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PE 250 Introduction to Exercise Physiology (CORE—Foundation)

(Either semester/3 credits) 

Provides an introductory level knowledge of exercise science and exercise physiology. What are the objectives of exercise science? What are the effects of exercise on human body? What kind of research methods are used to investigate these effects? The course will examine these questions, starting with the history of exercise physiology. Emphasis will be on the nutrition and energy supply for exercise, on the cardiovascular function and exercise, on the muscular types and exercise, and on the research methods in exercise science. Students will participate in classroom lectures, discussions and presentations.