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EXSS 290 Intro to Personal Training

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none

This course provides knowledge and fundamental application for developing programming to improve the health and fitness levels of future clients. Topics include basic human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology and nutrition principles; fitness and health assessment techniques; components of program design for improving flexibility, balance, core function, cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and strength and sports performance; professional and legal responsibilities; and skills for communicating and building rapport with clients. Successful completion of the course objectives prepares the student to sit for multiple national fitness certifications.