Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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FSS 276 - Exercise Testing and Prescription

2 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 2 lab periods

Assessment and interpretation of results for individualized programs designed for cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Includes exercise pre-participation health screening, assessment, interpretation of results, variables in program design, and exercise prescription.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in FSS 234 .
Information: This course is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional Certificate program.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the ability to perform a pre-activity screening process to determine appropriateness for participation and activity.
  2. Identify and implement valid and reliable assessments to evaluate health, fitness, and sport performance parameters safely and effectively.
  3. Collect, analyze, and interpret test results for program design.
  4. Design a training program using FITT-VP based on assessment results.

  1. Exercise Pre-Participation Health Screening
    1. Screening instruments
    2. ACSM screening algorithm
    3. Pre-exercise evaluation
  2. Assessment
    1. Purpose of testing
    2. Testing measurements
    3. Content of testing
    4. Testing administration
    5. Testing and evaluation
  1. Muscular endurance
  2. Muscular strength
  3. Flexibility
  4. Cardiovascular
  5. Neuromotor
  6. Resting measurements: BP, HR, body composition
    1. Interpretation of Results
      1. Summative and formative
      2. Normative data
    2. Variables in Program Design – FITT-VP Principle
      1. Frequency
      2. Intensity
      3. Time
      4. Type
      5. Volume
      6. Progression
    3. Exercise Prescription
      1. General fitness
      2. Sport conditioning
      3. Special populations

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