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Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Training
Course: EXS217

First Term: 2022 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. Explain fundamental physiological and neuromuscular responses to cardiorespiratory exercise. (I)
2. Communicate orally, visually and in written form with peers in a manner appropriate to the field. (I-IV)
3. Apply industry standards, guidelines, and assessment results to screen individuals prior to participation and make appropriate choices for exercise selection. (II)
4. Explain the fundamentals of designing safe and effective cardiorespiratory training programs for apparently healthy individuals and athletic populations. (II)
5. Explain the fundamentals of designing safe and effective flexibility training programs for apparently healthy individuals and athletic populations. (II)
6. Create basic warm-ups and cooldowns that achieve the desired physiological response for a given physical activity. (II, III)
7. Design basic individual and group cardiorespiratory training sessions for apparently healthy adults. (II, III)
8. Demonstrate proper technique for a variety of cardiorespiratory and flexibility exercises. (III)
9. Utilize safe instructional techniques that are responsive to client needs and optimize motor learning. (III)
10. Manage groups to maximize instructional time. (III)
11. Demonstrate industry accepted professional and ethical behavior. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Fundamentals of muscular and cardiorespiratory physiology
II. Basic program design for health and sports performance
   A. Principles of design
      1. Progressive overload
      2. Specificity
      3. Program progression
      4. Safety and efficacy
   B. Interpretation of assessments
   C. Risks and contraindications
   D. Session structure
      1. Warm-up
      2. Work component
      3. Cooldown
      4. Recovery techniques
III. Individual and group format instruction for cardiorespiratory and flexibility exercises
   A. Maintaining client and instructor safety
      1. Proper exercise technique
      2. Facility setup and equipment maintenance
      3. Equipment use
      4. Musical phrasing and tempo considerations
      5. 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. Motivational techniques
IV. Ethical and professional considerations
   A. Consent for physical contact
   B. Referral considerations
   C. Copyright considerations
   D. Inclusive practices
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 23, 2021

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