Course focuses on physiology of muscle adaptation following resistance or aerobic training. Particular attention is paid to specificity of metabolic adaptation for individual sports.
Dates: July 16 - August 10, 2018
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the science and physiology behind strength training and conditioning. It also allows the student the opportunity to prepare for the National Strength and Conditioning Association's "Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist "(CSCS) certification. The course focuses heavily on the science behind the body's response to exercise and how to develop appropriate training programs for the advanced athlete.
It is expected after the course that the student will: 1. Understand the physiology of strength development and aerobic fitness. 2. Understand the body adaptation and change following a strength or aerobic fitness program. 3. Understand basic fitness program development. 4. Understand selected issues of safety associated with developing an exercise program. 5. Be prepared to sit for the National Strength & Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
The course uses the text: Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning. Gregory Haff & Travis Triplett. Human Kinetics Pubs, 2016, 4th Edition. There is 1 midterm exam, 1 practical exam, and 1 final cumulative exam.
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