Fitness Trainer
FITNESS TRAINER SEMINAR
FT 101
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Career exploration course focusing on gaining insight into the roles, professional duties, and responsibilities of fitness/health professionals across the fitness industry. [GE]
FUNDAMENTALS OF FITNESS
FT 150
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Basic principles of exercise science, exercise prescription and risk management for the fitness professional. [GE]
FITNESS CENTER SKILLS
FT 151
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Develop skills related to exercise techniques and instruction focusing on cardio machines, weight machines and basic free weights. [GE]
FLEXIBILITY, POSTURE AND CORE
FT 152
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Develop skills related to exercise assessment, technique and instruction focusing on flexibility, posture and core. [GE]
EXERCISE TECHNIQUES
FT 153
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Develop skills related to exercise techniques and instruction focusing on running/sprinting form, introduction to plyometrics, and the use of body weight, dumbbells, elastic tubing, and stability balls for resistance training. [GE]
POWER DEVELOPMENT
FT 154
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Develop skills related to exercise technique and instruction focusing on power, speed, agility and quickness. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FT 151. [GE]
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
FT 155
2 Credits
44 hours of lab
Develop skills related to exercise technique and instruction focusing on group exercise training to music. Concurrent enrollment in FT 150, or completion of FT 260 and FT 220 with a grade of "C" or better. [GE]
NUTRITION FOR FITNESS
FT 200
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Develop strategies for encouraging nutritious eating and weight management. Discuss eating disorders. Explore performance nutrition and supplementation. Acquire a variety of diet and analysis tools to use with clients within the scope of practice for the personal trainer. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in HLTH 100 and MATH 090 or 091. [GE]
WELLNESS COACHING
FT 210
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Develop collaborative communication style and motivational skills to help clients adopt healthier lifestyles. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CMST& 210 and FT 101. [GE]
FACILITY MANAGEMENT
FT 220
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Risk management in a fitness facility setting. Topics include liability, personnel, safety, facility layout, repair, and maintenance of fitness equipment. Students will receive First Aid/CPR/AED certification upon successful completion of the class. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FT 101. [GE]
FITNESS TESTING
FT 230
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Methods of assessment of client health, fitness, nutrition, and exercise behavior. Developing skills for assessing blood pressure, body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength/endurance. Concurrent enrollment in FT 251. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in HPE 258 and MATH 090 or 091. [GE]
STRUCTURAL KINESIOLOGY
FT 250
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Overview of anatomical and mechanical bases of human movement. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FT 151. [GE]
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
FT 251
4 Credits
44 hours of lecture
Study of physiological responses and adapattions of the body to exercise: topics include principles related to disease prevention, the cardio-respiratory system, neuromuscular system, environmental stress, supplementation, nutrition, metabolism, body composition, and weight management. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 164/165 or BIOL& 253 (or BIOL 160/161 or BIOL 233). [GE]
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION I-HEALTHY POPULATIONS
FT 260
5 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Designing client-centered fitness plans intended to help apparently healthy clients achieve their health and fitness goals in a safe and effective manner. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in ENGL& 101 or ENGL 135 (or ENGL 101 or 111), FT 210 and FT 251. [GE]
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION II-SPECIAL POPULATIONS
FT 261
5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Designing individualized fitness plans to help clients with special needs achieve their health and fitness goals in a safe and effective manner. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FT 260. [GE]
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION III-PERFORMANCE TRAINING
FT 262
4 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Emphasizes endurance and resistance training methodology. Lifting techniques, and teaching methods for body building/sculpting, power lifting, and Olympic lifting are addressed. Technical, tactical and conditioning aspects of endurance training focus on swimming, bicycling, running and cardio machines. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FT 260. [GE]
PROFESSIONAL ASPECTS OF FITNESS TRAINING
FT 270
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Focuses on personal training as a business: business planning, marketing, customer service, work ethic, management systems, resume development and interviewing skills. [GE]
FITNESS TRAINING INTERNSHIP
FT 275
4 Credits
132 hours of clinical
Experience hands-on fitness training at one or more approved worksites. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FT 220. [GE]
SPECIAL TOPICS
FT 280
1 - 5 Credits
55 hours of lecture
Varying topics in the Fitness Training Industry, as listed in the quarterly class schedule. May be repeated for credit. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
FT 290
1 - 5 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize, and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. [GE]
FINAL SKILL ASSESSMENT
FT 299
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Comprehensive assessment of Fitness Trainer AAS degree student learning outcomes. Students must pass this course at 70% or better to earn their AA-Fitness Trainer from Clark College. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or higher for FT 260.