High School

Exercise Science

0.5 Credits
18 weeks
Open
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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 design an effective exercise program. The study of nutrition and human behavior will also be integrated into the course to enhance the student’s comprehension of this multifaceted subject.

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Competencies

Biomechanics and Safety

Students will demonstrate an understanding of biomechanics and safety by explaining biomechanics and describing exercise safety.

Body Systems

Students will demonstrate an understanding of body systems by describing the skeletal system, describing the muscular system, describing the respiratory system, and describing the cardiovascular system.

Exercise Physiology

Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise physiology by describing energy systems, explaining muscle physiology, and describing gender differences in physical activity.

Exercise Programming

Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise programming by explaining elements of an exercise program and describing components of physical fitness.

Exercise Programming Considerations

Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise programming considerations by describing exercise program design factors and describing exercise program considerations.

Exercise Science

Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise science by summarizing the history of physical fitness and describing careers in the health profession.

Mind and Body

Students will demonstrate an understanding of mind and body by explaining exercise psychology and describing sports nutrition.

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