Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 182V
Course Title:
Sports Fitness
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Covers cardiorespiratory fitness, functional training, agility, balance, and teamwork through a variety of team sports. Incorporates sport-specific related skills in both drill and game/action environments. 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

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Improve overall physical conditioning through sport specific participation, including but not limited to improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness, and flexibility, and sports performance.
  2. Perform safe and effective sport specific exercises.
  3. Develop a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program through sports participation.

Aspirational Goals

  • 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