Exercise, Sport and Health Education 214

ESHE 214
Introduction to Fitness, Strength and Conditioning

1. Catalog Entry

ESHE 214
Introduction to Fitness, Strength and Conditioning

Credit hours (3)
Prerequisite: HLTH 200

Designed to provide students with an overview of the fitness, strength and conditioning discipline and the array of careers currently available in the fitness and sport performance industry. Additional focus is placed on the capacities to demonstrate and critique exercise technique targeting strength, power, endurance, flexibility, and agility.

2. Detailed Description of Course

Content:
    1) Introduction to the fitness professions.
    2) Certification and training for the fitness professionals.
    3) Work life and financial rewards for fitness professionals.
    4) Introduction to the strength and conditioning professions.
    5) Certification and training for strength and conditioning professionals.
    6) Work life and financial rewards for strength and conditioning professionals.
    7) Graduate programs for strength and conditioning.
    8) Exercise technique for the strength lifts (e.g. squat, deadlift, bench press, pull ups and technique variants).
    9) Exercise technique for the power lifts (e.g. clean, jerk, snatch and technique variants).
    10) Exercise technique for agility (e.g. change of direction, balance, body awareness).
    11) Exercise technique for the endurance running.
    12) Exercise technique for flexibility exercises (e.g. static, dynamic, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).    

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Course instruction strategies may include lecture, demonstration, activity, performance analysis and oral communication activities.  
 
4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

Having successfully completed this course, students will be able to:
    1) Research career opportunities in the fitness and strength and conditioning fields.
    2) Research certification in the fitness and strength and conditioning fields.
    3) Research graduate programs in the strength and conditioning fields.
    4) Perform proper technique in the squat, deadlift, bench press, pull-ups and technique variants.
    5) Evaluate proper technique in the squat, deadlift, bench press, pull-ups and technique variants.
    6) Evaluate proper technique in the hang snatch, hang clean and jerk.
    7) Perform proper technique in change of direction, balance and body awareness exercises.
    8) Evaluate proper technique in change of direction, balance and body awareness exercises.
    9) Perform proper technique in endurance running exercises.
    10) Evaluate proper technique in endurance running and sprinting exercises.
    11) Perform proper technique in static, dynamic and PNF flexibility exercises.
    12) Evaluate proper technique in static, dynamic and PNF flexibility exercises.

5. Assessment Measures

Student learning may be assessed by one or more, but not limited to the following measures: written exam, papers, technique evaluations, and portfolio projects.

6. Other Course Information

None.

Review and Approval

April 23, 2014