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FIT 113 – Healthy Weight Loss and Management

This course is designed to enable the student to learn healthy approaches to weight loss and weight maintenance. Topics to be covered include food preparation methods, body type, developing weight-loss goals, types of exercise, effects of stress on eating habits, and weight maintenance techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the importance of food preparation methods,
2. list different body types,
3. develop a weight-loss plan,
4. list different types of exercises and set exercise goals for each type,
5. discuss the effects of stress on eating habits, and
6. evaluate the difference between weight loss and weight management.

FIT 350 – AEROBIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how to provide fitness instruction,
2. discuss exercise physiology,
3. demonstrate an understanding of ¿Fitness for Life¿ cycle, and
4. demonstrate increased readiness to take the National Certification Test.

FIT 408 – Magic of Hypnosis

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the history, methods, and application of hypnotic suggestion in today's society. The student will also learn about regression, false memories, and how to recognize situations when the use of hypnosis is not appropriate. Topics to be covered include hypnotic suggestion, trance, script, dramatic life changes, weight control, addictions, anxieties, sleep disorders, unwanted behaviors, memory, writer's block, peak performance, and pain management.

Course Objectives:
1. describe all the elements of a successful hypnosis session from pre-talking to exiting the trance, including induction, levels of trance, testing, and deepening;
2. explain how the magic of hypnosis can be used to successfully change an unwanted, or addictive behavior;
3. describe how learning develops and how that learning can be easily facilitated with the understanding of learning styles, and the proper use of hypnosis; and
4. explain the principles of medical hypnosis.

FIT 431 – Nutrition Education

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of nutrition for a healthy diet and lifestyle,
2. develop the ability to apply the language of nutrition to real world situations,
3. develop the ability to apply the principles of nutrition and nutrition techniques to meal planning for dietary needs,
4. discuss nutritional goals,
5. develop the ability to discuss how to evaluate nutritional information, and
6. demonstrate an understanding of the lifetime benefits of healthy nutritional behavior.

FIT 455 – Handling Medical Emergencies

This course is designed to: train the student in identifying common medical emergencies, recognizing signs and symptoms, and rendering appropriate care.Topics to be covered include: Major components of the body, Assessing an accident sceneRecognizing the signs of brain injury and illness, Learning to treat fractures, spinal injuries, and poisoning

Course Objectives:
1. identify major components of the body,
2. assess medical emergency situations and describe proper treatments,
3. recognize symptoms and indicators of specific medical emergencies, and
4. describe the EMT system.

FIT 478 – HEALTHY HEART AWARENESS

Course Objectives:
1. discuss basic heart anatomy and function,
2. identify heart disease and stroke risk factors and development,
3. demonstrate an understanding of cholesterol and blood pressure concepts, and
4. develop the ability to learn about heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment information.

FIT 499 – Total Wellness Through Nutrition and Relaxation

Enhance the harmony of the body's mental, emotional and physical wellness through nutrition and relaxation. Learn Naturopathic techniques to establish and maintain increased energy levels, reduce the risk of disease and feel fabulous through the power of nature.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate understanding of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats), their role in wellness and health, and their optimal food source;
2. demonstrate an ability to read food labels correctly and make healthy food choices in grocery stores as a result;
3. utilize new nutrition-related skills to optimize their energy and health;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the impact of stress on health and discuss breathing techniques for combating stress; and
5. recognize what a healthy weight is for each individual; and how to achieve and maintain it.

FIT 603 – Lifeguard Training

Learn the progressive techniques and practices of advanced water safety, rescue, and resuscitation methods; emphasizes life guarding techniques and swimming pool operation. (Prerequisite: 500 yard continuous swim, surface dive and recover 10 pound brick, under water 15 yard swim and tread for two (2) minutes legs only and must be 15 years of age by the completion of the course.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the roles, characteristics, and responsibilities of a professional lifeguard;
2. demonstrate surveillance techniques that a lifeguard needs to prevent aquatic injuries;
3. evaluate and become familiar with the EMS system;
4. develop techniques for caring for victims of respiratory and cardiac arrest;
5. demonstrate the seven steps in affecting a rescue;
6. demonstrate the ability to rescue and care for victims and remove them from the water;
7. recognize how to care for victims of injuries and sudden illness;
8. recognize the causes and signs and symptoms of aquatic spinal injuries;
9. demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities following an accident and the procedures to cope with stress; and
10. cite appropriate decisions for care when given two accident scenarios.

FIT 627 – Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Prepare to become a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer in this one day course leading to AAAI/ISMA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification exam. Topics include fitness testing, injury prevention and designing personalized fitness programs. CEUs awarded. Note: American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA) certification course.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding the practical and theoretical aspects of the fitness trainer exam,
2. discuss movement techniques to teach students proper exercise,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the material in the Personal Trainer Manual,
4. discuss the health benefits of exercise science and sports medicine, and
5. demonstrate readiness to sit for AAAI ISMA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification exam.

FIT 629 – Primary Aerobic Trainer Certification

Prepare for certification as a Primary Aerobic Trainer. Study the AAAI/ISMA certification course and understand the principles of aerobic strength conditioning and training. CEUs awarded. Note: American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA) certification course.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of the aerobic fitness trainer exam,
2. discuss movement techniques to teach students proper aerobic exercise,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the material in the primary aerobic trainer certification manual,
4. discuss the health benefits of exercise science and sports medicine, and
5. demonstrate readiness to sit for the AAAI ISMA Primary Aerobic Trainer Certification.

FIT 637 – Introduction to Green Living

Learn to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle and discover how to have a positive impact on the environment through every day activities. Find out about recycling, waste prevention, home composting, responsible lawn care, reducing household hazardous toxins and waste and energy conservation.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the importance and impact of waste prevention and recycling,
2. demonstrate the basics of composting and environmentally responsible lawn care,
3. demonstrate methods of reducing and properly disposing of toxins, and
4. discuss the importance of energy conservation.

FIT 646 – Red Cross CPR Professional Rescuers Recertification

Renew your certification before it expires. Designed for professional rescuers who must pass a skills and written exam in order to renew the American Red Cross Certification. Bring current American Red Cross Certification card to class.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an update of all CPR/AED techniques,
2. recognize and treat breathing and/or cardiac emergencies,
3. perform CPR on persons of all ages,
4. list the links in the 'Cardiac Chain of Survival', and
5. demonstrate the proper use of AED in conjunction with CPR.

FIT 662 – Mat Pilates Phase I Instructor Certification

Learn techniques to incorporate Pilates into an aerobics class or make it a class of its own. Study the history of Pilates, understand the 6 basic principles, and demonstrate 30 Mat Pilates exercises. Emphasis will be on strengthening the core of the body, injury prevention and designing personalized that motivate and how to market a personalized fitness program. Note: American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA) certification course.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to take the certificate testing for AAAI ISMA Mat Pilates Phase I Instructor Certification,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the history of Pilates,
3. demonstrate thirty Mat Pilates exercises,
4. discuss the six basic Mat Pilates principles,
5. discuss the Pilates myths and misconceptions, and
6. discuss the health benefits of Mat Pilates and the muscle use focusing on the pelvis and spine.

FIT 663 – Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor Certification

Learn exciting kicks, punches and blocks to create a great kickboxing class or learn how to add kickboxing to an existing class and earn your Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor Certification. Earn your AAAI/ISMA certification you and learn kickboxing techniques, principles, and class structure to create an outstanding Aerobic Kickboxing program to motivate your students. Study cardio-respiratory physiology, bioenergetics: the energy system and exercise metabolism, injury prevention and safety techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to take the certificate testing for AAAI ISMA Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor Certification;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the cardio-respiratory physiology and bioenergetics: the energy systems and exercise metabolism;
3. demonstrate kickboxing techniques;
4. discuss kickboxing principles; and
5. discuss the health benefits of aerobic kickboxing and adding kickboxing to an existing class.

FIT 686 – RETEST/AEROBIC/KICKBOX/INSTRCK

Review techniques to help you create a great kickboxing class or learn how to add kickboxing to an existing class. Designed for instructors and students who want to earn AAAI/ISMA Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor Certification. Covers physiology, bioenergetics and safety.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to retake the certificate testing for AAAI ISMA Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor Certification,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the cardio-respiratory physiology,
3. demonstrate an understanding of Bioenergetics: the energy systems and exercise metabolism,
4. demonstrate kickboxing techniques,
5. discuss kickboxing principles, and
6. discuss the health benefits of aerobic kickboxing and adding kickboxing to an existing class.

FIT 687 – RETEST-MAT PILATES PHASE I

Review techniques to incorporate Pilates into an aerobics class or make it a class of its own. For instructors and students who need to retake the AAAI/ISMA Mat Pilates Phase I Instructor Certification Exam.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to retake the certificate testing for AAAI ISMA Mat Pilates Phase I Instructor Certification,
2. discuss the history of Pilates,
3. demonstrate thirty Mat Pilates exercises,
4. discuss the six basic Mat Pilates principles,
5. discuss the Pilates myths and misconceptions, and
6. discuss the health benefits of Mat Pilates and the muscle use, focusing on the pelvis and spine.

FIT 696 – Sports Nutrition Certification

Earn certification from American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association. Discover how diet and nutrition can improve athletic performance and recovery. Study sports nutrition, supplements, herbals, vitamins, body composition testing and ergogenic aids; explore latest research.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to take the certificate testing for AAAI/ISMA Sports Nutrition Instructor Certification,
2. design diet plans and fat burning diets,
3. demonstrate body composition testing,
4. discuss nutrition and ergogenic aids,
5. demonstrate an understanding of nutrition and athletic performance, and
6. discuss nutrition research updates.

FIT 716 – ACHIEVING LIFELONG WELLNESS

This course will enable the student to embrace the components of wellness and achieve vitality and improved quality of life through goal-setting and behavior changes. The focus will be on physical aspects as well as mental such as managing stress. Topics include: environmental factors; setting and achieving goals; stages of change; managing stress; healthy eating; shopping healthy, eating healthy on the go; mindless eating; incorporating physical activity; navigating the medical maize; developing an action plan.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of wellness and how components work together for optimum well being,
2. evaluate the impact of the external environment on well-being and behavior change concepts, and
3. develop an action plan to take small steps towards improved health and well-being.

FIT 723 – Introduction to Living Green

Learn to live a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. Going green is more important than ever and with simple changes you can have a positive and sustainable impact on your community and the environment. Topics include recycling, waste prevention, home composting, rainwater reuse, reducing household hazardous toxins/waste, and energy conservation.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize the importance/impact of waste prevention and recycling in the home,
2. demonstrate the basics of home composting and environmentally responsible lawn care,
3. demonstrate methods of reducing and properly disposing of household toxins and
4. recognize the importance of energy conservation in the home.

FIT 732 – Workplace Skills: Introduction

Improve your team building skills at school and work. Learn to effectively use communication skills in group projects to positively impact your team. Organizations skills will fine tune your study skills which include time management, learning styles assessments, note-taking techniques, brain exercises and more.

Course Objectives:
1. develop awareness of one's employer's expectations;
2. demonstrate skills to maintain positive energy when in the workplace;
3. demonstrate ways to work collaboratively to handle assignments and meet deadlines;
4. identify the eight multiple intelligences and preferred individual learning styles;
5. identify career and education goals;
6. identify three effective ways to become organized;
7. demonstrate note-taking techniques, mind mapping, mnemonics, text messaging;
8. discuss ways to improve communication, reading and listening skills; and
9. discuss techniques to improve short-term and long-term.

FIT 745 – Personal Fitness Trainer: Phase II (Master Personal Trainer)

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about and apply important concepts required for attempting the AAAI ISMA Personal Fitness Trainer II (Master Personal Trainer) Exam. Topics to be covered include advanced principles of strength conditioning, aerobic conditioning, cross training principles of building muscle and losing fat, developing a personal training business, fitness testing, and how to determine body composition.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to take the certificate testing for AAAI ISMA Personal Fitness Trainer Certification II (Master Personal Trainer);
2. demonstrate an understanding of the practical and theoretical components of the fitness trainer exam;
3. demonstrate movement techniques to teach students proper exercise;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the material in the Personal Trainer Manual;
5. discuss the health benefits of exercise science and sports medicine for individuals with special needs or health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and the elderly;
6. discuss how to design an advanced nutrition program for clients; and
7. identify the principles of building muscle and losing fat with individuals with special needs or medical conditions, including the elderly.

FIT 760 – Animal Reiki I

Animal Reiki is an alternative energy healing technique that can help heal your animal companion and facilitate general well being. Animals Reiki can help your pet in many ways with behavior issues, illness and/or injury, among others. You will benefit from the Japanese energy healing system created by Mikao Usui, by earning your first Shoden Reiki Level I attunement certificate, and the skills to practice Level I Reiki with animals. Wear comfortable clothing.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss Reiki and its use as a healing technique;
2. discuss the history of Japanese energy healing system meditation and Reiki;
3. discuss Reiki attunements;
4. discuss practical application and apply Reiki to humans and animals;
5. demonstrate an understanding of Reiki;
6. demonstrate the ability to conduct practice meditation and self-healing; and
7. demonstrate Level I Reiki techniques on oneself and on a live animal.

FIT 761 – Animal Reiki II

If you are attuned to Reiki Level I and would like to deepen your understanding of Animal Reiki and expand your skills, this class is for you. Students will learn the three symbols and mantras of Level II; how distance healing works across space and time; how Reiki your Reiki practice can be complimented with other alternative healing techniques. You will receive the second level attunement/Animal Reiki Level II Certificate, and will leave the class with the skills to practice Level II Reiki with animals. Prerequisites: Animal Reiki Level 1. Wear comfortable clothing.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of distance healing;
2. demonstrate an understanding how Reiki can be complemented by other alternative healing techniques; and
3. demonstrate Level II Reiki techniques on oneself and on a live animal.

FIT 762 – Animal Reiki II

If you are attuned to Reiki Level I and would like to deepen your understanding of Animal Reiki and expand your skills, this class is for you. Students will learn the three symbols and mantras of Level II; how distance healing works across space and time; how Reiki your Reiki practice can be complimented with other alternative healing techniques. You will receive the second level attunement/Animal Reiki Level II Certificate, and will leave the class with the skills to practice Level II Reiki with animals. Prerequisites: Animal Reiki Level 1. Wear comfortable clothing.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of distance healing;
2. demonstrate an understanding of how Reiki can be complemented by other alternative healing techniques; and
3. demonstrate Level II Reiki techniques on oneself and on a live animal.

FIT 763 – Psychics and Mediums

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about psychics and mediums. Topics to be covered include the history of psychic phenomena, the different psychic and medium abilities, the different tests used in determining psychic ability, forms of divination, and leaders in psychical research.

Course Objectives:
1. determine the difference between a psychic and a medium,
2. identify the different abilities used by psychics and mediums,
3. explain the procedures used to test a person¿s psychic or medium abilities,
4. identify the main forms of divination and their origins, and
5. name and describe famous psychics and mediums who have made sincere contributions to the psychic community.

FIT 764 – Paranormal Truth

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the paranormal phenomena. Students will explore the first three classifications of hauntings; identify the characteristics of intelligent, residual, and poltergeist hauntings; use and explain basic paranormal terminology and theories; and learn about some of the modern paranormal investigations equipment, along with the specific team roles found on most paranormal investigation teams. Students will then be able to join an in the field investigation to put their knowledge to use during an actual investigation.

Course Objectives:
1. define and explain basic paranormal terminology and theories;
2. identify the characteristics of intelligent, residual, and poltergeist hauntings;
3. discuss the differences between the first three classifications of hauntings;
4. describe the six different types of apparitions;
5. describe and use the basic paranormal investigation equipment;
6. discuss the commonly known roles on a paranormal investigation team; and
7. participate effectively in an actual paranormal investigation.

FIT 773 – Animal Reiki Level III

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the master symbol advanced techniques for working with animals, and how to maintain self-healing. Students will receive their Level III attunement, will be attuned to Okuden Reiki Level III, and develop the skills to practice Reiki with animals. Topics include distance healing, healing from a distance and healing the past or the future, Reiki II symbols, complementing Reiki with other alternative healing practices, Reiki attunements, and practical application. Prerequisites: Animal Reiki Level I and II.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of distance healing;
2. demonstrate an understanding of how Reiki can be complemented by other alternative healing techniques; and
3. demonstrate Level II I Reiki techniques oneself and on a live animal.

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