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THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS/AMHERSTTHE DEPARTMENT OF KINESIOLOGYSpring 2019COUR SE : Kinesiology 343: Principles/Practice of Personal Training and Strength and ConditioningC ou r s e I ns tr uc t o r : Tom St. LaurentO ffi c e H ou r s : TBDO ffi ce : Totman Gym Room 109 O ffi c e T e l e phon e : 413.545.6438Email: t s tl au r en t @ k i n . u m a ss. ed u O ffi c e M a il box : Totman Gym, Main OfficeC l as s Loca ti on : Totman Rm 13 C ou r s e W ebs it e : MOODLEC l as s D a y & T i m e : Mon,Wed 8:45a – 10:00a * R equ ir e d C ou r s e Tex t book : Haff, GG, and Triplett, NT, eds. Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 4th ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2016.R eco mm ende d Tex t : NSCA Guide to Program Design, Jay Hoffman, 2012. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, 2nd ed. NSCA, Coburn, J., Malek, M. 2012. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. D esc ri p ti on : This course designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving general and athletic performance.P r e r equ i s it es : KIN 100 (Introduction to Kinesiology); KIN 270&272 A&P (Anatomy and Physiology I & II) Kin 340 (Exercise Testing and Programming)COURSE OBJECTIVESAt the conclusion of this course, you will be able to do the following:• Identify, perform and teach proper exercise techniques• Determine and conduct personal training and sport-specific testing sessions• Design and implement safe and effective general exercise programs as well as strength training and conditioning programs• Have exposure to a variety of settings and training methods of normal and special populations, and athletes• Understand the recommendations for operating a business that focuses on athletes• Have the tools necessary to pass NSCA CPT or CSCS certificationCOURSE GRADING Grades: Your grade will be based on total points earned for exams, projects, attendance, lab reports, participation, lab practical, and other assigned work.GRADE DETERMINATION% o f Point s Grad e % of Po i n ts Grad e 100% - 95.0% A 76.9% - 73.0% C94.9% - 90.0% A- 72.9% - 70.0% C-89.9% - 85.0% B+ 69.9% - 67.0% D+84.9% - 82.0% B 66.9% - 63.0% D81.9% - 80.0% B- 62.9% - 60.0% D-79.9% - 77.0% C+ 59.9% or less FAssignment WeightExam 1 15%Exam 2 15%Exam 3 (Final) 20%Lab Write-Up 25%Class Project 15%Attendance/Participation 10%Total 100%EXAMINATION POLICY: Students will take exams on the days they are scheduled. If a student misses anexamination, they receive a zero for that exam. The student has three days to inform the Instructor as to the reason for missing any exam. If a make-up exam is required, it will be given within three school days after the original exam. After three school days, no make-up exam will be given. If you are more than 15 minuteslate for an exam, you will not be permitted to take the exam.A. If the student has a medical problem, they must provide a written doctor’s note. If there is no written note, the student will receive a zero on the missed exam and no make-up exam will be given;B. If there is a known scheduled conflict, students should notify the Instructor in writing three days priorto the exam date in question. The Instructor reserves the right to determine if the conflict is acceptable for missing a scheduled examination;1. RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE: If a student is to be absent from a scheduled exam due to a religiousobservance, they must notify the Instructor in writing on or before January 30th.2. DISABILITY SERVICES: If any student has a particular documented learning challenge, please register with Disability Services. Accommodations and assistance will be made for all registered students accordingto the plan from Disability Services.3. MATERIAL COPYRIGHT, etc: Many of the materials created for this course are the intellectual propertyof the Instructor. This includes, but is not limited to, the syllabus, lectures, and course notes. Except to the extent not protected by copyright law, any use, distribution, or sale of such material requires the permission of the Instructor. Please be aware that this is a violation of university policy to reproduce, for distribution or sale, class lectures and/or class notes, unless the faculty member has explicitly waived the copyright; If yourwork is too similar to a classmates, this will be considered cheating and you will receive a zero for the assignment.4. LAB ASSIGNMENTS/LAB PARTICIPATION: Late assignments will have a 10% deduction. You canmiss one lab with the ability to make it up with a TA. After one missed lab, you will receive a zero for that lab grade. Labs are to compliment the learning process and new material is covered in the labs. Participation is required, including but not limited to exercise testing and demonstrations. Student should report to the weekly lab dressed in clothing that will allow for exercise and assessments. T-Shirts, shorts, sneakers are preferred. There will be one lab outside of lab time that is required. You will be notified at least 2 weeks in advance and this will take place of a regular lab, date to be determined.5. Class Participation and attendance. Due to the nature of the class being very hands on, attendance will be taken daily. Participation is highly encouraged as you will be graded for both. Some lectures will be in the Body Shop and will be exercise sessions.6. EXTRA CREDIT: No Extra Credit will be offered for this course7. Professional Behavior: This class is a professional prep course. It is expected that your behavior will reflect your professionalism. This applies to originality of work, cell phone use in class, internet


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