The purpose of the Program Design Project is to demonstrate competence in the subject matter. The program design project provides experience in
administering fitness and performance tests and designing a cardiovascular, resistance training, and Range of Motion (flexibility) program to meet the goals
and needs of a Trainee. Throughout the duration of this course, you must decide on appropriate performance tests to administer to the trainee. You must
then recruit a subject to serve as the trainee. After administering the performance tests to the trainee and evaluating the results from the tests, you must
design a 4 Phase training program for the trainee. The four phases will include a Preparation Phase, Anaerobic Endurance Phase, Hypertrophy-Strength
Phase, and a Strength-Power Phase.
Areas of emphasis for the evaluation of the program will include:
(a) Preparticipation Health Appraisal Screening: 1. Present and/or past medical history 2. Family history 3. Medication 4. Risk Stratification 5.
Recommendations for current Medical Examinations and Exercise Testing based on Risk Stratification 6. List appropriate training goals based on health
(b) Selection of a minimum of 5 appropriate performance tests: 1. include test performance, 2. test results, 3. training goals based on performance test (the
Overhead Squat assessment must be one of the five)
(c) Selection of appropriate Warm-up and Cool down exercises or activities.
(d) Selection of appropriate program design variables for Cardiovascular Fitness (Aerobic and/or Anaerobic) training (1. mode of exercise is appropriate, 2.
intensity of training, 3. frequency, and 4. duration).
(e) Selection of appropriate program design variables for Muscle Fitness (resistance training) (1. exercise selection, 2. program addresses all major muscle
groups, 3. training frequency, 3. exercise order, 4. training load and repetitions, 5. volume, 6. rest periods, 7. Training system(s) being implemented and 8.
(f) Appropriate rationale for each selection of the above. (Criteria for a-e)