EDPE 5074 - Introducing Plyometrics into the Physical Education/Athletic Program
Delivery OptionsDistance Learning
This course is designed to introduce plyometric exercises and activity into the physical education and athletic programs. It will help the teacher or coach learn how plyometrics work, their benefit, and how to implement them into a physical education and/or athletic program. Plyometric activity can be incorporated into any grade level and offers a variety of exercises, most often involving some form of form of jumping, hopping or skipping. Plyometrics is a method of training which improves speed, acceleration, power, jumping ability, quickness and response. Your students and athletes will see an improvement in balance, coordination and total body control. The course offers a variety of exercises, for both the beginner and advanced levels of fitness. Participants will be able to select plyometric exercises and develop programs utilizing plyometric training and evaluate their lessons and programs. The inclusion of plyometric training will be beneficial to physical education classes as well as athletic programs.
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Marty Sage has Masters degrees in Exercise Physiology and in Curriculum and Instruction. He holds seven different training certifications based in strength, speed, and endurance. Marty has worked in education for 30 years. He has also run competitively since he was young and continues to train today.
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