(A) to be aware of the biological adaptations caused by the muscular work during exposure to extreme environmental conditions (heat, cold, altitude, diving, etc.), (B) to understand how the body temperature is regulated, (C) to understand the factors making exercise in heat and cold safe; and (d) understand how athletic performance is maximized by neutralizing the thermal load of the environment.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Temperature regulation of the body
Body temperature during exercise.
Exercise in a cold environment
Thermoregulation during exercise
Effects of clothing on thermoregulation
Exercise at altitude
Altitude training and performance at sea level
The physiology of apnea
Nutritional issues in exercising in extreme environments