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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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PFT 130 - Exercise Fundamentals

5 Credits
Study of the underlying principles of human movement and exercise including functional anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, and exercise psychology.


Quarters Typically Offered
Winter Day
Designed to Serve Intended for PFT students.
Active Date 20220330T15:31:32

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • Functional Anatomy (Anatomical & Movement terms)
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanical Principles
  • Anaerobic and Aerobic Metabolism
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physiological Adaptations (Cardiorespiratory, Muscular) to Training
  • Motor Learning
  • Exercise Psychology and Motivation

Student Learning Outcomes
Identify basic biomechanical principles related to human movement.

Describe the processes of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism and how these processes support physical activity.

Apply motor learning principles to teaching human movement patterns.

Identify and apply principles of exercise psychology, including strategies for enhancing exercise adherance and motivation.

Describe muscular and cardiorespiratory system anatomy and physiology as it relates to physical fitness and function.

Describe the body’s acute responses and long-term adaptations to cardiovascular and resistance training.

Identify and describe common anatomical orientation and movement terms.

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