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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
FSS155 Athletic-Academic Success Credit Hours: 2.00
Survey of successful educational strategies in support of individual academic plans, career goals and personal decision making. Includes taking the first step, goals and time, creative thinking, memory, note-taking skills, disarm tests, and communicating. Also includes health and nutrition, diversity, and resources.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of six credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
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FSS208 Professional Activities: Aerobics and Group Fitness Credit Hours: 2.00
Aerobics skills and teaching methods for the Fitness and Sport Sciences major. Includes introduction to components of aerobic fitness, teaching an aerobic class, choreography basics, and strength training. Also includes group related fitness activities, specific populations and health concerns, and legal and professional responsibilities.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 234 or concurrent enrollment, and WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
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Recommendation: FSS 208 and 277 taken concurrently is highly recommended.
Information: This course requires physical activity and is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional Certificate.
Offered: Spring.
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FSS218 Professional Activities: Weight Training Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the basic resistance training principles. Includes history, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, weight training principles and concepts, program development and assessment, and programming.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 234 or concurrent enrollment, and WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
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Recommendation: FSS 218 and 276 taken concurrently is highly recommended.
Information: This course requires physical activity and is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional Certificate.
Offered: Fall.
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FSS234 Fundamentals of Exercise Science Credit Hours: 4.00
Overview of various systems, reactions and adaptations to exercise and movement. Includes structure and function of human anatomy and physiology of the skeletal support system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, biomechanics, and metabolism.
Prerequisite(s): REA 091 or placement into REA 112 on the reading assessment, and WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
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Information: This course will count toward the required courses in the Fitness Professional and Coaching certificates. Students intending to transfer into a four-year program or university are advised to seek further information regarding transferability. Fitness Professional students are expected to enroll in this course prior to, or concurrently with, other core courses in the program, specifically FSS 276 and/or FSS 218 (Fall) or FSS 277 and/or FSS 208 (Spring).
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSS236 Communication and Exercise Adherence Credit Hours: 2.00
Communication skills and interviewing techniques for personal trainers. Includes theories of motivation, the trans-theoretical model and stages of change, and communication techniques.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 100 or 106 or satisfactory score on the writing assessment test.
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Information: This course is intended for the Fitness Professional program and continuing education for fitness professionals, coaches, and physical education teachers.
Offered: Fall.
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FSS238 Introduction to Sports Injury Management Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to principles and techniques of preventing, recognizing, treating, and rehabilitating sports related injuries. Includes overview of sports injury management, recognition of common sports injuries, taping/wrapping techniques, principles of rehabilitation, and event preparation and risk management.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FSS241 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of the relationship between nutrition and the human body. Includes optimal nutrition, energy expenditure, body composition assessment, regulating the body through exercise, and recent research findings.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 086, REA 091, and WRT 100 or 106, or satisfactory score on the Mathematics, Reading and Writing assessment tests.
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Information: This course is intended for the Fitness Professional and professional development for coaches.
Offered: Fall.
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FSS260 Business Practices for the Personal Trainer Credit Hours: 3.00
Practices associated with creating and managing a personal training business. Includes how to develop a business plan, marketing services, and legal and professional responsibilities.
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Information: To be successful in this course, the student should have basic writing skills equivalent to the completion of WRT 100 or 106.
Information: This course is intended for the Fitness Professional program and continuing education for fitness professionals, coaches, and physical education teachers.
Offered: Spring.
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FSS262 Personal Trainer: Special Populations Credit Hours: 2.00
Exercise management for persons with chronic diseases. Includes medical model health appraisal, allied health profession referrals, chronic disease and disabilities, and functional exercise adaptations.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 218, 276.
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Information: This course is intended for students in the Fitness Professional Certificate program or for current physical education teachers or healthcare providers for continuing education credit. Students who are not currently certified as personal trainers must be in the second or later semester of the certificate program before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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FSS270 Advanced Principles for Athletic Conditioning Credit Hours: 1.00
Advanced theory and application of training principles for athletes. Includes safety and personal health issues, strength and conditioning principles, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, and program design.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 218, 234, 276, WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
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Information: This course requires physical activity. This course is intended for the Fitness Professions Certificate program and continuing education for fitness professionals, coaches, and physical education teachers.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSS271 Sport Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Development of the basics of sport psychology. Includes psychological perspective, psychology skills for coaches, psychological skills for athletes, and implementing skills training.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
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Information: This course is intended for the Coaching Certificate program and continuing education for fitness professionals, coaches, and physical education teachers.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSS272 Coach Techniques/Practices Credit Hours: 3.00
Coaching Techniques and Practices Concepts and strategies for teaching athletes both new skills and fine tuning of existing skills. Includes preparing to teach skills, presenting, developing and maintaining skills, and cognitive processes involved in skills.
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Information: To be successful in this course, the student should have basic writing skills equivalent to the completion of WRT 100 or 106.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSS273 Sport Physiology Credit Hours: 3.00
Principles of fitness training for peak performance. Includes sport physiology and the athlete, training for muscular and energy fitness, designing training programs, and producing peak performance.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
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Information: This course is intended for the Coaching Certificate program and continuing education for fitness professionals, coaches, and physical education teachers.
Offered: Fall.
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FSS276 Personal Trainer: Muscular Strength, Endurance, Flexibility Credit Hours: 3.00
Assessment and interpretation of results for individualized programs designed for muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Includes pre-activity screening, assessment, interpretation of results, manipulation of variables in program design, and periodization.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 234 or concurrent enrollment, REA 091 or placement into REA 112 on the reading assessment, and WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: FSS 218 and 276 taken concurrently is highly recommended.
Information: This course requires physical activity and is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional Certificate.
Offered: Fall.
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FSS277 Personal Trainer: Cardiovascular Endurance/Body Composition Credit Hours: 3.00
Assessment and interpretation of testing results for individualized program design for cardiovascular training, and the skill development of body composition assessment techniques. Includes assessment issues, development of Specific/Measurable/Action-Oriented/Realistic/Time Bound (SMART) goals, program development, and special considerations.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 234 or concurrent enrollment, REA 091 or placement into REA 112 on the reading assessment, and WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: FSS 208 and 277 taken concurrently is highly recommended.
Information: This course requires physical activity and is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional Certificate.
Offered: Spring.
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FSS279 Motor Development Credit Hours: 2.00
Examination of development changes in motor patterns for children and adults. Includes introduction to motor development, prenatal development concerns, growth and maturation, infant reflexes and stereotypes, voluntary movements in infancy, perceptual-motor development, movement and changing sense of vision, cognitive and motor development and fine motor development. Also includes effects of early stimulation, social and motor development, psychological changes, motor assessment, and planning and conducting a motor development program.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 243/243A/243B or concurrent enrollment.
Course Corequisites:
Information: To be successful in this course, the student should have basic writing skills equivalent to the completion of WRT 100 or 106.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSS280 Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant Credit Hours: 1.00
Emphasis on evaluating fad diets, educating clients on proven techniques for weight loss (diet and exercise), and supporting clients with specific activities at various stages of change. Includes the trans-theoretical model, basic nutritional guidelines, exercise/activity guidelines and safety precautions, and developing personal strategies.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 236 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: This course is intended for the Fitness Professional program and continuing education for fitness professionals, coaches, and physical education teachers.
Information: Students must complete a Nutrition course at the 100 level or higher prior to, or concurrently with this course.
Offered: Fall.
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FSS281 Personal Trainer Exam Preparation Credit Hours: 1.00
Summation of the curriculum presented in the Fitness Professional Certificate program. Includes exam content areas, study strategies, and test taking strategies to prepare for a nationally recognized certificate examination for personal trainers.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of or current enrollment in FSS 208, 218, 234, 276, and 277.
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Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSS285 Principles of Athletic Coaching Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the principles of athletic coaching. Includes principles of behavior, teaching, physical training, and management.
Prerequisite(s): WRT 100 or 106 or placement into WRT 101 on the writing assessment.
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Offered: Spring.
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FSS291 Fitness and Sports Sciences Internship Credit Hours: 3.00
Volunteer fitness professional field experience at an approved work site. Includes communication in the fitness facility, positive work attitudes and practices, fitness professional ethics, progress review, fitness professional systems, and professional development. Also includes employment strategies, final evaluation, employment interview, and fitness professional field experience.
Prerequisite(s): FSS 208, 218, 234, 236, 276, and 277.
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken concurrently with program elective and/or FSS 281. Designed for students in their final semester of course work in the Fitness Professional Certificate program. This course requires approximately 150 hours of supervised internship time at two or more facilities, averaging 10 hours per week for a traditional 16 semester and is adjusted accordingly for more accelerated time periods.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FSS296 Independent Study in Fitness and Sport Sciences Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Students independently continue their academic development in health, physical education, recreation, coaching, dance or fitness, with the help of faculty member.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours. Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FSS299WK Co-op Work: Fitness Professional Credit Hours: 2.00
A supervised cooperative work program for students in an occupation related area. Teacher-coordinators work with students and their supervisors.
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Course Corequisites: FSS 299
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of four credit hours. This course is intended for the Fitness Professional program and may be taken in the 2nd semester or later upon satisfactory completion of either FSS 276 or FSS 277.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSS299 Co-op: Fitness Professional Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to Cooperative Education which provides for success in securing and retaining a job related to subject area. Includes communication skills, time and energy management, stress and its management, and careers. Also includes placing yourself on the job market, principles, theories, and practices in the career field, and problems in the work situation.
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Course Corequisites: FSS 299WK
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of two credit hours. This course is intended for the Fitness Professional program and may be taken in the 2nd semester or later upon satisfactory completion of either FSS 276 or FSS 277.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.