2018-2019 Catalog Winter Update [Archived]

WPE 131 Fundamentals of Personal Train

(Contact Hours: 3) This course deals with the physiological and behavior aspects of personal training. At the end of the course, the student will be prepared to take a certified personal training exam of their choice. The goal of the course is to master the basic facts, concepts, principles and skills of developing and implementing individual physical fitness programs. Major topics include: cardiovascular disease risk factors, medical screening, exercise and safety, blood pressure assessment, basic anatomy and kinesiology, strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular prescription, nutrition, weight management, and facility operations. Recommended prerequisite: WPE 101, WPE 125, or equivalent. Minimum benchmarks will be enforced.