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Advanced Strength Training for Sports

3 Credits
This course is designed to provide the high school coach or teacher with the tools to maximize the muscular strength and power of their student athletes by applying the latest breakthroughs in scientific research to his/her advanced training program. Participants will be exposed to both proven methods for developing advanced workouts and dozens of different exercises that result in the greatest stimulation in the muscles. It provides detailed guidelines for program design, including an explanation of how to calculate training volume, intensity, rest intervals, number of exercises, and loading patterns. Participants will learn how to create workouts to peak at the optimal time by manipulating six different training phases during their year-round program.

Course assignments encourage participants to integrate specific national standards for physical education. Objectives for each lesson are modeled around standards-based learning as identified by SHAPE America. Evidence of learning is tied directly to stated objectives and is assessed via analysis and application papers, training programs, testing programs, reflective evaluations and peer learning. The course is designed for teachers and coaches of 7th through 14th grade students.

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.