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Exercise, Sport and Health Education 303

ESHE 303: Advanced Conditioning

Credit Hours: (1) Three hours lecture and laboratory.

Provides students with an opportunity to achieve advanced levels of physical fitness and to study various training techniques.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

Provides students with an opportunity to achieve advanced levels of physical fitness and to study various training techniques.

Provides students with an overview of concepts and principles essential to designing safe and effective physical conditioning programs. Emphasis given to providing up-to-date scientific and practical information with a variety of instructional opportunities to actively practice, design, teach, evaluate, and adhere to a multitude of exercise techniques and conditioning programs (resistance, cardiovascular, and flexibility)

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

This course is activity oriented with occasional lecture/discussion time. Students lift weights and run or cycle each day to improve their levels of fitness. Fitness assessments are given at the beginning and end of the semester.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. Demonstrate basic exercise techniques of resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and flexibility training.
2. Design, implement, and monitor conditioning program based on cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.
3. Demonstrate use of psychological and motivational techniques to enhance program adherence.
4. Compile resources used to analyze and assist exercises programs.
5. To understand and utilize safe exercise technique during exercise programs.
6. Master common terminology in conditioning and fitness.
7. Explain the theory and principles behind key exercise techniques and programs.
8. Distinguish and differentiate between the various types of equipment and the effect on conditioning goals.

 

Assessment Measures

Students will be evaluated by the following: written tests, mini assignments (research, case studies, observations, etc.) and developing a personal fitness program based on fitness assessments, recording a fitness log and re-evaluation of a program

 

Other Course Information

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Review and Approval
April 2006 Reviewed by Beverly Zeakes