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Intro to Exercise Science

Introduction to Exercise Science is a foundational course designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and concepts within the field of exercise science. This course explores the scientific basis of human movement, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and the psychological and sociological aspects of physical activity and exercise.

Students will examine the physiological responses and adaptations that occur in the human body during exercise, including cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, and metabolic changes.

 

Through lectures, discussions, and practical demonstrations, students will gain insight into the mechanisms behind exercise-induced adaptations and their implications for health, fitness, and performance.

Moreover, Introduction to Exercise Science will explore the psychological and sociological dimensions of physical activity and exercise, including motivation, behavior change, exercise adherence, and the sociocultural influences on physical activity participation.

By the end of the course, students will have developed a foundational understanding of exercise science principles and their applications in various settings, including fitness, sports performance, rehabilitation, and public health.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise.

  • Analyze biomechanical principles underlying human movement.

  • Explore psychological factors influencing physical activity participation and adherence.

  • Examine sociological influences on physical activity behaviors.

  • Apply exercise science principles to real-world scenarios in fitness, sports performance, and public health.

  • Develop critical thinking skills through practical applications and laboratory exercises.

Intro to Exercise Science
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