Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 140A
Course Title:
Boxing I
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Course Description

Introduces basic knowledge and fundamental techniques used in boxing. Utilizes boxing equipment and focus pads to simulate contact. This is a non-contact class. Boxing gloves and hand wraps are required. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Understand boxing as a sport and as a method of developing physical fitness.
  2. Apply the fundamental rules of engagement, strategies, and tactics of the sport.
  3. Pursue increased levels of aerobic and anaerobic fitness, agility, coordination, and flexibility.
  4. Develop a lifelong fitness, health and wellness program that incorporates boxing.

Course Activities and Design

  • Improvement of overall physical conditioning through Boxing techniques
  • Perform safe and effective Boxing techniques*Develop life-long fitness, health and wellness

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/post fitness testing
  • Individual fitness programs*Active partition/effort
  • Demonstrations of proficiency*Written assignments and/or exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Practice safe and effective warm-ups and cool-downs
  • Intensity monitoring via target heart rate, Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) and talk test method.
  • Components of fitness-related physical fitness and their benefits for lifelong fitness.
  • Personal fitness assessment.
  • Goal-Setting*Personal fitness program design.
  • Modify exercises and activities for varying physical conditions and individual fitness level.