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Diploma in Physical Fitness - Revised 2018

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This course covers the theory and practice of Physical Fitness Training; suitable for students, job seekers and those wishing to improve their fitness




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Learn how to develop and maintain your physical fitness and core strength, and remain injury-free while doing so. The Diploma in Physical Fitness course introduces you to the basics of exercise physiology which studies how the body responds and adapts to physical exercise. The course teaches you about the cardiovascular system and its key role in supplying oxygen-rich blood to the active skeletal muscles during exercise.

The course then describes three forms of physical activity, running, swimming and strength training that will help you develop physical fitness and core strength. You will learn how these exercises help you develop your overall strength and fitness. The course teaches you how to remain injury free by warming up, stretching, using the correct equipment and proper technique. 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.

The course then teaches you how to develop muscular strength, speed and power by using flexibility techniques, calisthenics and plyometrics. You will gain an understanding of the effect that each of these exercise techniques has on the body, and you will examine sample exercises and stretches, to help you develop a program to improve your strength, flexibility and fitness.

Finally, the course describes training in extreme environments and how to avoid injury doing so. The course teaches you about training techniques for different environments such as 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.

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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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 benefits that flexibility can have on overall health and fitness.
  • Describe the benefits of calisthenic and plyometric exercise on muscular strength, endurance and power.
  • Describe the effects that training in extreme environments can have on the body.
  • Describe a range of common injuries that occur during physical training and the best ways to prevent and treat them.
  • Discuss the effects of performance enhancing substances and 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 official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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