Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182Q Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
PE 182Q
Course Title:
Self-Paced Fitness
Credit Hours:
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Special Fee:

Course Description

Provides opportunity to develop regular physical fitness habits for everyday schedule. Faculty assesses student through pre/post fitness testing and required consultations. Due to independent format it is intended for those with a high level of fitness. Requires active email account. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Student provides appropriate sport clothing activity. Sport shoes designed for aerobics", walking or jogging are required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Improve physical conditioning
  • Improve cardiovascular conditioning
  • Develop skills/techniques for lifelong fitness program
  • Recognize/develop skills for holistic health
  • Develop/apply principles, terminology, and techniques for overall conditioning

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/post fitness testing
  • Individual fitness programs/participation
  • Personal program records/emails
  • Written assignments

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Warm-ups, cool-downs
  • Benefits of varied training/fitness choices
  • Target heart rate zone training
  • Perceived rate of exertion technique
  • Components of fitness
  • Appreciation and benefits of lifelong fitness
  • Safety concepts
  • Practice warm-ups, cool-downs
  • Maintain ongoing fitness records for personal program
  • Apply present physical condition to appropriate fitness choices
  • Alter exercise choices for special weather and physical conditions
  • Choose appropriate/safe exercises from variety available for personal program
  • Recognize muscle charts for use in selecting appropriate fitness exercises