EXERCISE SCIENCE FOR FITNESS

Course Aims:

College-level knowledge and professional certification are increasingly required for those who wish to work in the fitness industry, whether full or part time, in an fitness club, gym, or sports medicine facility. Knowledge of and professional certification in fitness instruction and programming also are of increasing value to allied health professionals who wish to augment their care or practice with the ability to prescribe exercise programs that address special medical needs.

This course is designed for prospective fitness professionals with little to no exercise science knowledge. It introduces basic concepts in human anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and physiology as a prerequisite to the exercise science courses of the Fitness Instruction/Exercise Science program. It is offered to help students gain basic knowledge of the subject matter.

A main aim of exercise science remains to help all individuals achieve an optimal level of health and well-being. The exercise science major prepares students for careers in the health and fitness industry.

Course Objectives:

• Define and describe the fundamentals of human anatomy and kinesiology

• Describe the fundamentals of biomechanics

• Describe primary concepts of human physiology at rest and during exercises

• Describe basic principles of nutrition and Understand practical issues related to eating on the road, the precompetition meal, during competition nourishment and Post competition replenishment

• Prepares students to pursue study in continuing education programs in exercise and health related sciences.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Understand primary functions of muscles and joints movements

• Describe the Skeletal and muscular system

• Understand the science of how the human body moves

• Provide an introductory look at the systems involved in basic and advanced human movements

• Understand an Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics

• Understand Biomechanical concepts

• Introduce exercise physiology and understand the body systems and their relationships when affected by exercise.

• Provide fundamental knowledge about human nutrition and how this knowledge practically applies.

Course Description:

Exercise science is an ideal continuing education discipline for students who wish to work in public health, nutrition and fitness field as physiotherapist, occupational therapist, fitness trainers and fitness enthusiasts.

The continuing education program in exercise science provides students the opportunity to gain knowledge in the closely related fields of exercise science. The program is designed to develop and enhance competencies necessary for creating applied nutrition and exercise programs for clients interested in wellness and weight management.

The certificate in exercise science covers the basic human anatomy, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, exercise adaptation and nutrition.

This 1 month program will help you muscle in the science of exercise, preparing you to be a health leader for the future.

Course prerequisite:

Must be at least 18 years of age

Fitness professionals

Fitness enthusiasts

Allied healthcare professionals

Nominal hours to complete course: 15 hours

Time to complete course: 1 month

Successful completion: You will receive a printable Continuing Education certificate of completion