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This course will present an evidence-based approach to corrective exercise, the components of a comprehensive solution, and the practical know-how to develop and implement integrated strategies to improve common movement impairments.
This course prepares students to design goal-specific OPT™ programs, stabilization OPT™ programs, strength OPT™ programs, and cardiorespiratory training programs for each client. Students are expected to be able to implement appropriate exercise techniques and modify, progress, and regress appropriate exercises. The lab requires hands-on demonstration of the principles of flexibility training, core stability training, and neuromuscular stabilization training. Personal fitness trainers are required to perform subjective assessments, objective assessments, and movement assessments with their clients to provide quality personal training […]
Students in this course learn about the physiological adjustments that occur within the body during exercise. In addition, students learn about the physiological systems as they are affected by physical exercise, including observations of respiratory, circulatory, nervous, and metabolic adjustments to physical exercise. Students will also be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Students in this course will learn and practice the skills and knowledge to develop fitness programs for clientele requiring special considerations. Populations to be studied include youths, seniors, pregnant women, obese people, diabetic people, those with osteoporosis, those with arthritis, and those with increased cardiorespiratory disease risk factors.
Students in this course will learn how to become successful business owners. In addition, students will learn basic business principles and how to create a successful career as a personal fitness trainer. Students will also learn about office productivity software, marketing materials, resume´ development, business-plan development, licensing, and continuing education in the fitness industry.
This course is the practical application of program design for sport-specific clients. Students will be able to design cardiorespiratory training programs, power OPT™ programs, and programs for clients who participate in individual competition or team sports. Students will apply principles of reactive neuromuscular training (plyometric) and integrated speed training to help clients achieve their established goals.
Students in this course learn the basics of personal and professional leadership as well as motivational and situational techniques to use during interaction with clients to enhance positive behavioral change. Students also learn how to apply a holistic, integrated, principled-centered approach to organizing personal lives and motivating people to be physically active. In addition, students learn the effects of planned stress (e.g., exercise) and recovery (e.g., sleep, massage) on mental health, physical performance, and health-related quality of life. This course […]
Nutritional guidance and support for overall health, weight loss, and long-term weight management is in high-demand. This course will provide essential knowledge and skill regarding energy balance, caloric needs, activity, metabolism, and food choices.
Students in this course will learn about human anatomy, including the nervous, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems. In addition, students will learn about the skeletal system, including the bony landmarks and joints, the muscular system to include origin and insertion and function of the major muscles of the body, and the integumentary system to include skin and its function and pathologies. Students will also learn about the study of biomechanics and muscles, including the principles of […]