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Physical Education - Fitness Training Principles and Methods

Interested in physical education? Learn about sports science and effective training techniques.

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Interested in physical education? Learn about sports science and effective training techniques.
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This Physical Education (PE or Phys Ed) course offers a comprehensive introduction to the topic and investigates the basics: from muscle response to the physiology, biology, and the science of sports. It covers the scientific basis of fitness and concludes with training principals and methods.

It is an ideal course for those studying for a qualification in health or fitness or for sports enthusiasts. It is also an excellent resource for trainers or managers in fitness, health or sports related activities.

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Acute responses

Assessment of fitness

Basic muscle physiology

Chronic training responses

Converting food to energy

Energy systems

Fatigue and recovery

Information on the heart

Maximal oxygen uptake

Muscle groups

The core components of fitness

The principles of training

Training principles

Training methods


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will have a good understanding of muscle architecture and muscle groups such as the motor unit, muscular force, muscle fibres, joint actions, microsopic muscle structure, muscle contractions and much more. This will be extremely beneficial for involvement in fitness activities.

You will gain a knowledge of your heart rate and ATP-PC, lactic acid and aerobic energy systems. You will know all about food conversion for energy which is so important to understand for effective training.

This course will teach you the four training principles: overload, specificity, reversibility and individual differences. You will have a great understanding of the importance of maximum volume of oxygen consumed by the body, acute responses, fatigue, recovery and glycogen restoration.


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