Fitness Risk Management

Fitness Risk Management

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100 Hours

Fitness Risk Management VRE104

  • Manage Risk in a gym, health club or coaching situation
  • Expand your  skills in sport and fitness, and enhance your career opportunities

There are many different services and products on offer which promise to improve or maintain a persons state of health, fitness or wellbeing, and any (or all) of these goods and services might be considered to be part of the health and fitness industry.  An attitude of wellness and health also is an important indicator on the outcome of training. Such things as self esteem, motivation, reinforcement, and stress and its management can affect wellbeing as well as longevity. It is important to have healthy and realistic outlooks in these areas to promote health and wellbeing.

As a result of the wide variety of activities that may be considered as being a fitness activity it is very difficult to provide detailed lists of safety precautions for each one.  There are some general rules that should be considered for all activities, including:

  • Use the correct equipment, and ensure it is in good condition.

  • Avoid unnecessarily dangerous situations such as busy roads, poor weather, poor visibility.

  • Don't overdo any activity.
  • Be aware of any health conditions that participants may have, and the relevant medical clearances that should be obtained.
  • Participants should be aware of their own personal limitations and exercise at a pace that is comfortable and appropriate to their needs.

  • Always be prepared for first aid.

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Understanding Human Wellness
    • Introduction
    • Self esteem
    • Motivation for learning
    • How to motivate students or clients
    • Reinforcement
    • Understanding Stress
    • Stress and the immune system
    • Long term(chronic) problems caused by stress
    • Physical fitness (anaerobic and aerobic)
    • Safety related issues with exercise : incorrect exercises
    • Safety in other aerobic activities
    • Identifying hazards
    • Safety maintenance in an aerobic exercise area
    • Safety audit
  2. Advising on Human Wellness
    • Pre screening adults
    • Medical symptoms, signs, health problems to watch for
    • Communication with clients
    • Client screening questionnaire
    • Medical clearance
    • Legal liability forfitness instructors
    • What is a liability problem
    • Contributory negligence
    • Insurance
  3. Fitness Tests
    • Risk prevention
    • Before any fitness test
    • Reasons for fitness testing
    • What to test
    • What to measure: weight, blood pressure, Body weight and percentage fat
    • Heart rate
    • Lung capacity
    • Cardiovascular score
    • Evaluating cardiorespiratory endurance
    • Evaluating muscular strength and endurance
    • Designing fitness tests
    • Recommended procedure for conducting a new fitness test series
    • Test conditions
    • Combination of tests
  4. Interpreting Fitness Tests
    • Introduction
    • Fatigue during fitness testing
    • Atmostpheric pressure affects
    • Calculations
  5. Understanding Back Problems
    • Back terminology
    • Types of spinal injuries
    • Muscular injury
    • Neurological injuries
  6. Recognising and Addressing Back Problems
    • Reducing risk
    • Ergonomics
    • Posture
    • Standing
    • Lying
    • Furniture design
    • Computer use
    • Exercises for the back
    • Workplace health and safety issues
    • Indicators of back injury
  7. Preventative Back Care
    • PBL Project with the following aims:
    • *To identify five common back problems
    • *Consider how these problems affect the quality of one’s life.
    • *To design exercise guidelines for people already suffering from back problems.
    • *To design exercise guidelines to prevent back injury in healthy individuals
    • *To design a management plan for an exercise facility
    • *To establish a procedure for reviewing and evaluating the program.
  8. Understanding Weight Control
    • Principle of weight control
    • Endochrinology
    • Nutritional advice
    • Energy required for different activities
    • The science of nutrition
    • Energy production
    • Factors affecting BMR
    • Working with an obese client
    • Working with an underweight client
  9. Weight Control Methods
    • Role of exercise in weight control
    • A plan for losing weight
    • Water
    • Water retention
    • Athletes and nutrition
    • Weight management PBL Project, with the following aims:
    • *To work with a client with a body mass problem
    • *To determine the extent of this problem.
    • *To plan a body fat reduction and maintenance program combining both exercise and diet.
    • *To consider the opposite situation, where a client is underweight
    • *To plan a program to remedy this.
    • *Design a daily meal plan incorporating all necessary food groups and nutrients.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

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