HPHP 305 develops the rationale for, and the skills required to evaluate and prescribe health-related fitness programs for individuals. Students will learn the theory underpinning cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and body composition assessment, then how this theory can be applied practically in designing appropriate exercise prescriptions. The practical laboratory also includes a component on exercise leadership in a facility setting, designed to prepare students for the professional setting of the Wellness Center Internship (HPHP 402). The course is also intended to help prepare the student to sit for a number of national certification exams.
Prerequisite: HPHP 201
4 credits (3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours), spring semester