LWT 240 - Health Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer
Instructional Contact Hours: 4
Introduces the skills and knowledge needed to become a certified personal trainer. Covers how to screen and evaluate prospective clients, design safe and effective exercise programs, identify physiological and psychological response to exercise, promote lifestyle behavior modification, quantify the energy cost of work (physical activity), and communicate effectively. Includes self-employment issues as well as legal issues.
Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: BIO 101W , BIO 140W , or BIO 152W ; and LWT 230 with a “C” (2.0) minimum grade.
Corequisite(s): LWT 251
Lecture Hours: 60 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Outcomes and Objectives
Following the completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify anatomical structures.
2. Identify basic contraindications to exercise.
3. Describe the role and responsibilities of a certified personal trainer.
4. Explain basic principles of exercise physiology.
5. Explain the relationship between nutrition and physical wellness and performance.
6. Evaluate clients for safe participation in an exercise program.
7. Demonstrate proper use of fitness assessment equipment.
8. Determine appropriate fitness assessment practices for a varied population.
9. Demonstrate proper exercise technique and form.
10. Design safe and effective exercise programs based on client needs and goals.
11. Demonstrate proper safety protocols.
12. Describe the legal responsibilities of a personal trainer.
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