PHED 230 - Advanced Weight Training: Theory and Program Design
Emphasis on instructional techniques and skill development in progressive resistance strength training. Anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical principles are studied and applied to design effective programs for individuals and specific populations. Equipment considerations, maintenance, safety, organization, and injury prevention are covered in the use of free weights, resistance machines, and plyometric training methods. Students develop the skills to assess, develop, and evaluate muscular strength and endurance programs. Course assignments include in-class practice teaching experiences. Students should contact the departmental advisor before enrolling in this class. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in PHED 206 , or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly PE 230.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of muscle and skeletal anatomy including fiber types and muscle structures. Apply these basic principles of the biomechanics and applied physiology of human movement in order to select an appropriate exercise that promotes safe exercise programming.
- Demonstrate proper weight training and spotting techniques with free weight and resistance machines for the major muscle groups.
- Design and manipulate acute and chronic weight training variables to meet the needs of the athletes involved in various sports; individuals interested in personal fitness; and persons with special needs and health concerns, physical disabilities, and other
- Identify acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations to training and their implications to the design of fitness and sport specific training programs.
- Identify the major benefits of weight training as it relates to lifetime fitness and sports performance.
- Identify various training systems and evaluate the potential.
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