2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Sep 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 260 Health Appraisal and Fitness Assessment (3 credits)



Course Description
The course incorporates current industry standards for health appraisal and fitness assessment techniques to optimize client safety during exercise participation.

Student Outcomes
Conduct a preparticipation health screening including medical clearance, application of the preparticipation algorithm, and identification of risk based on the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription and when appropriate the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Risk Stratification   
Execute a comprehensive health fitness evaluation incorporating all elements of the evaluation based on American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Guidelines.  (Resting assessments, Body Composition, Muscular Fitness, Flexibility, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Balance and Functional Fitness)  
Analyze and interpret health-related fitness assessment results with a health-related outcome in mind.
Articulate the general principles of exercise prescription using the FITT-VP to meet individual health and physical fitness goals within the context of individual health status, function, and the respective physical and social environment.
Develop an exercise prescription based on health-related fitness assessment results, using FITT-VP principle (frequency, intensity, time, type, volume, progression).



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