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

Instructor: Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
Meeting Times: MWF 11:00 am – 11:50 am, Room TEC140
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 1:30 to 3:00pm and Wed 12:30 to 2:00pm and by appointment
REQUIRED—Biology 237-247L (Successful completion of 'C' or higher); 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.

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.


Kenney, W.L., Wilmore, J.H, & Costill, D. L. (2020). Physiology of Sport and Exercise (Seventh 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

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 (3 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. Students must be present for quizzes (i.e., if a student comes in late and misses the exam they must meet with Dr. Kravitz immediately after class for quiz make-up for that day).

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+

Final Exam is a comprehensive take home exam: Material From Entire Semester

Detailed Lecture Schedule with Exam dates, Course Topics, and Labs is posted on 2nd link of the Ex Phys Home Page

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. Accommodations: In accordance with University Policy 2310 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), academic accommodations may be made for any student who notifies the instructor of the need for an accommodation. It is imperative that you take the initiative to bring such needs to the instructor's attention, as I am not legally permitted to inquire. Students who may require assistance in emergency evacuations should contact the instructor as to the most appropriate procedures to follow. Contact Accessibility Resource Center (https://arc.unm.edu/) at 277-3506 or arcsrvs@unm.edu for additional information.

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.).

Credit-hour statement: This is a three credit-hour course. Class meets for three 50-minute sessions of direct instruction for fifteen weeks during the Fall 2022 semester. Please plan for a minimum of six hours of out-of-class work (or homework, study, assignment completion, and class preparation) each week.

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”.
Dr. Kravitz Cell phone policy is as follows: If your cell phone goes OFF during class or if I catch you texting, you will receive ONE warning. A second violation and you will need to deactivate your CELL phone before class and place on the PROJECTOR table in the classroom during the lecture. Pick up your CELL phone after class.

Please bring a calculator to class daily for calculations. Cell phones CANNOT be used for calculations.

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)

COVID-19 Healh and Awareness:
COVID-19 Health and Awareness. UNM is a mask friendly, but not a mask required, community. To be registered or employed at UNM, Students, faculty, and staff must all meet UNM's Administrative Mandate on Required COVID-19 vaccination. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please do not come to class. If you have a positive COVID-19 test, please stay home for five days and isolate yourself from others, per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. If you do need to stay home, please communicate with me at [lkravitz@unm.edu]; I can work with you to provide alternatives for course participation and completion. UNM faculty and staff know that these are challenging times. Please let us know that you need support so that we can connect you to the right resources and please be aware that UNM will publish information on websites and email about any changes to our public health status and community response.

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) at (505) 277-3136. If you are having active respiratory symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, sore throat, etc.) AND need testing for COVID-19; OR If you recently tested positive and may need oral treatment, call SHAC.

LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center (505) 277-2911 can offer help with contacting faculty and managing challenges that impact your UNM experience.

UNM is committed to providing courses that are inclusive and accessible for all participants. As your instructor, it is my objective to facilitate an accessible classroom setting, in which students have full access and opportunity. If you are experiencing physical or academic barriers, or concerns related to mental health, physical health and/or COVID-19, please consult with me after class, via email/phone or during office hours. You are also encouraged to contact Accessibility Resource Center (https://arc.unm.edu/) at arcsrvs@unm.edu or by phone 277-3506.

Title IX:
Our classroom and our university should always be spaces of mutual respect, kindness, and support, without fear of discrimination, harassment, or violence. Should you ever need assistance or have concerns about incidents that violate this principle, please access the resources available to you on campus, especially the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center and the support services listed on its website (http://loborespect.unm.edu/). Please note that, because UNM faculty, TAs, and GAs are considered "responsible employees" by the Department of Education, any disclosure of gender discrimination (including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence) made to a faculty member, TA, or GA must be reported by that faculty member, TA, or GA to the university's Title IX coordinator at the Office of Compliance, Ethics, and Equal Opportunity (https://oeo.unm.edu/title-ix/title-ix-reporting-obligations.html) For more information on the campus policy regarding sexual misconduct, please see: https://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/2000/2740.html.

Students who ask for help are successful students. I encourage students to be familiar with services and policies that can help them navigate UNM successfully. Many services exist to help you succeed academically, such as peer tutoring at CAPS and http://mentalhealth.unm.edu. There are plenty of ways to find your place and your pack at UNM: see the "student guide" tab on my.unm, students.unm.edu, or ask me for information about the right resource center or person to contact.

Doing the Right Thing: UNM has policies to preserve and protect you and the academic community available in the Student Pathfinder as well as in the Faculty Handbook. These include policies on student grievances D175 (undergraduates) and D176 (graduate and professional students), academic dishonesty (D100), and respectful campus (CO9). Please ask for help in understanding and avoiding plagiarism (passing the work or words of others off as your own work or words) or other forms academic dishonesty. Doing something dishonest in a class or on an assignment can lead to serious academic consequences. Come talk with me about your concerns or needs for academic flexibility or talk with support staff at one of our student resource centers before you do something that may endanger your career.

Citizenship and/or Immigration Status: All students are welcome in this class regardless of citizenship, residency, or immigration status. Your professor will respect your privacy if you choose to disclose your status. As for all students in the class, family emergency-related absences are normally excused with reasonable notice to the professor, as noted in the attendance guidelines above. UNM as an institution has made a core commitment to the success of all our students, including members of our undocumented community. The Administration's welcome is found on our website: http://undocumented.unm.edu/.

Respectful and Responsible Learning: We all have shared responsibility for ensuring that learning occurs safely, honestly, and equitably. Submitting material as your own work that has been generated on a website, in a publication, by an artificial intelligence algorithm, by another person, or by breaking the rules of an assignment constitutes academic dishonesty. It is a student code of conduct violation that can lead to a disciplinary procedure. Please ask me for help in finding the resources you need to be successful in this course. I can help you use study resources responsibly and effectively. Off-campus paper writing services, problem-checkers and services, websites, and AIs can be incorrect or misleading. Learning the course material depends on completing and submitting your own work. UNM preserves and protects the integrity of the academic community through multiple policies including policies on student grievances (Faculty Handbook D175 and D176), academic dishonesty (FH D100), and respectful campus (FH CO9). These are in the Student Pathfinder (https://pathfinder.unm.edu) and the Faculty Handbook (https://handbook.unm.edu).
Many students have found that time management workshops or work with peer tutors can help them meet their goals. These and are other resources are available through Student Learning Support at the Center for Teaching and Learning.