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FTNS 112 Principles of Sports and Exercise

3 credits
This course is an introduction to the discipline of exercise science. The class will examine all aspects associated with the personal training and exercise industry, and is an introduction to the fitness specialist program.

Prerequisites: MATH 087  or equivalent placement score.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Define exercise physiology and discuss the importance of the field
  • Describe and critically review the latest research in exercise physiology
  • Distinguish between exercise programs that are appropriate for attainment of health related fitness goals and programs designed to maximize performance
  • Describe the different principles and components of exercise
  • Explain the education and practical experiences required to become a fitness professional
  • Explain biological control systems, bioenergetics, exercise metabolism, and the basic effects of endurance and strength training on various organ systems