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Diploma in Physical Fitness Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online 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 free 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.

  • 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 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.

Modules List( 14 )
  • DIPLOMA IN PHYSICAL FITNESS
  • SECTION 1: TRAINING FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS
  • Module 1: Introduction to Exercise Physiology
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Definitions and Terminology
    • Muscle Structure and Function
    • Principles of Physical Training
    • Methods of Physical Training
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Introduction to Cardiovascular Training
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Basic Concepts of Cardiovascular Exercise
    • Types of Aerobic Activities and Basic Workouts
    • Running for Fitness - Part 1
    • Running for Fitness - Part 2
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Physical Fitness - Running for Fitness
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Running Gear
    • Running Mechanics
    • How to Build Your Mileage
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Physical Fitness - Swimming for Fitness
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Open Water Gear
    • Swimming Pool Gear
    • Developing Stroke Skills
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Physical Fitness - Strength Training for Fitness
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Strength Training Guidelines and Terms
    • Muscular Balance and Exercise Selection
    • Physical Activity and Weight Control
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 6: Diploma in Physical Fitness - First Assessment
    • Diploma in Physical Fitness - First Assessment
  • SECTION 2: IMPROVING YOUR CORE STRENGTH AND STAYIN...
  • Module 7: Physical Fitness - Flexibility
    • Learning Outcomes
    • The Benefits of Flexibility
    • Flexibility Training Methods
    • Stretches that Develop Flexibility
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 8: Physical Fitness - Calisthenics
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Calisthenics and Developing Strength
    • Examples of Calisthenic Exercises - Part 1
    • Examples of Calisthenic Exercises - Part 2
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 9: Physical Fitness - Plyometrics
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Understanding Plyometrics
    • Developing a Plyometric Training Program
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 10: Training in Challenging Environments
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Training in Hot Environments
    • Training in Cold Environments
    • Training at High Altitude
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 11: Preventing and Treating Injuries
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Reducing Inflammation
    • Skeletal Injuries
    • Training-Related Injuries
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 12: Substances that Affect Performance
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Anabolic Steroids
    • Performance Enhancing Substances
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 13: Diploma in Physical Fitness - Second Assessment
    • Diploma in Physical Fitness - Second Assessment
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 14: Diploma in Physical Fitness - Final Assessment
    • Diploma in Physical Fitness - Final Assessment
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 1: Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Learn more about the fundamentals of exercise and fitness, and how to become healthier and stronger.
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 2: Introduction to Cardiovascular Training
Learn more about the cardiovascular system, how to improve your cardiovascular fitness, what diminishes it and the role that it plays within your body.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 3: Physical Fitness - Running for Fitness
Learn more about the equipment and technique that is needed and the precautions that must be taken in order to run safely and minimize the risk of becoming injured.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 4: Physical Fitness - Swimming for Fitness
Learn more about the equipment that is needed to swim safely in both open water and swimming pools and how the techniques necessary to improve your swimming stroke skills.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 5: Physical Fitness - Strength Training for Fitness
Learn more about the fundamental aspects of strength training including; warming up and cooling down correctly, using the correct technique when performing lifts and what exercises can be used to develop or increase strength in various parts of the body.
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Module 6: Diploma in Physical Fitness - First Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 7: Physical Fitness - Flexibility
Flexibility is often an ignored aspect of many training programs. This module will teach you the benefits that high levels of flexibility has on the body and strategies and techniques to develop your own flexibility.
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Module 8: Physical Fitness - Calisthenics
Calisthenics are a form of exercise in which your body is the only piece of equipment needed. This module will teach you more about the benefits of calisthenics, how to perform them safely and how to develop your own calisthenic training program.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 9: Physical Fitness - Plyometrics
Plyometrics is a form of exercise in which explosive, jumping movements are used to develop speed and power. This module teaches a variety of plyometric exercises, how to perform them safely and how to develop your own plyometric training program.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 10: Training in Challenging Environments
Training in different environments can often lead to the development of an injury or serious medical condition. This module will teach you all about the necessary precautions that must be taken in order to stay safe when training in a different environment.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 11: Preventing and Treating Injuries
Injuries come hand in hand with regular physical activity. This module will teach you how to identify, prevent and treat a variety of injuries, allowing you to speed up your return to full fitness.
Topics List ( 4 )
Module 12: Substances that Affect Performance
While they can often promote the development of muscle mass, performance enhancing substances can have serious negative effects on your body and health. This module will teach you all you need to know about performance enhancing substances.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 13: Diploma in Physical Fitness - Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 14: Diploma in Physical Fitness - Final Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    6-10 Hours

  • Publisher

    AMEDD Center and School

  • Video

    No

  • Audio

    No

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    250 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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