Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 182V
Course Title:
Sports Fitness
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Course Description

Covers cardiorespiratory fitness, functional training, agility, balance, and teamwork through a variety of team sports. Geared towards practicing specific sport related skills and applying learned skills in game/action environment. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Each student supplies his/her own clothing. Clothing should be loose and comfortable fitting for exercise. Shoes are mandatory and should be designed for aerobic/cardiorespiratory exercise. General class format includes a warm-up, a cardiorespiratory conditioning segment, muscular endurance and strength exercises, stretches for flexibility and relaxation, and a cool-down.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Improve overall physical conditioning through sport specific participation, including but not limited to improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness, and flexibility, and sports performance.
  • Perform safe and effective sport specific exercises.
  • Develop a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program.
  • Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/post fitness testing
  • Individual fitness programs
  • Active Participation
  • Demonstrations of proficiency
  • Assignments and/or exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Practice safe and effective warm-ups and cool-downs
  • Intensity monitoring via target heart rate, Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), and talk test methods
  • Learning to identify the core muscles and how they support the body in movement
  • Components of fitness-related physical fitness and their benefits for lifelong fitness
  • Principles of exercise training
  • Safety concepts for Core Fitness exercises (exercises, environment, equipment, progression)
  • Personal fitness assessment
  • Goal-setting for fitness¬†
  • Personal fitness program design
  • Modify exercises and activities for varying physical conditions and individual fitness level