KIN. 540
Applied Exercise Physiology
Fall 2013

"The will to win  is important,  
but the will to prepare is vital."  	 --Joe Paterno 
  
 
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.

Lecture notes.
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+.  				

SCHEDULE

Week Lecture Topic

 

1		Introduction - Exercise metabolism, fuel homeostasis in exercise   Metabolism
2 Summary of cardiorespiratory adjustments Oxygen Status: The Deep Picture

The Heart
 3		Neuromuscular processes   
Stretch Reflex
Muscle Hyperplasia??

Titin

Mid-Term Exam: 9 October

  4		Skeletal function in exercise 

Fascia: Tendon

 5		Body Composition


6		Endocrinology 		

	                                   Mid-Term Exam: 30 October   
 
  				

 7		Thermoregulation, hypobaric/hyperbaric physiological adjustments 

 Adaptation
 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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