Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Physical Education
- I. Course Number and Title
- PHED134 Aerobics
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- 1500 minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is designed to enable any student to plan and progressively develop a personalized fitness program based on participation in a regular system of aerobic dance and other aerobic exercise. Basic concepts of exercise physiology and nutrition will be presented.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
- To develop a personal aerobic exercise program, utilizing valid concepts of exercise physiology and nutrition.
- To critically review current training related to aerobic dance, and learn how to change his/her training, if necessary, to conform to new and scientifically valid concepts.
- To select aerobic activities such as jogging, walking, dance, stepping, jumping rope, and individually paced exercises.
- To increase aerobic capacity, which is the maximum amount of oxygen the body can process within a given amount of time.
- To understand the training effect of aerobic upon the body.
- To develop an individual aerobic exercise dance routine.
- To acquire knowledge of the components of physical fitness as related to the concept of total fitness.
- To understand the principles of developing an aerobic program of exercise enabling one to modify their program to fit his/her needs for a lifetime.
This course satisfies the requirements for the BCCC Core Curriculum.
Core Learning Goals:
- develop attitudes, values, and skills which promote physical and emotional well-being to extend over the course of their lives.
Core Learning Objectives:
- recognize the components of wellness, exercise, and diet that contribute to life long physical, and mental wellness. (1)
- practice wise choices regarding exercise and diet. (1)
- apply appropriate skills to manage stress and anxiety in order to maintain holistic health. (1)
- describe the links between behavior and health over the course of a lifetime. (1)
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving:
- integrate and /or combine knowledge from multiple sources to create new knowledge.
- reason from what they know to form new knowledge, draw conclusions, solve problems, explain, decide, and /or predict. (Inductive and/or Deductive Reasoning Skills)
Responsible Citizenship: The student will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of major ethnical concerns.
- demonstrate familiarity with contemporary environmental issues.
- identify the effects of a person’s actions on the community.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Basic Physiology of Exercise
- Principles of warm-up, stretching, and cool down
- Basic anatomy of muscles and joints
- Fiber type
- Muscular Contractions: isotonic, isometric, and isokinetic
- Muscular Metabolism
- Applied Physiology of Exercise
- Principles of an exercise prescription
- Frequency, Intensity, Duration
- Overload, Progressive resistance, Specificity, Recovery
- Physiological effects of regular anaerobic exercise
- Physiological effects of regular aerobic exercise
- Cross training and how a variety of activities contribute to cardiovascular and total fitness
- The Role of Diet and Nutrition – What is a quality diet?
- Weight management and body composition
- Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
- Heat balance, fluid, and electrolyte consumption
- Role of nutrition in energy metabolism
- Relationship among stress, diet, and exercise
- Concepts of Recuperation, positive adaptation and de-conditioning
- Immediate and correct care of athletic injuries
- Evaluation of fitness progress and self-testing
- Critical Review of literature in nutrition and physiology of exercise
- Cardiovascular Fitness Test: Modified Step Test, Flexibility (sit and reach) Upper Torso Test (push-ups) Strength, Abdominal Strength Test (sit-ups)
- Stretching and warm-up exercise
- Indoor exercising
- Stationary running
- Stair climbing
- Rope jumping
- Circuit training
- Step Aerobics
- Aerobic Exercise and Dance Routines
- Physiology of Aerobics
- Aerobic capacity
- Overload principle
- Training effect
- Point system
- Components of Fitness
- Health related
- Body composition
- Skill related
- Reaction time
- Principles of isotonic and isometric exercise
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Department selected textbook or handouts provided. Details provided by the instructor of each course section.
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- The class period is divided between mini-lectures and physical participation by students. Some portion of the class is dedicated to student presentations.
Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04