Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PE 142 - Exercise Testing and Programming

Credit Hours: 3

This course will prepare students (through textbook case studies) to screen, stratify risk and perform tests to evaluate all components of fitness, including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness, body composition, and muscular flexibility utilizing case studies.  Exercise testing and guidelines to program exercise follow the certified personal trainer guidelines established by organizations such as American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • perform (utilizing case studies) a pre-participation health appraisal, determine level of ACSM Risk Stratification and refer to health care professional as needed;
  • interpret physical fitness tests results identifying individual needs and client goals based on tests;
  • identify unique testing and training needs for a variety of populations, i.e. preadolescent, cardiovascular, orthopedic, etc., through case studies; and
  • discuss program protocols to ensure safety, develop emergency procedures and establish practices to prevent legal issues.


Prerequisites: PE 109 or Permission of the instructor
F/S (N, S)