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

Instructor: Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
Teaching Assistant: Jeremy McCormick (aeneid@unm.edu)
Meeting Times: MWF 11:00 am – 11:50 am, Room B100
Office: Johnson Center 1160, Phone 277-4136 for Messages ONLY
Email: lkravitz@unm.edu (NOTE: EMAIL is the BEST way to reach me)
Web Site: www.unm.edu/~lkravitz (go to UNM Quick Links then to Ex Phys 326L)
Office Hrs: Mon 2:00-4:00 pm; Wed. 2:00-4:00 pm and by appointment
Prerequisites:
REQUIRED—Biology 237-247L; Helpful—Biology 238-248L

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

Rationale:
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. The Core Values statement of the college of education is posted at: coe.unm.edu 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.

Textbook
Kenney, W.L., Wilmore, J.H, & Costill, D. L. (2012). Physiology of Sport and Exercise (Fifth Edition). 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

Evaluation:
Exam I 15 pts
Exam II 20 pts
Exam III 15 pts
Exam IV 15 pts
Final Exam 10 pts
Quizzes (Ave) 15 pts
Lab Reports (4 reports averaged) 10 pts
Total Points 100 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 equivalent excuse (such as athletic team away game, scheduled wedding, special event, etc.). All authorized absences should be requested in advance. Approved make-ups must be completed within 2 class meetings. As well, due to the size and nature of the academic content of this class, student ADDS are only accepted on the first day of class OR prior to first day acccording to WAIT list, per instructor decision how many to add).

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 support 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.

Laboratory Reports: For each lab report, students will turn in a lab report. Laboratory Reports are NOT group projects. DO YOUR OWN WORK on these assignments. Specific handout directions will be provided with each laboratory experience. 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.

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 courtesy towards your fellow students (i.e., no feet on chairs or back packs in the way of others; no talking during lecture, etc.).

CELL PHONE USAGE policy:
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 daily for calculations. Cell phones CANNOT be used for calculations.

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

Scholarly Questions, Analytical Thinking, and Interactive Quizzes: Daily study questions and quizzes will be posted on the web site that is intended to help students prepare for the exams: www.unm.edu/~lkravitz (go to UNM Quick Links then go to Exercise Phys 326L)

Final Exam is comprehensive: Material From Entire Semester

Detailed Lecture Schedule with Exam dates, Course Topics, and Labs presented by Dr. Kravitz on Separate Cover.