- Define and differentiate between the three key elements of muscle performance: strength, power, and endurance.
- Explain the principles of specificity of exercise, transfer of training, overload, and reversibility as they relate to resistance exercise.
- Discuss the physiological adaptation of muscle, connective tissue, and bone to resistance exercise.
- Analyze and describe the similarities and differences between isometric exercise, dynamic exercise against constant and variable loads, isokinetic exercise, and open kinetic chain and closed kinetic chain exercises.
- Describe common precautions and contraindications for resistance exercise.
- Describe the indications for the use of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) as an exercise technique for the extremities.
- Define key terms associated with aerobic exercise, muscle recruitment & stress testing.
- Describe the factors for determining fitness and/or endurance levels in humans.
- Define key terms associated with the concept of balance and postural stability.
- Identify the neural structures primarily responsible for the integration and processing of sensory information for balance control.
- Recognize specific motor strategies typically used by healthy individuals to compensate for balance disturbances.
- Define aquatic exercise.
- List the basic goals and indications for aquatic therapeutic exercise.
- Recall precautions for and contraindications to aquatic therapeutic exercise.
- Describe the physical properties of water and hydromechanics.
BOC: 5.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 6-9 of the book “Therapeutic Exercise Foundations and Techniques” 7th Edition, by Carolyn Kisner, PT, MS, Lynn Colby, PT, MS and John Borstad, PT, PhD. Assessment created by Carolyn Kisner, PT, MS, Lynn Colby, PT, MS and John Borstad, PT, PhD.
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
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This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.