1 semester, 1/2 credit
Ethos Performance is an online option for students to access all of the content and instruction from Performance Training through a digital platform called Teambuildr. Ethos Performance Training is based on the scientific principles of kinesiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports medicine, and athletic training. Our mission remains to engage, educate, and empower the student-athlete to develop skills that will translate to improved sport performance and a lifetime of wellness.
In order to accomplish that mission, we have created a full curriculum built around an annual training plan. Students will strength train 4 times per week with intensities and volume dependent upon their sport season (off-season, pre-season, in-season, post-season). For those not participating in a formal sport, he or she will follow a basic undulated periodization of load throughout the semester offering. These training cycles will be based on fundamental movement patterns that will be balanced daily and weekly to promote improved fitness and reduce the likelihood of injury. We will adapt the training sessions to each individual through differentiated modifications based upon the capability of the student and his or her current skill/experience level. Training progressions will depend on mastery of movement and not on the amount of weight lifted.
The grading of the course will be based upon daily participation, video recordings of training, documentation of sets, reps, and daily performance, and completing weekly assignments and quizzes. Weekly assignments will be based on the content related to PT, Character Development Plan, and the Performance Nutrition Program. Periodically, the coach will require students to record themselves training to ensure that the exercises are being performed properly. Students must be diligent in learning how to navigate Teambuildr software to ensure that documentation is consistent and accurate. Instructions and ongoing communication will be given on how to establish your Teambuildr account and use the software successfully.