PHED 1069

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Catalog Description

This course is designed to determine a student's level of fitness and to improve flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular and respiratory endurance: to understand the importance of diet and nutrition and their relationships to total wellness.


Fitness Through Aerobics and Step Training by K.S. Mazzeo, Morton Publishing Company, (newest edition)

Expected Educational Results

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  1.  Identify the 3 basic phases of an aerobic workout and the recommended guidelines for each
  2.  Describe what is meant by target heart rate and know how to calculate it
  3.  Identify the basic principles of proper stretching
  4.  Have an understanding of basic steps for an effective bench or floor workout and be able to develop their

       own exercise routine
  5.  Describe how aerobic and anaerobic exercises differ and the benefits of each type of workout
  6.  Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level

General Education Outcomes

I.     This course addresses General Education Outcome number nine “to apply the basic concepts of health and

       wellness and utilize activities to promote health and fitness”.

Course Content

  1.  Aerobic exercise: the way to fitness
  2.  Warm up, cool down and flexibility training
  3.  Motivation and goal setting
  4.  Safety first
  5.  Fitness testing
  6.  Aerobic exercise: aerobics
  7.  Aerobic exercise: step training
  8.  Aerobic exercise: fitness walking and other options
  9.  Strength Training within aerobics
10.  Nutrition and weight management
11.  Cardiorespiratory Activities
12.  Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance