Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Essentials of Exerise Science for HFT

 Title Abbreviation:   ESSENTIALS OF EX SCI

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    136

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Basic concepts of the structure and function of the following systems: Cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, nervous, muscular, and endocrine. Introduction to how the body changes as a result of acute and chronic exercise.


Prerequisite: HFT 107 with a "C" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define the terms anatomy and physiology.
  2. Describe the organization of the human body.
  3. Use anatomical terminology correctly.
  4. Describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, nervous, muscular, and endocrine systems.
  5. Describe how the cardiorespiratory system responds to acute and chronic training.
  6. Describe how the muscular and nervous system respond to strength training.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Cardiovascular system.
  2. Endocrine system.
  3. Respiratory system.
  4. Muscular system.
  5. Skeletal system.
  6. Nervous system.
  7. Energy systems.
  8. Chronic and acute adaptations to training.