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Fitness Specialist Certification
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Fitness Assessment/Lab I   ES/A 109
Individual fitness assessment evaluation program suited to all levels of fitness. Each student will be tested and lectured in the areas of body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness, nutritional analysis, pulmonary function, flexibility, and muscular strength. Recommendations for improvement included.

Introduction to Exercise Physiology   ES/T 135
Designed to study how the body functions under exercise stress and how fitness behaviors affect health and wellness. Emphasis on muscular, cardiorespiratory, and other physiological processes that occur as a result of exercise, conditioning, and the effects of disease.

Techniques of Weight Training   ES/T 136
Designed to provide a thorough review for those intending to teach weight training. Covers anatomy and physiology, training sequences, available equipment, and safety factors including contra indications.

Exercise for Special Populations   ES/T 137
Designed to study the exercise implications for special populations related to age, medical condition and level of fitness. Topics include cardiac conditions, diabetes, physical disabilities, other ailments, seniors, athletes, and most disabilities that cause barriers to exercise.

Techniques of Exercise Leadership   ES/T 138
Designed to study the principles and techniques involved in teaching group exercise and developing a personal trainer and client relationship. Emphasis on client assessment, communication skills, program design, exercise adherence, teaching strategies, and professional responsibility and liability.

Fitness Specialist Internship  ES/T 139
Designed to provide students with practical experience in the field of exercise and fitness. Emphasis on participant screening, evaluation and exercise program design, self-marketing fitness specialist/client relationships, and professional responsibility in a fitness setting.

Introduction to Applied Kinesiology   ES/T 140
Covers arthrology (study of joints), osteology (bone) and myology (muscles) with special emphasis on movement analysis. Emphasis on anatomical and mechanical analysis of motion as it pertains to movement in sport and exercise.

Prevent & Care of Athletic Injuries   ES/T 250
Addresses the fundamentals of elementary human anatomy and their relationship to athletic activity. Primary focus will be on the prevention and recognition of common athletic injuries including the theory and practice of emergency field care. The treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries will also be discussed. Bandaging and/or taping techniques will be practiced in the laboratory.

Nutrition for Athletes   HLTH 202
General presentation of a wide variety of nutritional topics related to athletes and fitness. It provides introductory nutrition principles as well as exercise and sports science principles that will allow the student to understand the basic processes and applications of nutrition for athletes.

First Responder   HLTH 110
Fundamentals of first aid with emphasis on emergencies requiring knowledge and skills in artificial respiration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, oxygen therapy, care for fractures, bleeding, poisoning, and burns. Additional material covers problems of exposure, drugs, emergency rescues, childbirth, and body substance isolation procedures (BSI).


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