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Effective Term:
Fall 2014 through Fall 2016
Course Number:
PE 182B
Course Title:
Intermediate Group Fitness
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Course Description

Promotes maintenance or improvement of fitness, health, and overall wellness through structured group fitness classes. Covers knowledge and skills for performing more advanced group fitness exercises safely. The focus of the course and skills learned will vary by campus, term, and/or instructor. Emphasizing improved cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, and skill-related fitness (balance, speed, agility, reaction time, coordination). Recommend: Beginning Group Fitness or a recent group exercise class. 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 exercise. Class format includes warm-up, a cardiovascular segment, muscular endurance and strength exercise, flexibility, and cooldown.

Intended Outcomes for the course

A.Maintain or improve overall physical conditioning and skills through more of the following areas: cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle fitness, flexibility, agility, balance, reaction time, coordination, and speed.
B.Perform intermediate/advanced group fitness exercises safely.
C.Develop a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Pre/post fitness testing
  • Individual fitness programs
  • Active participation
  • Demonstrations of proficiency
  • Personal program records/portfolios
  • Written assignments and/or exams 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Practice safe and effective warm-ips 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 testing
  • 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
  • Intermediate/advanced group fitness exercises
  • Skill-related fitness skills and drills (balance, agility, speed, coordination, reaction time).