PED 163 BASIC AEROBICS (0-1) .50 Hr. Course Prefix Number Course Title (Lec-Lab) Sem. Hrs.
Provides a wide variety of aerobic fitness programs structured to tone and trim the body. Vigorous exercise routines may be choreographed to music. Emphasis is on developing cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance and movement efficiency. The fitness guidelines followed in this course are designed for the apparently healthy individual and are not designed for individuals with known heart, pulmonary or metabolic disease. May be repeated up to a maximum of one (1) credit hour.
I. Explain the Principle of Aerobic Exercise
A. Cardiovascular benefits
B. Intensity, frequency, and duration
C. Safety principles as it relates to specific movements
D. Pulse monitoring
E. Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
II. Introduce Movement Techniques
A. Large non-locomotor movements which include but are not limited to stretches, bends, and twists B. Locomotor movements which include but are not limited to walking, jogging, kicking and dance step variations
C. Introduction of the proper use of exercise equipment in an aerobic exercise program
III. Practical Experience in Aerobic Exercise (Warm-up, stretches, cool down, stretches)
METHOD OF PRESENTATION: Methods of presentation include lecture, demonstration, handouts.
1. Students will be able to demonstrate safe and proper exercise movements.
2. Students will be able to demonstrate safe and proper use of exercise equipment.
3. Students will develop an understanding of aerobic and anaerobic exercise and its relationship to proper nutrition.
4. Students will be able to calculate and monitor their resting and target heart rate during the class.
5. Students will develop an appreciation of aerobic exercise as a leisure time activity.
6. Students will be able to demonstrate and describe a proper warm-up and cool down in an exercise session.
7. Students will be able to complete a 20 to 30 minute aerobic session staying within their training guidelines.
METHOD OF EVALUATION:
Evaluation methods, include attendance and either a written test, routine development, book report, or attendance at a Health/ Wellness Program.
Textbook information is on file in the Wellness and Human Performance Division.
Prepared by: Renee Zellner
Date: January 2001