Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 287
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- PE 287
- Course Title:
- Pro Act: Aquatics
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Course DescriptionExplores fitness instruction and leadership in the field of aquatics. Incorporates principles of hydrodynamics and exercise to achieve total fitness. Corequisites: PE 180A, PE 180B, PE 180C, PE 180G, PE 180H, PE 180K, or instructor permission. Required: Current Fitness Technology Student or instructor approval. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
The student may also take PE 180F as a concurrent requirement. The student should be prepared to swim for each class meeting. Each student will supply her/his own swimsuit. Swim goggles and swim cap are optional, and recommended. Each class will begin with a short lecture, and then proceed into lab activities.
Intended Outcomes for the course
A. Explore aquatic fitness employment opportunities.
B. Apply knowledge of exercise science and hydrodynamics to aquatic exercise.
C. Model quality aquatic instruction principles when teaching aquatic exercise to clients.
D. Design and implement aquatic exercise programming.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Written research assignments.
- Written quizzes and examinations.
- Class presentations.
- Program write-ups and presentations.
- Teaching demonstrations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Aquacise, swimming fitness, water safety instruction, lifeguarding, coaching, hydrotherapy employment opportunities.
- Aquatic certification opportunities.
- Benefits of water exercise.
- Hydrodynamics vs. land physics/biomechanics.
- Exercise physiology responses and adaptations, water vs. land.
- Various teaching styles, methods, and class program and content.
- Industry safety issues, standards, legal/liability issues.
- Principles of fitness including warm-up, cool down, stretching, training modes, intensity, etc.
- Music and equipment selection.
- Investigate various aquatic certifications and employment opportunities.
- Calculate target heart rate in an aquatics environment.
- Describe exercise physiology in an aquatic setting in terms of cardiovascular response, thermoregulation, special populations, and compare with the same on land.
- Demonstrate safety knowledge in terms of special populations, pool environment, and liability.
- Apply hydrodynamics to the teaching environment.
- Compare and contrast various aquatic classes, videos, and publications.
- Create and present one day lesson plans in many of the aquatic exercise disciplines.
- Teach a portion of/or a whole class of the concurrent PE class.