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Physical Education - Fitness Training Principles and Methods

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Physical Education - Fitness Training Principles and Methods
  • Free

  • 2-3 Hours

  • XSIQ

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

Modules List( 15 )
  • Module
    1
    Basic muscle physiology
    • Basic muscle physiology This free online course is a review of basic muscle physiology and looks at topics such as the motor unit and the regulation of muscular force. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Basic muscle physiology
    • Muscle architecture
    • Basic muscle physiology: interior components
    • The motor unit
    • Regulation of muscular force
    • Basic muscle physiology: firing pattern
  • Module
    2
    Muscle groups
    • Muscle groups This free online course is a review of the major muscles in the body, the types of muscles and their microscopic structure, and how muscles contract. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Joint actions
    • Major Muscle Groups and the Microscopic Structure of Muscle
    • Summary of muscles and their actions
    • Muscle fibre types
    • Muscle fibre types: features
    • Microscopic muscle structure
    • Sliding filament theory
    • Muscle fibre recruitment: muscular contraction
    • Types of muscle contractions
    • Agonists and antagonists
  • Module
    3
    Information on the heart
    • Information on the heart This free online course is an introduction to the heart and looks at the location of the heart, the size of the heart and what regulates the activity of the heart. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The heart: what's in a name?
    • Where is the heart located?
    • How big is the heart?
    • What controls the heart rate?
  • Module
    4
    Energy systems
    • Energy systems This free online course is a review of the energy systems in the body such as the aerobic system, the anaerobic system and the lactic acid system. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Accumulation of Lactic Acid and the Anaerobic Threshold
    • Energy Systems and fitness components
    • Energy Systems
    • The need for ADP reconversion
    • Energy system characteristics
    • Energy system 1: ATP - PC system
    • Energy systems 2 and 3
    • Lactic acid system (LA system)
    • Aerobic energy system
    • Interplay between the systems
    • Links between aerobic and anaerobic systems
    • Heart rate
    • Use of energy systems: example
    • Comparing the three energy systems - a summary
    • Energy Systems
  • Module
    5
    Converting food to energy
    • Converting food to energy This free online course is a review of how food is converted into energy, and looks at the conversion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy for exercise. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Hitting the wall
    • The conversion of food to energy
    • The conversion of food to energy: carbohydrates
    • Carbohydrate loading (legal ergonomic aid)
    • Carbohydrate loading continued
    • The conversion of food to energy: protein
    • The conversion of food to energy: fats
    • Advantages and disadvantages of fuel sources
  • Module
    6
    The principles of training
    • The principles of training This free online course is a review of the principles of training such as the overload principle and the principle of specificity. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The principles of training
    • The overload principle
    • Overload: maintaining homeostasis
    • The overload principle: thresholds and diminishing returns
    • The principle of specificity
    • Is there ever a place for cross training?
    • The reversibility principle
    • The principle of individual differences
    • Different strokes for different folks
    • The bottom line
  • Module
    7
    Training principles
    • Training principles This free online course is an introduction to training principles such as intensity, overload, duration and variety. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.  
    • Training principles
    • Training principles: intensity
    • Training principles: overload
    • Training principles: frequency
    • Training principles: duration
    • Training principles: variety
  • Module
    8
    Training methods
    • Training methods This free online course is a review of training methods such as circuit training, Fartlek training, interval training and plyometrics. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Training Methods
    • Interval Training
    • Benefits of interval training
    • Continuous training
    • Fartlek Training (Speedplay)
    • Circuit training
    • Circuit training continued
    • Plyometrics
    • Plyometric Stress Index
    • Weight training
    • Weight training: guidelines
    • Training methods: flexibility
  • Module
    9
    Maximal oxygen uptake
    • Maximal oxygen uptake This free online course is a review of the physiology of the maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max.) in exercise and how it is measured. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Maximal Oxygen Consumption - the VO2 Max.
    • VO2 max. defined
    • Why is his or hers bigger than mine?
    • Muscles and oxygen delivery
    • How is VO2 max. measured?
    • How is VO2 max. measured?
    • Measuring VO2 max.
    • Measuring VO2 max.
  • Module
    10
    Acute responses
    • Acute responses This free online course is an introduction to acute responses of the respiratory, muscular and cardiovascular systems to exercise. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Summary of acute/short-term Responses
    • Acute (short term) and chronic (long term) responses: respiratory
    • Acute (short term) and chronic (long term) responses: cardiovascular responses
    • Acute (short term) and chronic (long term) responses: muscular
    • Student activity: short-term/acute responses
  • Module
    11
    Chronic training responses
    • Chronic training responses This free online course is an introduction to chronic responses to exercise and reviews aerobic and anaerobic respiration. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Summary: factors changed by exercise
    • Summary of long-term responses (chronic training responses)
    • Anaerobic Systems
    • Anaerobic Systems (continued)
    • Aerobic
    • At rest
    • Submaximal
    • Maximal changes
    • Student activity: long-term responses
  • Module
    12
    Fatigue and recovery
    • Fatigue and recovery This free online course discusses fatigue and recovery from exercise and reviews latic acid build-up and glycogen restoration in muscles. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Fatigue and recovery
    • Lactic acid accumulation
    • Oxygen debt
    • Glycogen restoration (muscle)
    • Lactic acid breakdown and removal
  • Module
    13
    The core components of fitness
    • The core components of fitness This free online course is an introduction to the core components of fitness such as agility, flexibility, muscular endurance, balance and reaction time. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • The core components of fitness: cardio-respiratory endurance demands
    • The core components of fitness
    • The core components of fitness: muscular strength (MS)
    • The core components of fitness: muscular power (MP)
    • The core components of fitness: local muscular endurance (LME)
    • The core components of fitness: flexibility
    • The core components of fitness: agility
    • The core components of fitness: speed
    • The core components of fitness: anaerobic power
    • The core components of fitness: cardio-respiratory endurance
    • The core components of fitness: coordination
    • The core components of fitness: balance
    • The core components of fitness: reaction time
  • Assessment of fitness
    • Assessment of fitness This free online course covers the assessment of fitness using fitness tests. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
    • Fitness tests
    • List of fitness tests
  • Assessment
    • Assessment
    • Physical Education 1 Assessment
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