Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 182E
Course Title:
Jogging for Health
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Special Fee:

Course Description

Introduces the proper running technique and provides the opportunity to improve general fitness. Running will be done on the track until student and instructor feel the student is ready to run on the road. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Each student supplies his/her own clothing. Clothing should be loose and comfortable fitting for exercise. Shoes are mandatoryand should be designed for jogging.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Continue to improve physical conditioning
  2. Continue to improve cardiovascular conditioning
  3. Further develop skills/techniques for lifelong fitness program
  4. Continue to develop and apply principles, terminology, and techniques for overall conditioning
  5. Further develop the techniques needed to set pace/speed for jogging

Course Activities and Design

Class will be conducted in a large group situation for lectures, warm-up, and general exercising. Small group of two or more will be used in running activities off the track. Each class will begin with short lecture and/or stretching and warm-up. As the term progresses, the time run each week will be gradually increased.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Grades will be based upon testing, active participation, and attendance. Specific grading policies will be discussed at the first class meeting and presented in a handout.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Instructional Goal:
The goal is to measure the student's physical condition through testing.
The student's physical condition will be measured by the following:
1. Cooper 12-minute run or other suitable test

  1. WARM-UP
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to teach the student how to warm up properly and why warm-up is necessary.
    2. Objectives:
      1. Slow jog to warm up and adjust body functions 
      2. Specific stretching of large muscle groups involved in jogging or running
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. To give the student knowledge of running technique and skills that will help improve their running and the physiological changes that occur with aerobic conditioning.
    2. Objectives:
      1. Foot wear
      2. Running technique. 
      3. Physiological aspects of fitness. 
      4. Running injuries and prevention. 
      5. Aerobic vs. anaerobic training. 
      6. Side-aches and their prevention. 
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to condition the student by running.
    2. Objectives:
      1. Overdistance training. 
      2. Interval training.
      3. Racing and/or testing performance.
    1. Instructional Goal:
      1. The goal is to measure the student's physical condition through testing.
    2. Objectives:
      1. Cooper's 12-minute run (or other suitable test).
      2. Fifty minute non-stop jog/run (or other suitable test).