May Term 2014 — Colorado Springs, Colorado

PED3880-01 Travel/Study: Applied Exercise Science                                               
3 semester hours

This three week course will explore how the science of sport is studied and applied to elite United States Olympic athletes. This course will examine the exercise physiological and biomechanical differences between untrained, trained and elite athletes. Examination will also include exploring why all of the most accredited sports performance facilities are located in Colorado by studying the effects of exercising at high altitudes has on the human body.

In addition to exploring how elite athletes train for competition, recovery techniques will be examined as well. Students will study how training principles differ between aerobic and anaerobic athletes.

The travel portion of this trip will involve educational excursions in the morning followed by many hiking exploration trips in the afternoon. Students should be in good physical shape. We will also be staying in the Colorado Springs area which is approximately 7,000 feet above sea level.

Prerequisites: BIO 2660 strongly recommended

Instructor:  Dr. Jennifer Buckley

Course dates/times: Monday-Friday, May 5-9; Wednesday-Friday, May 21-23 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Trip dates: May 11-17

Trip costs: $975.00 to include airfare, board and lodging ,ground transportation and fees in addition to tuition of $1,470