Introductory course that will provide the student with a general overview of the disciplines, professions and research areas associated with the field of Exercise Science. Basic history, philosophy, theory, educational pathways and career options will be examined.
Basic principles of fitness for the prospective fitness professional and characteristics of quality communication and fitness leadership. Topics include behavior modification, enhancing motivation components of fitness, fitness assessment, risk stratification, exercise programming and modifications. Prerequisites: None.
Covers principles and techniques of aerobic training and the application of these to the development of aerobic training programs. Includes instructional techniques and safety, and stresses injury prevention. Prerequisites: None.