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

Explores fitness instruction and leadership in mind-body disciplines. Examines key principles of mind-body disciplines and integration into fitness and wellness settings. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Practice and apply teaching skills in a variety of mind body disciplines, including but not limited to: mindfulness, meditation, breath practices, relaxation, focus and stress-reduction techniques, yoga, Pilates, tai chi and qi gong.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Design and implement mind-body programs in the fitness industry.
  2. Apply effective teaching strategies in mind-body instruction.
  3. Apply motivational strategies to promote participation in mind-body practices.
  4. Explore current trends and employment opportunities for mind-body instruction in the fitness industry.

Aspirational Goals

In personal and professional settings, recognize and apply the values and benefits of a variety of mind body  practice techniques to improve physical, mental, social and emotional health and wellbeing. 

Course Activities and Design

This course includes activities focused on mind body and mindfulness exercises and techniques. Student activities emphasize teaching and leadership in mind body disciplines. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

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

      Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

      1. Practice techniques for a variety of Mind-body disciplines
      2. Mind-body disciplines and their effect on health and well-being
      3. Mind-body connection as related to health and wellness
      4. Mind-body leadership in fitness classes and other professional settings
      5. Teaching styles and methods in Mind-body disciplines
      6. Benefits of Mind-body movement education and practice techniques
      7. Safety considerations when practicing and instructing Mind-body techniques
      8. Traditional and contemporary perspectives and applications in Mind-body disciplines
      9. Mind-body vocabulary
      10. Music and equipment selection in Mind-body classes
      11. Mind-body certification opportunities
      12. Mind-body employment opportunities