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PESS 550. Training and Conditioning Theory

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Physiological, biochemical, and neuromuscular adaptations of training and the design of endurance, strength, and power traiing programs in order to enhance human performance in sport and fitness.
Prerequisites: BIOL 202, BIOL 204, PESS 248, PESS 249, PESS 349
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Understand and know the muscular and skeletal features and functions of the human body and their involvement in exercise.
2. Understand and know the physiological and biochemical adaptations of the cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular, and muscular systems to acute and chronic exercise training.
3. Understand and know the role of strength, endurance, agility, balance, coordination, speed, power and flexibility in sport and conditioning performance.
4. Understand and know the cycles of pre-season, in-season, and post-season endurance and power training in sports.
5. Understand and know those factors involved with establishing a conditioning and resistance training program for a team or individual sport.
6. Understand and know how to develop a conditioning and resistance training program for a team or individual sport based upon an analysis of needs.
7. Understand and know the testing and evaluation of procedures for conditioning and resistance training programs.
8. Understand and know of the health and safety risk factors associated with various strength and conditioning activities and practices.






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