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Diploma in Physical Fitness

Develop physical fitness and core strength: running, swimming and strength training. Develop muscular strength and power: flexibility techniques, calisthenics and plyometrics.

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Develop physical fitness and core strength: running, swimming and strength training. Develop muscular strength and power: flexibility techniques, calisthenics and plyometrics.





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The course Diploma in Physical Fitness provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop and maintain your physical fitness and core strength, and remain injury-free while doing so. The course begins by introducing you to the basics of exercise physiology – the branch of science which studies how the body responds and adapts to physical exercise. You will then study the cardiovascular system, examining how it functions and supplies oxygen-rich blood to the active skeletal muscles during exercise.

The course then introduces you to three forms of physical activity that will help you develop physical fitness and core strength: running, swimming and strength training. You will gain an understanding of how to use each form of exercise to develop overall strength and fitness. You will also learn about precautions to take in order to remain injury free while exercising. You will examine the importance of warming up, stretching, using the correct equipment and proper technique.

The course then introduces three other forms of physical activity that can be used to develop muscular strength, speed and power: flexibility techniques, calisthenics and plyometrics. After separately studying each form of physical activity, you gain an understanding of the effect that each can have on the body. You will then examine sample exercises and stretches, helping you to develop a program to improve strength, flexibility and fitness using various stretches, calisthenics and plyometrics.

The course then concludes by covering how to train safely in extreme environments and avoid injury. You will learn about training techniques for three different environments: extreme heat, extreme cold and high altitude. You will learn the necessary precautions that must be taken in order to ensure that you train safely in each environment. Finally, you will examine the most common injuries experienced by those who engage in regular physical activity and learn how to identify, prevent and treat them.

This diploma course will be of great interest to professionals who work in the health and fitness industry, individuals who may be interested in pursuing a career in the health and fitness, or any individual who would like to improve their physical fitness and strength.

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Module 1: Introduction to Exercise Physiology

Module 2: Introduction to Cardiovascular Training

Module 3: Physical Fitness - Running for Fitness

Module 4: Physical Fitness - Swimming for Fitness

Module 5: Physical Fitness - Strength Training for Fitness

Module 6: Diploma in Physical Fitness - First Assessment

Module 7: Physical Fitness - Flexibility

Module 8: Physical Fitness - Calisthenics

Module 9: Physical Fitness - Plyometrics

Module 10: Training in Challenging Environments

Module 11: Preventing and Treating Injuries

Module 12: Substances that Affect Performance

Module 13: Diploma in Physical Fitness - Second Assessment

Module 14: Diploma in Physical Fitness - Final Assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Define the term exercise physiology; - Discuss the function of the cardiovascular system during exercise; - Discuss how running, swimming and strength training can be used as effective tools to develop and maintain strength and fitness; - Describe the precautions that must be taken in order to minimize the risk of injury during physical exercise; - Describe the benefits that flexibility can have on overall health and fitness and demonstrate stretches that can be used to develop personal flexibility; - Describe the benefits of calisthenic and plyometric exercise on muscular strength, endurance and power and demonstrate a range of both calisthenic and plyometric exercises; - Describe the effects that training in extreme environments can have on the body and discuss ways of mitigating them; - Describe a range of common injuries that occur during physical training and discuss the best ways to prevent and treat them; - Discuss the effects of a variety of performance enhancing substances on the individual and describe the beneficial and adverse effects linked to them.


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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