Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3059
First Term: 2010 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 63-69
CIP Code: 31.0505

Occupational Area: Human Services/Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Instructional Council: Family and Consumer Sciences (34) Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness (32)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Strength, Nutrition, and Personal Training prepares students with the knowledge and experience required to be eligible for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health and Fitness Instructor Certification, ACSM personal trainer certification, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) personal trainer certification, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certification. This degree will provide students with a stronger educational background making them more marketable in the field of fitness and nutrition. This degree will also meet the needs of individuals with existing degrees in such fields as Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Athletic Training and other health related disciplines. Registered dietitians, clinical exercise physiologists, personal trainers, exercise specialists, strength and conditioning specialists, coaches, athletes and others interested in acquiring knowledge in exercise, nutrition and health are also eligible for this program.



Required Courses
EXS112 Professional Applications of Fitness Principles 3
EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3

+ EXS239 Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques
Internship (3) OR
+ EXS239AA Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques
Internship (1) AND
+ EXS239AB Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques
Internship (2) OR
+ EXS285 Exercise Program Design and Instruction (3) 3

EXS145 Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
FON100 Introductory Nutrition 3
+ FON210 Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activities 3
+ FON230 Nutrition for Special Populations 3
+ FON247 Weight Management Theory 3

HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3) OR
BLS Health Care Provider and First Aid Certification 0-3

MGT253 Owning and Operating a Small Business 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3
+ PSY215 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3

AND

Choose one of the following series for 5-6 credits:

Series 1: Credits: 6
EXS218 Instructional Competency: Cardiorespiratory Exercises
and Activities 2
EXS214 Instructional Competency: Flexibility and Mind-Body
Exercises 2
EXS216 Instructional Competency: Muscular Strength and Conditioning 2

OR

Series 2: Credits: 5-6
EXS130 Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques 3

EXS132 Cardiovascular Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training
Techniques (3) OR
EXS218 Instructional Competency Laboratory: Cardiorespiratory Exercise and
Activities (2) 2-3
OR

Series 3: Credits: 5-6
EXS132 Cardiovascular Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training
Techniques (3) OR
EXS218 Instructional Competency Laboratory: Cardiorespiratory Exercise and
Activities (2) 2-3

+ EXS275 Methods of Enhancing Physical Performance 3
Credits: 38-42

Program Competencies
1. Apply current nutrition guidelines to exercise, sports, vegetarian diets, and selected stages of the life cycle. (FON100)
2. List guidelines for maintaining water and electrolyte balance. (FON210)
3. Differentiate between anabolic, catabolic, and energy producing supplements. (FON210)
4. Describe the types and effects of fats, oils, and cholesterol found in food. (FON230)
5. Evaluate the nutritional adequacy of diets of infants, children, and adolescents. (FON230)
6. Explain the importance of nutrition during pregnancy for both mother and child. (FON230)
7. Identify how exercise and weight loss can aid in controlling blood glucose levels. (FON230)
8. Identify and explain genetic, physiological, psychological, metabolic, and environmental influences on body weight. (FON247)
9. Use problem-solving methods in determining the course of action to follow in starting and operating a small business. (MGT253)
10. Demonstrate techniques for treating various wounds, injuries, shock, poisoning, burns, sudden illness, and emergency rescue. (HES154)
11. Assess and interpret body composition using skin fold and girth measurement techniques, and recommend ideal weight according to body fat percentage. (EXS112)
12. Describe the functions of bone, muscle, nerves, ligaments, and tendons in the body. (EXS125)
13. Demonstrate proper lifting techniques using weight machines and free weights. (EXS130)
14. Describe the physiological mechanisms underlying improvement in aerobic capacity. (EXS132)
15. Demonstrate proper protocol for guiding clients in determining their individual fitness goals and assessing the goals to ensure that they are safe and effective in maintaining or increasing the client’s fitness status. (EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB)
16. Perform exercise tests, including pretest evaluation, physical fitness testing, and clinical exercise testing. (EXS145)
17. Describe stress and its effects on behavior. (PSY101)
18. Describe the various manifestations of psychological abnormality in sport, including spectator violence, eating disorders, substance abuse, hostility, and the “burn-out” syndrome. (PSY215)
19. Demonstrate the proper technique for a variety of generally safe and effective exercises to enhance muscular strength, power, and endurance in the general population. (EXS212SC)
20. Develop programs that will enhance cardiorespiratory fitness and help to prevent musculoskeletal injuries. (EXS212CR)
21. Demonstrate the proper technique for a variety of generally safe and effective exercises to enhance range-of-motion (ROM) in the general population. (EXS212FL)
22. Describe knowledge of the relationship between nutrition and athletic performance enhancement; energy expenditure for various activities and workloads. (EXS275)
23. Recognize different learning styles and apply teaching and training techniques to optimize a client`s training session. (EXS285)
Last Updated: November 23, 2010

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