FHP201 - Exercise Physiology and Life Diseases

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Last revision date 2018-09-13 13:43:29.412
Last review date 2018-09-13 13:43:29.414

Subject Title
Exercise Physiology and Life Diseases

Subject Description
In this course, students examine the various responses and adaptations that occur to the systems of the body as it is exposed to exercise stress of varying intensity, duration and frequency. Special emphasis will be placed on the child and youth as well as the aging population as well as the exploration of Sedentary physiology.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the aerobic and anaerobic metabolic pathways involved in ATP resynthesis and how these pathways are mobilized during rest, and exercise of different durations and intensities.
  2. Describe the role of the nervous system, as well as the neuromuscular junction, proprioceptors, and the muscle spindles during muscular contraction and relaxation.
  3. Evaluate and discuss the factors involved in the adaptive changes in skeletal muscle in response to different durations and intensities of exercise.
  4. Evaluate and discuss the factors involved in the adaptive changes to the respiratory system in response to different durations and intensities of exercise.
  5. Evaluate and discuss the factors involved in the adaptive changes to the cardiovascular system in response to different durations and intensities of exercise.
  6. Identify and explain the significance of the changes in the levels of various hormones during exercise.
  7. Explain how body temperature is regulated during exercise in cold and hot climates.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
Energy Production
The Energy Systems
Hormonal Regulation
The Respiratory System
The Cardiovasular System
The Nervous System
The Muscular System
Sedentary Physiology / Behaviour

Mode of Instruction

All class work is completed in a fully on-line environment.

Prescribed Texts
Title: Exercise Physiology an Integrated Approach
Author(s): Raven, P.B., Wasserman, D.H., Squires, W.G., and Murray, T.D.
Publisher: Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Leaning
ISBN: 9780495110248

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
To be successful in this course, you must complete all course work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 50% or higher. 

Test#1 30%
Test #2 30%
Final 40%

The online format of the final exam for Online sections must be written in-person at the Test Centre of the College at which you registered. If you are unable to do so, please make alternative arrangements through the College at which you registered.

Approved by: Sandra Noble