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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. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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FSS182 Theory of Coaching Basketball Credit Hours: 2.00
Instruction in the theory of coaching basketball including techniques, methods, and ideas. Includes introduction, role of the coach, program development, and fundamentals and techniques.
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Recommendation: Participation on a basketball team or league and some knowledge of the game before enrolling in this course.
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FSS183 Theory of Coaching Baseball Credit Hours: 2.00
Advanced instruction in the theory of coaching baseball techniques and methods. Includes role of the coach, game management, and improving performance.
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Recommendation: Participation on a baseball team or league and some knowledge of the game before enrolling in this course.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FSS184 Theory of Coaching Football Credit Hours: 2.00
Instruction in the theory of coaching football including techniques, methods, and ideas. Includes introduction, role of the coach, program development, and fundamentals and techniques.
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Recommendation: Participation on a football team or league and some knowledge of the game before enrolling in this course.
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FSS208 Professional Activities: Group Fitness Credit Hours: 2.00
Gain knowledge necessary to prepare for a nationally accredited certification exam as a group fitness instructor. Includes introduction to group fitness class and to the certified group fitness instructor. Prerequisites(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: FSS 234 or 234A or 234B.
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Information: This course requires physical activity and is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional certificate program.
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FSS218 Professional Activities: Weight Training Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to basic resistance training principles. Includes history, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, weight training principles and concepts, program development, and assessment and programming.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: FSS 234 or 234A or 234B.
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Information: This course requires physical activity and is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional certificate program.
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FSS234A Fundamentals of Exercise Science: Module A Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of various systems, reactions, and adaptations to exercise and movement. Includes muscular system and anatomy, nervous system, kinesiology, metabolism, and principles of exercise training.
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Information: FSS 234A and 234B together constitute FSS 234.
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FSS234B Fundamentals of Exercise Science: Module B Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of various systems, reactions, and adaptations to exercise and movement. Includes exercise training, metabolism; and the cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine systems.
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Information: FSS 234A and 234B constitute FSS 234.
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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 muscular system and anatomy, nervous system, kinesiology, metabolism, principles of exercise training, adaptations to exercise training; and the cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine systems.
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Information: FSS 234A and 234B together constitute FSS 234.
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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 transtheoretical model and stages of change, and communication techniques.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: FSS 234 or 234A or 234B.
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Information: This course is intended for the Fitness Professional Certificate program and continuing education for fitness professionals, coaches, and physical education teachers.
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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.
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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 introduction to nutrition, food habits, food selection for optimal exercise performance, diet analysis, eating disorders, and application to the athlete.
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Information: This course is intended for the Fitness Professional Certificate program and professional development for coaches.
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FSS260 Business Practices for the Personal Trainer Credit Hours: 2.00
Practices associated with employment, creating, and managing a personal training business. Includes introduction to the fitness industry, creating your own personal training business, marketing and managing a personal training business; legal and professional responsibilities; and financing and accounting principles.
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Information: This course is intended for the Fitness Professional Certificate program and continuing education for fitness professionals, coaches, and physical education teachers.
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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 and 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.
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FSS271 Sport Psychology Credit Hours: 3.00
Development of the basics of sports psychology. Includes psychological perspective, psychology skills for coaches, psychological skills for athletes, and implementing skills training.
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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.
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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: Appropriate for coaches of athletes of all ages and skill levels.
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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, and designing training programs.
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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.
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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, manipulative variables in program design, and concept of periodization.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: FSS 234 or 234A or 234B.
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Information: This course requires physical activity and is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional Certificate program.
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FSS277 Personal Trainer: Cardiovascular Endurance/Body Composition Credit Hours: 3.00
Assessment and program development for cardiovascular training, and skill development of body composition assessment techniques. Includes assessment issues, development of SMART (Specific/Measurable/Action-Oriented/Realistic/Time Bound) goals, program development, special considerations, and body composition.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: FSS 234 or 234A or 234B.
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Information: This course requires physical activity and is intended for students pursuing the Fitness Professional Certificate program.
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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.
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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. Students must complete a Nutrition course at the 100 level or higher prior to, or concurrently with, this course. Recommendation: Completion of FSS 236 or concurrent enrollment. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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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. Prerequisites(s): Successful completion of or current enrollment in: FSS 208 and 218; 234 or 234A or 234B; 276, and 277.
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Information: This course is intended for the Fitness Professional Certificate program. Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor.
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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, exercise training, and management.
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FSS291 Fitness and Sport Sciences Internship Credit Hours: 3-4.00
Volunteer fitness professional field experience at an approved work site. Includes communication in the fitness facility, positive work attitudes and practices, fitness professional ethics, 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 (or 234A and 234B), 236, 276, and 277 or concurrent enrollment.
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Information: May be taken concurrently with above prerequisites in the last semester. Designed for students in their final semester of course work in the Fitness Professional Certificate program. This course requires approximately 90 hours of supervised internship time at two or more facilities, in addition to weekly one hour lecture periods.
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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 a faculty member.
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Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate. Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course.
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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. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: 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.
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. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: 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.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.