Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Fitness Instructor Prep

 Title Abbreviation:   FITNESS INSTRUCTOR PREP

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    209

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.5

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Prepares students to become group fitness instructors. Focuses on the following topics: Human movement, basic injury prevention, designing and leading group fitness classes, motivational strategies, and cueing.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a safe and effective group fitness class.
  2. Design a safe and effective group fitness class.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. Human movement.
  2. Motivational techniques for group fitness.
  3. Teaching styles and strategies.
  4. Identification of incorrect postures and risk intensive maneuvers.
  5. Creating a class blueprint.