Successful completion of Stage I in a Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology program is required.
Description: This course utilizes the students’ background knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and exercise programming to design pre‑season, in‑season, and post‑season conditioning programs for elite athletes in a variety of sports. Most importantly, this course focuses on the importance of applying scientific principles of training in the design of exercise programs for elite athletes. The importance of skill‑related (i.e. speed, agility, and power) and health‑related components (i.e. cardio‑respiratory endurance, and muscle strength) of physical fitness relative to performance is emphasized in this course. Some of the topics covered include ergogenic aids, regulation of skeletal muscle mass, periodization, aerobic endurance and resistance exercise training, and plyometrics.
Component(s): Lecture; LaboratoryNotes: