CCOG for PE 181E Summer 2024

Course Number:
PE 181E
Course Title:
Interval Training II
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Course Description

Emphasizes continued improvements in both cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness via interval training at an intermediate level. Involves a series of low- to high-intensity workouts interspersed with rest/recovery periods. Includes the use of weights and a wide variety of functional fitness training equipment. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Students will learn & experience both a warm up and cool down in each training session. 

Fitness assessments may be offered as a part of this class.

Monitoring intensity levels is key in interval training and students will learn and utilize heart rate, rate of perceived exertion and/or the talk test.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Improve levels of physical fitness through continued participation in interval training.
  • Perform safe and effective warm ups up and cool downs specific to interval training when exercising.
  • Apply proper techniques at an intermediate level for safe and effective participation in interval training.

Aspirational Goals

Develop a life-long fitness, health, and wellness program that incorporates the use of interval training. 

Course Activities and Design

  • Continued improvement of overall physical fitness
  • SAQ Training
  • Plyometric Training
  • Timing of intervals & relation to intensity level of activity/exercise
  • Functional Fitness Training
  • Monitoring intensity levels via heart rate, rate of perceived exertion & talk test
  • Both Aerobic & Anaerobic Fitness Training
  • Develop interval or circuit fitness training sessions for personal use

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/post fitness assessments
  • Develop & perform an individual interval training session/program
  • Active participation and effort
  • Written assignments and/or quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  •   Benefits of interval training
  •   Interval times (work bout vs. rest/recover bout)
  •   Care and use of equipment
  •   Monitoring intensity levels via heart rate, rate of perceived exertion & talk test
  •   Benefits of both warm-ups and cool-downs, as well as appropriate session components
  •   Describe each component of physical fitness and explain the benefits of each for life-long fitness
  •   Personal fitness assessments 
  •   Goal Setting
  •   Modification of exercises for various conditions or individual fitness levels