Summer Course at Scranton Combines Outdoor Athletic Training with Science

Jun 27, 2017

The University of Scranton's four-week summer biology course, which introduces students to many outdoor experiences available in Northeastern Pennsylvania as they learn about the physiology of human performance and sustainability, is open to area residents attending other colleges as well as area high school students through the High School Scholars Program.

The three-credit course, Extreme Physiology, NEPA Edition (BIOL 184), meets Mondays through Thursdays from July 10 to Aug. 7.  The course is a natural science elective for non-science majors.

Through participatory learning experiences, students learn first-hand how aerobic training enhances human performance and health as they bike, hike and run though some of the region’s most beautiful and challenging environments. They also learn about human physiology and are introduced to sophisticated equipment used for fitness testing, measurement and data analysis.
The course is made possible through a partnership between the University and the Pocono Forests and Waters Conservation Landscape.

For additional information, contact Terrence Sweeney, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Biology Department at Scranton, at or call 570-941-7623.

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