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PEP 326L: Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology
Division of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences

Instructor: Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
Semester: Summer 2017
Meeting Times: MTWRF 11:40 am – 1:40 pm: Room B100 (Johnson Center). NOTE THAT JULY 4 IS A HOLIDAY-NO CLASS
Office: Johnson Center 1160, Phone 277-4136, Messages 277-5151
Email: lkravitz@unm.edu
Web Site: www.unm.edu/~lkravitz (go to UNM Links, then to Ex Phys 326L)
Office Hrs: Tuesday from 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm and by appointment
Prerequisites: REQUIRED=Biology 237-247L, (Helpful=Biology 238-248L)

Course Description:
Exercise physiology is an evaluation of the acute and chronic adaptations of the body to the stresses of exercise.

The initial study of exercise physiology requires the student to have prior competency in basic human anatomy and physiology. Emphasis in this course utilizes this information to focus on how the body (and its systems) responds to the differing types of intensities of exercise. For students who wish to pursue further studies in exercise physiology, a thorough mastery of this fundamental information is extremely important and provides the foundation for more advanced study in exercise bioenergetics, biochemistry and physiology.

This course is closely associated with the College of Education Core Values in the study and practice of education through teaching, research, and service. It is the goal of the Exercise Science Program and College of Education to prepare students for participation in a complex and challenging society. For the Core Values statement of the College of Education please go to this URL: http://coe.unm.edu/administration/guiding-documents.html and click Core Values link.

Course Objectives: To acquire,
1. Knowledge of the acute and chronic physiological changes that occur in the body in response to exercise stress.
2. Knowledge in the performance, understanding and interpretation of basic physiological assessment such as indirect calorimetry, muscular fitness and cardiovascular analyses.
3. An appreciation of research in exercise physiology.

Kenney, W.L., Wilmore, J.H, Costill, D.L. (2015). Physiology of Sport and Exercise (6th Ed). Human Kinetics.

Instructional Strategies
The instructor will use the following strategies during the course of instruction:
Computerized/digital lecture presentations
Computerized/digital oral/written quizzes
Web-based study
Class discussion
Demonstrations and laboratory experiences

Exam I 15 pts
Exam II 25 pts
Exam III 20 pts
Exam IV Final Exam 15 pts NOTE: Final Exam (IV) is Last Day of Class
Quizzes (ave) 15 pts
Lab Reports (ave of 3) 10 pts

Quizzes: Daily quizzes. This is support for formative evaluation which has been shown to improve final student outcomes.

Note: No make-ups on exams, quizzes or labs without written medical (or similar) excuse. Due to academic demands of the Summer Class schedule, a student missing TWO classes will be dropped from course.

Grading Scale
97 — 100 A+ 73 — < 77 C
93 — < 97 A 70 — < 73 C-
90 — < 93 A- 67 — < 70 D+
87 — < 90 B+ 63 — < 67 D
83 — < 87 B 60 — < 63 D-
80 — < 83 B- < 60 F
77 — < 80 C+

Academic Integrity: Academic dishonesty defined from the UNM Student Code of Conduct: “dishonesty in quizzes, tests or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; hindering the academic work of other students; misrepresenting academic or professional qualifications within or without the University; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other University records." The Exercise Science faculty supports the importance of academic integrity. A student violating academic dishonesty guidelines will receive an “F” for the course. A second violation will result in the student being withdrawn from the Exercise Science program.

Lab Reports: For each lab report, students will turn in a lab report. Please BULLET each section. More instructional guidelines for the lab will be introduced with the actual laboratory.
Introduction: Up to 150 words describing the physiological component of the lab.
Methods: Describe in detail what went on in the lab.
Conclusions: Up to 150 words discussing the findings and outcome of the lab.

Special Needs: Qualified students with special needs should see the instructor as soon as possible.

Professional Courtesy:
Students are expected to be on time for class and stay till the end of class. Please, no food or drinks (other than water bottles) in class. Also, please take care of your personal needs before the beginning of class. As well, I expect you to show professional coutesy towards your fellow students (i.e., no feet on chairs or pack packs in the way of others).
In accordance with the Dean of Students office, the Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences will not tolerate the use of cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices in the classroom. Using cell phones, pagers, or other electronic devices in the classroom “is disruptive student behavior that interferes with the educational process of other students or prevents faculty or staff from performing their professional responsibilities”.

Please bring a calculator to class for calculations.

Laboratory Attire: All students should bring comfortable workout gear for the laboratory experiences.

Laboratory Reports:
Laboratory reports are due on the date specified. No late papers will be accepted. Students must be present at labs to receive credit for the report.

Scholarly Questions, Analytical Thinking, and Interactive Quizzes: Daily study questions and quizzes will be posted on the web site that are intended to help students prepare for the exams. www.unm.edu/~lkravitz (go to UNM then go to Exercise Phys 326). The scholarly questions and analytical thinking section is directly from lecture. The interactive quizzes are directly from assigned readings in the text.