Sports Conditioning and Exercise Science

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Course Description:

Sports Conditioning and Exercise Science will provide students with a foundation to pursue post-secondary degrees and professional certifications in the athletic and health-related fields. The course will explore the science of human health through designing a systematic approach to exercise and conditioning. Students will learn the parameters of fitness training including: resistance training, body fat and weight loss, nutrition, flexibility, agility, and more. Sports Conditioning and Exercise Science students will be able to design, implement, modify, track and update personal fitness training programs based on individual needs and goals.

Course Content:

  • Fitness Assessment and Evaluation
  • Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditioning
  • Body Fat Loss and Muscle Gain
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Health and Wellness

College Credit:

Students are eligible to earn up to twelve college credits from Tompkins Cortland Community College

3 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3 – RECR 112 (Introduction to Kinesiology)
1 Concurrent Enrollment Credit from TC3 – FITN 215 (Aerobic Conditioning)
4 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3 – BIOL 131 (Anatomy and Physiology I)
4 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3 – BIOL 132 (Anatomy and Physiology II)

College Agreement:

Suny Canton

Career Opportunities Can Include:

  • Recreation Studies
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Exercise Science
  • Athletic Training
  • Coaching
  • Nutritionist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Sports Management

Program Considerations:

  • Ability to apply problem solving skills to meet client fitness needs
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work in close proximity with people
  • Adhere to safety, hygiene, confidentiality and ethical standards
  • Be able to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unaided
  • Ability to follow multi-step directions
  • Be prepared to be physically active daily

Industry-based Certifications:

  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Personal Trainer Certification

Industry Standard Exam:

  • Personal Trainer I Precision Exam