KIN-241   Muscular Fit Assess, Prescription & Lead

This class and lab-based course will introduce students to the methods and skills necessary for muscular strength and flexibility (MSF) assessment and prescription for healthy adults, as well as the principles of strength training group leadership and individualized personal training. Topics include muscular strength, endurance, power, and flexibility assessment, 2) the benefits and risks associated with resistance training, 3) selection and prescription of appropriate resistance and flexibility training modalities based on fitness assessment, 4) common orthopedic considerations, and 5) ability to safely demonstrate and lead exercises. Students will learn to conduct a comprehensive workout to include evaluation, warm-up, training bout, cool-down, and flexibility modalities. Prerequisites: personal fitness core.