Advanced Exercise Physiology – EXSC 510

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 12/12/2022

Course Description

Advanced study of physiological adaptations to acute and chronic exercise.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The purpose of this course is to allow the student the opportunity to further understand the responses and adaptations of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems as well as skeletal muscles to exercise and training. Furthermore, the student will be exposed to the primary physiological factors that determine anaerobic and endurance performance in athletes. This will provide the student with the necessary background information for the majority of his/her cognate classes in the human performance, clinical, nutrition, and community physical activity cognate areas. This critical core course emphasizes both acute and chronic physiological adaptations associated with human physical activity and their influence upon performance.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussion assignments are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be 350 words and no more than 700 words. Each thread must demonstrate course-related knowledge and include 1 citation in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200 words and no more than 600 words. Each reply must include 1 citation in current APA format.

Case Study Essay Question Assignments (5)

Each student will be responsible for the completion of 5 Case Study Essay Questions. The response for each Case Study Essay Question Assignment must be at least 2 full pages. Also, the response to each question can be no more than 4 full pages.

Journal Article Review Assignment

The student will complete an article review based on a search of several journal articles with a strong association to the field of exercise physiology. The article must be no less than 3 and no more than 5 full pages, discuss the study’s background (e.g., reasons for study, subjects utilized, brief methods, etc.), summarize the significance of the student’s findings, and detail how this article is related to exercise physiology.