Exercise Physiology Overview

  • EXSP 1010 is a three-credit exercise physiology course that provides students with a solid theoretical basis of exercise physiology as it relates to human movement, health, wellness, sport, and performance. Focus is placed on the practical application of exercise physiology principles including biomechanics, neuromuscular, metabolic, pulmonary, cardiovascular and endocrine responses to exercise and training. Additional focus on practical applications of performance enhancement techniques, interaction within a multidisciplinary team, and human adaptive responses to exercise is included. Utilizing interactive technology, through a series of knowledge assessments, reading assignments, interactive discussions, real-world application analysis, and research projects, students will demonstrate both exercise physiology core-concepts and exercise physiology applications.

  • Please note for this course you will be asked to perform physical activity at various points during this course. With the majority of our testing in this course, this will involve physical exertion and you should check with your medical professional before attempting any of these exercises to determine if you are well enough for physical exertion. If there is any concern, reach out to the instructor during the first week for alternate assignments for these activities (in Weeks 8 and 9).

*This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above).

Exercise Physiology Course Outcomes

  • Explore the field of Exercise Physiology by investigating various applications, career paths, and testing modalities used within health, wellness and sport performance settings.
  • Analyze how the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems operate and interact with various types of physical activity.
  • Explain the basic metabolic responses and training adaptations that occur during physical activity.
  • Demonstrate competencies to apply physiological adaptations to exercise on various systems of the body.
  • Evaluate how environmental factors such as temperature, altitude, and nutrition affect the various systems of the body during physical activity.
  • Identify the appropriate testing measures necessary to evaluate various physiological processes based on demographic identifiers.
  • Evaluate data collected via various physiological tests and laboratory procedures used in exercise physiology.

Exercise Physiology Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for EXSP 1010.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

EXSP 1010 is a lecture-only course. There is a virtual lab component necessary to complete the course that will need to be purchased.

Tuition & Fees

EXSP 1010: Lecture


  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,320
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,350*

*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook:
    • Draper, N., & Marshall, H. (2014). Exercise physiology for health and sports performance [eBook edition]. Pearson Education. The textbook is available as an electronic resource through the UNE library.
  • Lab Materials:
    • EXSP 1010 is a lecture-only course. There is a virtual lab component necessary to complete the course that will need to be purchased.
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Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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