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COURSE NUMBER: PEMW157
COURSE TITLE:Personal Training I: Fitness Professional Training
DIVISION:Sciences
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:60
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for current and future health professionals who are interested in helping individuals, communities, and groups gain the benefits of participating in activity in a positive and safe environment. This course includes guidelines for laboratory testing used in health and fitness setting and for exercise programming both in healthy populations and in populations with special needs. A basic overview of anatomy as well as adaptations to training is also addressed.

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Use tools for assessing health risk and prescribe activity recommendations to reduce disease and development
  • Apply exercise testing procedures to assess cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular fitness (strength and endurance), and flexibility and give suggestions for improvement in these areas
  • Explain exercise testing and training modifications for special populations
  • Implement exercise programming that includes training for performance and techniques for behavior modification
  • Demonstrate basic ECG concepts, testing, and analysis
  • Explain the effects of common medications on physiological responses to exercise testing and training
  • Implement an injury prevention plan and an emergency management plan
  • Identify legal considerations when working with clients in any kind of fitness setting

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Physical Activity: Links to Health, Fitness and Performance
  • Scientific Foundations
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Exercise Prescription for Health, Fitness, and Performance
  • Special Populations
  • Comprehensive Exercise Program Considerations

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

Fitness Professionals Handbook. 7th Edition. Edward T. Howley, Dixie L. Thompson.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
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B
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D
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Attendance
Homework
Quizzes
Labs
Case Studies
Final Exam
20%
15%
15%
15%
15%
20%


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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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