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Exercise, Sport and Health Education 397

ESHE 397: Health/Fitness Program Development

Prerequisites: ESHE 390 and ESHE 392 or ESHE 391; minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Credit Hours: (3)

Student shall acquire the knowledge and skill to develop fitness and health promotion programs for individuals with a variety of needs. In addition, they will develop an understanding of the procedures necessary to evaluate and contract with vendors that supply health and fitness services.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop Physical Fitness and Health Promotion programs for all levels of participants; i.e. children, adults, seniors, and those with a variety of special needs. In addition, students will also understand the factors necessary to evaluate, negotiate and contract with providers of services to their club or organization. The student will learn to utilize available resources for the development of such programs. At the completion of this course they will have developed a file or notebook containing example of the programs they have researched.

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course will be conducted in a lecture and problem solving format. Students will be instructed as to the essential components of program development. Students will then formulate programs for all levels of participants with a variety of special needs. All projects will be corrected by the instructor and then placed in some type of permanent file or notebook. Student will also compile an extensive resource list of source of information.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Upon successful completion of the course the student shall be able to:

1) Demonstrate an understanding of general program development.
2) Demonstrate an understanding of the essential of a cardiovascular program for youths, adults and mature adults.
3) Demonstrate an understanding of the essential of a program to develop muscular strength for youths, adults and mature adults.
4) Demonstrate an understanding of a program to develop muscular endurance for youths, adults and mature adults.
5) Demonstrate an understanding of a program to develop flexibility for youths, adults and mature adults.
6) Demonstrate an understanding of a program to reduce excess body fat for youths, adults and mature adults.
7) Develop a walking program for adults and mature adults.
8) Develop a jogging program for young adults.
9) Develop an outdoor cycling program for all ages and those with a variety of special needs.
10) Develop a cardiovascular fitness program that utilizes a bicycle ergometer for all ages and those with a variety of special needs.
11) Develop a program that utilizes a stepping machine for all ages and those with a variety of special needs.
12) Develop a program that utilizes a rowing machine for all ages and those with a variety of special needs.
13) Develop a detailed long term fitness program for a diabetic.
14) Develop a detailed long term fitness program for an asthmatic.
15) Develop a detailed long term fitness program for a hypertensive patient.
16) Develop a detailed long term fitness program for other common diseases.
17) Demonstrate an understanding of the criteria for evaluating a vendor of health/Fitness services.
18) Develop an evaluation check list for vendors.
19) Develop a sample vendor contract.
20) Develop a comprehensive list of providers and the services they offer.  

 

Assessment Measures

Evaluation of the theory of program developments will be done by written examinations. Each project and resource assignment will be graded by the instructor. This is a writing intensive class. The total end products of the file or notebook and resource units will be evaluated for how well they are organized and their value as a future reference.

 

Other Course Information

None

 

Review and Approval

September 2001 Reviewed Gib Darden

May, 2011