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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 200 Muscle Training: Physiology, Programs, Techniques (3) Physiological basis of strength training emphasizing mechanisms of muscle contraction and growth, program and facility design, and individual exercise technique.

KINES 200 Muscle Training: Physiology, Programs, Techniques (3)

This course focuses on the concepts and applications of strength exercise science including relevant testing and evaluation of strength protocols. It explores the organization and administration of resistance training and conditioning facilities including the development of resistance training programs. The course also introduces students to exercise techniques. As a result of this course students will be able to work collaborative with others. They should be able to evaluate information for authority, relevance, currency and accuracy. They will understand the biomechanics of strength training, the physiological adaptations to muscle training and the mechanisms of change with varying populations. In addition they should be able to select and organize appropriate muscle testing protocols. They should be able to teach and demonstrate appropriate strength exercises to an individual or group as well as be able to identify and correct errors an individual might make. They should be able to prescribe the proper exercise and exercise sequence to strengthen a specific muscle or muscle group. And they should be able to design and organize a strength training facility. Knowledge and skills will be assessed by written tests, by laboratory work and by a variety of group projects and term papers. This course is linked to other courses in that it is the course in which students gain knowledge and experience in designing and prescribing resistance training exercises for individuals and groups. As such it contributes core content to the curriculum. The course requires a resistance training room with adequate equipment and computers, both available to students at both locations of the College.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: BIOL 141

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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