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 Course Title:   Fitness Instructor Prep

 Title Abbreviation:   FITNESS INSTRUCTOR PREP

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    209

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Prepares students to become group fitness instructors. Covers the following topics: Anatomy, physiology, basic injury prevention, effective motivational strategies, cueing, combination breakdowns, motivation techniques, and safety.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a safe and effective group fitness class.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge in basic nutrition, injury prevention, strength training and motivational skills.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Exercise science.
  2. Teach basic nutrition, strength training techniques, anatomy, physiology and injury prevention.
  3. Motivational techniques for group fitness.
  4. Teaching styles and strategies.
  5. Identification of incorrect postures and risk intensive maneuvers.