05:479 Exercise Physiology [Forbes]

Prerequisite: 05:251 and 05:266, or permission of Instructor.

The purpose of this course is to study the transient and persistent physiological responses to type, intensity and duration of exercise, which are necessary to understand the mechanisms that account for human physical fitness. Basic human physiological principles that are necessary for the understanding of the above concepts will be included. Some topics for discussion include: classification of exercise, neuromuscular physiology, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, metabolism and energy transfer and work, oxygen debt and aerobic capacity.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Scott Forbes