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- FT 101
- Course Title:
- Fitness Technology Seminar
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Course DescriptionExplores 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 mini teach backs to classmates and apply general teaching concepts to any movement discipline.