KIN-240   Cardio-Respiratory Fitness Assessment

This class and lab-based course will introduce students to the methods and skills necessary for cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF) appraisal and prescription for healthy adults, as well as the principles of group and one-on-one aerobic exercise leadership. Topics include 1) risk factor identification and stratification, 2) relative contraindications to exercise testing, 3) informed consent and health questionnaires, and 4) submaximal and maximal aerobic exercise testing skills including blood pressure and heart rate. The benefits and risks of exercise testing and training, and the accepted modalities for exercise leadership will be discussed and practiced in the laboratory and both a fitness and aquatic center setting. Prerequisites: personal fitness core.