Description: Teaches the basics of open water diving including equipment preparation, pre-dive safety check, assembly and maintenance, underwater swimming, descents and ascents. This covers the skills to become a knowledgeable and confident diver.
Description: Gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water and to help in an aquatic emergency
Description: Learn the fundamentals of introductory strength training, proficiency in basic weight lifting exercises like squat, bench, and deadlift, and basic knowledge in exercise programming for their specific goal. This requires active participation in the weight room.
This course is a prerequisite for: FITN 112D
Description: Gain the basic knowledge to increase overall athleticism. Skills and concepts to perform multiple athletic skill tests, new ways to train and implementation into personal fitness programs.
This requires active participation and previous martial arts experience needed.
Description: Covers a variety of Group Fitness formats including strength, aerobic, HIIT, and Mind and Body training. Participation in a variety of group fitness classes while simultaneously learning about the history and instruction techniques of the format.
Description: Introduction to a variety of aerobic fitness components. Experience different formats and equipment used to enhance cardiovascular health.
Prerequisites: FITN 100 and basic swimming ability
Transportation, hotel, food, and skills evaluation/refresher course (if needed) are NOT covered under the course fee.
Description: Combined with or after taking SCUBA I. Requires participation in a two-hour orientation and mandatory off-site weekend activity consisting of two seven-hour sessions and four open water dives. Takes place at an off-site location.
Prerequisites: FITN 100E; Medical Clearance, Basic Swimming
Description: Experiential requirements for Open Water Diver Scuba Diving International (SDI) certification.
Description: Introduction to the world of beats-based and drill-based cycling. Focuses on building an aerobic base, how to monitor intensity, and add in high intensity interval training drills.
Participants must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put their face in the water, and able to perform strokes that can be recognized as front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl, each for 15 yards.
Description: Gain proficiency with basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes. Learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water and help in an aquatic emergency.
Prerequisites: FITN 102D
Description: Learn advanced concepts of exercise programming for different modalities and goals of weight training and proficiency in programming for various fitness goals. This requires active participation in the weight room with prior training experience.
This course is a prerequisite for: FITN 122D
Description: Provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a national certification exam in group fitness instruction. Topics include guidelines for instructing safe, effective, and purposeful exercise, essentials of the instructor-participant relationship, principles of motivation to encourage adherence in the group fitness setting, effective instructor-to-participant communication techniques, methods for enhancing group leadership, and the group fitness instructor's (GFI's) professional role.
Participants must be able to swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke at the level of performance described in the American Red Cross Level 4 Stroke Performance Chart each for 25 yards.
Description: Helps refine breaststroke, front crawl, and back crawl strokes and turns, and build endurance. Learn skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water.
Description: Provides the skills and tools to teach swim lessons to participants of all ages and abilities.
Prerequisites: FITN 112D
Description: Learn the 2 movements in the sport of Olympic Lifting along with proper progression, technique and safety aspects of the sport. This requires active participation in the weight room with prior training experience.
Description: Learn the fundamentals of yoga, demonstrate yoga techniques, poses, breathing exercises and meditation/relaxation. Additionally, yoga's philosophy, ethics and lifestyle are covered. No prior yoga experience is required.
This course is a prerequisite for: FITN 145
Description: Basics of fatigue management and different recovery strategies to further optimize training towards fitness goals. Hands on experience utilizing recovery modalities alongside proper exercise programming.
Prerequisites: FITN 140
Description: Learn advanced concepts, yoga techniques, poses, breathing exercises and meditation/relaxation. Additionally, yoga's philosophy, ethics and lifestyle are covered. Prior yoga experience is recommended.
Description: Education, leadership and experiential preparation for working in wellness programming and outreach.
This course is a prerequisite for: FITN 151B
Prerequisites: FITN 151A
Description: Students will be mentored to plan, market, implement, and evaluate two UNL Wellness Programs/Projects/Activities during the spring semester.
Description: The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. This covers knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.
Description: Training and examination to become a certified instructor to teach First Aid, Standard First Aid (SFA), Coronary Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) programs. First Aid, SFA, SFA with AED, adult CPR, adult CPR and/or AED, child CPR, infant CPR, infant and child CPR, AED essentials, and injury-control.
Description: Introduction to fundamental strength and conditioning movement patterns, basic exercise program design, effective communication and cueing, as well as other concepts as they relate to Personal Training and Group Exercise instruction.
Description: Knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. Learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy, and behavior change in clients, as well as design exercise programs that help clients improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular fitness.