Fitness & Performance
Students will explore the world of athletic performance and training with fitness specialist Mr. B.J. Melle. The course is offered as a module-based CTS course and a hands-on experience in guided intensive training and conditioning sessions using a variety of different training methodologies. The course focuses on anatomy & physiology, physical & mental athlete training and nutrition education. Students transition between classroom instruction to school fitness areas, gymnasium, and outside sports fields. The course is offered each day during one semester.
Fitness & Performance I
REC1040: Foundations for Training 1 - 1 Credit
Students apply basic training and movement principles to health-related and performance-related components of fitness training. Students create fitness activities and develop a basic individual fitness plan to achieve goals for health-related and performance-related components.
REC2010: Nutrition for Recreation Activities and Sport - 1 Credit
Students explain the role of food and hydration in helping individuals achieve optimal physical performance for recreational activities and sport. Students acquire knowledge and skills to plan effectively for nutrition and hydration related to a variety of recreational activities and athletic events. Students examine food labeling and the role of recreation leaders and coaches related to promoting nutrition for performance.
REC2040: Foundations for Training 2 - 1 Credit
Students demonstrate training and movement principles related to muscular and cardiovascular development as well as the development of speed, agility, quickness, and flexibility. Students apply safe practices when leading and participating in training exercises and activities.
Prerequisite: REC1040: Foundations for Training 1
Fitness & Performance II
REC1050: Sport Psychology 1 - 1 Credit
Students assess the impact of mental fitness on optimal sport, artistic and/or academic performance and motivation. Students examine and demonstrate strategies to strengthen mental fitness, including relaxation, visualization and positive self-talk.
REC2045: Training for Core Muscles - 1 Credit
Students evaluate their core strength and resistance training knowledge and skills based on peer and instructor feedback. Students will demonstrate their understanding and benefits of safe and effective core strength training.
REC3015: Flexibility Training - 1 Credit
Students explore and demonstrate various forms of flexibility training in relation to development of training programs.