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2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2014-2015 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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PE 412 - Special Topics: Exercising for Fitness and Health

This course explores the benefits of exercise, as well as, the proper methods of exercise training and conditioning. The student will gain an appreciation for the health implications of being physically fit and to learn the most effective ways to exercise, so as to ensure optimal benefit and utmost safety. The course is designed to include both a lecture format, as well as, a “hands-on” exercise session on a daily basis. Topics to be discussed include disease prevention, flexibility, cardio-respiratory (aerobic) fitness, muscle fitness (strengthening, toning), body composition (weight control), nutritional advice, and dealing with potential injuries, among others. Guidelines set by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) will be followed.

Prerequisites & Notes
This course is available as a summer course only.

Credits: 3 Offered: Summer 2010; Semester 201103

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