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					Exercise and Sport Science (B.S.Ed., M.S.)

For successfully meeting established criteria, the National Strength and Conditioning
Association officially recognizes The University of Memphis’s educational programs in Strength
and Conditioning (B.S.Ed. and M.S. programs in Exercise and Sport Science). In addition, the
undergraduate program in EXSS has been endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine
as an ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor curriculum.




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              Cover Letter and Application for ACSM Endorsement
December 15, 2004

Richard J. Bloomer
Department of Health and Sport Sciences
The University of Memphis
161F Elma Neal Roane Fieldhouse
Memphis, TN 38152-3480
Phone: 901-678-4341
Fax: 901-678-3591
Email: rbloomer@memphis.edu

Mike Niederpruem
National Director of Certification and Registry
American College of Sports Medicine
P.O. Box 1440
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1440

Dear Mr. Niederpruem:

Please accept the enclosed application materials for the American College of Sports Medicine’s
University Connection Endorsement Program. The materials included are specific to our
undergraduate program at the University of Memphis and are included for endorsement under
the ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor certification category. We thank you for your time and
attention in reviewing these materials and look forward to hearing from the committee regarding
their decision.

Sincerely yours,



Richard J. Bloomer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Program Director



Michael H. Hamrick, Ed.D.
Chair, Department of Health and Sport Sciences



Ric A. Hovda, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Education


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Institution Contact Information

Date:    12/15/2004

Institution Name      University of Memphis

Contact Person        Richard J. Bloomer, Ph.D.


Title                 Assistant Professor, Director of Cardiorespiratory/Metabolic Lab

Address               161F Elma Neal Roane Fieldhouse
                      University of Memphis
                      Department of HSS
                      Memphis, TN 38152




Phone                 901             678- 4341


Fax                   901             678- 3591


E-mail                rbloomer@memphis.edu

Degree Program        B.S.

Major                 Health and Human Performance (Exercise & Sport Science)

Department            Health and Sport Sciences

Total Number of Students within Program     75 (declared)

Average # graduating students: Spring        30-35

Average # graduating students: Summer        5

Average # graduating students: Fall          5




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                         INSTITUTIONAL KSA MATCHING FORM

                                 ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor®


                     Knowledges                                             Course prefix, number and name
KSA
Numbering   KSA description                                                Example Course Title:
System                                                                     MOV 304 Physiology of Activity
1.1.0       Knowledge of anatomy as it relates to exercise and health.      EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
                                                                                        Phys I
1.1.0.1     Knowledge of the basic structures of bone, skeletal muscle,     EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
            and connective tissues.                                                     Phys I
1.1.0.2     Knowledge of the basic anatomy of the cardiovascular            EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 2020
            system and respiratory system.                                   Aerobic, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
1.1.0.4     Knowledge of the definition of the following terms:
            supination, pronation, flexion, extension, adduction,            EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
            abduction, hyperextension, rotation, circumduction, agonist,    3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
            antagonist, and stabilizer.
1.1.1       Knowledge of biomechanical aspects of exercise                  EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
            participation.                                                                Phys I
1.1.1.1     Knowledge to identify the plane in which each muscle action     EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
            occurs.                                                           Phys I, EXSS 3803 Motor Lrng
1.1.1.2     Knowledge of the interrelationships among center of gravity,     EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
            base of support, balance, stability, and proper spinal          3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I,
            alignment.
                                                                                 EXSS 3803 Motor Lrng
1.1.1.4     Knowledge of and skill to demonstrate exercises designed to
                                                                             EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
            enhance muscular strength and/or endurance of specific
            major muscle groups.                                                      2010 Res Train
1.1.1.5     Knowledge of and skill to demonstrate exercises for            EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
            enhancing musculoskeletal flexibility.                            EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI,
                                                                            HPRO 2100 Wellness, EXSS 4603
                                                                           Adv Methods, EXSS 2010 Res Train
1.1.1.6     Knowledge to describe the myotatic stretch reflex.               EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
                                                                            3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
1.1.1.7     Knowledge to identify the primary action and joint range of     EXSS 2010 Res Train, EXSS 3405
            motion for each major muscle group.                                Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
2.1.0       Knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics.               3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
2.1.0.1     Knowledge of the structure and ability to describe               EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
            movements for the major joints of the body.                     3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
2.1.1       Knowledge of biomechanical principles that underlie
            performance of the following activities: walking, jogging,      EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
            running, swimming, cycling, weight lifting, and carrying or                Phys I
            moving objects.
1.2.0       Basic knowledge of exercise physiology as it relates to        EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS, EXSS
            exercise prescription.                                           4603 Adv Methods, EXSS 3405
                                                                              Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I



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                       Knowledges                                            Course prefix, number and name
1.2.2        Knowledge of the role of aerobic and anaerobic energy           EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 4603
             systems in the performance of various activities.               Adv Methods, EXSS 2020 Aerobic,
                                                                             EXSS 2010 Res Train, EXSS 3603
                                                                                        Ex Phys I
1.2.3        Knowledge of the following terms: ischemia, angina pectoris,
             tachycardia, bradycardia, arrhythmia, myocardial infarction,    EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
             cardiac output, stroke volume, lactic acid, oxygen               Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
             consumption, hyperventilation, systolic blood                   3505/3506 Princ of HFI, HPRO 2100
             pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and anaerobic threshold.       Wellness, EXSS 2020 Aerobic
1.2.4        Knowledge of the role of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins as    EXSS 4010 Ergogenic Aids, EXSS
             fuels for aerobic and anaerobic metabolism.                        3703 Ex Phys II, NUTR 2202
                                                                               Nutrition, HPRO 2100 Wellness
1.2.5        Knowledge of the components of fitness: cardiorespiratory          EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
             fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance,                 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, HPRO 2100
                                                                             Wellness, EXSS 4603 Adv Methods,
                                                                                     EXSS 2020 Aerobic
1.2.6        Knowledge to describe normal cardiorespiratory responses to     EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
             static and dynamic exercise in terms of heart rate, blood        Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
             pressure, and oxygen consumption.
                                                                             3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS 2020
                                                                                           Aerobic
1.2.7        Knowledge of how heart rate, blood pressure, and oxygen         EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
             consumption responses change with adaptation to chronic          Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
             exercise training.
                                                                                   3505/3506 Princ of HFI
1.2.8        Knowledge of the physiological adaptations associated with       EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 4603
             strength training.                                              Adv Methods, EXSS 2010 Res Train,
                                                                                      EXSS 3405 Kines
1.2.10       Knowledge of the physiological principles related to warm-         EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
             up and cool-down.                                               3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS 2020
                                                                               Aerobic, EXSS 2010 Res Train
1.2.11       Knowledge of the common theories of muscle fatigue and            EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
             delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).                                     2010 Res Train
2.2.0        Knowledge of exercise physiology including the role of
             aerobic and anaerobic metabolism, muscle physiology,
             cardiovascular physiology, and respiratory physiology at rest
                                                                             EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 3405
             and during exercise. In addition, demonstrate an
             understanding of the components of physical fitness, the          Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
             effects of aerobic and strength and/or resistance training on
             the fitness components and the effects of chronic disease.
2.2.12.2.1   Knowledge of the physiological adaptations that occur at rest
                                                                             EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 2020
             and during submaximal and maximal exercise following
             chronic aerobic and anaerobic exercise training.                           Aerobic
2.2.2        Knowledge of the differences in cardiorespiratory response to
                                                                             EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 2020
             acute graded exercise between conditioned and
             unconditioned individuals.                                                 Aerobic
2.2.3        Knowledge of the structure of the skeletal muscle fiber and     EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
             the basic mechanism of contraction.                                         Phys I
2.2.4        Knowledge of the characteristics of fast and slow twitch        EXSS 2010 Res Train, EXSS 3405
             fibers.                                                           Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
2.2.5        Knowledge of the sliding filament theory of muscle              EXSS 2010 Res Train, EXSS 3405
             contraction.                                                      Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I


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                    Knowledges                                               Course prefix, number and name
2.2.6     Knowledge of twitch, summation, and tetanus with respect to        EXSS 2010 Res Train, EXSS 3405
          muscle contraction.                                                  Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I
2.2.9     Knowledge of the relationship between the number of
                                                                              EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
          repetitions, intensity, number of sets, and rest with regard to
          strength training.                                                          2010 Res Train
2.2.10    Knowledge of the basic properties of cardiac muscle and the        EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 2020
          normal pathways of conduction in the heart.                                    Aerobic
2.2.11    Knowledge of the response of the following variables to
          acute exercise: heart rate, stroke volume, cardiac output,         EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 2020
          pulmonary ventilation, tidal volume, respiratory rate, and                    Aerobic
          arteriovenous oxygen difference.
2.2.12    Knowledge of the differences in the cardiorespiratory
                                                                            EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
          responses to static exercise compared with dynamic exercise,
          including possible hazards and contraindications.                        EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
2.2.14    Knowledge of blood pressure responses associated with acute       EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          exercise, including changes in body position.                     Pop, EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn
                                                                                 Lab, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
2.2.15    Knowledge of and ability to describe the implications of          EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
          ventilatory threshold (anaerobic threshold) as it relates to       EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 2020
          exercise training and cardiorespiratory assessment.
                                                                                         Aerobic
2.2.16    Knowledge of and ability to describe the physiological
          adaptations of the respiratory system that occur at rest and
          during submaximal and maximal exercise following chronic                 EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
          aerobic and anaerobic training.
2.2.18    Knowledge of and ability to discuss the physiological basis
          of the major components of physical fitness: flexibility,          EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 3603
          cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular                          Ex Phys I
          endurance, and body composition.
1.3.0     Knowledge of the benefits and risks associated with exercise
          training in prepubescent and postpubescent youth.                      EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
1.3.1     Knowledge of the benefits and precautions associated with         EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          resistance and endurance training in older adults.                              Pop
2.3.0     Knowledge of the changes that occur during growth and
          development from childhood to old age.
                                                                                     EXSS 3405 Kines
2.3.0.2   Knowledge of and ability to describe the changes that occur
          in maturation from childhood to adulthood for the following:
          skeletal muscle, bone structure, reaction time, coordination,       EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
          heat and cold tolerance, maximal oxygen consumption,                           Phys I
          strength, flexibility, body composition, resting and maximal
          heart rate, and resting and maximal blood pressure.
2.3.0.3   Knowledge of the effect of the aging process on the
                                                                             EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
          musculoskeletal and cardiovascular structure and function at
          rest, during exercise, and during recovery.                         Phys I, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
2.3.0.5   Knowledge of and ability to describe the unique adaptations
          to exercise training in children, adolescents, and older           EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
          participants with regard to strength, functional capacity, and      Phys I, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
          motor skills.
2.3.0.6   Knowledge of common orthopedic and cardiovascular
          considerations for older participants and the ability to          EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          describe modifications in exercise prescription that are             Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
          indicated.
1.4.0     Knowledge of cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, and          EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          musculoskeletal risk factors that may require further
          evaluation by medical or allied health professionals before
                                                                             Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
          participation in physical activity.                                      3050 Adv Life Support



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                     Knowledges                                                Course prefix, number and name
1.4.0.2    Knowledge to define the following terms: total cholesterol
           (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C),                EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           TC/HDL-C ratio, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-             Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
           C), triglycerides, hypertension<, and atherosclerosis.
1.4.0.3    Knowledge of plasma cholesterol levels for adults as
                                                                              EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           recommended by the National Cholesterol Education
           Program (NCEP II).                                                               Pop
2.4.0      Knowledge of the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and            EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           how this process is influenced by physical activity.                  Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
2.4.1      Knowledge of the risk factor concept of CAD and the
                                                                              EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           influence of heredity and lifestyle on the development of
           CAD.                                                                  Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
2.4.2      Knowledge of the atherosclerotic process, the factors
                                                                              EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           involved in its genesis and progression, and the potential role
           of exercise training in treatment.                                    Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
2.4.4      Knowledge of cardiovascular risk factors or conditions that
           may require consultation with medical personnel before
           testing or training, including inappropriate changes in resting    EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           or exercise heart rate and blood pressure, new onset                Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
           discomfort in chest, neck, shoulder, or arm, changes in the                  2020 Aerobic
           pattern of discomfort during rest or exercise, fainting or dizzy
           spells, and claudication.
2.4.5      Knowledge of respiratory risk factors or conditions that may
           require consultation with medical personnel before testing or      EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           training, including asthma, exercise-induced bronchospasm,          Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
           extreme breathlessness at rest or during exercise, bronchitis,               2020 Aerobic
           and emphysema.
2.4.6      Knowledge of metabolic risk factors or conditions that may
           require consultation with medical personnel before testing or
                                                                              EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           training, including body weight more than 20% above
           optimal, BMI 1 30, thyroid disease, diabetes or glucose                          Pop
           intolerance, and hypoglycemia.
2.4.7      Knowledge of musculoskeletal risk factors or conditions that
           may require consultation with medical personnel before
                                                                              EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           testing or training, including acute or chronic back pain,
           osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, tendonitis,      Pop, EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
           and low back pain.
1.5.2      Knowledge of specific techniques to enhance motivation
           (e.g., posters, recognition, bulletin boards, games,
           competitions). Define extrinsic and intrinsic reinforcement
                                                                                       EXSS 3450 Psyc
           and give examples of each.
1.5.3      Knowledge of the stages of motivational readiness.                          EXSS 3450 Psyc
2.5.1      Knowledge of symptoms of anxiety and depression that may
           necessitate referral.
                                                                                       EXSS 3450 Psyc
2.5.2      Knowledge of the potential symptoms and causal factors of
           test anxiety (i.e., performance, appraisal threat during           EXSS 3450 Psyc, EXSS 4003 Health
           exercise testing) and how it may affect physiological                           Prog
           responses to testing.
1.6.1      Knowledge of the importance of a health/medical history.           EXSS 3050 Adv Life Support, EXSS
                                                                                   3505/3506 Princ of HFI
1.6.2      Knowledge of the value of a medical clearance prior to
           exercise participation.
                                                                                 EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
2.6.0.13   Knowledge of the advantages/disadvantages and limitations
           of the various body composition techniques.                        EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab




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                       Knowledges                                               Course prefix, number and name
2.6.0.17     Knowledge of common drugs from each of the following              EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
             classes of medications and describe the principal action and      Pop, EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn
             the effects on exercise testing and prescription:
                                                                                               Lab
2.6.0.17.1   Antianginals                                                      EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
                                                                               Pop, EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn
                                                                                               Lab
2.6.0.17.2   Antihypertensives                                                 EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
                                                                               Pop, EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn
                                                                                               Lab
2.6.0.17.3   Antiarrhythmics                                                   EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
                                                                               Pop, EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn
                                                                                               Lab
2.6.0.17.4   Bronchodilators                                                   EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
                                                                               Pop, EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn
                                                                                               Lab
2.6.0.17.5   Hypoglycemics                                                     EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
                                                                               Pop, EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn
                                                                                               Lab
2.6.0.17.6   Psychotropics                                                     EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
                                                                                               Pop
2.6.0.17.7   Vasodilators                                                      EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
                                                                                               Pop
1.7.0        Knowledge of and skill in obtaining basic life support and
             cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.
                                                                                  EXSS 3050 Adv Life Support
1.7.1        Knowledge of appropriate emergency procedures (i.e.,
             telephone procedures, written emergency procedures,                  EXSS 3050 Adv Life Support
             personnel responsibilities) in the group exercise setting.
1.7.2        Knowledge of basic first aid procedures for exercise-related
                                                                               EXSS 3050 Adv Life Support, HPRO
             injuries, such as bleeding, strains/sprains, fractures, and
             exercise intolerance (dizziness, syncope, heat injury.                     2100 Wellness
1.7.3        Knowledge of basic precautions taken in a group exercise          EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
             setting to ensure participant safety.                                       2020 Aerobic
1.7.6        Knowledge of the following terms: shin splints, sprain, strain,
             tennis elbow, bursitis, stress fracture, tendonitis, patellar
             femoral pain syndrome, low back pain, plantar fasciitis, and         EXSS 3050 Adv Life Support
             rotator cuff tendonitis.
1.7.8        Knowledge of hypothetical concerns and potential risks that
             may be associated with the use of exercises such as straight
                                                                               EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
             leg sit-ups, double leg raises, full squats, hurdlers stretch,
             yoga plough, forceful back hyperextension, and standing                  4603 Adv Methods
             bent-over toe touch.
2.7.1        Knowledge of safety plans, emergency procedures, and first
                                                                               EXSS 3050 Adv Life Support, EXSS
             aid techniques needed during fitness evaluations, exercise
             testing, and exercise training.                                        3505/3506 Princ of HFI
2.7.3        Knowledge of the health/fitness instructor's responsibilities,
             limitations, and the legal implications of carrying out              EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
             emergency procedures.
2.7.5        Knowledge of the initial management and first aid techniques
             associated with open wounds, musculoskeletal injuries,            EXSS 3050 Adv Life Support, EXSS
             cardiovascular/pulmonary complications, and metabolic                  3505/3506 Princ of HFI
             disorders.




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                     Knowledges                                                 Course prefix, number and name
2.7.6      Knowledge of the components of an equipment
           maintenance/repair program and how it may be used to
           evaluate the condition of exercise equipment to reduce the
                                                                                  EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
           potential risk of injury.
1.8.0      Knowledge of the recommended intensity, duration,
           frequency, and type of physical activity necessary for                 EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI,
           development of cardiorespiratory fitness in an apparently                 HPRO 2100 Wellness
           healthy population.
1.8.3      Knowledge of the principles of overload, specificity, and           EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           progression and how they relate to exercise programming.            4603 Adv Methods, EXSS 2010 Res
                                                                                            Train
1.8.6      Knowledge of the following terms: progressive resistance,
           isotonic/isometric, concentric, eccentric, atrophy,                   EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
           hypertrophy, sets, repetitions, plyometrics, Valsalva                        2010 Res Train
           maneuver.
1.8.16     Knowledge to describe the various types of interval,                 EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
           continuous, and circuit training programs.                                   2010 Res Train
1.8.17     Knowledge to describe various ways a leader can take a
                                                                               EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           position relative to the group to enhance visibility, participant
           interactions, and communication.                                              2020 Aerobic
1.8.19     Knowledge to describe partner resistance exercises that can
           be used in a group class setting.
                                                                                  EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
1.8.21     Knowledge of the properties of water that affect the design of
           a water exercise session.
                                                                                      EXSS 2020 Aerobic
1.8.22     Knowledge of basic music fundamentals, including
           downbeat, 8 count, and 32 count.                                           EXSS 2020 Aerobic


                            Skills                                              Course Prefix, number and name
1.6.3      Skill to measure pulse rate accurately both at rest and during
           exercise.
                                                                               EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab
2.6.0      Knowledge, skills, and abilities to assess the health status of     EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           individuals and the ability to conduct fitness testing.                       2020 Aerobic
2.6.0.7    Skill in instructing participants in the use of equipment and       EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
           test procedures.                                                    EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
                                                                                         2020 Aerobic
2.6.0.9    Skill in accurately measuring heart rate, blood pressure, and
                                                                               EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
           obtaining rating of perceived exertion (RPE) at rest and
           during exercise according to established guidelines.                  EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
2.6.0.12   Skill in various techniques of assessing body composition.          EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
                                                                                 EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
2.6.0.19   Skill in techniques for calibration of a cycle ergometer and a
           motor-driven treadmill.
                                                                               EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab
1.7.7      Skill to demonstrate exercises used for people with low back
           pain.
                                                                                    EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
2.7.0      Skill in demonstrating appropriate emergency procedures             EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           during exercise testing and/or training.                                      2020 Aerobic
1.8.4      Skill to teach and demonstrate appropriate exercises used in
                                                                               EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           the warm-up and cool-down of a variety of group exercise
           classes.                                                                      2020 Aerobic
1.8.7      Skill to teach class participants how to monitor intensity of        XSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           exercise using heart rate and rating of perceived exertion.           2020 Aerobic, EXSS 4000 Exerc
                                                                                       Testing Techn Lab



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                    Knowledges                                                Course prefix, number and name
1.8.8     Skill to teach participants how to use RPE and heart rate to        XSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
          adjust the intensity of the exercise session.                        2020 Aerobic, EXSS 4000 Exerc
                                                                                     Testing Techn Lab
1.8.10    Skill to teach and demonstrate appropriate modifications in
          specific exercises for the following groups: older adults,         EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          pregnant and postnatal women, obese persons, and persons             Pop, EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
          with low back pain.
1.8.13    Skill to teach and demonstrate appropriate exercises for            EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS
          improving range of motion of all major joints.                              2010 Res Train
1.8.23    Skill to effectively use verbal and nonverbal cues in the
                                                                             EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
          group exercise setting, including anticipatory, motivational,
          safety, and educational.                                                     2020 Aerobic
1.8.24    Skill to demonstrate the proper form, alignment, and               EXSS 2020 Aerobic, EXSS 2010 Res
          technique in typical exercises used in the warm-up                              Train




                 Abilities                                        Course prefix, number and name
1.1.0.3   Ability to identify the major bones and muscles.
          Major muscles include, but are not limited to, the
          following: trapezius, pectoralis major, latissimus
          dorsi, biceps, triceps,< rectus abdominis, internal                 EXSS 3405 Kines
          and external obliques, erector spinae, gluteus
          maximus, quadriceps, hamstrings, adductors,
          abductors, and gastrocnemius.
1.1.0.5   Ability to identify the joints of the body.              EXSS 3405 Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex
                                                                              Phys I
1.1.1.3   Ability to describe the following curvatures of
          the spine: lordosis, scoliosis, and kyphosis.
                                                                              EXSS 3405 Kines
2.1.0.2   Ability to locate the anatomic landmarks for           EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
          palpation of peripheral pulses.                          EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
                                                                      3505/3506 Princ of HFI
2.1.0.3   Ability to locate the brachial artery and correctly
          place the cuff and stethoscope in position for         EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab
          blood pressure measurement.
2.1.0.4   Ability to locate common sites for measurement
          of skinfold thicknesses and circumferences (for        EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
          determination of body composition and waist-hip          EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
          ratio).
1.2.1     Ability to define aerobic and anaerobic
          metabolism.
                                                                          EXSS 4010 Ergogenic Aids
1.2.9     Ability to identify and apply to both groups and
          individuals methods used to monitor exercise           EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
          intensity, including heart rate and rating of            EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
          perceived exertion.
2.2.7     Ability to discuss the physiological principles
                                                                EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS 3405
          involved in promoting gains in muscular strength
          and endurance.                                           Kines, EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I




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                 Abilities                                        Course prefix, number and name
2.2.8     Ability to define muscular fatigue as it relates to
          task, intensity, duration, and the accumulative             EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
          effects of exercise.
2.2.13    Ability to describe how each of the following
          differs from the normal condition: premature            EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 4000
          atrial contractions and premature ventricular              Exerc Testing Techn Lab
          contractions.
2.2.17    Ability to describe how each of the following
                                                                 EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          differs from the normal condition: dyspnea,
          hypoxia, and hypoventilation.                             Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
2.2.19    Ability to explain how the principle of
          specificity relates to the components of fitness.           EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
2.2.20    Ability to explain the concept of detraining or
          reversibility of conditioning and its implications          EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
          in fitness programs.
2.2.21    Ability to discuss the physical and psychological
                                                                  EXSS 3450 Psyc, EXSS 4603 Adv
          signs of overtraining and to provide
          recommendations for these problems.                                Methods
2.2.22    Ability to describe the physiological and
          metabolic responses to exercise associated with        EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          chronic disease (heart disease, hypertension,                        Pop
          diabetes mellitus, and pulmonary disease).
1.3.2     Ability to describe specific leadership techniques
                                                                 EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, HPRO
          appropriate for working with participants of all
          ages.                                                           2100 Wellness
2.3.0.1   Ability to modify cardiovascular and resistance        EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          exercises based on age and physical condition.                       Pop
2.3.0.4   Ability to characterize the differences in the
                                                                 EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          development of an exercise prescription for
          children, adolescents, and older participants.           Pop, EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
1.4.0.1   Ability to determine those risk factors that may
                                                                 EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          be favorably modified by physical activity
          habits.                                                 Pop, EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
2.4.3     Ability to discuss in detail how lifestyle factors,
          including nutrition, physical activity, and                   HPRO 2100 Wellness
          heredity, influence lipid and lipoprotein profiles.
3.4.0     Ability to define atherosclerosis, the factors
          causing it, and the interventions that may             EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
          potentially delay or reverse the atherosclerotic          Pop, EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
          process.
1.5.0     Ability to identify and define at least five
          behavioral strategies to enhance exercise and          EXSS 3450 Psyc, EXSS 4003 Health
          health behavior change (i.e., reinforcement, goal                   Prog
          setting, social support).
1.5.1     Ability to list and define the five important
                                                                 EXSS 3450 Psyc, EXSS 4003 Health
          elements that should be included in each
          counseling session.                                                 Prog
1.5.4     Ability to list and describe three counseling
                                                                 EXSS 3450 Psyc, EXSS 4003 Health
          approaches that may assist less motivated clients
          to increase their physical activity.                                Prog
2.5.0     Ability to list and describe the specific strategies
          aimed at encouraging the initiation, adherence,
          and return to participation in an exercise
                                                                 EXSS 3450 Psyc, EXSS 2020 Aerobic
          program.




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                  Abilities                                       Course prefix, number and name
2.6.0.1    Ability to obtain a health history and risk
           appraisal that includes past and current medical
           history, family history of cardiac disease,           EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           orthopedic limitations, prescribed medications,                 2020 Aerobic
           activity patterns, nutritional habits, stress and
           anxiety levels, and smoking and alcohol use.
2.6.0.2    Ability to describe the categories of participants
           who should receive medical clearance prior to
           administration of an exercise test or participation       EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
           in an exercise program.
2.6.0.3    Ability to identify relative and absolute
                                                                 EXSS 4015 Exercise Prog for Special
           contraindications to exercise testing or
           participation.                                          Pop, EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
2.6.0.4    Ability to discuss the limitations of informed
                                                                 EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           consent and medical clearance prior to exercise
           testing.                                                        2020 Aerobic
2.6.0.5    Ability to obtain informed consent.                   EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
                                                                           2020 Aerobic
2.6.0.6    Ability to explain the purpose and procedures for
                                                                 EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
           monitoring clients prior to, during, and after
           cardiorespiratory fitness testing.                              2020 Aerobic
2.6.0.8    Ability to describe the purpose of testing, select
           an appropriate submaximal or maximal protocol,
           and conduct an assessment of cardiovascular
                                                                  EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab
           fitness on the cycle ergometer or the treadmill.
2.6.0.10   Ability to locate and measure skinfold sites,
                                                                 EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
           skeletal diameters, and girth measurements used
           for estimating body composition.                        EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
2.6.0.11   Ability to describe the purpose of testing, select
           appropriate protocols, and conduct assessments
           of muscular strength, muscular endurance, and
                                                                       EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
           flexibility.
2.6.0.14   Ability to interpret information obtained from
           the cardiorespiratory fitness test and the
           muscular strength and endurance, flexibility,             EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS
           and body composition assessments for                        3505/3506 Princ of HFI
           apparently healthy individuals and those with
           stable disease.
2.6.0.15   Ability to identify appropriate criteria for
           terminating a fitness evaluation and demonstrate      EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
           proper procedures to be followed after                  EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
           discontinuing such a test.
2.6.0.16   Ability to modify protocols and procedures for
                                                                  EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab,
           cardiorespiratory fitness tests in children,
           adolescents, and older adults.                           EXSS 4015 Prog for Special Pop
1.7.4      Ability to identify the physical and physiological    EXSS 3603 Ex Phys I, EXSS 4603 Adv
           signs and symptoms of overtraining.                                Methods
1.7.5      Ability to list the effects of temperature,
           humidity, altitude, and pollution on the                     EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II
           physiological response to exercise.
2.7.2      Ability to identify the components that
                                                                 EXSS 3050 Adv Life Support, HPRO
           contribute to the maintenance of a safe
           environment.                                                   2100 Wellness




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                Abilities                                        Course prefix, number and name
2.7.4    Ability to describe potential musculoskeletal
         injuries (e.g., contusions, sprains, strains,
         fractures), cardiovascular/pulmonary
         complications (e.g., tachycardia, bradycardia,         EXSS 3703 Ex Phys II, EXSS 3603 Ex
         hypotension/hypertension, tachypnea) and                             Phys I
         metabolic abnormalities (e.g., fainting/syncope,
         hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia,
         hypothermia/hyperthermia).
1.8.1    Ability to differentiate between the amount of
         physical activity required for health benefits and
         the amount of exercise required for fitness
                                                                      EXSS 4603 Adv Methods
         development.
1.8.2    Ability to describe exercises designed to enhance
                                                                EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS 2010
         muscular strength and/or endurance of specific
         major muscle groups.                                              Res Train
1.8.5    Ability to teach the components of an exercise
         session (i.e., warm-up, aerobic stimulus phase,        EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
         cool-down, muscular strength/endurance,                2010 Res Train, EXSS 2020 Aerobic
         flexibility).
1.8.9    Ability to calculate training heart rates using two
         methods: percent of age-predicted maximum              EXSS 4000 Exerc Testing Techn Lab
         heart rate and heart rate reserve (Karvonen).
1.8.11   Ability to recognize proper and improper
         technique in the use of resistive equipment such       EXSS 4603 Adv Methods, EXSS 2010
         as stability balls, weights, bands, resistance bars,              Res Train
         and water exercise equipment.
1.8.12   Ability to recognize proper and improper
         technique in the use of cardiovascular                 EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
         conditioning equipment (e.g., steps, cycles,                     2020 Aerobic
         slides).
1.8.14   Ability to modify exercises in the group setting
                                                                EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
         for apparently healthy persons of various fitness
         levels.                                                       4603 Adv Methods
1.8.15   Ability to teach a progression of exercises for all
                                                                EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI, EXSS
         major muscle groups to improve muscular
         strength and endurance.                                       4603 Adv Methods
1.8.18   Ability to communicate effectively with exercise
         participants in the group exercise session.
                                                                   EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
1.8.20   Ability to demonstrate techniques for
         accommodating various fitness levels within the           EXSS 3505/3506 Princ of HFI
         same class.




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Listing of Courses Covering KSAs
In the spaces below, please provide a listing of the courses you have used to complete the KSA
form above so that this list can be checked against your curriculum guides.
    Course Prefix and                      Course Name                    Credits
         Number
       EXSS 2010                Resistance Training Applications           2

       EXSS 2020                 Aerobic Training Applications             2
                               Adv. Life Support for Ex. Cond. &
       EXSS 3050                                                           3
                                            Testing
       EXSS 3405                     Anatomic Kinesiology                  3

       EXSS 3450               Psychological Aspects of Exercise           3

       EXSS 3505                        Principles of HFI                  3

       EXSS 3506                  Principles of HFI Practicum              1

       EXSS 3603                     Exercise Physiology I                 3

       EXSS 3703                     Exercise Physiology II                3

       EXSS 3803                        Motor Learning                     3
                             Exercise Testing Techniques and Inter.
       EXSS 4000                                                           3
                                              Lab
                                Health Program Development &
       EXSS 4003                                                           3
                                            Admin.
                             Ergogenic Aids and Nutrition in Fit. &
       EXSS 4010                                                           3
                                             Sport
       EXSS 4015             Exercise Prog. For Special Populations        3
                                  Adv. Methods of Strength &
       EXSS 4603                                                           3
                                        Condtioning
       HPRO 2100                Wellness Concepts and Practices            3

       NUTR 2202                            Nutrition                      3




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