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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 068 (GHA) Strength Training (1.5) Designed to improve students' muscular strength/endurance, teaches students how to develop an effective personal strength/endurance training program for lifelong fitness.

KINES 068 Strength Training (1.5)

The purpose of this class is to learn the basic principles of strength training, the role of weight lifting in an overall program of health and wellness, and to acquire the necessary skills and experience to develop an individualized program for developing muscular strength and endurance.

Kinesiology 068 will require the student to understand the following specific objectives:
1) Become proficient in the use of various types of equipment used to improve strength and endurance.
2) Learn the essential components of a weight training program and overall fitness program.
3) Conduct specific tests to measure muscular strength and endurance.
4) Assess muscular fitness level by comparing strength testing results to national averages.
5) Improve muscular strength and endurance.

Ample time will be devoted to allow students to acquire proper techinque for a wide variety of strength training exercises and to create a personal training program. Students will have adequate time to train and should significantly improve strength and endurance throughout the semester. At regular intervals, strength and endurance will be assessed. Students will complete summary reports in which they compare their fitness levels to national standards and will chart individual progress throughout the semester. Throughout the semester, it will be emphasized to the student that strength training is one aspect of a personal health and wellness program and that the student must assume personal responsibility to develop and maintain his/her health and fitness level for life. Students will be encouraged to explore their personal health and fitness goals and how strength training may be incorporated into their lifelong fitness plan.

Various evaluation techniques will be used to assess individual progress in Kinesiology 068. These techniques will include (but are not limited to) conventional objective testing, skill and fitness testing, and writing assignments.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2002

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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