GPC Common Course Outlines
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|This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.|
This course is designed to aid the students the development and maintenance of cardiorespiratory endurance through the use of walking/jogging. The use of these activities provides a safe and expedient mode of developing fitness and enhancing overall health.
Jogging and Walking for Health and Fitness. Frank Rosato, Morton Publishing (latest edition).
|Expected Educational Results|
After completing this course, students will be able to:
1. Assess for cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and body composition.
2. Demonstrate the proper stretching techniques for walking/jogging.
3. Explain terminology, training principles, and safety precautions
4. Identify the proper progression of exercise.
5. Discuss the role of jogging in a well-rounded physical fitness program.
6. Plan and execute a correct and appropriate walking/jogging program.
7. Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level
|General Education Outcomes|
I. This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts and health and wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness.”
2. Proper stretching techniques
3. Supplemental activities and related fitness components
4. Pre-and Post- Testing for cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and body composition
5. Determining target heart rate
7. Proper progression of exercise
8. Maintain progress charts
9. Cardiorespiratory Activities
|Assessment of Outcome Objectives|
A. COURSE GRADE
The course grade will be determined by written exams, sport and/or fitness-related skills test and pre and post cardiorespiratory test scores. When appropriate, opportunities for extra credit will be offered to students, the value of which to be determined by the instructor.
1. At least one written exam is required. The written exam will be valued at no less than 20% and no more than 50% of the total grade.
2. Competencies must be demonstrated by students in sport or fitness-related activities specific to the class. Sport or fitness-related skills tests will be valued at no less than 35% and no more than 65% of the total grade.
3. Cardiorespiratory fitness activities will be included in all classes in addition to other fitness and/or sport-related activities specific to the class. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be administered to all students. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory fitness will be conducted according to the protocols for the 1-Mile Walk Test, the 3-Minute Step Test or the Astrand-Ryhming Test. Pre and Post testing scores will be valued at no less than 15% and no more than 30% of the total grade.
B. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
A common written final exam will be administered every five years. The test items will be directed to the expected educational results of the course. Additionally, common sport or fitness-related skills tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on the test items administered.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine 1) if the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes, 2) if the level of student success was achieved, 3) if a revision of course intruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.
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