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CCOG for PE 282A Winter 2022

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Course Number:
PE 282A
Course Title:
Professional Activities: Group Fitness
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Course Description

Explores fitness instruction and leadership for group fitness classes. Covers components of group fitness classes, styles of group exercise, and teaching methods. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Design and implement group fitness programming with appropriate use of music, choreography, and cueing.

  • Demonstrate effective teaching methods when instructing group fitness classes.

  • Utilize and enhance group fitness programming and teaching strategies learned through critical analysis of professionals in the industry.

  • Explore current trends and employment opportunities in the group fitness industry.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Fitness video critiques

  • Group fitness class observation and critiques

  • Written assignments and quizzes

  • Lesson plans and teaching demonstrations

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Primary components of group fitness classes including warm up, cardio, strength, flexibility and cool down.

  • Group fitness lesson planning, choreography, and teaching demonstrations.

  • Exercise selection and modification in group instruction.

  • Selection of music and equipment.

  • Cueing methods in group fitness.

  • Teaching styles and fitness leadership skills.

  • Safety and risk management in group fitness programs.

  • Methods in monitoring intensity.

  • Health screening and assessment in group fitness.

  • Strategies to develop a positive group dynamic and supportive community for each class member in group fitness environments.

  • Critical analysis of group fitness instructors in live classes and on video.

  • Exploration of group fitness formats and styles.

  • Current trends in group fitness.

  • Group fitness certification and employment.