise.
  • Differentiate the anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular system at rest and during exercise.
  • Differentiate the anatomy and physiology of the endocrine system at rest and during exercise.
  • Conduct a basic nutrition review.
  • Describe how the physical demands of a sport/position helps focus the conditioning program design for an athlete.
  • Describe adenosine triphosphate (ATP) dynamics in energy transfer.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; PHYSICAL EDUCATION; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 112115936Intro Exercise PhysiologyMC3Papineau M8/12/0Open$47.00T R  11:00 AM-12:26 PM PE105

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday