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Strength Training for Sports

3 Credits
This course is designed to explore the relationship between strength training and athletic performance. Participants will learn how to develop individualized strength training programs for both young athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Topics include basic principles of resistance training, the controversy of strength training for children, growth and development issues, development and administration of programs for youth, integrating other fitness components, individualizing strength programs, and developing sport-specific strength training program for young athletes. This course will be beneficial for the junior or senior high school teacher or coach.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

This course is applicable towards the Strength and Conditioning Certificate.

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Dr. Andrew Herrick

I am currently Director of Academic Development and a faculty member at Fresno Pacific University. I am responsible for all course offerings and marketing through the Office of Continuing Education, which includes identifying and developing new programs, courses, and instructors who are passionate about Christian higher education. I actively teach graduate, undergraduate, and professional development online courses for the university.