WILLIAM RAINEY HARPER COLLEGE WELLNESS AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE DIVISION GENERAL COURSE OUTLINE
Course Prefix Number Course Title (Lec-Lab)Semester Hours
PED 195 Physical Fitness I 0-2 1 Hr.1
Provides a structured aerobic and strength training program designed for individuals free of heart, pulmonary and metabolic disorders. The course offers the student computer assisted fitness evaluations, guidance in developing an individualized exercise prescription and professional supervision.
Prerequisite: This course follows the exercise testing and training guidelines published by the American College of Sports Medicine. Prior to beginning the program, a physician supervised exercise stress test is required for men over 40, women over 50, and all individuals regardless of age who have multiple cardiovascular risk factors. The stress test will be waived, however, provided a written physician clearance can be obtained.
A. Definition of terms
B. Concepts of exercise
C. Procedures and proper use of equipment
A. Establish fitness levels
B. Assess cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility
C. Determine body composition
III. Prescribed Exercise Program
A. Monitor work load, frequency and intensity of exercise
B. Determine program from fitness assessments
C. Students monitor target heart range
IV. Post Test
A. Administer same tests as pre-test and compare results
B. Report data to students
C. Survey students with health questionnaire and emotional outcomes of course
V. Personal Goal Setting
A. Students develop personal goals based on test results
B. Discuss motivation and realistic goal setting
METHODS OF PRESENTATION:
Methods of presentation include lecture, demonstration, visual aids and computerized learning.
STUDENT OUTCOMES: (The Students should...)
1. Be able to explain aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
2. Be able to determine and monitor heart rate.
3. Be able to use aerobic and resistive equipment safely and appropriately.
4. Be able to perform safe and proper sit-ups.
5. Be able to explain the difference between muscle strength and muscle endurance.
6. Be able to list the fitness components and explain their relationship to good health.
7. Be able to demonstrate an improvement in their muscle strength and muscle endurance.
8. Be able to demonstrate proper stretching techniques.
METHOD OF EVALUATING STUDENT PERFORMANCE:
Evaluation methods include attendance, participation and written tests.
TEXTBOOK: Current information is on file in the division office.
PREPARED BY: Renee Zellner
DATE: September 26, 1995