Fall 2018 - BPK 141 C200
Theory of Exercise Program Design (3)
Class Number: 6557
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Oct 29, 2018
Mon, 7:00–8:10 p.m.
Dec 6, 2018
Thu, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
An introduction to the anatomical, physiological and biomechanical knowledge required to develop effective training regimes and implementation of this knowledge in exercise program design. Behavioural Neuroscience, Biomedical Physiology, and Kinesiology honours, majors and minor students may not receive credit for BPK 141. Students with credit for BPK 143 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Science.
This course is designed to introduce you to the basic areas of exercise management and exercise physiology. A secondary goal is to encourage you to develop and participate in a progressive and varied exercise regime that will help you determine your own lifetime fitness goals. The importance of individual variation and personal exercise prescription will be emphasized.
Theoretical Component: In this course you will: Consider that humans need to exercise in order to achieve optimal health, due to evolutionary pressures that shaped our genome. Describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body as it responds to exercise. Develop an understanding of how the body adapts to various exercise modalities. Describe the principles of exercise. Apply this theoretical grounding in a safe and effective exercise program design. Critique fitness and health information from a scientific perspective.
Practical Component: In this course you will: Start and persevere in an exercise program designed to improve the major components of fitness. To experience enhanced physiological functioning. To monitor improvements in physiological functioning by the administration of regular fitness tests. To redesign the fitness regime and develop a personalized fitness program.
Note: Adds are not permitted after the second week of classes.
- Assignments 27%
- Fitness Submission 8%
- Mid-term Exam 20%
- Final Exam 45%
Exercise Programming Science and Practice 2017, Leyland
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