Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 181E
Course Title:
Circuit Interval Training 2
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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. Prerequisites: PE 181D. 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:

  • apply knowledge and skills of circuit interval training at an intermediate level to future exercise program.
  • 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