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GCPE 1025 Fitness and Body Building

Course Aims:

This course aims to acquaint students with the scientific bases and techniques in fitness training in the sports of body building. It also provides students with an understanding of the principles of a healthy lifestyle and means to apply fundamental sports science knowledge to analyze and enhance the effects of fitness training. Upon completion of this course, students will learn the basic concepts and knowledge about the major components of health-related physical fitness, namely, cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and body composition, with the emphasis of practical experience in localized muscular training. Students will gain practical experience in a variety of muscular fitness training regimens including weight training machines, free weights, calisthenics, fitball, body bar, and thera-band exercises. Students will develop a sensible approach towards body building contest with the view of emphasizing on health related physical fitness.

 

Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

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Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

1

Explain the rules of Body Building and safety precautions related to fitness training in body building;

2

Engage in a variety of muscular fitness training regimens;

3

Apply sports science knowledge to develop fitness training program;

4

Describe the relationship between participation in sports and healthy lifestyle;

5

Identify a positive attitude towards sportsmanship, team spirit and fair play.

 

Assessment Methods:

  Type of Assessment Methods

Weighting

   Participation

40%

   Skill Assessment

40%

   Written Examination

20%

 

Key References:

1.

  American College of Sports Medicine (2010). ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise

          Testing and Prescription (8th ed.) Philadelphia, Pa.: Lippincott Williams &

          Wilkins.

2.

  Delavier, F. (2006). Strength Training Anatomy (2nd ed.) Champaign, IL: Human 

          Kinetics.

3.

  Earle, R.W. & Baechle, T.R. (2004). NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training.

          Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

4.

  Egger, G.., Champion, N. & Bolton, A. (Complied) (1999, reprinted in 2004) The

          Fitness Leader’s Handbook. (4th ed.) London: A. & C. Black.

5.

  Fahey, T.D. (2007). Basic weight training for men and women. (6th ed.) Boston:

          McGraw Hill.

6.

  Hesson, J.L. (2005). Weight Training For Life (7th ed.) Belmont, CA:

          Thomson/Wadsworth.

7.

  Kahn, J.E. (2007). Morning cardio workouts. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

8.

 Rosato, F.D. (2003). Walking & jogging for health & wellness. (5th ed.) Belmont,

         CA:Thomson/Wadsworth.

9.

 沈劍威、阮伯仁(2006)。體適能基礎理論。香港:中國香港體適能總會。

10.

 沈劍威(2005)。健體指導。香港:明報出版社。

 

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