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HPE 128 - Physical Conditioning and Weight Training 1

Credits: 2
3 Activity Hours

A course in which the student evaluates his/her own physical status,and with the help of the instructor, designs a physical conditioning program to meet personal goals and interests. Areas of concentration are cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, body composition, muscular strength and muscular endurance. Activities generally selected involve aerobic, resistive, and flexibility exercises. This course emphasizes proper techniques, purpose of each exercise, safety, and how to get expected results from an individualized physical conditioning program.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply knowledge of exercise physiology concepts that apply to physical activity.
  2. Examine the difference between programs designed to develop health-related and/or sport-related components of fitness.
  3. Employ concepts of exercise physiology when designing a physical activity program to enhance cardiovascular endurance.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the training principles for improving muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of body composition and weight management.
  6. Use personal health information and physical fitness test results to design and evaluate a physical activity program.
  7. Examine personal health limitations and adapts activities for safe participation.
  8. Demonstrate personal improvements in the health-related components of fitness.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to continuing a program of regular physical activity.
  10. Employ the skills necessary to continue a program of regular physical activity.
Listed Topics
  1. Orientation - Course objectives
  2. Health Screening - 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
      • a.) ACSM guidelines
    • Measurement of % body fat
  • D. 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 text as approved by instructor.

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

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