Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182Z
- Posted by:
- Sally Earll
- Course Number:
- PE 182Z
- Course Title:
- Zumba Fitness
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Course DescriptionZumba Fitness Introduces Zumba fitness to improve health and overall wellness through structured group exercise. Performs safe and proper rhythmic exercises featuring interval training sessions. The focus of the course and skills learned will vary by campus, term, and/or instructor. Promotes improved cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle endurance, flexibility, and/or body composition. May be repeated twice for credit.
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 – specifically lateral and high impact movements. 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 Zumba Fitness participation, including but not limited to improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness, balance, agility and flexibility.
- Perform safe and effective Zumba fitness exercises.
- Identify different rhythms, step patterns and the techniques associated with those rhythms.
- 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/effort
- Demonstrations of proficiency
- Personal program records/portfolios
- Written 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, 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
- Body mechanics – proper body alignment
- Explore the relationship of the Mind-Body connection in fitness