2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 254 Essentials of Fitness Training (5 credits)

Prerequisite KINS 250 , KINS 260 , KINS 256  

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the components of an exercise prescription, the fundamentals of exercise training and comprehensive exercise program design.

Student Outcomes
1. Articulate the legal responsibility and risk associated with the profession.

2. Discuss the functions of the major body systems and their role in exercise.

3. Demonstrate the components of the initial consultation using a client-centered approach: to include a risk assessment, and identification of determinants for discontinuing exercise.

4. Design and implement exercise prescriptions that include the health-related and skill-related components.

5. Design and implement exercise prescriptions using the Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type, Volume and Progression (FITT-VP) principles and indications for monitoring to achieve results and avoid overtraining.

6. Articulate the benefits, methods and modalities of resistance training, cardiovascular training, flexibility and neuromotor training, and sports performance training.

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