SHORT COURSE PHYSICAL FITNESS
This course is jam packed with information, as well as suggested learning experiences beyond simply reading the notes and studying the many illustrations. It helps you to understand human fitness and wellbeing, for your own benefit, or for the benefit of others you might work with. The course can be completed in around 20 hours; but if you want to learn in greater depth, and have the time to devote to learning, it can be given a lot more time, for a lot more learning.
The course helps you understand physical fitness in the broadest sense. All aspects of fitness are considered -aerobic, muscle, skeletal. psychological. A very large range of techniques for improving and maintaining fitness are covered – from gentle to high intensity techniques. Safety, biology and health/injury issues are also covered.
This is an exceptional course, which is equally useful for the everyday person wanting to better understand and improve their own wellbeing; through to people working in the health or fitness professions who will find serious benefit doing this course for professional development.
Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.
The contents of the course
Lesson 1 human biology & aerobic fitness
Sources of ATP
Energy production pathways from different foods
What happens during exercise
Types of resistance training
Resistance training program components
Misconceptions about training
The major muscle groups in training
More on fatigue
Recovery from exercise
Other factors affecting performance
The muscular system
The respiratory system
The circulatory system
The physiology of the circulatory system
Lesson 2 equipment & facilities
Where to exercise
Clothing and footwear
Characteristics of equipment
Examples of equipment used in aerobic activities
Other types of equipment specific to aerobics classes
Aerobic home equipment
Outdoors/park equipment used for aerobic exercises
Lesson 3 exercises
How often, how hard
Exercise movement components
Stepping & climbing
Tai chi (tai qi)
Lesson 4 special people & situations
People with disabilities
Other health problems
Lesson 5 safety
Safety related issues
Safety in other aerobic activities
First aid considerations
Pre-screening of clients
Legal liabilities for fitness instructors
Lesson 6 fitness testing/assessment
What do we test?
What can we measure?
Designing fitness tests
Lesson 7 programming, motivation & leadership
Fitness/aerobics class design
Programming an exercise session
Designing exercise programs
A typical aerobics class
Writing an exercise program
Classes for different types of people
Configurations or patterns for movement
Dealing with complaints
Lesson 8 back pain and injury management
Anatomy and physiology
Basic back health
First aid treatment of injuries
Types of injury
Assessment and screening
How does this course work?
You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.
You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.
There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end
of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and
each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need
internet access to complete the self assessment tests.
At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment
which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60%
pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of
completion with your name on it.