Dec 06, 2023  
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ESS 425 - Scientific Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning

Semester Hours: 3
This course provides a background in the scientific principles that serve as the foundation of the strength and conditioning profession and also offers requisite strength and conditioning and program design knowledge for professions such as personal training. Specific examples and applications to disciplines such as corporate fitness, wellness, athletic training and physical and occupational therapy will also be made, when possible. This course prepares the student for the NSCA-CSCS certification exam and enhances critical thinking abilities. Specific topics to be covered include:  resistance training program design, exercise technique, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning and program design, speed and agility development, physical testing, flexibility development, plyometrics, sport psychology, facilities and risk management, and dietary supplements. Additionally, exercise physiology, biomechanics, bioenergetics, and training adaptations will be reviewed with emphasis on practical application of theoretical concepts and principles.

Pre-requisites: ESS 143 - Introduction to Exercise Science  and ESS 341 - Kinesiology and Biomechanics , with a grade of a “C” or better, or consent of instructor.

Offered: Spring.

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