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CCOG for FT 105 Fall 2023

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Course Number:
FT 105
Course Title:
Exercise Prescription
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Course Description

Introduces exercise plan development and progression for fitness and wellness. Explores communication, behavior change, and motivational strategies for client success and retention. Prerequisites: FT 104. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Design and modify individualized exercise plans based on assessment results, medical history, goals, preferences of the client, and industry standards.
  2. Apply effective communication strategies when instructing exercise and educating clients about fitness and wellness.
  3. Apply behavior change and motivational strategies to enhance client retention and client adherence to exercise and wellness behaviors.

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