Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 142B
Course Title:
Zumba Fitness II
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Course Description

Expands knowledge, application and skills of Zumba Fitness. Continues fundamental techniques learned in Zumba Fitness I. Promotes continued improvement of cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle endurance, and flexibility through the safe and proper skill of rhythmic exercise. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Apply the benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance as attained in Zumba.
  • Apply skills from Zumba II to continue lifelong fitness.
  • Continue to practice fitness principles started in Zumba II.

Course Activities and Design

*Continued improvement of overall physical conditioning through Zumba Fitness participation, including but not limited to improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness, balance, agility and flexibility
*Perform safe and effective Zumba fitness exercises
*Identify different rhythms, step patterns and the techniques associated with those rhythms
*Develop a lifelong fitness, health and wellness

Outcome Assessment Strategies

*Pre/post fitness testing
*Individual fitness programs
*Active participation/effort
*Demonstrations of proficiency
*Personal program records/portfolios
*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
*Principles of exercise training
*Personal fitness assessment
*Goal-setting for fitness
*Personal fitness program design
*Modify exercises and activities for varying physical conditions and individual fitness level
*Body mechanics-proper body alignment