Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FT 101
Course Title:
Fitness Technology Seminar
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Course Description

Explores careers in the fitness and health industry. Practical experience and insight into the role of a fitness/health professional in health and fitness clubs and community based wellness centers, including self-promotion. Practical knowledge and skill in teaching psychomotor movement. Concepts, skills, and methodology required in becoming a successful instructor of movement. Prerequisites: MTH 65, WR 121, and current Fitness Technology student or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

A. Research and apply data to choose a career path in the Health and Fitness industry.
B. Use current trends to determine valid applications of motor skill movement.
C. Teach a physical activity and movement class.
D. Use competencies and successful skill sets for self promotion in the Health and Fitness industry.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• Attendance and participation records • Class presentations • Research papers • Critical analysis of material • Written Midterm

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Access and interpret articles in health/fitness professional journals. 2. Recognize differences in personality types so as to communicate effectively with others. 3. Compare and contrast health/fitness facilities using pre-determined criteria. 4. Explore careers in the health and fitness field. 5. Communicate effectively with health/fitness professionals in order to access information regarding health/fitness careers. 6. Break down movement skills into basic parts and develop skill progressions. 7. Describe a movement verbally, visually (words and demos), and kinesthetically utilizing the MARS acronym. 8. Evaluate different instructional styles through observation, comparison, and contrast. 9. Create and present lesson plans. 10. Perform €œmini€ teach backs to classmates and apply general teaching concepts to any movement discipline.