FIT100 - Intro to Fitness
This course is an introductory overview of fitness and the fitness industry. Students will be exposed to current practices within the fitness industry. Students will also gain an understanding of wellness and the wellness lifestyle. This course serves as a prerequisite for all courses within the curriculum. (3 crs.)
FIT300 - Business Aspects of Fitness
A comprehensive discussion of the pragmatic approach to conducting business in the fitness industry. The course focuses on key elements within the business structure, including marketing, facility management, accounting, budgeting, change management and the creation of additional profit centers. Additionally, students will identify key partners in running a successful business. (3 crs.)
FIT325 - Intged Personal Fitness Traini
A comprehensive view of personal fitness training with a focus on assessment and developing customized fitness programs. The course will orient the student to the basics of the revolutionary exercise programming strategies of the Optimum Performance Training™ model. (3 crs.)
FIT335 - Integratd Pers Fitness Pgm Des
This course will introduce the revolutionary exercise programming strategies of the Optimum Performance Training™ model specifically for the fitness and wellness professional. The student will receive a detailed insight into designing safe and effective exercise programs for any personal training client. This course is linked to FIT 325.
FIT350 - Fitness for Special Population
An in-depth analysis of the fitness needs of individuals from special populations. Particular attention will be placed on legislative initiatives and their effect on fitness professionals and the individuals with special needs whom they serve. (3 crs.)
FIT400 - Integrated Sport Perf Training
A comprehensive view of sport performance training with a focus on assessment and developing customized sport training programs. The course will align sport performance training components to the revolutionary exercise programming strategies of the Optimum Performance Training™ model. (3 crs.)
FIT405 - Wellness Seminar I
This course examines current trends in wellness and prevention across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan. Traditional and nontraditional approaches are considered. (3 crs.)
FIT410 - Wellness Seminar II
This course is designed as a continuation of Wellness Seminar I. A major focus of the course will be the continued adoption and adaptation of the wellness lifestyle. Students will be required to complete a community/service learning project as a culminating activity in the course/program. (3 crs.)
FIT420 - Trends and Issues in Fitness
An analysis of professional fitness trends as well as preventative care health issues from historical, contemporary and futuristic viewpoints with implications for professional fitness practice in the health and wellness delivery system. (3 crs.)
FIT425 - Eval Res in Fit & Wellness
This course is designed to teach students to become knowledgeable consumers of research in order to keep current as a professional in the fitness and wellness industry. Emphasis is placed on developing library research skills and critically analyzing research. This course is a writing intensive course.
FIT430 - App in Fit & Well Research
This course is a continuation of FIT 425 whereas the student will blend the compiled information of the aforementioned course and apply it to complete the objectives as noted above. Continued emphasis is placed on developing library research skills, critically analyzing research, and becoming a knowledgeable consumer of research to stay current as a fitness and wellness professional. Different types of research, particularly descriptive and experimental, are presented. Further, this course is a writing intensive course.
FIT450 - Adv Techniques Endurance Trnin
This course is designed to provide students with a greater understanding of endurance training. Students will further explore human exercise physiology as it relates to endurance activities. Emphasis will be placed on nutrition, energy systems/expenditure, and management of acute training variables. Prerequisite: HSC 325 (3 crs.)