PHED 1061

Credit Hours

1

Course Title

FITNESS WALKING

Prerequisite(s)

NONE

Corequisite(s)

NONE

Catalog Description

This course is designed to give the student a practical understanding of cardiovascular fitness produced by walking.  Experiences are provided to help the student understand the benefits, organization , implementation and evaluation of a balanced aerobic fitness program utilizing walking as the primary activity. 

REQUIRED TEXT

 

Walking for Fun and Fitness by Hawkins J.D & Hawkins, S.M., Wadsworth publisher (newest edition) or Walking and Jogging for Health and Wellness by Frank Rosato, Wadsworth publisher (newest edition) (text depends on Instructor)

Expected Educational Results

As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:

1. Perform the correct walking technique utilized in fitness walking
2. Identify the benefits of a fitness walking program
3. Assess and document physical fitness status through the five health-related              
    components of physical fitness
4. Identify safety procedures when walking
5. Develop and record a plan of fitness walking to meet the needs and interests            
    of the students
6. Assess exercise heart rate
 
7. Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level