PLA Portfolio Assessment Course Subjects
- First Aid, CPR, and Safety (FIT-190) 3.00 s.h.
This course is intended to be a primer in basic safety procedures and preventive safety in the recreation and sports industries with an emphasis on the fitness segment of the industry. The course explores the basic skills required to give emergency care in a fitness facility including basic first aid, CPR, and the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED). The course also includes an orientation to the basics of accident prevention in fitness and related facilities.
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:
- Provide the basic skills necessary to engage in emergency first aid procedures that are pertinent to health and fitness-related facilities, including life-threatening emergencies such as heart attack.
- Provide an overview of the prevention of accidents in health and fitness-related facilities as well as other recreation and functionally related facilities. The goal is that the student can take notice of potential hazards in such facilities and report them to the senior management or correct them when appropriate.
- Appropriate certificates and articulation of the application/use of the knowledge must be included.
- Individual Assessment in Fitness and Wellness (FIT-230) 3.00 s.h.
- This course will allow students who are interested in careers in the fitness industry to obtain skills in fitness assessment. Students will learn how to design personalized physical fitness plans for clients with varying levels of fitness and wellness.
- Principles and Programs for Fitness and Wellness Services (FIT-250) 3.00 s.h.
- Provides an introduction to theories of physical fitness, the effects of exercise on humans, concepts of wellness, specific methods to improve physical fitness, research bases of the applications of techniques, and a review of the variety of equipment and resources that these programs utilize. Reviews services available for achieving and maintaining physical fitness and wellness. Explores multicultural approaches to concepts of physical fitness and wellness.
Advisory: This course requires access to an exercise facility.
- Physical Fitness Movement (REC-353) 3.00 s.h.
- An overview of the role of physical fitness as a component of a comprehensive recreation program including the development and implementation of a fitness program in a variety of recreational settings. Topics will include nutrition, fitness evaluation techniques, growth patterns and trends, relationships with the non-profit recreation services providers and the impact of commercial recreation on the economy.
- Personal Fitness (PYT-161) 3.00 s.h.
- Students are provided an opportunity to assess their current level of health-related fitness and develop a physiologically sound program of physical activity to meet their needs and interests. Emphasis is on the concept of physical fitness as a lifetime commitment, and stressing the acquisition of specific knowledge, skill and motivation necessary to meet this commitment.
- Physical Fitness, CPR, First Aid (AOJ-158) 3.00 s.h.
- The student will know the physical problems that generally affect law enforcement officers such as nutrition, physical fitness needs and stress. The learner will be able to perform basic first aid and CPR.
- Exercise and Nutrition for Special Populations (FIT-280) 3.00 s.h.
An exploration of basic nutrition and physical fitness needs of older people, women, the disabled, those who are pregnant and other special populations. Differentiation between conditions that need referral and specialized services and conditions that can be treated in a regular setting is essential. Access to an exercise facility for demonstration and application.
- Personal Health (HEA-106) 3.00 s.h.
- This survey course provides a theoretical and practical treatment of the concepts of disease prevention and health promotion. Course content includes such topics as emotional health; aging and death; alcohol; tobacco, and drug abuse; physical fitness; nutrition and dieting; consumer health; chronic and communicable diseases; safety; and environmental health.
- Physical Fitness (AOJ-159) 3.00 s.h.
- This course emphasizes the basic knowledge, understanding and value of physical activity in today's lifestyle.
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