HPER 211   Foundation of Fitness Training (3 Hours)

Foundations of Fitness Training covers the theory and practice of individualized exercise prescription for personal training. This course introduces the student to the fundamental scientific concepts applicable to exercise and physical fitness. The foundations for personal training include: exercise science review, health risk stratification, fitness assessment, fitness program, and session design, proper execution of exercises, cuing and error correction, lifestyle coaching skills and considerations for special populations. The acute and chronic effects of exercise will be addressed with practical applications to fitness programming and instruction.