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Exercise, Sport and Health Education 305

ESHE 305: Principles and Practice of Strength and Conditioning

Prerequisite: BIOL 310 and BIOL 311 or BIOL 322

Credit Hours: (3)

This course is designed to develop the practical skills necessary to design strength and conditioning programs. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to evaluate exercise movements, prescribe appropriate exercise programs, and support program prescription with sound knowledge of anatomical and physiological adaptation to exercise.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course is designed to develop the practical skills necessary to design strength and conditioning programs. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to evaluate exercise movements, prescribe appropriate exercise programs, and support program prescriptions with sound knowledge of anatomical and physiological adaptation to exercise.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

1. Defining and understanding fitness
2. Resistance training principles and types
3. Resistance training exercises and programs
4. Muscular flexibility
5. Cardiovascular conditioning principles
6. Testing procedures, protocols, and tests
7. Instructional skills
8. Equipment and facilities
9. Combination training programs
10. External certifications


Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. Demonstrate skill in basic exercise techniques of resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and flexibility training.
2. Design, implement, and monitor an effective conditioning program using each of the components of fitness.
3. Explain the scientific principles of the adaptation and conditioning effect of resistance, cardiovascular, and flexibility training.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in a variety of aerobic programs and equipment.
5. Distinguish and differentiate between the various types of equipment and effect of conditioning goals.
6. Distinguish and differentiate the benefits between a variety of beginning and advanced conditioning methods in resistance and cardiovascular training.
7. Demonstrate and understanding of the psychological and motivational factors associated with program adherence.
8. Compile a variety of resources to teach and lead a wide variety of exercise and conditioning programs.
9. Identify and evaluate array of personal certifications in the field of strength and conditioning.
10. Effectively communicate and articulate essential exercise techniques on an individual basis.
11. Effectively teach large groups of individuals with effective demonstrations, instruction, and feedback.
12. Master common terminology in conditioning and fitness.
13. Explain the theory and principles behind key exercise techniques and programs.


Assessment Measures

Evaluated by instructional opportunities, written tests, mini assignments, and a certification project.

Other Course Information
None

Review and Approval
September, 2009
April 13, 2012 Revised