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This is a syllabus for our new course in the Kinesiology Department for the semester system for KINE 4500, Principals of Strength and Conditioning. This course will examine the acute and chronic effects of various forms of strength training and conditioning in the generally healthy individual. Content is consistent with skills necessary to prepare students as health and fitness professionals by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Registry of Exercise Professionals. Students will study the basic concepts related to energy production for human movement and athletic performance, acute physiological responses to strength and conditioning training programs at the muscle, neurological, endocrine, skeletal, and cardiovascular level. Students will discuss basic exercise training theory as it relates to adaptation, accommodation, specificity, overtraining and discuss principles of test selection, administration, and interpretation. Students will be evaluated via quizzes, exams, practical application, and presentation(s) throughout the term.