Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Fitness Testing

 Title Abbreviation:   FITNESS TESTING

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    103

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Incorporates fitness industry standards with regard to appropriate assessment techniques and participant screening. Introduction to pre-participation screening procedures and functional and physiological assessments.


Prerequisite: HFT 107 with a "C" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Conduct pre-exercise health screening.
  2. Demonstrate skills necessary to administer a fitness test using the appropriate protocols.
  3. Interpret and discuss results of fitness tests.
  4. Understand and practice customer communication skills and techniques.
  5. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Demonstrate proficiency in client interviews and assessments.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Proficiency in administration and interpretation of functional and physiological health screenings.
  2. Methodology for body composition measurement.
  3. Methodology for cardiorespiratory fitness testing.
  4. Methodology for muscular strength and endurance testing.
  5. Methodology for flexibility testing.
  6. Customer service skills and teamwork.