PCC/ CCOG / PE

Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182R

Course Number:
PE 182R
Course Title:
Back Care
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Explore appropriate exercises, body mechanics, posture, and other techniques for prevention and relief of back pain. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Improve physical conditioning
  2. Apply principles of back care to exercise routines and fitness programs
  3. Design a fitness plan for the future

Course Activities and Design

Most classes include group exercise sessions. Videos, short lectures and discussions, and fitness assessments are included.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Class participation and attendance records
  2. Examinations
  3. Group Projects
  4. Student portfolios

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

COURSE CONTENT: (THEMES, CONCEPTS, ISSUES)
 

  1. Prevention of back problems
  2. Causes of back problems
  3. Risk Factors
    1. Posture
    2. Sedentary life-style
    3. Body mechanics
    4. Stress management
  4. Strong back-strong abdominals
  5. Exercise as pain relief
  6. Stretching vs. strengthening


SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  1. Demonstrate proper body mechanics:
    1. In stretching
    2. In muscular endurance and strength programs
    3. In moving objects
    4. In sitting
  2. Demonstrate a balanced strengthening and stretching program
  3. Identify key body areas and corrective exercises involved in back problems
  4. Identify common postural problems and corrective exercises