Apk 4110 Exercise Physiology (crn# 24802) Spring 2013 – 3 credits

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Florida Atlantic University

Department of Exercise Science and Health Promotion

APK 4110 - Exercise Physiology (CRN# 24802)

Spring 2013 – 3 credits

Syllabus and Course Outline

Professor: TBA



Office Hours:


Course Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab (BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L) & Anatomy and Physiology 2 lecture and lab 2 (BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L); General Chemistry 1 Lecture and Lab (CHM 2045 and 2045L)
Attendance: You are expected to attend class lectures. Lectures will start promptly on time.
Textbook: Powers and Howley, Exercise Physiology-Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance. 8th Ed. ISBN- 978-0078022531

Course Description: A lecture course dealing with the physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic forms of exercise. Areas of emphasis include: energy metabolism, cardiovascular, physiology, pulmonary function, muscular system, body composition, and aging.
Course Objectives: Students should be able to discuss the acute and chronic effects of exercise on human physiological systems. Also, the student should be able to describe the adaptations that take place in the Human body with chronic exercise and the impact this has on health and well being.

  1. To understand the anatomical, physiological, and neuro-muscular mechanism underlying exercise physiology.

  2. To gain practical experience in utilizing the basic testing procedures in exercise physiology.

  3. Topics include physical inactivity, exercise and sport.


Testing: 4 Tests (100 points each) 400 pts

4 Quizzes (20 points each) 80 pts

Comprehensive Final Exam 100 pts


93-100% = A 70-72.99% = C-

90-92.99% = A- 67-69.99% = D+

87-89.99% = B+ 63-66.99% = D

83-86.99% = B 60-62.99% = D-

80-82.99% = B- <60% = F

77-79.99% = C+

73-76.99% = C

Tests will be T/F, multiple guess, short answer and essay. You will be required to "understand" the material and be able to answer "how" and "why" from that information, not just memorize facts. There will be NO make-up tests or early exams.
Quizzes: These will be distributed throughout the semester.
Attendance: Class will begin on time. You will be responsible for any and all material covered either in classroom lectures or assigned special readings. Sudden extreme illness requires a telephone call to the instructor PRIOR to the exam in addition to a written official doctor’s excuse. Otherwise, no show = zero points for that exam.
Studying recommendations: Attend class, take good notes, and read your book. Pay particular attention to any concept printed in bold or italicized. Diagrams and formulas are also important. Review the objectives in each chapter and the summaries and questions at the end of each chapter.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), students who require special accommodations due to a disability to properly execute coursework must register with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) located in Boca Raton - SU 133 (561-297-3880), in Davie - MOD I (954-236-1222), in Jupiter - SR 117 (561-799-8585), and follow all OSD procedures.

Code of Academic Integrity:

Students at Florida Atlantic University are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards. Dishonesty is considered a serious breach of these ethical standards, because it interferes with the University mission to provide a high quality education in which no student enjoys an unfair advantage over any other. Dishonesty is also destructive of the University community, which is grounded in a system of mutual trust and places high value on personal integrity and individual responsibility.

For more information, see http://wise.fau.edu/regulations/chapter4/4.001_Code_of_Academic_Integrity.pdf

Date Topic Reading
January 8 Introduction; Homeostasis 1, 2

January 10 Bioenergetics-Pathways 3

January 15 Bioenergetics-Pathways 3

January 17 Bioenergetics-Pathways 3

January 22 Exercise Metabolism (Quiz 1 for chapter 1, 2 to 3)

January 24 Exercise Metabolism 4

January 29 Hormones 5

January 31 Test 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4

February 5 Hormones 5

February 7 Hormones 5

February 12 Nervous system 7

February 14 Nervous system 7

February 19 Skeletal muscles (Quiz 2 for chapter 5, 7) 8

February 21 Skeletal muscles 8

February 26 Cardiovascular system 9

February 28 Test 2: Chapters 5, 7, 8

March 5 Spring Break

March 7 Spring Break

March 12 Cardiovascular system 9

March 14 Cardiovascular system 9

March 19 Cardiovascular system 9

March 21 Cardiovascular system/Acid-Base Balance 9, 11

March 26 Acid-Base Balance (Quiz 3 for chapter 9, 11) 11

March 28 Test 3: Chapters 9, 11 10

April 2 Respiratory system 10

April 4 Respiratory system 10

April 9 Respiratory system 10

April 11 Factors affecting performance 19

April 16 Exercise and the environment (Quiz 4 for chapter 10, 19) 24

April 18 Test 4: Chapters (chapter 10, 19, 24)

April 23 Overview




Exercise Physiology – Spring 2013
Read, sign and turn in this page the first day of class to the instructor
1. I have received the course syllabus. _____

2. I understand I must attend class (not leave during class), be on time, and participate in class. _____

3. I understand if I miss class, I am responsible for the material missed and for obtaining the notes and/or

other assignments from another classmate, not the professor. _____

4. I understand that I cannot make up any exams nor missed assignments. _____

5. I understand the absences, grading procedures, and point distribution. _____

6. I understand I must do out of class observations/assignments and other work. _____

7. I understand if assignments are not turned in at the beginning of class, no points will be given. _____

8. I understand my personal guests or children are not allowed during class. _____

9. I understand pagers, cellular phones, and other electronic devices are not to be used during class. _____

10. I understand I must maintain and use an active FAU email account during this course. _____

11. I understand all assignments due need to make it to class even if I do not attend. _____

12. I understand that plagiarism or cheating on any assignment or exam will result in a failing grade

on the assignment or exam or possibly even the course. SafeAssign through BlackBoard is

the program used to check for plagiarism. Appropriate university guidelines will be followed

for disciplinary action. _____

13. I understand I cannot submit work for this class that I have previously completed for another course. _____

14. If you have a learning disability and need special assistance, please notify the instructor by the end

of the first week of the semester. _____

I have read the course syllabus for Exercise Physiology, and agree to abide by the above.
___________________________________________ ________________________________

Printed Name Signature

___________________________________________ ________________________________

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