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PED 103 Foundations of Exercise
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Fundamentals of basic biomechanics, motor learning/control/development, exercise physiology, exercise metabolism, physiology of training, nutrition and sports psychology.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Biomechanics Domain:
1. (Knowledge level) Define biomechanics, statics, dynamics, kinematics, and kinetics; explain the ways in which they are related.
2. (Comprehension level) Discuss qualitative and quantitative approaches for analyzing human movement.

Motor Learning/Control/Development Domain:
3. (Knowledge level) Define motor development, motor learning and motor control.
4. (Comprehension level) Discuss how skills and abilities are different.

Exercise Physiology Domain:
5. (Comprehension level) Describe factors influencing physical fitness in the US over the past century.

Exercise Metabolism Domain:
6. (Comprehension level) Discuss the relationship between exercise intensity/duration and bioenergetic pathways.
7. (Knowledge level) Identify the factors that regulate fuel selection during different types of exercise.

Physiology of Training/Training Effect Domain:
8. (Knowledge/Comprehension level) Identify and discuss the basic principles of training overload, the FITT Principle, and calculating age predicted maximum heart rate.
9. (Knowledge/Comprehension level) Define and discuss the role of preload, afterload, and contractility on endurance training.

Nutrition Domain:
10. (Knowledge level) List the essential nutrients required for bodily functions.
11. (Comprehension level) Explain how to use food labels and other consumer tools to make informed choices about foods and how they can affect lifestyle choices.

Sports Psychology Domain:
12. (Comprehension level) Explain the differences between clinical, educational, and research sport psychology.
13. (Comprehension level) Describe the roles and functions to be played by sport psychologists in clinical sport psychology.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Complete written assignments and quizzes from each domain with 70% accuracy.
2. Complete project integrating seven domains with 70% accuracy.