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Foam Rolling for Sports

3 Credits
Foam rolling is a popular and cost-effective massage technique that can be utilized with student athletes. It can be used to lessen aches and pains, increase flexibility and range of motion, improve performance, and accelerate recovery. In this course, students will learn what foam rolling is designed to do and how to perform it safely and correctly. Participants will learn how to perform foam rolling techniques for the entire body. Course assignments encourage students to integrate specific Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Standards for K-12 Physical Education. Basic understanding of the science of foam rolling is also addressed.

NOTE: Required textbook, foam roller, and exercise mat must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the Strength and Conditioning Certificate.

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Dr. Jim Ave

My life purpose is to glorify and honor Jesus Christ in all that I do. This life purpose transfers to my teaching. I want students to learn and apply information from my classes to their professional and personal experiences. God has gifted me with the abilities to take care of athletes and other physically active individuals as a Certified Athletic Trainer. I've also been gifted with the ability to develop and create new academic program and classes. I've used these talents to develop courses for Fresno Pacific University.