Explains the planning and operation of an athletic or health club facility. Discusses swimming pool operations, the selection and care of exercise and strength equipment, and locker room management.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
To prepare the student to operate and/or develop a facility for exercise and sport, including the operation of areas such as a fitness center, swimming pool, tennis courts, spinning room, etc.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Safety Considerations
Perform a facility/equipment safety check for an exercise facility that is followed regularly.
- Emergency Procedures
Outline emergency procedures a facility must have to respond to emergencies.
Articulate requirements for staff in a fitness facility.
- Screening of Members
Examine protocols for screening participants in exercise programs.
- Locker Rooms
Describe equipment purchase for locker rooms. List safety considerations for locker rooms.
- Fitness Center
Explain important considerations when setting up a fitness center. Create a facility and equipment plan for a fitness center.
Elaborate on aspects to consider when operating a gymnasium.
- Pool Areas
Describe maintenance, safety, and requirements for pool areas.
- Outdoor Equipment
Describe equipment that could be used in an outdoor environment to improve fitness. Restate characteristics of an outdoor recreational area.
- Child Care Concerns
Elaborate on child care considerations for a fitness facility.
Set up an emergency procedures plan for a facility. Discuss how the American with Disabilities Act impacts on a facility.
- Professional organizations
Know what trade organizations are available to help with the establishment of a sport facility.
Assessment and Requirements
Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to, individual projects, vocabulary, class participation (discussion and critiques), facility project, and tests.
Textbook to be determined by the instructor.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department.