Designed for fitness instructors, this course provides an in-depth practical exposure to the interaction of various systems within the human body during exercise.
What you can learn.
- 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.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Course content is delivered through an online learning platform where you can engage with your instructor and classmates. There are no required live meetings, but assignments are due regularly.
Required course in Fitness Instruction Certificate.
Enrollment limited to 25 students. Enrollment deadline: June 25, 2021.