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Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Training
Course: EXS217

First Term: 2021 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Fundamental methods for safe and effective instruction of cardiorespiratory and flexibility training exercises. Application of foundational principles of physiology and kinesiology.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Predict physiological and neuromuscular responses to cardiorespiratory exercise. (I)
2. Predict physiological and neuromuscular responses to flexibility exercises. (I)
3. Design individual and group evidence-based cardiorespiratory training sessions for apparently healthy adults. (II)
4. Design individual and group evidence-based flexibility training sessions for apparently healthy adults. (II)
5. Create evidence-based warm-up, cooldown, and recovery techniques that achieve the desired physiological response for a given physical activity. (II)
6. Screen and classify participants prior to exercise participation according to industry standards. (II)
7. Demonstrate proper technique for a variety of cardiorespiratory and flexibility exercises. (III)
8. Utilize safe instructional techniques that are responsive to client needs and optimize motor learning. (III)
9. Lead and manage small groups to maximize instructional time. (III)
10. Apply motivational strategies that optimize physical activity adherence. (III)
11. Identify modifications for special populations that achieve desired adaptations. (IV)
12. Demonstrate industry accepted professional and ethical behavior. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Physiological responses and adaptations
   A. Cardiorespiratory
   B. Neuroendocrine
   C. Bioenergetic
   D. Muscular
II. Program design
   A. Principles of design
      1. Progressive overload
      2. Specificity
      3. Program progression
   B. Session structure
      1. Warm-up
      2. Work component
      3. Cooldown
      4. Recovery techniques
   C. Interpretation of assessments
   D. Risks and contraindications
III. Individual and group format instruction
   A. Maintaining client and instructor safety
      1. Proper exercise technique
      2. Facility setup and equipment maintenance
      3. Equipment use
      4. Environmental concerns
         a. Heat index
         b. Sun exposure
         c. Hydration
         d. Exercise attire
         e. Exercise surface
   B. Adapting instruction and session design
      1. Maximizing instructional time
      2. Optimizing learning through feedback and cueing
      3. Optimizing exercise adoption and adherence
         a. Behavior change techniques
         b. Motivational techniques
IV. Program design considerations
   A. Special populations
      1. Geriatric
      2. Children and adolescents
      3. Pregnancy
      4. Injury
      5. Chronic illness
   B. Environment
      1. Heat
      2. Cold
      3. Altitude
V. Ethical and professional considerations
   A. Consent for physical contact
   B. Referral considerations
   C. Copyright considerations
   D. Inclusive practices
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 23, 2021

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