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Swayam Central

Fitness Management

By Dr. M. Chourjit Singh   |   Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Education and Sports Science, Manipur University

Fitness management is an interdisciplinary field that blends scientific knowledge of exercise physiology and fitness studies with practical business skills. Nowadays, people are living longer than ever before and are increasingly concerned about maintaining their health and physical fitness. This course is especially developed to provide the individual a blend knowledge of fitness education and business principles in order to effectively serve, motivate, and counsel diverse clients.

Altogether the present course consists of three credits having thirty lectures. The content of the course is again divided into six chapters systematically covering various areas of fitness management like Concept of Fitness and Wellness and their significance in Modern times, Holistic approach to management of health and fitness including diet and exercise (Aerobic and anaerobic); Scope of Fitness Trainer And Health and Fitness Component, Alternative Systems for Health and Fitness;  Effect of anaerobic exercise on musculoskeletal system, Endurance, Strength/Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility and Balance in chapter one. Physical Screening and General Principles of Training; Health Screening-Health Conditions that affect by the Physical Activity and Medication, Training consideration while selecting nature of exercise and Understanding suitability and forms of exercise for fitness, Client Preferences, Expectations and Life Style information and Code of Ethics; Professional Responsibilities of a fitness trainer towards clients in chapter two. Introduction of Cardio-respiratory System and Assessment of Cardio-respiratory fitness using Maximum aerobic capacity (VO2 max), Types of exercise:  Calisthenics, Aerobics and Dance, Weight Training, Yoga and Other forms of Exercise; Similarly, chapter five will cover the important topics of nutrition and energy namely Introduction of Water and Electrolyte Balance, Regime of hydration and dehydration and Sports Drink, Nutrition- Caloric Consumption, Weight variation due to dietary habit, Physiological and Metabolic changes during exercise; Recommended nutritional intakes, Dietary guidelines and Nutrient needs for people with different life style and Sport; Lastly, the chapter six will be highlighted with the topics which is mainly focus on establishment and management of fitness centre, legal issues and partnership consisting of the following lectures Procurement of Equipments and their maintenance in Personal Management and Legal Responsibilities, Facilities, Equipments, Supervision, Instruction and Safety Guidelines.

Therefore, for the fitness professionals as well as for the person who wants to work for a fitness or recreation facility or start business in the field of fitness management, a thorough knowledge and skill to change and inspire the lives of others through a strong understanding of physical exercise techniques, proper nutrition etc. is required. 



Learners enrolled: 2542

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jan 2020
End Date : 03 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 10 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 08 Mar 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Concept of Fitness and Wellness and their significance in Modern times, Scope of Fitness TrainerAnd Health and Fitness Component, Health Screening- Health Conditions that affect Physical Activity and Medication

    Week 2: Client Preferences, Expectations and Life Style information, Physical Screening and General Principles of Training, Training consideration while selecting nature of exercise and Understanding suitability and forms of exercise for fitness 1 question

    Week 3: Types of exercise:  Calisthenics, Aerobics and Dance, Weight Training, Yoga and Other forms of Exercise, Designing fitness program for-Sedentary and active population for Different Age groups and Different fitness levels

    Week 4:   Designing Weight Reduction training, Fitness and Rehabilitation Training Consideration for-Obese age adult and Diabetic Subjects, Nutrition- Caloric Consumption, Weight variation due to dietary habit, Physiological and Metabolic changes during exercise

    Week 5: The energy support in aerobic and anaerobic activity, Relationship of Exercise with heart rate, equation for calculating heart rate zones for various exercises intensities, Recommended nutritional intakes, Dietary guidelines and Nutrient needs for people with different life style and Sport

    Week 6: Selection of training organization of trainer and Layout of Health Clubs and fitness centre, Procurement of Equipments and their maintenance in Personal Management and Legal Responsibilities, Facilities, Equipments, Supervision, Instruction and Safety Guidelines
    Week 7: Exercise recommendation and testing, Indemnity Bond, Legal formalities prior to conducting fitness programme for various categories of client, Code of Ethics, Professional Responsibilities of a fitness trainer towards clients

    Week 8: An employee of fitness centre as contractual Personal Trainer, Business Structure, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership- General Partnership, Limited Partnership and Corporations, Marketing and Promoting Business, Advantages and Disadvantages, Blood borne Pathogens and Wrist Management                                                            

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Armbruster, B. and Gladwin, L. A.2001: "More than Fitness for Older Adults."

    A Whole-istic Approach to Wellness. ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal,Springer Publishing Company, New York.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Ten Great Public Health
    Accomplishments-United States 1900-1999." Morbidity and Mortality WeeklyReports.

    Corbin, Charkes. Gregory Welk, William Corbin; Concepts of Fitness andWellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach; 9th Edition, McGraw-HillHigher Education Pubication, USA.

    Corbin, Charkes. Gregory Welk. William Corbin, Karen Welk; Concepts ofFitness and Wellness: A Comprehensive Lifestyle Approach, Loose Leaf Edition 11th Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Pubication, USA.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. M. Chourjit Singh

    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Education and Sports Science, Manipur University
    Dr. Maibam Chourjit Singh is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science, Manipur University, Imphal. He completed his M.P.E (Physical Education) and Ph.D from Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan. He has also completed P.G. Diploma in Sports Management from Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu and Diploma in Nutrition and Health education from IGNOU. So far he has published twenty seven research papers in various national and International reputed journals. He has also published three books including one text book on Basic Health Education. Further, he is the recipient of GLOBAL YOUTH AWARD 2014 by VK Duggal, His Excellency, the Governor of Manipur during Global Youth Meets 2014 and conferred International Best Oral Presentation Award Physical Education and Sports Science during International Science Congress (ISC 2013) held at Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. 

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    30% for in-course Assessment & 70% for end-term Proctored Exam

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