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(HHS 333) Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning

This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of strength training and conditioning. This includes the basic knowledge and application of the principles of exercise sciences including physiology of exercise, motor learning, bio mechanics, exercise testing and prescription and nutrition. The learner is expected to perform and teach proper strength training exercise technique and conduct appropriate testing of strength training exercises. The learner will have the knowledge to develop strength training and conditioning programs. Additionally, this course lays the foundation for the nationally accredited certification exams.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisites None
Offered Fall, Winter
Programs Health and Human Science (BS), Health and Human Science Education (BS), Health and Human Performance Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Each student who passes this course will demonstrate the ability to do the following:

  1. Know and apply scientific knowledge to train athletes and clients for the primary goals of improving athletic performance and fitness.
  2. Know and conduct sport-specific testing sessions.
  3. Properly evaluate program design and progress
  4. Know, demonstrate and teach proper exercise techniques.
  5. Know, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs.
  6. Know and provide guidance regarding nutrition and performance-enhancing substances.
  7. Apply and teach exercise prescription principles for training variation, injury prevention, and reconditioning.