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HPE 129 - Physical Conditioning and Weight Training 2


Credits: 2
3 Activity Hours

Prerequisites: HPE 128  

 
Description
This course enables experienced (HPE 128  preferred) physical conditioning students to continue their exercise program under the supervision and guidance of a qualified instructor. Each student evaluates his/her own health status and participates in a physical conditioning program designed to meet personal goals and interests. Areas of concentration are cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, body composition, muscular strength and muscular endurance. Students with current high fitness levels may experiment with advanced training techniques to enhance their physical conditioning program.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of exercise physiology concepts that apply to physical activity.
  2. Compare and contrast variations in programs designed to develop health-related and/or sport-related components of fitness.
  3. Apply concepts of exercise physiology when designing a physical activity program to enhance cardiovascular endurance.
  4. Relate advanced knowledge of training principles to improve muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.
  5. Employ the principles of body composition and weight management into an individual program.
  6. Use personal health information and physical fitness test results to design and evaluate an exercise program.
  7. Examine personal health limitations and employ activities for safe participation.
  8. Apply advanced training methods in order to maintain high levels of physical fitness.
Listed Topics
  1. Orientation - Course objectives
  2. Par-Q and Health Inventory / Informed Consent
  3. Benefits of Exercise
  4. Health-Related Components of Fitness
  •    Cardiovascular Endurance
    • Maximum oxygen uptake - VO2 Max
    • FITT principle
    • Importance of proper warm-up and cool-down
    • Measurement - bike or step test
  • Flexibility
    • Static / ballistic / PNF
    • General guidelines for improvement
    • Measurement
    • Sample flexibility exercises
  • Body Composition
    • LBM vs. FM - % body fat
    • Weight gain and loss principles
      • ACSM guidelines
    • Measurement of % body fat
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
    • Definition - strength vs. endurance
    • Isometric / isotonic / isokinetic
    • Training principles
    • Sample resistive exercises
    • Proper use of resistive equipment

  5. Safety Precautions
  6. Designing an individualized program to meet personal goals

 Reference Materials
Required textbook as approved by instructor.


Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 04/13/2007


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