PCC/ CCOG / PE

Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182Y

Course Number:
PE 182Y
Course Title:
Indoor Cycling
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Introduces a improved fitness, health, and overall wellness through structured group cycling. Perform safe and proper group exercises. The focus of the course and skills learned will vary by campus, term, and/or instructor. Promotes improved cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. 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. Bike shoes can also be used. General class format includes a warm-up, a cardiorespiratory conditioning segment using exercise bikes, muscular endurance and strength exercises, stretches for flexibility and relaxation, and a cool-down.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Improve overall physical conditioning through Indoor Cycling participation, including but not limited to improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness, and flexibility.
  • Perform safe and effective Indoor cycling.
  • 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 (written or activity related) 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, Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE), and talk test methods
  • Components of fitness-related physical fitness and their benefits for lifelong fitness
  • Principles of exercise training
  • Safety concepts for group 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