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EXPW 3032 – 002
Exercise Prescription for Fitness & Wellness
Tennessee Technological University
Spring 2014
Instructor: Dr. Michael B. Phillips

Credits: 3

Office: Memorial Gym 101

Office Phone: (931) 372-3469

E-mail: [email protected]

Day & Time: M, W, F: 12:20-1:15 pm

Classroom: Memorial Gym 125
Office Hours: M, W, F (2:00 – 3:00 pm) T, R (1:00 – 3:00 pm); Anytime by appointment Prerequisites:
Course Description:
The purpose of this course is to assist students with exercise testing decision-making and techniques as well as to determine appropriate exercise programming for desired fitness goals. Students will learn field and lab assessments of health-related physical fitness and design exercise programs to target specific outcomes in various populations. Required Texts:

Heyward, V. H. (2010). Advanced fitness assessment and exercise prescription. (6th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. ISBN: 978-0-7360-8659-2 Starrett, K. (2013). Becoming a supple leopard. Las Vegas, NV: Victory Belt Publishing. ISBN: 13: 978-1-936608-58-4

Objectives of the Course:
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:
1. To develop knowledge of the principles of physical fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
2. To familiarize the student with various exercise and conditioning programs for development of each physical fitness component.
3. To familiarize the student with various principles and programs for weight management. 4. To provide the opportunity for practical experiences in using field and laboratory tests for the appraisal of physical fitness status and the design of exercise and weight-management programs.

5. To provide the student with the opportunity to design individualized physical fitness programs.

6. To provide the opportunity for practical experiences in teaching proper skill progression, movement complexity, and programming for mobility.
Major Teaching Methods: lecture, application
Special Instructional Materials: calculator – Note: Students will not be allowed to use their cell phones as calculators.
Course Procedures:
Class sessions will normally be conducted using lecture and group discussion. In addition to lecture and discussions, group work, video presentations, student presentations and guest lecturers will be used to enhance the learning experience. Students will be given reading assignments that will be reviewed in class. Students will be required to access their iLearn accounts and may be responsible for completing and submitting assignments from iLearn. Course Content:

 Physical activity & health
 Fitness & performance
 Pre-Activity screening
 Energy costs of physical activity
 Health-related physical fitness assessments
 Exercise prescription for health-related physical fitness  Movement, mobility, and skill progression
Grading & Evaluation Procedures:
1. Quizzes (short-answer) and three exams (short-answer and basic computation) will be used to assess student ability to:
a. Describe introductory concepts.
b. Prescribe appropriate exercise programs for general and special populations. 2. Quizzes may be given at the option of the instructor to ensure that all students are reading the assigned materials and are prepared to participate in class discussions. Quizzes may be announced in advance or may be unannounced “pop quizzes”. 3. Students will also be evaluated on in-class activities and discussions that will require them to apply concepts from the textbook and/or other reading materials. 4. A project where students will design and teach various skill progressions, movement complexities, and programming for mobility.

5. Fitness Assessment & Individualized Exercise Program
Quizzes (10) – 100 points
Exam 1 – 50 points
Exam 2 – 50 points
Lifting & Mobility Project – 75 points
Final Exam – 50 points
Fitness Assessment – 100 points

Grading Scale:
A = 425-382
B = 381-340
C = 339-297
D = 296-255
F = less than 255

Class Policy and Procedures:
Class Attendance:
College work proceeds at such a pace that regular attendance is necessary for each student to obtain maximum benefits from instruction. Regular and punctual ...

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