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CCOG for FT 101 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
FT 101
Course Title:
Exploring Exercise Science Careers
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Explores careers in the exercise science, fitness, wellness, and health industries. Presents the concepts and skills for effective movement instruction. Investigates the role of an exercise science professional in various career settings. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Explore and research the industry trends, job market, scope of practice, and skills required in various exercise science and wellness professions.
  2. Identify and reflect on one's own skills and their application to professional work in the exercise science industry.
  3. Apply effective teaching and learning concepts to movement instruction.
  4. Outline a potential educational and career path toward a specific occupation.

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.