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Basic Exercise Physiology (16-h)

A fundamental study of the physiological adjustments that occur within the body during exercise. The presentation of this material is particularly oriented toward a basic understanding of the physiological systems as they are affected by the activity of a normal coaching or teaching situation. The physiological values of exercise are also stressed.

Basic Exercise Physiology (16-h)

Advanced Exercise Physiology (32-h)

This course will give students advanced knowledge of the effects of exercise and nutrition on physiological functioning and competency in physiological and exercise testing. Students who successfully complete this course are expected to: Explain the principles of the skeletal, muscular and cardiovascular systems. Describe and measure acute physiological responses and chronic adaptations to aerobic and anaerobic activity. Explain the interactions between dietary intake and the physiological systems. and demonstrate knowledge of nutrition and energy metabolism during exercise.

Advanced Exercise Physiology (32-h)

Practical Aspects of Aerobic and Resistance (32-h)

This course will be a discussion of various concepts related to aerobic and resistance training. By the end of the semester, the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of information presented in this course by achieving satisfactory evaluations of presentations, papers, and an examination of the following topics: energy metabolism, general adaptations of aerobic and resistance training, exercise techniques for aerobic and resistance training, periodization of training, testing and evaluation of aerobic and resistance training performance, and exercise prescription for aerobic and resistance training. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in exercise physiology or consent of instructor.

Practical Aspects of Aerobic and Resistance (32-h)

High Altitude Preparedness (40-h)

This course will present a special blueprint and knowledge about “how to get ready for a High Altitude Mountain Climbing”. Expeditions – long trips to remote mountain ranges, often with the goal of climbing a significant high-altitude summit – require specialized knowledge and training. A large climbing team, complicated logistics, and the need for fortified camps high on the mountain present unique challenges, both mental and physical. WMTI's expedition prep course will show how to get prepared to meet these challenges.

High Altitude Preparedness (40-h)

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (32-h)

The introductory study of the prevention, immediate care, and treatment of athletic related injuries and illnesses. This course is designed to cover the basic fundamentals of injury, illness recognition as well as discuss the various strategies for the prevention and care of injuries to the physically active. Prerequisite: Basic Exercise Physiology and Anatomy and First Aid.

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (32-h)

Exercise and the Cardiovascular System (32-h)

This course will be a discussion of various concepts specifically related to exercise and the cardiovascular system. By the end of the semester, the candidate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interaction of exercise and cardiovascular system by achieving satisfactory evaluations on examinations, abstracts, and classroom presentations. The following topics will be discussed as they relate specifically to exercise: homeostasis and cardiovascular transport mechanisms, basic structure and function; characteristics of cardiac cells; the heart as a pump; the peripheral vascular system; vascular control; venous return and cardiac output; regulation of arterial pressure; cardiovascular responses to stress; and cardiovascular function in pathological situations. Prerequisite: exercise physiology or consent of instructor.

Exercise and the Cardiovascular System (32-h)