Fitness Assessment and Management
Communities need increased access to suitably trained and qualified health and fitness professionals who can accurately and appropriately evaluate health and fitness and subsequently devise a health management plan which can be easily implemented.
The statistics are frightening! The people are real. Sadly we see that preventable ill-health and disease is increasing and contributes to mortality rates. Disease prevention is linked to education also. Working in a health assessment and management role, you will be working with people who are generally keen to improve their health status. Some others may have already experienced a deterioration in their health to crisis point and are seeking assistance on making improvements. This role for the dedicated professional is a serious one. Working with individuals and community groups for positive change is an exciting challenge.
What the Course Covers
There are seven lessons in this course:
1. Health Risk factors: the major and most common risks to health
2. The Health Care System
3. Social Factors
4. Managing Health and Fitness
5. Fitness Test Comparisons
6. Analysis of Fitness Tests
7. Analysis of Sports Skills
Study when, where and however much you want. For most students, the course can be completed with a total of around 100 hours of study; and a commitment close to that may be needed to achieve desired learning outcomes.
The following books, available through this web site are relevant supplementary reading for this course
- Human Biology
- Aerobic Fitness
Self Assessment Tests are presented throughout the course. These are essentially an automated quiz. When you undertake a "SAT" or "Self Assessment Test", you will be able to see what you got correct, and what was incorrect; and in that way, you can identify your weaknesses.
Assignments are given at the end of each lesson. You should complete this assignment, paying careful attention to follow what is asked of you. It can be just as important to learn to work to specification, as it is to learn about the topic you are studying. Graduates who develop a habit of working to specification in the field of agronomy, will impress employers, and will be more efficient when self employed.
A Final Exam is offered upon satisfactory completion of all assignments. This is optional. If you choose to apply for and do this exam, you will have the possibility of obtaining a "formal credit" or "Pass Certification" for this course. A fee applies. The exam may be sat under prearranged conditions anywhere in the world. This college will award you a formal transcript, upon successful completion of the exam, as proof of your results.
Recognition and Ethics
This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network; a group of colleges from several countries, affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education.. Courses are developed with input from all of these colleges, aspiring to reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.
A strict "No Plagiarism" and "No fraud" policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and assignments will not be deemed to have been completed, if work is not your own original creation, and is found to have been copied from elsewhere. If the person doing the course is discovered to be different to the name enrolled, the enrolment and any results will be recorded as invalid and any fees paid will be forfeited.
A full refund less expenses (up to 15% of fees applied) is provided to anyone wishing to withdraw from a course, within 2 weeks of enrolment. This does not apply after the first assignment has been submitted and marked; or after the two weeks has expired.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS INSTITUTION?
We believe that we have an ethical responsibility to make good use of the fees you pay and the time you invest into an education through our college. To this end, our first priority is always your learning. This comes before issues such as formal accreditations, speculative marketing and bureaucratic processes which all too often add considerable costs to the running of colleges, and take resources away from the provision of more valuable services to the student.
This college focuses on facilitating your learning and support to optimise that learning. We recognise that learning is all about improving knowledge and skills in your long term memory. While some colleges may focus on getting you to pass exams, by committing knowledge to short term memory; we understand that such an approach is not true education, and does little to improve your long term career or business prospects.
Being a health and fitness coach or consultant - Do you have what it takes?
As a health professional in this industry you will act as a coach and mentor, as teacher and instructor, as a kind but firm guide. You will feel confident goal setting and planning relevant and appropriate activities for each client or person you work with. You will be positive and understand the importance of instilling confidence in others, you will also be results driven and be able and willing to analyse current data surrounding health and fitness. You will be a model of healthy choices and decisions and demonstrate your knowledge of health management with clear planning of health programs.
Key skills and knowledge you will develop as a student of health and fitness management are:
- current and changing patterns relative to fitness and health
- organisation skills
- communication skills
- interpersonal skills
- professional standards and values