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Teaching plays an important role in the Exercise Physiology& Performance Laboratory (EPPL).  Our primary objective is to enhance student learning through the practical application of exercise physiology information.  We accomplish this by providing EPPL personnel with hands-on research experience and exercise performance testing. 

Our involvement within the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the laboratory expectation to present research at ACSM academic conferences, an instructional emphasis is placed on professional development. 

EPPL personnel receive training on data management and interpretation, presentation material development, and the professional communication of project findings.  EPPL facility and equipment are utilized by students enrolled in kinesiology courses at Washington State University.

 KINES 380: Introduction to Exercise Physiology


Meeting Times: M, W, F  10:10 – 11:00am

Text: Powers, S. K., Howley, E. T.  Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance (9th Edition).




Course objectives:

  • To develop a comprehensive understanding of human physiology during exercise of various type and intensities
  • To reinforce this understanding though “real-life” applications
  • To utilize peer-reviewed literature as a part of the exercise physiology learning process
  • To demonstrate these via professional written communication and oral presentation
  • To gain familiarity and experience with state-of-the-art exercise physiology equipment and procedures in a laboratory setting
  • To contribute to a positive and rewarding exercise physiology learning experience
KINES 496: Special Topics – Applied Exercise Physiology


Meeting Times: Wednesday  2:10 – 5:00pm

Text: ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription (9th Edition).





Course objectives:

  • To gain an appied understanding of exercise physiology for the cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular, and metabolic systems
  • To become proficient at scientific writing methodology within the context of applied exercise physiology and physical activity behavior
  • To become proficient at oral communication of clinical procedures, scientific findings, and the application of these findings relating to physical fitness components
  • To become proficient with clinical exercise physiology equipment and procedures commonly found and utilized in a professional applied exercise physiology setting

PHONE   (509) 335-9658   •   EMAIL   •   LOCATION   Smith Gym 70, Pullman, WA 99164

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