Advanced Physiology of Exercise and Training

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Course Code
SPSC 3275
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Seminar
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

Course Description
Throughout this course students will gain an understanding of how the human body physiologically responds to acute and chronic exercise. Specifically, this course will address how the metabolic, respiratory, cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems regulate homeostasis during acute exercise and environmental stress. Additionally, this course will address how these systems adapt to exercise training and environmental stress.
Course Content

1. Metabolism
1.1 Aerobic metabolism
1.2 Anaerobic metabolism
1.3 Metabolic adaptations to exercise training

2. Respiratory
2.1 Respiration
2.2 Acute respiratory responses to exercise
2.3 Respiratory adaptations to exercise


3.Cardiovascular
3.1 The cardiovascular system
3.2 Acute cardiovascular responses to exercise
3.3 Cardiovascular adaptations to exercise

4. Neuromuscular
4.1 Skeletal muscle system and the neuromuscular junction
4.2 Muscular contraction and movement
4.3 Neuromuscular adaptations to exercise

5. Thermoregulation

6. Exercise and the environment (altitude/air pollution)

Methods Of Instruction

Methods of instruction may include some or all of the following:

  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Seminar
  • Case studies
  • Problem based learning
  • Online videos
  • Online readings
  • Group projects
Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Quizzes  0-20%
Lab reports   0-30%
Term tests 20-45%
Final exam 15-40%
Class review    0-10%
Research Project     0-25%
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe how physiological systems (e.g. metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular) are controlled and how they respond to the effects of acute and chronic exercise and environmental stress.
  2. Explain how physiological systems (e.g. metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory and neuromuscular) work in an integrative manner to maintain homeostasis during exercise and environmental stress.
  3. Perform physiological measurements commonly used in an exercise physiology laboratory setting.
  4. Analyze exercise physiology data.
  5. Apply exercise physiology related concepts through applied problem solving.
  6. Communicate exercise physiology related concepts using appropriate communication skills necessary for scientific inquiry.

Textbook Materials

Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. Example textbooks and materials may include:

Sharon A. Plowman and Denise L. Smith. Exercise Physiology For Health, Fitness and Performance, 5thEd. 

Requisites

Prerequisites

60 credits, including SPSC 2275

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit 2007/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 2150 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 215 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 470 (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV KIN 375 (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KPE 3XX (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 2XX (1.5) 2007/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
15454
Wed Fri
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Silvey
Dustin
Open
New Westminster
SPSC 3275 001 - Registration is restricted to Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching students until November 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM.


This section is offered in a hybrid format. It includes both online components and in-person on campus activities. Check Blackboard and your Douglas College email for specific details about on-campus dates. The instructor will provide advance notice of the dates of on-campus activities.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
0
30
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0620
8:30 - 10:20