Learn the Science of Fitness!

Learn the Science of Fitness!

Learn the Science of Fitness!

Equip yourself with the theory, strategy and understanding to take your fitness journey to the next level!

Language: english

Note: 0/5 (0 notes) 48 students

Instructor(s): Jamie De Smit

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What you’ll learn

  • The 11 Fitness Components
  • Fitness Testing
  • How to Improve Fitness
  • Energy Systems



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Are you an athlete, sportsperson or student? Then this is the course for you!

You’ll learn the basic theory behind many of the fitness trends, workouts and programs used today, including:

  • Fitness components

    • The 11 fitness components

    • Health and skill-related components

  • Fitness testing

    • How to test each fitness component

  • Training principles

    • S.P.O.R.T – specificity, progression, overload, reversibility, tedium

    • F.I.T.T – frequency, intensity, time, type

  • Training types

    • Aerobic

    • Anaerobic

    • Strength

    • Flexibility

  • Training methods

    • Fartlek

    • Continuous

    • Interval

    • Plyometrics

    • Resistance

    • PNF

    • Static

    • Dynamic

  • Workout design structure

    • Sets

    • Repetitions

    • Rest

This course will give you the knowledge and understanding to work both hard and smart when you begin or design your fitness program! Not only will you have the key skills to improve any sport performance or fitness component, you’ll also know how to design programs, teach others or pass any test you have in your course. This course is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about fitness, especially students or people beginning their fitness journey.

Who would this course benefit?

  • Students

  • PE teachers

  • Athletes

  • Sportspeople

  • Fitness instructors

  • Personal Trainers

  • Coaches

Why do this course?

  • Improve your understanding of fitness

  • Professional development

  • To pass an upcoming test or exam in school or tertiary education

  • To prepare yourself for success when beginning your fitness journey

  • To avoid making common mistakes that effect results

Where can this course lead?

  • Certificate 3 in Fitness

  • Certificate 4 in Fitness

  • Diploma in Fitness

  • Degrees in Sport Science, Physical Education, Health and Exercise Science

What similar courses does PE Buddy offer?

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Who this course is for

  • Secondary school students
  • Personal Trainers
  • Teachers
  • Tafe students
  • Entry level University students


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
  • Fitness Components
    • Fitness Components
    • Quiz 1
  • Assessing Fitness
    • Fitness Testing
    • Quiz 2
  • Principles for improving Fitness
    • The SPORT Training Principles
    • The FITT Principles
    • Quiz 3
  • Methods for improving fitness
    • Training Types and Methods
    • Improving Fitness Components
    • Designing Training Programs
    • Quiz 4
  • Final Quiz! What have you learnt?
    • Final quiz!


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