SS2021 Fitness Assessment & Programme Design

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Lessons 1-3 Components of fitness & principles of training
  • Module introduction
  • Health related components of fitness
  • Principles of Training
  • Screening and individual prior to testing
  • Reasons for fitness assessment
  • When referral is required
  • Progress Assessment lessons 1-3
   Lessons 4-5 Measuring intensity & types of tests
  • Definitions & terminology
  • Training zones, method of measuring intensity
  • Protocols for administering tests
  • VO2 max. lactate threshold, steady state
  • Safety guidelines when using cardio machines
  • Progress Assessment lessons 4-5
   
Lessons 6-10 Tests of Aerobic Endurance
  • 20m shuttle run, Rockport walk test
  • Step tests, bicycle ergometer tests, treadmill tests
  • Effects of common medications when exercising
  • Teaching methodologies and protocols for all the above tests
  • Identifying client suitability for various tests
  • Advantages & limitations of each test
  • Evaluation of test results & feedback to clients
  • Progress Assessment lessons 6-10
Lessons 11-12 Flexibility Tests
  • Sit & reach and straight leg raise
  • Hand behind the back /neck tests
  • Client suitability, test procedures
  • Advantages & limitations of each test
  • Evaluation of test results & feedback to clients
  • Progress Assessment lessons 11-12
Lessons 13-14 Muscular Endurance Tests
  • Crunch curl and press up tests
  • Bench press, squat and plank tests
  • Client suitability, test procedures
  • Advantages & limitations of each test
  • Evaluation of test results & feedback to clients
Lesson 15 test for Muscular Strength
  • 1 RM, 10 RM, 1RM strength to body weight ratio tests
  • Estimated 1 RM test
  • Client suitability, test procedures
  • Advantages & limitations of each test
  • Evaluation of test results & feedback to clients
  • Progress Assessment Lessons 13- 15
Lesson 16 Body composition Tests
  • DEXA, BMI, Hydrostatic weighing
  • Bio-electrical impedance, waist to hip ratio, skinfold callipers
  • Client suitability, test procedures
  • Advantages & limitations of each test
  • Evaluation of test results & feedback to clients
  • Progress Assessment lesson 16
Lesson 17 Exercise Programme Planning
  • Stages of Programme Planning
  • Application of the principles of programme planning to short and long-term programmes
  • Individual needs and requirements
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the programme
  • Programme progression
  • Case studies in programme planning
  • Progress Assessment lessons 17

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