Faculty: Kelli Carroll
Description: All of us know that current recommendations for best health suggest 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. But why? Why is exercise beneficial? How does exercise change the body and mind in ways that can have life-long benefits? This course will explore the biology of exercise, looking at how exercise affects each of our bodies on both a cellular level and on a larger scale, such as improved cardiac and pulmonary health. We will also discuss how exercise changes the brain and decreases the likelihood of developing neurodegenerative disorders while also helping treat many common psychiatric conditions. As part of the class, we will take field trips to laboratories in the Dallas area that study exercise physiology and even get a chance to try out some exercise experiments on ourselves. In addition, students will be expected to exercise regularly during the class, to explore first-hand some of the benefits of a consistent exercise habit.
Meeting Information: 01/02/2023-01/24/2023 M-F 09:00AM – 03:00PM, IDEA Center, Room 255
Section Requisites: None
Course Fee: $50
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expense: $50