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COURSE NUMBER: PEMW159
COURSE TITLE:Personal Training III: ACE Personal Training Capstone
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:75
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:180
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training (ACE IFT) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health and performance goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and endurance and strength.

PREREQUISITES:
HLTH102 First Aid & CPR and GSCI105 Human Anatomy or higher A&P course.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify basic contraindications to exercise
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a certified personal trainer
  • Explain basic principles of exercise physiology
  • Explain the relationship between nutrition and physical wellness and performance
  • Evaluate clients for safe participation in an exercise program
  • Demonstrate proper use of fitness assessment equipment
  • Determine appropriate fitness assessment practices for a varied population
  • Demonstrate proper exercise technique and form
  • Design safe and effective exercise programs based on client needs and goals

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Principles of adherence, motivation, behavior change, and health psychology
  • Communication and teaching techniques
  • The ACE Integrated Fitness Training Model
  • Building rapport
  • Health and exercise history information assessment
  • Functional training: Assessments, programming, and progressions for posture, movement, core, balance, and flexibility
  • Physiological assessments
  • Resistance training: Programming and progressions
  • Cardiorespiratory training: Programming and progressions
  • Professional and legal responsibilities, scope of practice, and business strategies for personal trainers Special exercise programming topics: Mind-body exercise, special populations, and exercise implications of common musculoskeletal injuries

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

American Council on Exercise (2014). ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5thed.). San Diego, Calif: American Council on Exercise

American Council on Exercise (2014). ACE Personal Trainer Manual Study Companion (5th ed.). San Diego, Calif.: American Council on Exercise

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

EVALUATION:
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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:
Spring 2019

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