Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
Lecture Code WMJ00501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 運動生理・生化学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise
ワダ マサノブ,オガタ ヒトミ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues1-4:IAS K303
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Students will be demanded to read the articles and to do a presentation. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 26 : Biological and Life Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 04 : Life Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Skeletal muscle・Metabolism・Training・Fatigue・Nutrition・Sports・Health 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The aim of this class is that students understand (1) plasticity of skeletal muscle and (2) basic knowledge of exercise and nutrition from biochemical and physiological aspects. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction
lesson2: Effects of muscle fiber composition on contractile properties
lesson3: Adaptations to training
lesson4: Adaptations to training
lesson5: Effects of lactic acid on contractile properties
lesson6: Effects of glycogen on contractile properties
lesson7: Effects of acute exercise on excitation-contraction coupling
lesson8: Summary and review
lesson9: Sports and energy expenditure/intake
lesson10: Sports and energy metabolism
lesson11: Sports and glucose metabolism
lesson12: Sports and fat/protain/vitamin/mineral metabolism
lesson13: Sports and water
lesson14: Sports, sleep, and nutrition
lesson15:Summary and review 
Handouts will be provided.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Should refer to the text of exercise physiology (e.g.,Kenney W et al. (2015) Physiology of sport and exercise. Human Kinetics) 
Grading Method Oral presentation and active participation in classes (50%) and report (50%) 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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