PE-826 : Concepts of Personal Training I

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: PE-826 Concepts of Personal Training I

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): HE-102, PE-540, or instructor Permission

Course Description in college catalog:

This course is part of a sequence that will introduce the student to the personal training profession and an overview of the skills and models commonly utilized by members of the profession. It will provide a strong foundation to sit for various Personal Training Certification exams. The course will cover anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as it relates to personal training. In addition, Nutrition, body composition, weight control and assessment will be covered.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (concentration: personal training)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in biomechanics analysis, nutritional analysis, body composition analysis, physiological assessment, health risk appraisal, aerobic and anaerobic evaluation

  2. Students will be able to demonstrate skills in personal training techniques such as resistance training, stretching techniques, and weight training

  3. Students will be able to interview professional client and communicate relevant information to client

  4. Students will be able to create an individualized personal training plan based on clients’ needs for diverse populations

  5. Students will be able to discuss the personal training profession and develop the skills commonly utilized by members of the profession.

  6. Students will be able to develop knowledge and skills needed to purse a Personal Training Certification.

  7. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as well as nutrition, body composition, weight control and fitness assessment.

  8. Students will be able to employ concepts, principles and rules in personal training including professionalism and safety procedures.

  9. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in performance techniques of physical exercises for a variety of activities.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Participation and Performance

  2. Written and practical tests

  3. Writing assignments

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

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Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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