Biology of Exercise
This introductory class examines the physiological response of the human body to exercise. Questions considered include: What limits human exercise performance? How does nutrition influence exercise? What are the mechanisms involved in increased performance during training? How does exercise influence health? Students directly evaluate the scientific basis of physiological knowledge through the analysis of experimental methods and data. Students write essays that explain recent scientific research to readers without technical training. Does not count toward the major or minor. No prerequisite. Generally offered in alternating years.