Application of the art of exercise prescription to obtain desired outcomes
Recognize principles of exercise training and determining fitness levels
Comprehend theories of obesity, weight control, exercise, age, and disease
About this course:
This course provides fitness instructors with an in-depth exposure to the interaction of the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems during exercise. Instruction emphasizes practical application of the physiologic concepts in determining fitness levels, prescribing exercise, and monitoring people for signs of overexertion and underlying disease. Topics include energy metabolism; the circulatory, respiratory, neuromuscular, and endocrine systems; environmental considerations; principles of exercise training; and theories of obesity and weight control, exercise, age, and disease.
Basic course in human biology or anatomy and physiology.