Personal Trainer / Athletic Coaching

Certificate, 18 Credits

AVAILABLE IN: Austin, Online Course(s)
PROGRAM STARTS: Fall, Spring
COURSE PLAN: Two Semesters

Required Core Courses (18 Credits needed)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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HLTH1140
First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

This course provides basic principles, knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency situation to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the effects of injury and sudden illness. Standard first aid, infant, child, adult (one and two person) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with hands on application are covered for certification. Recognizing bone and tissue injuries, head trauma, bleeding emergencies, splinting, and sudden illnesses are also covered. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

2
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PHED2180
Psychological and Social Aspects of Sport

A study of sport from a psychological and social perspective for coaches and individuals who participate in physical activity and sport or those interested in careers in this area. This course will include the issues that confront the world of sport and their effects on society as a whole. Variables such as societal values, motivation, and stress along with their effects on the character and performance of sport will also be studied. (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

3
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PHED2213
Coaching and Officiating Basketball OR PHED2215, PHED2216

This course is designed for anyone interested in pursuing coaching and/or officiating basketball at any level. Included will be program planning, drill and skill work, and coaching philosophy as well as rules and officiating. Some practical settings will be used through practice observation, clinic speakers, teaching opportunities, and classroom projects in preparation to eventually officiate and/or coach. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

2
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PHED2214
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

This course is an introduction to the prevention and care of athletic related injuries for coaches, athletes, exercise enthusiasts, or those interested in human performance fields. Athletic related injury recognition and management as well as techniques in taping will be included. (2 Cr - 1 lect, 1 lab)

2
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PHED2270
Concepts of Strength & Conditioning

This course will prepare students to apply scientifically sound principles to strength and conditioning programs as fitness field professionals. All health and skill related components of fitness will be assessed and applied to different training methods. Students will learn appropriate exercise program design, safe exercise technique, and assessment for client strength and conditioning improvement. Content covered will help prepare students for personal trainer certification through one of the national credentialing associations.

2
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PHED2271
Essentials of Personal Training

This course will provide students with fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical training skills for those wishing to become a personal trainer. This course explores the foundations of exercise science and program design for safe and effective training and technique for client application. Course material will cover anatomical and physiological responses to different types of exercise and other training principles necessary for preparation of the personal trainer certification exam. This class will consist of lecture/discussion and instruction of practical skills.

3
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PHED2272
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Sport nutrition combines the fields of nutrition and exercise physiology. Students will learn the effects of foods, beverages, and supplements and examine how they impact or hinder optimal performance in sport and exercise. How the body stores, replenishes and uses nutrients as energy for performance will also be covered.

2
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PHED2290
Personal Trainer Field Experience

This course provides students with the opportunity to experience a variety of field observations, through job shadowing with personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and/or high school athletic team coaches. Witnessing day to day operations and responsibilities will provide students with work experience and insight into their chosen profession. Students will perform 30 hours of field experience and will spend an additional 4 hours in the classroom preparing for and processing these experiences. Prerequisites: PHED 2271

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