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WFA-5010 Group Fitness Fundamentals

This course prepares the fitness enthusiast for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor certification examination. Content knowledge and practical experience will be provided to individuals who have the desire to teach safe and effective group fitness exercise classes. A variety of group fitness classes will be introduced such as step, yoga, circuit training, kickboxing, water exercise, cycling, and use of resistance equipment.  Lectures will consist of: basic anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, class development and organization (working with music, developing & breaking down combinations, transitions between movements, and cueing), and the role of the group fitness professional.

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WFA 5000 Personal Training Fundamentals

Prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Examination with this course. Individuals seeking to provide one-on-one fitness instruction, gain proficiency in the field, and achieve nationally recognized credentials will benefit from the information provided in this course. Lectures cover principles of basic exercise science, anatomy, nutrition, exercise program design, and the role of the fitness professional. Practical skills cover the following topics; exercise techniques, spotting and cueing skills, fitness assessment protocols, and client compliancy.

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WFA-5080 Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist

Prepare for the American Council of Exercise Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist Examination with this Course. Individuals seeking unique career development opportunities in providing extensive programming for the most common diseases and disorders seen on a regular basis by fitness professionals will benefit from taking this course. Lectures cover advanced exercise programming for people with cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal diseases or disorders and older adults, youth, and pre-and post-natal women.

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WFA-8850 Lifeguard Training

American Red Cross Lifeguarding is ideal for those wishing to work at community pools. You'll learn professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, distressed swimmer recognition, equipment-based rescues, and more. Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you'll learn land and water rescue skills, First Aid and CPR for the professional rescuer, how to recognize and care for possible head, neck or back injuries and the value of behaving in a professional manner.

Prerequisite: Must be age 15 years of age on or before last day of class; All students must pass a swim test as set by the American Red Cross.

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WFA-8880 Lifeguard Review

Renew your Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certifications! All students must possess current American Red Cross certificates in Lifeguard and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer.

Prerequisite: Must be age 15 years of age on or before last day of class; must swim continuously for 100 yards of front crawl with rhythmic breathing and propellant kick, 100 yards of the breaststroke using pull-kick-glide sequence, 100 yards of either front crawl or breaststroke in any combination; swim 20 yards of front crawl or breaststroke; and surface dive seven to ten feet, retrieve a ten-pound object, return to starting point holding the object in both hands (face remains above water), and exit the water without using ladder or steps, all within one minute, 40 seconds.

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WFA-8860 Water Safety Instructor

The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety courses.  The course covers the following topics: using information from the American Red Cross instructor candidate training courses; planning and organizing courses, including the use of block plans and lesson plans; ensuring participants' health and safety; providing information and skill-development sessions necessary to conduct and teach swimming and water safety courses; conducting practice teaching; evaluating participant's performance; and explaining Red Cross national and field unit operational policies and procedures related to swimming and water safety courses.

Prerequisite: Mustbe at least 17 years of age and successfully pass the pre-course written test and skills test.

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WFA-5800 Pool/Spa Operations

This course is designed for operators of public and private swimming pools and spas to meet the requirements of the health department for pool operators. Textbook required. Participants in this course must complete a short health questionnaire and a Statement of Informed Consent prior to the start of class.

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