SFT - Sports and Fitness Training

SFT 101  Introduction to Exercise Physiology  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Co-requisites: SFT 107, SFT 110, SFT 202 (required)

This course is a study of the concepts of exercise physiology and motor control.

SFT 104  Anatomy & Physiology for Fitness Professionals  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 101 and MAT 155

Co-requisites: SFT 105, SFT 109, SFT 125 (required)

This course is a study and application of anatomy and physiology, focusing on the systems that the fitness professional needs the most. The cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and skeletal systems will be discussed in lecture and laboratory settings.

SFT 105  Fitness Assessment and Exercise Program Design  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 101 and MAT 155

Co-requisites: SFT 104, SFT 109, SFT 125 (required)

This course is an introduction to the field and laboratory techniques used to evaluate the major components of health-related fitness. Principles of exercise are applied to develop safe, individualized exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals and special populations.

SFT 107  Nutrition for Fitness and Training  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Co-requisites: SFT 101, SFT 110, SFT 202 (required)

This course provides an overview of the basic principles of nutrition and weight management with particular application to fitness and sport. The focus is on optimal wellness and disease prevention.

SFT 109  Lifetime Fitness and Wellness  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 101 and MAT 155

Co-requisites: SFT 104, SFT 105, SFT 125 (required)

This course is a study of the foundation of the fitness/wellness series and introduces students to the theory and principles upon which the concepts of lifetime fitness and wellness are based.

SFT 110  Weight Training: Theory and Application  (2-3-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Co-requisites: SFT 101, SFT 107, SFT 202 (required)

This course is a study of the instructional techniques and skill development in progressive resistance strength training. Anatomical, physiological and biochemical principles are studied and applied to design effective programs for individuals and groups.

SFT 125  Personal Training Techniques  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 101 and MAT 155

Co-requisites: SFT 104, SFT 105, SFT 109 (required)

This course is a study of personal training programming concepts, training methodology and business practices. Creative program design, motivation strategies, appropriate assessment techniques, communications and interpersonal skills, training styles and client expectations issues are explored.

SFT 202  Internship for the Personal Trainer  (0-9-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Co-requisites: SFT 101, SFT 107, SFT 110 (required)

This course provides an opportunity for the student to serve in a leadership role in a worksite wellness program, hospital-based wellness center, cardiac rehabilitation center, or qualified agency providing fitness programs. Valid learning objectives are established by the instructor and student to apply classroom theory to practical job experiences.