Academics

    SFT

    SFT 101 Introduction to Exercise Physiology (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: BIO 110, SFT 125
    This course is a study of the concepts of exercise physiology and motor control.

    SFT 104 Anatomy & Physiology for Fitness Professionals (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100
    Co-requisites: SFT 105, SFT 109, SFT 125 (required)
    This course is a study and application of anatomy and physiology, focusing on the systems that the fitness professional needs the most. The cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular, and skeletal systems will be discussed in lecture and laboratory settings.

    SFT 105 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Program Design (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100
    Co-requisites: SFT 104, SFT 109, SFT 125 (required)
    This course is an introduction to the field and laboratory techniques used to evaluate the major components of health- related fitness. Principles of exercise are applied to develop safe, individualized exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals and special populations.

    SFT 107 Nutrition for Fitness and Training (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: SFT 104, SFT 105, SFT 109, SFT 125
    Co-requisites: SFT 101, SFT 110, SFT 202 (required)
    This course provides an overview of the basic principles of nutrition and weight management with particular application to fitness and sport. The focus is on optimal wellness and disease prevention.

    SFT 109 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100
    Co-requisites: SFT 104, SFT 105, SFT 125 (required)
    This course is a study of the foundation of the fitness/wellness series and introduces students to the theory and principles upon which the concepts of lifetime fitness and wellness are based.

    SFT 110 Weight Training: Theory and Application (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: SFT 104, SFT 105, SFT 109, SFT 125
    Co-requisites: SFT 101, SFT 107, SFT 202 (required)
    This course is a study of the instructional techniques and skill development in progressive resistance strength training. Anatomical, physiological, and biochemical principles are studied and applied to design effective programs for individuals and groups.

    SFT 125 Personal Training Techniques (3-0-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite: Placement into RDG 100
    Co-requisites: SFT 104, SFT 105, SFT 109 (required)
    This course is a study of personal training programming concepts, training methodology, and business practices. Creative program design, motivation strategies, appropriate assessment techniques, communications and interpersonal skill, training styles, and client expectations issues are explored.

    SFT 202 Internship for the Personal Trainer (0-9-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites: SFT 104, SFT 105, SFT 109, SFT 125
    Co-requisites: SFT 101, SFT 107, SFT 110 (required)
    This course provides an opportunity for the student to serve in a leadership role in a worksite wellness program, hospital- based wellness center, cardiac rehabilitation center, or qualified agency providing fitness programs. Valid learning objectives are established by the instructor and student to apply classroom theory to practical job experiences.