Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 283 Effective Winter 2016

Course Number:
PE 283
Course Title:
Professional Activities: Mind-Body Disciplines
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Course Description

Explores fitness instruction and leadership in selected modalities within the Mind-Body Disciplines. Examines key principles of the Mind- Body Disciplines and integrates them into a conventional exercise setting. Required: Current Fitness Technology Student or instructor approval. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

A. Explore employment opportunities for the Mind-Body Disciplines in the fitness industry.
B. Apply mind-body principles and teaching methods to fitness programming and group fitness classes.
C. Develop and teach a routine in one of the traditional or contemporary Mind-Body Disciplines.
D. Utilize and enhance mind-body programming and teaching strategies learned through critical analysis of professionals in the industry.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Performance review
  • Critiques of Practice Teaching
  • Written Assignments
  • Examinations
  • Journals
  • Portfolio
  • Research Project

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Mind-Body connections in fitness classes
  2. Vocabulary of Mind-Body Disciplines
  3. Traditional versus Contemporary Mind Body Disciplines
  4. Safety considerations
  5. Music and equipment selection in Mind/Body classes
  6. Mind-body certification opportunities
  7. Mind-body employment opportunities
  8. Benefits of Mind/Body movement education
  9. Teaching styles and methods in Mind/Body Disciplines
  10. Mind/Body connections in traditional and contemporary Mind/Body Disciplines