Performance & Conditioning for High School Athletes, Feenick, Fall 2019

Course Number: PED 5710 CFS1
Instructor: John Feenick
Location: Online
Dates and Times: Monday, October 14, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019
Credits: 3 graduate credits
Tuition: $975

Course Description

This course is designed to emphasize the importance of proper fitness, sport conditioning, and nutrition in determining both success and safety for high school athletes. The specific topics covered in this course include program design, strength, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, body composition, nutrition and injury prevention. Course offered online.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student should;

1. Understand factors related to prevention of athletic injuries to include:
    a. prevention of anterior cruciate injury to include causes, gender factors, neuromuscular issues and prevention.
    b. Issues related to heat injuries to include acclimation, training in extreme temperatures and treatment of athletes who are experiencing heat related injuries.
    c. Current science in the recognition of concussion in sports and its treatment. The student will understand Vermont State law pertaining to concussion in organized sport and return to play protocol required by law.

2. Understand factors related to nutrition as it applies to the high school athlete to include;
    a. General concepts of each of the energy nutrients as it applies to athletes involved in aerobic and anaerobic sports.
    b. Current science and thinking in how athletes should eat in the days and hours before and after competitive events.
    c. General concepts of hydration and its effect on athletic performance and the prevention of heat related illness.

3. Understand the basic concepts of how to design a year-long conditioning program for their athletes/team with consideration to:
    a. Age of the athlete
    b. Sport played
    c. Physical demands of the sport
    d. Time of the year in regards to off-season, pre-season and in-season periods.

4. Understand how to develop the following physical characteristics in the high school athletes:
    a. Cardiorespiratory endurance
    b. Muscular strength and endurance
    c. Flexibility
    d. Agility, speed and quickness

Required Text

Required text not included in course tuition.

Hoffman, J., NSCA Guide to Program Design, Human kinetics Publishing, 2011

For additional course information

John Feenick
(802) 747-8456

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

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