Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182P
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- Course Number:
- PE 182P
- Course Title:
- Body in Balance-Pilates Condi
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Course DescriptionCovers basic concepts and skills in the Pilates Method of conditioning, designed to increase core strength and stabilization, muscle balance, tone, coordination, and flexibility. Non-impact mat exercises develop whole body awareness and control, and can be modified to various fitness levels.
Addendum to Course Description
This course provides knowledge and skills in non-impact whole body exercise, which can be modified to all fitness levels. Benefits include increased core strength and stabilization, muscle tone, flexibility, improved posture and body/mind awareness. The exercises are based primarily on those created by the late Joseph H. Pilates. Students will provide their own exercise clothes for class.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Apply principles and concepts of the Pilates Method to matwork exercises.
- Improve core strength, muscle balance, control, and body awareness.
- Apply modifications to mat exercises with regard to proper alignment and safety.
- Develop a personal workout using Pilates-based Body in Balance exercises.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Attendance and participation records..
- Classroom Demonstrations
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)COURSE CONTENT
THEMES, CONCEPTS, ISSUES:
range of motion exercises
Principal Concepts of the Pilates Method
flow/fluidity of movement
the powerhouse muscles--abdominals, hips, lower back, buttocks
Pilates mat exercises
10 essential mat exercises
level I and level II variations
principles of alignment
safety concepts and aids
SKILLS AND COMPTENCIES
Perform appropriate warm-up and Pilates fundamentals exercises.
Identify and demonstrate 10 basic body in balance mat exercises* with attention to proper alignment, control, and safety:
- Roll up
- Leg circles
- Rolling like a ball
- Single leg stretch
- Double leg stretch
- Spine stretch
- Swan dive
- Side kick series
Identify and demonstrate additional body in balance mat exercises with attention to proper alignment, control, and safety:
Single leg stretch with twist
Open leg balance
Single and /or double leg kick
Push up position/leg pull
Practice exercises in sequence, with increased repetitions, and with efficient transitions.
Practice and properly demonstrate an individual matwork sequence.