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Effective Term:
Fall 2018 through Summer 2023
Course Number:
FT 101
Course Title:
Exploring Exercise Science Careers
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Course Description

Explores careers in the exercise science and fitness industry. Provides an overview of the concepts, skills, and methodology required to become an effective instructor of fitness and movement. Provides an opportunity to gain practical experience investigating the role of an exercise professional in fitness clubs, community-based wellness centers, and other locations. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Research and apply data to choose a career path in the exercise science and fitness industry.
  2. Use current trends to determine valid application of motor skill movement.
  3. Teach a physical activity and movement class.
  4. Identify and apply skill sets for self promotion in the exercise science 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 exercise science/fitness professional journals. 2. Recognize differences in personality types so as to communicate effectively with others. 3. Compare and contrast exercise/fitness facilities using predetermined criteria. 4. Explore careers in the exercise and fitness field. 5. Communicate effectively with exercise/fitness professionals in order to access information regarding exercise/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.