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Course Number:
PE 142A
Course Title:
Zumba Fitness I
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Course Description

Introduces Zumba Fitness to improve health and overall wellness through structured group exercise. Promotes improvement of cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle endurance and flexibility. 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 – 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

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Apply the benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance as attained in Zumba.
  2. Incorporate basic Zumba skills into lifelong fitness programming.

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