Fitness Programs & Professions-Chap. 8-NOTES

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Unformatted text preview: Fitness Programs & Professions Chapter 8 Class notes – Rev 2/09 Fitness Levels Among Children & Youth WHO estimates that 30-45 million children worldwide are obese 155 million = overweight Various studies have shown skinfold test data on youth indicating a moderately high range for boys & girls Average scores for 1-mile run-walk test: - many girls did more walking than running - many boys & girls could do no better than slowly jogging for that distance Activity Patterns Among Children & Youth Physical activity reaches a peak at age 11, then declines through teen years Reasons for decline: - opportunities to participate decrease - no longer fun? - interested in other things Decline during teen years is serious problem- that’s when adult habits begin to form Fitness Levels Among Adults Obtain information through interview & questionnaires People over-estimate their level of activity People under-estimate # of calories they consume 70% who own running shoes do not run regularly More awareness of need to exercise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-zAzCCQg Fitness & Activity Patterns Among Older Adults No age group incurs greater public health costs than older citizens! Fastest-growing age group are those 75 years and older Signs indicate that older citizens are becoming more active This will be an important research field for the future and is already an important direction for fitness professionals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Uoc Fitness & Physical Activity for People with Disabilities http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4 Fitness & Physical Activity for People with Disabilities Many fitness programs are developed & conducted by uncertified personnel!!! Education-B.S. or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science Don’t have certifications Pay $$ and get certifications on the web! What is certification? “Is a process by which an individual, institution, or educational program is evaluated and recognized as meeting certain predetermined standards through successful completion of a valid & reliable examination” At present, the various exercise science certifications are largely unregulated Currently no single organization to establish professional standards No board-certified specialties for the sub- disciplines of exercise science Currently at least 50 organizations nationally offering more than 400 different certifications!...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course ESS 1301 taught by Professor Keeton during the Fall '09 term at Texas Tech.

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