Exercise Prescription, Program Design, and Coaching Techniques
COM HLT X 454
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This course provides fundamentals and practice in formulating prescriptions along with designing safe and effective exercise programs for individual clients, all based on sound scientific practices.
What you can learn.
- Develop exercise prescriptions after interpreting fitness testing results
- Design exercise programs for varied populations across the life span
- Support behavior change strategies to promote client adherence to exercise prescription
About this course:
Building on knowledge gained in other required certificate courses, this course provides students with fundamentals and practice in formulating exercise prescriptions, as well as designing safe and effective exercise programs for individual clients. Material is covered through lectures, practical application, and case studies. Topics include principles of exercise prescription; ACSM guidelines; exercise prescription for special populations; adherence to exercise, stretching, emergency procedures, and injury prevention; and teaching techniques and the dynamics of fitness instructor/client interaction. Instruction focuses on exercise prescription based on sound scientific practices.
Successful completion of five required courses in Fitness Instruction Certificate.