Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 181E
Course Title:
Circuit Interval Training 2
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Covers the continued improvement of aerobic and anaerobic fitness, and strength through circuit interval training. Includes the use of free weights and/or gym circuit weight training machines and functional fitness training. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Students are expected to warm up and cool down.  Self testing for participants may be offered as a part of this class.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Increase levels of physical fitness through circuit interval training.
  • Perform safe and effective warm up and cool down.
  • Follow proper lifting and cardio training techniques for improvements in both cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of circuit interval training, at an intermediate level, to future exercise programs.
  • Promote continued improvement of aerobic and anaerobic fitness and strength through circuit interval training.

Course Activities and Design

  • Continued improvement of overall physical fitness
  • Perform safe and effective weight lifting techniques
  • Continued development of life long fitness, health and wellness program
     

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/post fitness testing
  • Individual fitness programs
  • Active participation and effort
  • Written assignments and/or exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Benefits of circuit interval training
  • Care and use of weight equipment and or free weights
  • Target heart rate
  • Warm-up and cool-down
  • Components of fitness-related physical fitness and their benefits for life-long gitness
  • Personal fitness assessment
  • Goal Setting
  • Modification of exercises and activities for varying physical conditions and individual fitness levels
  • Apply weight room safety rules to workout routine
  • Operate weight room computer appropriately