Class Descriptions

HFS-110: Exercise Science

This course is a survey of scientific principles, methodologies, and research as applied to exercise and physical adaptations to exercise. Topics include the basic elements of kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor learning. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and describe physiological responses and adaptations to exercise.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

HFS-111: Fitness & Exer Testing I

This course introduces the student to graded exercise testing. Topics include various exercise testing protocols with methods for prescribing exercise programs based on exercise tolerance tests and the use of various equipment and protocols. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct specific exercise tests and the use of various equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

HFS-116: Pvnt & Care Exer Injuries

This course provides information about the care and prevention of exercise injuries. Topics include proper procedures, prevention techniques, and on-site care of injuries. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and care for exercise related injuries.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

HFS-118: Fitness Facility Management

This course provides information about the management and operation of health and fitness facilities and programs. Topics include human resources, sales and marketing, member retention, financial management, facility design and maintenance, and risk management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage a fitness facility.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:4
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

HFS-120: Group Exercise Instruction

This course introduces the concepts and guidelines of instructing exercise classes. Topics include program designs, working with special populations, and principles of teaching and monitoring physical activity. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic skills in instructing an exercise class and monitoring workout intensity.

Course Prerequisites:
Take HFS-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

HFS-210: Personal Training

This course introduces the student to the aspects of personal (one-on-one) training. Topics include training systems, marketing, and program development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate personal training techniques and competencies of same.

Course Prerequisites:
Take HFS-110 HFS-111; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

HFS-212: Exercise Programming

This course provides information about organizing, scheduling, and implementation of physical fitness programs. Topics include programming for various age groups, competitive activities and special events, and evaluating programs. Upon completion, students should be able to organize and implement exercise activities in a competent manner.

Course Prerequisites:
Take HFS-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0

HFS-218: Lifestyle Chng & Wellness

This course introduces health risk appraisals and their application to lifestyle changes. Topics include nutrition, weight control, stress management, and the principles of exercise. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct health risk appraisals and apply behavior modification techniques in a fitness setting.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0