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Course Contents

i. INTRODUCTION a. Definition and nature of exercise physiology. b. Importance of exercise physiology in Physical Education ii. MUSCULAR SYSTEM AND EXERCISE a. Muscle: Structure and function b. Fiber types and biochemistry c. Metabolic fuels for exercise and recovery iii. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM AND EXERCISE a. Muscle blood flow and blood pressure b. Work out put, Oxygen consumption and cardiac output. c. Training effects on heart, stroke volume and heart rate d. Effects of heart disease and old age on athletic performance. iv. ENVIRONMENT AND EXERCISE a. Acclimatization to heat, cold, altitude b. Diseases related to environment. v. NERVOUS SYSTEM AND EXERCISE a. Effects of nervous system during exercise b. Neuromuscular coordination vi. GLANDULAR SYSTEM AND EXERCISE a. General metabolic and endocrine changes b. Effects of therapeutic medication c. Hormonal changes vii. GENDER DIFFERENCES a. Exercise and sex differences b. Male and Female athletes c. Effect on performances and control 42 viii. OBESITY a. Definition and types b. Hazards c. Diabetes d. Coronary Heart Diseases (CHD)

Course Synopsis

The course has been developed with the objective to provide knowledge of exercise physiology, exercise responses, methods to improve performance, fitness, age and exercise, gender differences, weight control, obesity and exercise environment.

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