Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

PE 143 - Personal Training

Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to apply the principles of exercise to cardiovascular and resistance training.  Students will learn and use proper execution of a variety of modalities to promote physical fitness.  Utilizing textbook case studies, students will design exercise programs for a variety of populations and desired health and fitness outcomes.  The course will also include topics such as scope of personal training, trainer/client relationship, and professional issues in personal training.  Prerequisites:  PE 109, PE 142 or by permission of instructor only.

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

  • demonstrate the proper technique involved in different cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, calisthenics, and explosive exercises, including body positioning, speed of movement, range of motion, breathing, and muscles being utilized;
  • demonstrate the use of machine and non-machine exercise for resistance training techniques including body position, speed/control of movement, movement/range of motion and breathing and muscular involvement;
  • design exercise programs for cardiovascular and resistance training for a variety (utilizing case studies) of populations using appropriate modality, intensity, frequency and duration to elicit the desired health or fitness response;
  • describe motivational techniques to motivate clients toward achieving goals; and
  • identify activities within the scope of practice of personal trainers, professional practices of personal trainers, and techniques to establish an effective client/trainer relationship.


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