KNSFHP 1150.01 (1 credit)
Students engage in weekly resistance training in a location and at a time of their choice, and complete online assignments. This online, asynchronous course accommodates for a variety of schedules, settings, and fitness levels. The instructor guides students to meet resistance exercise recommendations each week, while teaching students about all realms of health-fitness as it relates to strength training.
Not open to students with credit for KNSFHP 1147, 1148.04, 1149.04, or 1150.02; or EduPAES 1148.04, 1149.04, 1150.01, or 1150.02
Equipment (students must purchase for class):
What you will learn:
- Proper and safe use of resistance training equipment
- Gym Safety
- Knowledge of major muscle groups
- Proper lifting techniques
What to expect:
- This course is delivered online but will require access to strength training equipment
- Develop and implement a personalized strength and conditioning training program
- Track and log activity throughout the semester
- Improved muscular strength and endurance
- Skills learned in this class can be used for ongoing health and fitness
- Bones stay denser
- Stronger core results in better posture
- Weight training lowers bad cholesterol and blood
- Increased metabolism means you burn more calories when your body is resting
- 60% of people who weight train get an average of 7 hours or more of sleep per night.
- By 80 years-old, sedentary people will lose 50% of their muscle mass, weight training can stop, prevent and reverse muscle loss.
- Adding just 2 weight training sessions a week can reduce body fat by 7%.
- Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control.
- Skeletal muscle is the body’s largest tissue, accounting for approximately 45 percent of body weight in men and 36 percent in women.