Applied Exercise Physiology
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Instructor: L.R. Brilla Office: 26 Carver Office Hours: MWF 9; T 12; W 11; and by appointment Phone: 650-3056 Email: Lorrie.Brilla@wwu.edu
Key Criteria of a Living System:
Pattern of Organization. The configuration of relationships that determines the system's essential characteristics. Structure. The physical embodiment of the system's pattern of organization. Life Process. The activity involved in the continual embodiment of the system's pattern of organization.
Tension is an inevitable consequence of the ancient dichotomy between substance (matter, structure) and form (pattern, order). Biological form is more than shape, more than the static configuration of components of the whole. There is a continual flux of matter through a living organism, while its form is maintained. Thus, the understanding of biological form is extricably linked to the understanding of metabolic and developmental processes. Aristotle, the first biologist in the Western tradition, believed that form had no separate existence but was immanent in matter. Matter and form are two sides of a process, separable only through abstraction. (Capra,Fritjof, The Web of Life, 1996). So, within exercise physiology, function and structure (physiology and anatomy) are linked. Any response or adaptation depends on the interplay between the two concepts. In this course, the coupled changes of structure and function will be compared between the sedentary state and movement, an essential differentiating quality of animal life from other life-forms.Texts: Mougios,Vassilis (2006). Exercise Biochemistry. Human Kinestics Publishers, ISBN: 978-0736056380. Recommended: George Brooks, Thomas Fahey, Kenneth Baldwin (2004). Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and its Applications: McGraw-Hill Publishers, ISBN: 9780072556421.
Objectives: 1. To develop an overview of the applications of physiological principles to work and exercise situations. 2. To note the various adaptations and responses of the body to imposed stressors of various intensities, durations, frequencies, and modes. 3. To recognize anomalies associated with participation in physical activity. 4. To apply exercise, in consideration of physiological effects, in lifestyle and health modifications. Evaluation: Mid-term Exam (Tale of 2 Pigs, etc.) 100 In-class Mid-term Exams (3 at 60 pts.) 180 Colloquim Questions (7 at 10 pts. each) 70 Final Exam 150 TOTAL 500 pts. Examinations:
Short essay and answer-type predominantly; possible matching and/or multiple guess.1) Mid-term exams as indicated on Lecture Topic Schedule. The take-home exam for Fall 2013 is the Tale of 2 Pigs, due on 25 November.
Polar Bear Exam
Tale of 2 Pigs Exam
2) Final exam to be held during final exam week.
Non-Examination Evaluation: Each week a colloquim will be held on a thought question listed on the Canvas KIN 540 site. A citation will be emailed to all class members and instructor; only original research is acceptable, not reviews. Students may not present the same article related to the topic (1st come -emailed- has it). A written critique will be submitted wityh teh format on Canvas, as well as orally presented in class.
Resulting Grades: A: 450+ B: 400-449 C: 350-399 D: 300-349 F: <300 Plus (+) and minus (-) grades will also be assigned to A, B, and C grades. The range is small, for example: 90-90.9 is A- and 89-89.9 is B+.
Week Lecture Topic
1 Introduction - Exercise metabolism, fuel homeostasis in exercise Metabolism
2 Summary of cardiorespiratory adjustments Oxygen Status: The Deep Picture
3 Neuromuscular processes
Mid-Term Exam: 9 October
4 Skeletal function in exercise
5 Body Composition 6 Endocrinology Mid-Term Exam: 30 October
7 Thermoregulation, hypobaric/hyperbaric physiological adjustments
8 Renal mechanisms Mid-Term Exam: 13 November
9 Immunology and Exercise
10 Integrative Physiology of Exercise *Take-Home Exam due 25 November*
Final Exam: Tuesday, 10 December, 10:30-a.m. -12:30 p.m.
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