FDV250 - Exercise Prescription and Program Design

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Subject Title
Exercise Prescription and Program Design

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to the process of designing exercise programs. Through analysis and practical experience of each of the fitness components including cardiovascular, flexibility, plyometric, resistance and weight training, students are able to implement well-balanced personalized programs.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Fitness Leadership Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Program appropriate and effective cardiovascular, muscular strength/endurance, and flexibility routines.
2. Describe and apply various weight training techniques using a variety of training tools.
3. Demonstrate knowledge in functional training that incorporates the use of stability apparatus.
4. Incorporate appropriate communication and technical skills in the demonstration of a well-rounded program design.
5. Build on single-workout parameters to formulate long-term programs.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

FDV100, FDV101 & FDV120
Students must present a valid Standard First Aid / Basic Rescuer CPR Certificate to the instructor in the first class.

Students should consult the Program Information Package each semester to ensure they have current information regarding program requirements. Packages are available from the Continuing Education Office. 

Topic Outline
1.  Muscular strength and endurance:  Machine Weight Variables
2.  Biomechanics of Movement:  Body Weight and Free Weight Exercises
3.  Flexibility Training
4.  Functional Training Techniques
5.  Cardiovascular Programming
6.  Speed, Power, and Plyometrics
7.  Exercise Order/Load/Volume/Duration/Frequency
8.  Program Design
9.  Long Term Periodized Programs

Mode of Instruction
Practical presentations, group participation, discussions and lectures will be used

Prescribed Texts
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 3rd Edition, June 2008
By Baechle, Thomas R. & Earle, Roger W;  Human Kinetics Publisher, ISBN#0736058036
(13 digit: 9780736058032)

Resistance Training Instruction, 2nd Edition, 2007;
By Everett Aaberg; Human Kinetics Publisher, ISBN#0736064036 (13 digit: 9780736064033)

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Term Work and Exam Requirements:

To pass this subject, the student must achieve the learning outcomes stated in the subject. This is demonstrated by the student successful completion of both the term work and the final exam. 
If the student passes the term work, but fails the final examination, the student may be awarded a Supplemental Grade (SUP) at the discretion of the Promotion Committee.  If a student fails to achieve a minuimum of (50%) in the Term Work and/ or Final Exam, an F grade will be assigned.

Attendance / Leaving Class Early:
Though no grade is assigned for attendance in this subject, there is a requirement that the students consistantly attend classes in order to pass this subject.  When students miss a class or leave early, it is their responsibility to "catch up" on missed material, announcements, schedule changes and discussions.

Missed Quizzes:
The weighting for missed quizzes may be applied to quizzes not yet written in the term. There will be no make up opportunities for missed quizzes.   

Missed Final Exam:

A student who misses the final examination due to medical or other reasons must submit the pertinent documentation to the faculty within one (1) week. Upon receipt of the documentation and its acceptance by the faculty, faculty will award the student a deferred exam in which they will be able to write their exam at a specified date with all students in the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training.  Final examinations are to be grammatically correct, and follow the rules of good English.

Late Assignments/ Labs Reports /Etc.: 

All assignments and lab reports are due at the beginning of the class on the dates specified.  Should extenuating circumstances arise, please contact your instructor by email immediately prior to when your assignment is due. A penalty of 10 % will be imposed for assignments and lab reports submitted late. Material will not be accepted one week after the submission date and /or after the marked material has been returned, which ever comes first. 
In cases of cheating or plagiarism, the College Academic Policy will prevail.  Please ensure that all assignments and lab reports are properly documented.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

       Practical                       35%
       Case Study                      30%
       Final Exam                      35%
       Total                          100%

This subject contains a large practical component. Students must be in good health and have had a physical examination within six months. Any questions or concerns regarding subject content or evaluation criteria should be directed to the instructor.


Approved by: Lisa Somers