Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FT 105
Course Title:
Exercise Prescription
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
60
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$18.00

Course Description

Introduces individual and group exercise plan development and progression for cardiorespiratory, muscular strength/ endurance, flexibility/balance, body composition and fitness/balance, body composition and fitness/sport performance. Prerequisites: FT 104. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Develop, demonstrate, and implement appropriate fitness programs for healthy individuals, according to ACSM guidelines.
  2. Interpret fitness assessment data and use data to develop individual plans to achieve cardiorespiratory, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility/balance body composition and fitness/sport performance goals.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Written quizzes/exams

Written programming: cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition goals

Case Studies

Practical fitness assessments

Mock Sessions €“ personal trainer, coaching

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Teaching techniques and communication

Program adherence and motivation

Basic principles for exercise program design

Cardiovascular exercise programming

Muscular strength and endurance programming

Flexibility & Balance programming