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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: SPHS501 Course ID: 4235 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Designed for learners involved in the fields of health and exercise science, this course surveys and critically evaluates the basic principles of human physiology with direct application to acute and chronic exercise. Particular attention is paid to lifestyle risk factors that can lead to heart disease.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

1. Analyze the field of exercise physiology related to fitness, performance & health

3. Compare & contrast functions of the human body related to exercise physiology

4. Determine how the body adapts to physical activity during sports & exercise

5. Identify the physiological responses to exercise in hot and cold environments

6. Distinguish the impact of exercise at different altitudes and identify health risks

7. Assess body composition and examine the role of diet in athletic effectiveness

8. Describe the role of hydration plays in athletic performance.

9. Synthesize information from the field of Sport & Exercise Physiology and apply this knowledge in the form of a scholarly research paper.

Information on each of these deliverables can be found in the document: How this course works and the Weekly Assignment Guides.

Required Readings:

See Course Outline and materials in lessons. There is no textbook allocated for this course. A course manual has been created and can be found in lessons.

Additional Resources

In the Resources folder of the online classroom there are additional course materials and up to date APA handouts.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

American Society of Exercise Physiologists

North American Society of Sports Management

National Health & Exercise Association

Book Title:This course uses Open Access Resources. All of the resources for this class are located in the Lessons area of the classroom.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.