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Physical Education Courses:
|PED259 - Beginning Personal Fitness|
Catalog Description: Focuses on fitness theory, basic fitness training and conditioning techniques, while working toward specific individual fitness goals. Emphasizes basic conditioning routines, proper use of free weights and exercise machines. Students use a specialized training facility and develop a variety of information resources to gain personal knowledge in appropriate fitness conditioning strategies.
Lecture: 2 hrs.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Based upon course examinations, class discussions, presentations, activities, and written assignments, students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe a minimum of five basic fitness concepts.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of current fitness trends by submitting four reaction papers on selected fitness topics.
3. *Submit an outline of a minimum of 30 days of a routine fitness program in the form of a log book.
4. List and describe a minimum of four different conditioning routines that may be used as alternative fitness programs.
5. Identify a minimum of four basic safety techniques when training for fitness.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of basic fitness concepts through a comprehensive final written exam.
*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.
I. Physical Fitness and Wellness/Getting Started/Assessing Fitness
II. Principles of Exercise/Developing Cardio-Respiratory Endurance
III. Muscular Strength Endurance/Stretching & Flexibility
IV. Advanced Fitness Training/Nutrition, Exercise and the Heart
V. Fitness Related Issues and Lifetime Activities
VI. Examination of alternate sources of fitness.
Effective Term: Fall 2008