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Adaptive Fitness Therapy (2012-2013)
This program is designed to provide practical skills and knowledge for those interested in a career in the health and fitness fields, working with older adults and persons with disabilities. Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as paraprofessionals in the following occupations: fitness professional, personal trainer, physical therapist aide, home health professional, activity director, and others. Individual classes can be taken for professional growth.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to demonstrate and explain basic adaptive fitness skills and concepts to older adults and individuals with disabilities.
The student will be able to recognize basic patho-physiology of chronic conditions seen in adults and provide accommodations appropriate to the disabling conditions.
The student will be able to lead small and large group classes.
 
Career Opportunities
This program is an open door to a profession that is expected to expand in employment opportunities over the next 5 years. Possible career options include: Physical Therapy, Personal training, assisting in gyms and fitness centers, and teaching water exercise classes.
 
Units required for Major: 90
Units required for Certificate: 32
 
Associate Degree Requirements:
English proficiency: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T, ESLL 26 or equivalent.
Mathematics proficiency: MATH 57, 105, 108 or equivalent.
A minimum of 90 units is required* to include:
All Foothill General Education requirements (30 Units)
Core courses (36 Units)
Support courses (8 Units)

*Additional elective course work may be necessary to meet the 90-unit minimum requirement for the associate degree.
 
Program Type(s):
AA = Associate in Arts Degree.
CA = Certificate of Achievement.
 
Core Courses: (36 units)
PHED 8 Theory & Concepts of Exercise Physiology (4 units)
SPED 50 Introduction to Adaptive Fitness Techniques (4 units)
SPED 54 Principles of Therapeutic Exercise (4 units)
SPED 55 Geriatric Fitness Concepts (4 units)
SPED 56 Functional Aspects of Adaptive Fitness (4 units)
SPED 57A Teaching Adult Learners (3 units)
SPED 57B Physical Aspects of Aging for the Fitness Professional ( 4 units)
SPED 58 Career Exploration in Physical Rehabilitation & Adaptive Fitness (2 units)
SPED 73 Introduction to Aquatic Exercise (4 units)
SPED 74 Principles of Therapeutic Water Exercise (3 units)
 
Support Courses: (8 units)
BIOL 40A Human Anatomy & Physiology I (5 units)
BIOL 40B Human Anatomy & Physiology II (5 units)
BIOL 40C Human Anatomy & Physiology III (5 units)
COMM 3 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (5 units)
GERN 50 Sociology of Aging (3 units)
GERN 51 Psychology of Aging (3 units)
GERN 52 Health & Aging (3 units)
GERN 55 Issues in Death, Dying & Bereavement Across Cultures (3 units)
GERN 56 Aging & Diversity (3 units)
HLTH 55 Emergency Medical Response (5 units)
PSYC 1 General Psychology (5 units)
SPED 61 Introduction to Disabilities (4 units)
SPED 63 Learning Disabilities (4 units)
Certificate of Achievement in Adaptive Fitness Therapy - (32 Units)
SPED 50 Introduction to Adaptive Fitness Techniques (4 units)
SPED 54 Principles of Therapeutic Exercise (4 units)
SPED 55 Geriatric Fitness Concepts (4 units )
SPED 56 Functional Aspects of Adaptive Fitness (4 units)
SPED 57A Teaching Adult Learners (3 units)
SPED 57B Physical Aspects of Aging for the Fitness Professional (4 units)
SPED 58 Career Exploration in Physical Rehabilitation & Adaptive Fitness (2 units)
SPED 73 Introduction to Aquatic Exercise (4 units)
SPED 74 Principles of Therapeutic Water Exercise (3 units)

Academic Year: 2012-2013

Current status: Approved
Last update: 2012-04-24 14:37:38

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