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    Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HES 200 - Exercise Assessment & Instruction

Number of Credits: 4
Employ practical skills needed to become an effective fitness professional. Perform individualized health and fitness assessments, develop exercise programs, and facilitate client rapport. Develop exercise programs for improving posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, and cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness.  (Fall & Spring Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three hours laboratory each week. Four Credits. Four billable hours.

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Discuss principles of adherence, motivation and behavior change. 
2. Conduct a health and exercise history assessment. 
3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of human anatomy, exercise physiology and applied kinesiology.  4. Describe principles and practices of optimal nutrition for health, exercise performance and weight management. 
5. Conduct individualized and comprehensive fitness assessments. 
6. Create effective exercise training programs that demonstrate proper progressions based on individualized goals for cardiorespiratory and resistance training, posture, balance, core strength and flexibility. 
7. Demonstrate proper posture and execution of resistance, core and flexibility exercises and spotting techniques. 
8. Use effective communication and rapport-building skills. 
9. Recognize professional and legal responsibilities, scope of practice and business strategies for a career in the exercise and fitness field. 
10.Implement special population exercise programming strategies and practices for individuals with physical or psychological limitations.

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