FDV942 - Circuit Training for Fitness Instructors

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Subject Title
Circuit Training for Fitness Instructors

Subject Description
Circuit training is widely used in many fitness establishments for total body conditioning. Using a variety of high-intensity aerobic exercises, this type of training helps improve cardiovascular fitness and muscle endurance and can be modified for all fitness levels and various training goals. In this workshop designed for prospective fitness instructors, beginner-intermediate level, students will learn how to effectively develop and execute a circuit training class and participate in a full circuit training class with instructor guidance.

Credit Status

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

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:
1. Define and discuss circuit training
2. Develop a circuit training class
3. Execute a circuit training class.

Essential Employability Skills
Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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  • Some knowledge of a variety of exercises is recommended.
  • Some knowledge of training and coaching techniques is recommended.   
  • Ability to participate in practical exercises is recommended.

Topic Outline

  1. Circuit Training
  1. Developing a Circuit Training class
  1. Executing a Circuit
  1. Participating in Circuit Training

Mode of Instruction
Lecture, team activity, practical assessment

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

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

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Approved by: Lisa Somers