Examination of strength training techniques and program design. Emphasis placed on proper form and utilization of various workout designs to complement larger training goals. Students will gain experience in the practical aspects of designing individual workout sessions, periodization and programming to enhance progression. The course is designed to assist the student in meeting requirements to be eligible for and pass the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist examination (additional fee required for examination). Prerequisite: Admission to graduate study. Three hours per week.
Take the base-level knowledge attained in AHPH 512 and expand on those ideas to have a more in-depth view on designing optimal programs for athletes and clients. Comprehensively look at all training variables and learn about how they systematically work together to form ideal programs. Help prepare students to enter into the work force by exposing them to recovery methods, technology, coaching and mental conditioning training. Prerequisites: Admission to program, AHPH 512. Three hours per week.