PHED 237 - Fitness Assessment and Programming
An examination of scientifically-based assessment techniques used to evaluate cardio-respiratory endurance and body composition. Principles of exercise, interpretation of assessment results, and program design are applied to develop safe, individualized exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals and special populations using American College of Sports Medicine guidelines. Safety considerations, identification of risk factors, and contradictions are emphasized. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in PHED 206 , or consent of department. Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate comprehension of key concepts concerning weight management.
- Demonstrate knowledge of field and laboratory techniques involved in assessing cardio respiratory fitness including bicycle ergometer, treadmill, and metabolic measurement calculations.
- Describe the normal cardio respiratory responses to cardio respiratory fitness test in terms of heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen consumption.
- Design safe and effective cardio respiratory and weight management exercise fitness programs for apparently healthy and special populations.
- Identify and demonstrate the techniques involved in laboratory and field assessments of body composition, including impedance, calipers, and hydrostatic protocols.
- Identify strategies and methods for motivating participants, increasing adherence to lifetime fitness.
- Identify the major components of health-related physical fitness and the appropriate techniques to evaluate the health status of potential fitness participants based on ACSM Health Fitness Instructor’s objectives.
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