Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Principles of Exercise Science

 Title Abbreviation:   PRINC/EXERCISE SCIENCE

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to how the body changes as a result of acute and chronic exercise. Emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.


Prerequisite: HFT 136 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. Describe how the cardiorespiratory system responds to acute and chronic training.
  2. Describe the processes of adaptation that occurs from strength training on the muscular and nervous system.
  3. Describe the training adaptations that occur from cardiorespiratory training.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Energy systems.
  2. How the cardiorespiratory system adapts to training.
  3. How the neuromuscular system adapts to training.
  4. Exercise response to various types of exercise.
  5. Application of exercise physiology in exercise design.