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Trade & Industrial Education
Applied Concepts in Fitness for Law Enforcement
This course provides an in-depth look at procedures of strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, and how to set up individualized programs for injury prevention and general fitness enhancement. Students learn exercise techniques, teaching approaches using different types of weights, and techniques that improve cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility for law enforcement officer training.
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1. Upon completion of this course, law enforcement students will be able to define:
-Benefits of cardiorespiratory function
-Components of an aerobic exercise program
-Different training methods
-Guidelines for cardiorespiratory activity
-Steps in monitoring cardiorespiratory exercise
-Special considerations and proper safety practices
-Strength benefits and strength training guidelines
-Strength production, factors, and the relationship between strength and endurance
-Strength program considerations
-Ergogenic aids and supplements
-Strength plateaus
-Motivation techniques
-Factors that affect flexibility
-Principles of stretching
2. Students will demonstrate the following:
-Utilization of strength-training equipment
-Design and application of resistance-training programs
-Five program design scenarios
-Gauge of proper intensity for training programs
-Appropriate times to change a strength program
-Practical application through case studies
-Periodization, tracking gains, and directing results
-Proper techniques of strength training for the upper and lower body
-Mechanics of stretching
-Performance of different types of stretching
-Difference between exercise programs designed to develop physical fitness and those focused on health and prevention of disease
-Four steps in establishing an exercise program for a client:
a) Medical health screening
b) Physical fitness testing
c) Selection of the aerobic exercise mode
d) Designing an exercise program for total fitness
-Rates of progression, based on case studies
3. Students will describe how exercise affects the following diseases:
-cardiovascular issues
-peripheral vascular disease
-bronchitis and emphysema
-low-back pain
2. Students will learn special considerations for older adults, children, and pregnant women
3. Students will create exercise recommendations for weight management
Classroom discussion and participation, homework/written assignments, performance skill demonstrations, oral and written quizzes and tests, student projects and/or portfolios.
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