SPRING, 2000

INSTRUCTOR: Beedle Office Phone: 584-2320

E-MAIL: beedle Lab Phone: 584-2548


LAB: Koury 242 11:00-12:00 p.m. W & F.,

10 – 11 a.m. TTH, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m TTH


PREREQUISITE: BIO 162 - Human Physiology


Physiology of Sport and Exercise, (2nd ed.) by Wilmore and Costill

Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual (3rd ed.) by Adams


Calculator, Metric 6 – inch or 12 – inch ruler, 3 inch floppy disk, pack of 4 x 6 inch notecards



Physiology of exercise is the study of the acute responses and the chronic adaptations to exercise on the body. Although the effects of aerobic exercise are emphasized, anaerobic exercise will also be studied. The relationship of nutrition to health and exercise performance and special topics such as environmental factors and ergogenic aids and performance will be addressed.



  • 1. To have a basic understanding of how the energy systems work, the fuel for exercise, and the recovery process.

    2. To have a basic knowledge of the structure and function of body systems and their role during exercise.

  • 3. To understand how nutrition affects health and performance.

  • 4. To have an understanding of how environmental factors and ergogenic aids affect performance.

    5. To be able to use the library to locate studies in exercise physiology.

    6. To be able to summarize studies concisely and accurately.

    7. To be able to perform various metabolic calculations to determine one's maximal oxygen consumption.

  • 8. To be able to operate effectively physical fitness testing equipment.

    Class: Weight (%)

    1. Test I - Friday, March 17 20

    2. Final Exam--not cumulative 20

    (3 – 6 p.m., Thursday, May 11)

    3. Homework, Class Assignments, and Quizzes 15

    4. Reading and understanding research 10

    5. Power Point presentation with partner of a topic approved by me 5

  • 6. Research paper of Power Point presentation. See # 5. 5
  • Lab:

    Homework, typed abstracts, and quizzes 25



    ATTENDANCE: An absence is defined as not being in class or lab for the entire time that it is in session unless you are tardy. For each absence over four(lab and class combined), two points will be deducted from your final numerical average. If you do not miss any classes from class 1 through Test I’s time period seven points (7) will be added to your grade for Test I or if you do not miss any classes from the class after Test I through the Final Exam period, seven points(7) will be added to the exam. If you do not miss any labs, two(2) pts. will be added to your final lab average. These are bonus(not penalty) points for being in class or lab every meeting for that test or exam.

    An excused absence is determined by me after conferring with you, the class period that you return. These might include illness, injury, family emergency, and college-sponsored activities including athletics. Remember: The work for an excused absence may be made up within one week after you get back to class, but the absence is not removed. Failure to do so will result in a zero(0). If you know(ahead of time) that you will be absent, and you think it will be excused, it is your responsibility to get the assignment, complete it, and turn it in prior to being absent. This includes the test, exams, and quizzes.

    Tardiness is defined as coming to class a few minutes late after your name has been called or leaving during class for a few minutes, unless you get permission. If you come into class more than a few minutes after the roll has been called, you will be counted absent, not tardy. Note: Anything that is not considered a tardy is an absence. Roll may be taken orally or silently. For each tardy over two (2) in class or lab, one (1) absence will be added. Tardies accumulate. Be sure to see me immediately after class or lab to make sure I haven't marked you absent.

    NOTE: It is important that you read, reread, if necessary, and understand the above attendance policy as soon as possible.


    Grading Scale 93-100 = A (4) 77- 79 = C+(2.3)

    90- 92 = A- (3.7) 73- 76 = C (2.0)

    87- 89 = B+(3.3) 70- 72 = C- (1.7)

    83- 86 = B (3.0) 67- 69 = D+ (1.3)

    80- 82 = B- (2.7) 63- 66 = D (1.0)

    60- 62 = D- (.7)




    Academic Honor Code:

    Elon students are expected to:

    -refrain from cheating, including plagiarism.

    -refrain from lying.

    -express opinions with civility and with consideration for the opinions of others.

    -respect shared intellectual property and resources.

    -promote the importance of the honor code in all their interactions for the benefit of the learning community.

    Note: Be sure to read and study pages 35-39 of the 1999-2000 Student Handbook.




    1. Basic terminology
    2. Skeletal muscle and exercise
    3. Neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training
    4. Exercise metabolism
    5. Endocrine system and exercise
    6. Adaptations to training
    7. Cardiorespiratory system and exercise
    8. Ergogenic aids
    9. Sports Nutrition



    We will perform lab activities during lab time (1:20-3:20 p.m.) on Monday and Wednesdays) and 2:10-4:10 p.m. on Thursday. You will be required to come dressed out sometimes and will be expected to be a subject periodically. The rest of the class will be operating equipment or will be assisting me.


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