This course is designed to provide students with on-the-job experience in health and fitness coaching. The purpose of a field experience is to help students make the transition from student to professional. This course will go through an entire health and fitness coaching experience starting with the client recruitment, initial evaluation, goal setting, health guidance and planning (exercise and nutrition), and final evaluation. You must be signed up for credit while completing hours or the hours toward your field experience do not count. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. P/F Only.
Prerequisite(s): HHP 1270 Advanced Emergency Care, HHP 2500 Human Nutrition I, and HHP 2660 Personal Training or HHP 2650 Strength Training and Conditioning for Coaches, and approval of instructor.
A study and application of the principles and techniques involved in the advanced administration of first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and automated electronic defibrillators (AEDs). Students will earn American Red Cross certifications. Cross listed with AT 1270.
(Normally offered each semester.)
This is a course designed to provide students with the basic scientific principles of nutrition focusing on their personal choices and experiences. The student will develop a definition of nutrition, and learn how nutrition has evolved. The student will be introduced to the concepts of: essential nutrient classifications, defining and developing a healthy diet, recommendations for specific nutrients, eating disorders, energy balance and obesity, body composition, lifetime nutrition (infancy to older adults), and food/beverage choices and the influence on chronic disease and optimal wellbeing.
(Normally offered each semester)
A course designed to help the student to acquire knowledge and new skills to become a certified personal trainer. This course is designed for entry-level personal trainers. The students will learn the scientific rationale, teaching tools and the practical experience necessary to perform assessments, create individualized programs and progress your clients to their goals. The student will also learn human movement, exercise science, nutrition, and behavior modification, as well as how to build clientele and increase revenue.
Prerequisite(s): HHP 1270 Advanced Emergency Care, BIO 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BIO 1100 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)
A course designed to provide coaches with solid guidelines for designing strength training and conditioning programs for athletes. The course will cover information on designing year-round programs, proper training technique, and physiological changes associated with training.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)