BIOL 133
Biology of Exercise and Nutrition Fall 2024
Division III

Class Details

This class, intended for the non-scientist, focuses on the impact of exercise and nutrition on the human body. We will discuss topics such as how different types of training influence exercise performance; the changes that occur in the cardiovascular system during an exercise routine; the inherent limits of the body to perform aerobic and anaerobic tasks; and the long-term health consequences of a lifetime of activity of inactivity. We will also examine how nutrition and metabolism affect body composition. For example, we will rigorously and scientifically scrutinize the use of “fad” diets as a means to lose weight.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; three hours per week
Limit: 90
Expected: 90
Class#: 1129
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: exams and bi-weekly laboratory exercises and laboratory report
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: seniors, juniors, sophomores, then first-year students
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: PHLH Nutrition,Food Security+Environmental Health

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