Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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PHED 228 - Group Fitness Instructor Training

(R and TP/SS only)

Course designed to develop skills and knowledge necessary to provide safe and effective group fitness instruction using a variety of exercise modalities. This course includes knowledge and application of training principles and exercise techniques to develop cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and muscular flexibility. Scientific principles of anatomy, kinesiology, and exercise physiology are studied and applied. Instructional techniques such as effective communication, motivational skills, class design, injury prevention, cueing, and accommodations for special populations are studied and applied. Course assignments include lesson and unit plan preparations and class teaching experiences. Students successfully completing the course will have the opportunity to sit for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . One and a half hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify the training principles involved in developing muscular strength, muscular endurance, muscular flexibility, and cardiorespiratory fitness.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of group fitness instructor techniques, safety considerations, injury prevention, cueing, and accommodations for special populations.
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of human anatomy and physiology including, but no limited to, understanding the cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular systems of the human body.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of exercise techniques and exercise modalities.
  • Demonstrate safe and effective exercise instruction through effective communication, cueing, and motivational skills.

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