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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

16-18 Weeks

Overview

Have you ever wondered how to incorporate the health and wellness benefits of fitness into your career? Through these projects, you will get to learn about training principles, injury prevention, and the health benefits of movement all while trying on a few “hats” within the physical wellness world. Students are required to participate in weekly cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength and endurance activities in this offering.

See the “Projects” tab for more information on this course.

Major Topics and Concepts

Movement Patterns

Movement Principles

Management of Movement

Fitness Behaviors

Career

Peer Fitness Trainer

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement patterns by connecting movement skills to movement patterns and the health benefits of physical activity.

Project

You are a peer fitness trainer for your local fire station. You train firefighters on movement patterns and exercises that can be used to maintain fitness. You will make a video to demonstrate movement patterns and create a fitness plan for the firefighters. You will participate in fitness plan activities of your choice and explain the health benefits of movement.

Career

Assistant Athletic Coach

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement principles by using movement strategies to develop a FITT plan to address strategies for improved performance during a physical activity.

Project

You are an Assistant Athletic Coach at a college. You are tasked with creating an off-season fitness program for the team to use to stay fit during summer break. The goal of the plan is to maintain the athletes’ level of fitness. The movement activities in the off-season plan may be unrelated to the team sport. This poses a potential risk of injury. Because of this risk, the plan will need to include how to utilize movement strategies correctly and safely.

Career

Expedition Leader

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the management of movement by explaining self-management skills connected with achieving and maintaining health and performance related fitness.

Project

You are an expedition leader for a company that develops physically active travel adventures. You are responsible for designing a pre-travel fitness activities package for clients. This package will prepare travelers on the training principles and self-management skills needed for expedition activities. You will participate in the activities to develop your understanding of them. You can present your pre-travel fitness package in a style that may include video, audio, and/or text based information.

Career

Exercise Physiologist

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3-4 Weeks

Competency

Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness responsibility by explaining responsible and respectful behaviors that address the physical health of self and others in a variety of lifelong physical activities.

Project

You are an exercise physiologist working at a large company. You have been asked to create a wellness program for the company’s employees. Your wellness program will promote lifelong fitness along with responsible and respectful behaviors in regards to physical activities. The wellness program will need to address individuals of different ages and physical needs as well as promote ongoing physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Credits .5

Competencies

  • Fitness Behaviors
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of fitness responsibility by explaining responsible and respectful behaviors that address the physical health of self and others in a variety of lifelong physical activities.
  • Management of Movement
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the management of movement by explaining self-management skills connected with achieving and maintaining health and performance related fitness.
  • Movement Patterns
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement patterns by connecting movement skills to movement patterns and the health benefits of physical activity.
  • Movement Principles
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of movement principles by using movement strategies to develop a FITT plan to address strategies for improved performance during a physical activity.

Pre-Requisites

None

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