COURSE TITLE: Strength Training and Conditioning
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Matthew Barreiro
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is intended as an introduction to the basic principles of strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Emphasis is placed on fitness testing and evaluation, training techniques, program design, types of training and implementation of a variety of methods.
  • Baechle, T & Earle, R. (2008) Essentials  of Strength Training and Conditioning 
  • Other various readings will be on reserve in the library or the website will be listed or emailed to the student.
Test 1 10%
Test 210%
Partner Prescriptions (4)20%
Lab attendance and participation15%
Personal fitness journal20%
Final Exam25%
  • Introduce students to different strength training and conditioning programs.
  • Understand the theory and application of strength training and conditioning principles.
  • Evaluate current fitness level and participate in a number of training programs designed to increase muscular strength and physical conditioning.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures and proper technique in a variety of exercises.
  • Promote and develop an appreciation of the benefits of participating in physical activity in a positive and challenging environment.
  • Intro class: walk through syllabus
  • Structure and function of muscular, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. In classroom
  • Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training. In classroom
  • Lab: Bioenergetics lab. IN GYM
  • Biomechanics of Exercise lecture and lab (bring clothes to workout in). 
  • Adaptations to Anaerobic Programs lecture. In classroom
  • Age and sex related differences for resistance exercises
  • Nutritional Factors in Health and performance and Warmup and Stretching Lecture.
  • Principles of Test Section and Administration Lecture/Lab. In classroom
  • Anaerobic testing lab: partners. Parameters are given
  • Aerobic testing lab: partners. Parameters are given 
  • Resistance Training and Spotting techniques
  • Optional Lab: Olympic Lifting form (deadlift, variations of cleans, and snatch).
  • Periodization Lecture 
  • Plyometric lecture and Lab (bring clothes) in classroom first
  • Speed, Agility, and Speed endurance development lecture and lab (bring clothes). In classroom first
  • Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training lecture and lab (in classroom only). 
  • Rehabilitation and Reconditioning lecture.

Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.

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