The instructor will introduce various phenomena related to the body and physical activities, explaining the underlying physiological, engineering, psychological, and social mechanisms and backgrounds.
Students will gain an understanding of the various underlying mechanisms of physical phenomena, and be able to observe body movements from a scientific perspective.
physical activity, sports, physiology, psychology, engineering
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Attendance is taken every class.
Take note that the instructor changes based on the day of the week.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction, Homeostasis||Understand health, homeostasis.|
|Class 2||Introduction on classes on Friday||Understand basic concepts of this course.|
|Class 3||Mechanisms of vision||Understand basics of vision.|
|Class 4||Central nervous system for Human Motion||Understand roles of brain and spinal cord on voluntary human motion.|
|Class 5||Physical exercise under extreme circumstances||Understand difficulties of physical activity under extreme circumstances.|
|Class 6||Structure and function of skeletal muscles Structure and functions of skeletal muscles.||Understand the structure and functions of skeletal muscles.|
|Class 7||Human being in space||Understand physiological responses to space.|
|Class 8||Hypertrophy and atrophy of skeletal muscles||Understand mechanisms of hypertrophy and atrophy in skeletal muscles.|
|Class 9||Measuring Brain Activations||Understand fMRI and EEG, and temporal resolution and spatial resolution|
|Class 10||Obese and diabetes||Mechanisms inducing obesity and diabetes, and prevention of them are reviewed.|
|Class 11||Human sciences and social factors||Effect of technology on National Insurance system and anti-depressant effect of exercise are reviewed.|
|Class 12||Effect of exercise on our body||Review on adaptation induced by regular exercise habit.|
|Class 13||Hormonal system and exercise, Anti-doping||Understand doping and the significance of the anti-doping movement.|
|Class 14||Locomotive syndrome and its mechanisms||Understand locomotive syndrome and sarcopenia and their mechanisms.|
|Class 15||Safe way of sports activity by various people under various circumstances.||Understand safe way of sports activity in various circumstances.|
None required in English textbook.
The four instructors assess quiz and/or short reports.