Exercise, Sport and Health Education 397

ESHE 397: Program Development for Sport / Performance

Prerequisites: ESHE 305

Credit hours (3)

Student will develop the capacity to plan exercise programs to increase the athletic performance of their clients. Training programs will be based in a sound understanding of exercise science and the principles of periodization. Developing annualized training programs will be a key emphasis in the course.

Detailed Description of Content of Course

This course is designed to provide students with the ability to plan annualized exercise program for performance based on an understanding of exercise science and the principles of periodization,

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course will be conducted in a lecture, lab and problem solving format. Students will be instructed as to the essential components of program development. Students will then formulate programs for athletes with a variety of sport specific requirements.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the completion of this course the students will be able to:
    1) Describe training models and define the appropriate settings for their use.
    2) Describe training cycles and define time periods that are appropriate for each cycle.
    3) Describe neuromuscular, metabolic and cardivascular adaptations in the body and how training will bring forth those adaptations.
    4) Create exercise programs for physical, technical tactical psychological aspects of training.
    5) Describe strategies to improve motivation for exercise.
    6) Describe the effects and appropraite uses of recovery modalities.
    7) Program exercise to improve aspects of sport performance.
    8) Develop annual training plans for individuals and sport teams.

Assessment Measures

Assessments include written / oral exams, presentations, and electronic portfolio assignments.

Other Course Information



Review and Approval

March 30, 2017
May 2011
September 2001