University of Oklahoma Exercise Science Project

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Project description

Welcome to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Exercise Science project. This project was created by and for the students in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is a part of the curriculum. This project is a graded component of the PHTH 8192: Exercise Science I course in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This course is designed to introduce students to the basic science principles of exercise science and physiology to form a background that leads to further development of the applied skill of exercise prescription.

Project Instructors

Dr. Joshua T. Williams, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS

Objectives

  • Describe how common ergogenic aids, medications, and recreational drugs influence the physiologic processes of the pulmonary, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular systems during exercise.
  • Value the sharing of this knowledge via an open international wiki page to other students and physical therapists around the world.
  • Develop technical skills necessary to continue to share evidence-based information within the physical therapy community.

Project dates

Monday, August 24, 2015 until Friday, December 4, 2015 at 5:00pm CST

Instructions to students

This assignment challenges you to search out, review, and interpret current best evidence to describe the influences of common ergogenic aids, medications, and recreational drugs on the physiologic processes during exercise. You will then synthesize this information into a public wiki page using the template I have provided you. You will work on this page as a group. Your task is to construct and update this page until the closing date of the project. Follow these instructions for guidance:

  1. Explore Physiopedia - Spend some time exploring the Physiopedia website. Look through all the links in the navigation bar on the left side of this page. Have a look at some of the great information in the Content section and find the User Tutorials as they will be of great help to you during the course of this project.
  2. Request an Account - To edit Physiopedia you need to have a Physiopedia account. You can request an account here (please state that you are part of the OUHSC project under my direction). Once you have requested your account you will be sent an email where you will be asked to confirm your email address. Once you have done this your account request will be assessed and activated. This process may take up to 48 hours.
  3. Login to Physiopedia - Once your account has been activated you will be sent an email with your login details and a link to your Profile page. When you login you will see that some new tabs appear in the top right of the page that allows you to Edit, Watch and Create pages as well as look at their History and related Discussion page. Take a look through these tabs to see the new options that you have.
  4. Create Your Profile - Now that you are familiar with navigating Physiopedia it is time to practice some editing. To do this you should spend some time to create your user profile. To navigate to your Profile page click on your name (top link under Personal Tools) in the navigation sidebar. Click the Edit tab and you will see an editing interface appear, take a look around all the options that appear in the editing toolbar to see what they all do. Once you are familiar with this edit the bio that has automatically been entered on your page and add some more information about yourself, add a profile image and make a link. You will find the User Tutorials helpful here. Remember, this is a great place to keep an updated online profile throughout your career, your future employers may be looking so be professional!
  5. Find the Evidence - Search for, appraise, and synthesize research evidence on your topic.
  6. Develop You Page - Develop your page in Physiopedia. You may be new content or reviewing and updating/improving content already added by your classmates. This should be an evidence based article so remember to add references (please use the correct referencing system utilized by Physiopedia and the <R> function from the editing toolbar). Consider also including hyperlinks to other webpages, images and videos as these all add to the value of your page.

Topic List

The influence of common ergogenic aids, medications, and recreational drugs on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of anabolic steroids on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of human growth hormone (HGH) on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of creatine on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of caffeine on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of analgesic medication on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of alcohol on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of marijuana on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of muscle relaxers on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of smoking on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of NSAIDs on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of methamphetamine on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of ADHD medication on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of protein/amino acid supplementation on physiologic processes and exercise.

The influence of anti-depressant medication on physiologic processes and exercise.