This course takes an in-depth examination of the effects of exercise on the body. Through this course, students will learn basic anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology, as well as proper principles and techniques to design an effective exercise program. The study of nutrition and human behavior will also be integrated into the course to enhance the student’s comprehension of this multifaceted subject.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of biomechanics and safety by explaining biomechanics and describing exercise safety.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of body systems by describing the skeletal system, describing the muscular system, describing the respiratory system, and describing the cardiovascular system.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise physiology by describing energy systems, explaining muscle physiology, and describing gender differences in physical activity.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise programming by explaining elements of an exercise program and describing components of physical fitness.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise programming considerations by describing exercise program design factors and describing exercise program considerations.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise science by summarizing the history of physical fitness and describing careers in the health profession.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of mind and body by explaining exercise psychology and describing sports nutrition.