EXSC-205Lxg Syllabus

EXSC-205Lxg Syllabus - University of Southern California...

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University of Southern California – Department of Kinesiology Exercise Science 205Lxg – Science of Human Performance (4 Units) Summer 2008 Instructor : Bob Girandola, Ed.D. Office Hours: Tues 10-11 AM, Wed 1-2 PM in PED 109 Email: girandol@usc.edu Telephone: (213) 740-6151 Lecture: 8:00-9:50 a.m. MTWTh WPH B27 Laboratory: 10:00-11:50 MW (All in PED B16) 10:00-11:50 TTh 12:00-1:50 TTh 2:00-3:50 MW 4:00-5:50 MW Course Description: This course will deal with the physiological and nutritional basis of human performance. It will be a combination of lecture and laboratory exercise to better help student understand the factors that facilitate and limit optimal performance. It is not a course aimed solely at elite students, but also the typical individual who has the desire to exercise and wishes to better understand that factors that are involved in exercise tolerance. Not available for major credit. Required Texts: 1) Essentials of Exercise Physiology. 3 rd Ed., McArdle, Katch, and Katch. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2005. 2) Laboratory Manual for the Science of Human Performance by Kim Henige, Ed.D. I. Objectives: A. To understand the physiological and nutritional factors that facilitate and limit optimal performance. B. To gain knowledge in health, exercise and nutrition related issues for healthy life-style decisions. II. Class Schedule: Week Topic 1 Metabolism Energy Demand 2 Weight Control, Obesity – First Exam 3 Nutrition & Performance
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4 Cardiovascular Second Exam 5 Oxygen Consumption Muscular System 6 Environmental Physiology FINAL EXAM III. Grading and Grading Scale: 1. First mid-term – 25% 2. Second mid-term – 25% 3. Final Exam – 25% 4. Laboratory Grade – 25% *Dates for first two exams will be announced in class. Grading Scale
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