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Human Exercise

Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, PT-104 , TM-220
Description: Looks at metabolism while the subject is exercising. Indirect measurements, does not use a gas analyzer.

Goals

1.	Students will be able to successfully record a pulse using the plethysmograph.
2.	Students will be able to calibrate the temperature sensor to accurately measure body skin temperature.
3.	Students will be able to examine sweat gland density of subjects at rest.
4.	Students should be able to measure the changes in the heart rate, skin temperature, core temperature, and active sweat gland density of subjects during exercise and recovery from exercise. 
5.	Students will be able to perform a variety of mathematical calculations to determine the amount of work performed, energy used, oxygen consumed, net mechanical efficiency, heat storage, and evaporative heat loss during the course of the experiment. 
6.	Students will then determine a subject’s metabolic and thermal response at rest and during exercise; and calculate relative cardiac health by looking at recovery from exercise. 
7.	Students will continue to be successful at using the LabScribe software to move cursors, analyze data, record data to the Journal, and add functions to the Analysis window. 

Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this exercise will:
1.	have recorded both a recognizable pulse wave and skin temperature trace on a resting individual.
2.	have recorded a recognizable pulse wave and skin temperature trace on an individual during and after exercise.
3.	be able to determine the pulse rate of an individual from the recorded data and understand the effects of exercise on pulse rate and body temperature. 
4.	calculate net mechanical efficiency and evaporative heat loss in order to understand the metabolic and thermal responses to exercise. 
5.	feel comfortable transferring data to the Journal and interpreting that data to answer questions about their recordings.
6.	have used the functions available in the Analysis window to determine values necessary for this exercise.
7.	as an additional analysis, have calculated the subject’s relative cardiac health by examining the time it takes the subject’s heart rate to return to normal after exercising. 
Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, PT-104
Description: Looks at the charges in heart rate while recovering from a variety of different exercises.

Goals

1.	Students will be able to successfully record a pulse using the plethysmograph.
2.	Students should be able to measure the changes in the heart rate during exercise and recovery from exercise.
3.	Students will be able to determine a subject’s overall “Fitness Rating” based on the time it takes the heart rate to return to normal after exercise. 
4.	Students will continue to be successful at using the LabScribe software to move cursors, analyze data, record data to the Journal, and add functions to the Analysis window. 

Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this exercise will:
1.	have recorded a recognizable pulse wave at rest.
2.	have recorded a recognizable pulse wave on an individual during and after exercise.
3.	be able to determine the pulse rate of an individual from the recorded data and understand the effects of exercise on pulse rate.
4.	determine a subject’s overall fitness and heart health after examining pulse rate recovery from exercise.
5.	feel comfortable transferring data to the Journal and interpreting that data to answer questions about their recordings.
6.	have used the functions available in the Analysis window to determine values necessary for this exercise.
Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, BP-220 , PO2-CMS50D , PT-104
Description: Pulse oximetry and blood pressure before, during and after exercise.

Goals

1.	Students will be able to successfully record a blood pressure using a non-invasive blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer).
2.	Students will be able to determine the oxygen saturation level in subjects using a pulse oximeter.
3.	Students will be able to interpret data from these recordings and understand the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure. 
4.	Students should be able to measure the changes in the heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels during exercise and recovery from exercise. 
5.	Students will continue to be successful at using the LabScribe software to move cursors, analyze data, record data to the Journal, and add functions to the Analysis window. 

Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this exercise will:
1.	have recorded a recognizable blood pressure and oxygen saturation levels recorded at rest.
2.	have recorded a recognizable oxygen saturation levels, BP and pulse on an individual during and after exercise.
3.	be able to determine the pulse rate of an individual from the recorded data and understand the effects of exercise on pulse rate.
4.	be able to determine the BP and oxygen saturation levels of an individual from the recorded data and understand the effects of exercise on systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels. 
5.	feel comfortable transferring data to the Journal and interpreting that data to answer questions about their recordings.
6.	have used the functions available in the Analysis window to determine values necessary for this exercise.
Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, IWIRE-PEAK , A-GAK-100 , A-CS-3L
Description: Sub-max VO2 testing.

Goals

1.	Students will learn how to use and calibrate an O2/CO2 Gas Analyzer.
2.	Students will learn how to measure breathing parameters using a spirometer and mixing chamber.
3.	Students will use spirometry data to measure VO2, VCO2, and RER.
4.	Students will calculate the proportion of fat and carbohydrates utilized while the subject was resting, hyperventilating, recovering from hyperventilation, and recovering from light or moderate exercise. 
5.	Students will continue to be successful at using the LabScribe software to move cursors, analyze data, record data to the Journal, and add functions to the Analysis window. 

Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this exercise will:
1.	have recorded a recognizable breathing pattern using a spirometer.
2.	have recorded recognizable expired oxygen and expired carbon dioxide curves.
3.	be able to determine relative VO2 and VCO2.
4.	be able to determine the RER from their subject at rest and during various testing protocols.
5.	be able to understand how VO2, VCO2 and RER are affected by changes in breathing patterns.
6.	feel comfortable transferring data to the Journal and interpreting that data to answer questions about their recordings.
7.	have used the functions available in the Analysis window to determine values necessary for this exercise.
Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, IWIRE-PEAK , A-GAK-100 , A-CS-3L
Description: Resting metabolic rate or basal metabolic rate if the subject has fasted for 12 hours. Generally a resting test.

Goals

1.	Students will learn how to use and calibrate an O2/CO2 Gas Analyzer.
2.	Students will learn how to measure breathing parameters using a spirometer and mixing chamber.
3.	Students will use spirometry data to measure VO2, VCO2, and RMR.
4.	Students will measure oxygen consumption and use four formulas to determine the subject’s heat production, and predicted and observed metabolic rates at the time of the experiment. 
5.	Students will also determine the metabolic rate of the subject after recovering from moderate exercise.
6.	Students will continue to be successful at using the LabScribe software to move cursors, analyze data, record data to the Journal, and add functions to the Analysis window. 

Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this exercise will:
1.	have recorded a recognizable breathing pattern using a spirometer.
2.	have recorded recognizable expired oxygen and expired carbon dioxide curves.
3.	be able to determine relative VO2 and VCO2.
4.	be able to determine the RMR from their subject at rest and during various testing protocols.
5.	be able to understand how VO2, VCO2 and RMR are affected by changes in exercise levels.
6.	feel comfortable transferring data to the Journal and interpreting that data to answer questions about their recordings.
7.	have used the functions available in the Analysis window to determine values necessary for this exercise.
Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, IWIRE-PEAK , A-FH-300 , TM-220 , A-CS-3L
Description: Looks at how changes in body temperature can affect RER.

Goals

1.	Students will learn how to use and calibrate an O2/CO2 Gas Analyzer.
2.	Students will learn how to measure breathing parameters using a spirometer.
3.	Students will use spirometry data and breath by breath analysis to measure VO2, VCO2, and RER of a subject while resting, while body temperature is raised (and the body is using energy to keep cool), and while cooling the body (using energy to keep warm). 
4.	Students will calculate the proportion of fat and carbohydrates utilized while the subject was resting and while the subject was placed at various body temperatures. 
5.	Students will continue to be successful at using the LabScribe software to move cursors, analyze data, record data to the Journal, and add functions to the Analysis window. 

Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this exercise will:
1.	have recorded a recognizable breathing pattern using a spirometer.
2.	have recorded recognizable expired oxygen and expired carbon dioxide curves.
3.	be able to determine relative VO2 and VCO2.
4.	be able to determine the RER from their subject at rest and during various testing protocols.
5.	be able to understand how VO2, VCO2 and RER are affected by changes in body temperature.
6.	feel comfortable transferring data to the Journal and interpreting that data to answer questions about their recordings.
7.	have used the functions available in the Analysis window to determine values necessary for this exercise.
Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, IWIRE-PEAK , A-GAK-100 , IX-ANT-SCOSCHE , A-CS-3L
Description: Looks at metabolic rates while the subject is resting and during different protocol

Goals

1.	Students will learn how to use and calibrate an O2/CO2 Gas Analyzer.
2.	Students will learn how to measure breathing parameters using a spirometer.
3.	Students will use spirometry data and breath by breath analysis to measure VO2 and VCO2 during various exercise activities.
4.	Students will measure the heart rate of a subject while he or she is resting while reclining; performing an activity, like reading or working on a computer while sitting; and, exercising at various levels of intensity from easy to moderate. 
5.	Students will determine the subject’s RER, proportion of energy sources utilized, and effectiveness of cardiac fitness.
6.	Students will continue to be successful at using the LabScribe software to move cursors, analyze data, record data to the Journal, and add functions to the Analysis window. 

Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this exercise will:
1.	have recorded a recognizable breathing pattern using a spirometer.
2.	have recorded recognizable expired oxygen and expired carbon dioxide curves.
3.	be able to determine relative VO2 and VCO2.
4.	be able to determine the RER and cardiac fitness from their subject at rest and during various testing protocols.
5.	be able to understand how VO2, VCO2 and RER are affected by changes in exercise levels.
6.	be able to understand the physiology involved in using different energy sources during exercise.
7.	feel comfortable transferring data to the Journal and interpreting that data to answer questions about their recordings.
8.	have used the functions available in the Analysis window to determine values necessary for this exercise.
Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, IWIRE-PEAK , A-GAK-100 , IX-ANT-SCOSCHE , A-CS-3L
Description: Aerobic Fitness Testing – full VO2 max testing using a variety of protocols.

Goals

1.	Students will learn how to use and calibrate an O2/CO2 Gas Analyzer.
2.	Students will learn how to measure breathing parameters using a spirometer.
3.	Students will use spirometry data and breath by breath analysis to measure VO2 and VCO2 during various exercise activities up to VO2max and/or completion of a “stress” test.
4.	Students will measure the heart rate of a subject while he or she is resting while exercising at various levels of intensity from easy to moderate to full VO2max protocols. 
5.	Students will determine the subject’s RER, proportion of energy sources utilized, and effectiveness of cardiac fitness.
6.	Students will learn to choose the correct Fitness Protocols based on the fitness level of the subject being tested.
7.	Students will continue to be successful at using the LabScribe software to move cursors, analyze data, record data to the Journal, and add functions to the Analysis window. 

Outcomes

Students who have successfully completed this exercise will:
1.	have recorded a recognizable breathing pattern using a spirometer.
2.	have recorded recognizable expired oxygen and expired carbon dioxide curves.
3.	be able to determine relative VO2 and VCO2 and VO2max.
4.	be able to determine anaerobic threshold.
5.	be able to determine the RER and cardiac fitness from their subject at rest and during various levels of testing protocols.
6.	be able to understand how VO2, VCO2 and RER are affected by changes in exercise levels.
7.	be able to understand the physiology involved in using different energy sources during exercise.
8.	feel comfortable transferring data to the Journal and interpreting that data to answer questions about their recordings.
9.	have used the functions available in the Analysis window to determine values necessary for this exercise.
Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, iwirer-ECG
Description: Uses the ROAM Wireless ECG to remotely record ECG during exercise.

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Included with:
Lab Equipment Required: IX-TA, IWIRE-PEAK , A-GAK-100
Description: Use the Met Cart to figure out if there really is a Fat-Burning zone.

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