Exercise Science - VLACS
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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

1 segment / 18 weeks

Overview

This course takes an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Through this course, students will learn basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as proper principles and techniques to designing an effective exercise program. The study of nutrition and human behavior will also be integrated into the course to enhance the students’ comprehension of this multifaceted subject.

This course is one of our Career Exploration offerings.

 

Note: content varies depending on course version. For currently enrolled students, please refer to the syllabus located in the course information area for curriculum specifics.

Major Topics and Concepts

 

Segment 1:

  • Unit 1: Intro to Exercise Science
  • Unit 2: Body Systems
    • Terminology
    • Skeletal & Muscular Systems
    • Respiratory & Cardiovascular Systems
  • Unit 3: Exercise Physiology
    • Energy Systems
    • Muscle Physiology
    • Gender Differences
  • Unit 4: Biomechanics & Safety
    • Biomechanics
    • Exercise Safety & Injury Prevention
  • Unit 5: Exercise Programming
    • Exercise Programming
    • Components of Physical Fitness
  • Unit 6: Mind & Body
    • Exercise Psychology
    • Sports Nutrition
  • Unit 7: Exercise Considerations
    • Exercise Programming Considerations
    • Special Populations

 

Credits .5

Elective: does not meet Health or PE graduation requirement

Competency Group Overview

Meets elective credit

Competencies

Pre-Requisites

None

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