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CCOG for FT 201 Fall 2023

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Course Number:
FT 201
Course Title:
Advanced Fitness Assessment and Prescription
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Course Description

Explores the needs and abilities of individuals and groups with specialized exercise and wellness program requirements. Includes advanced assessment methods and modifications for assessments, exercises, programs, and equipment. Prerequisites: FT 105. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Select and administer pre-screening tools and fitness assessments for healthy adults, youth and individuals with specialized requirements.
  2. Interpret pre-screening tools and fitness assessment results and communicate them to clients.
  3. Design individualized exercise plans for youth and individuals with specialized requirements based on assessment results, medical history, goals, preferences of the client, and industry standards.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written Quizzes/Exams
  • Case Studies
  • Practical Exams
  • Written Programming Projects
  • Participation/Attendance

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

ACSM Guidelines for advanced testing procedures

Modifications needed for special populations (safe and successful fitness programs and assessments)

Guidelines for exercise testing/assessing special populations

Programming for special populations:  

Basic principles for exercise program design

Cardiovascular exercise programming

Muscular strength and endurance programming

Flexibility & Balance programming