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PHED 1053

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.
Credit Hours 1
Course Title Fitness Swimming
Prerequisite(s) Students must be able to swin with proper form a minimum of 50 years.
Corequisite(s) NONE
Catalog Description
This course is designed to introduce the students to the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a fitness program through use of a vigorous swimming exercise program.  Students must be able to swim since lap swimming will be an integral part of the course.

Expected Educational Results
After completing this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify the components of a personal exercise program
2. Develop understanding of terminology in a fitness swimming program
3. Demonstrate proper techniques for various strokes
4. Develop a personal daily fitness swimming program
5. Develop and understanding and properly apply all parts of physical fitness including, cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, strength, and body composition
6. Improve their cardiorespiratory fitness level
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5. Develop and understanding and properly apply all parts of physical fitness including,
cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, strength, and body
composition
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
COURSE CONTENT
1. Warm up and cool down procedures
2. Monitoring and Adjustment of exercise intensity
3. Advantages, benefits and terminology associated with fitness swimming
4. Basic swimming strokes development: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, and butterfly
5. Development of individual swimming program and reevaluation of program
6. Testing of fitness related components
7. Cardiorespiratory activities
8. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance.

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 skill tests will be administered specific to the course. An item analysis will be completed on these 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 instruction to enhance student achievement is needed, and 4) a specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: Aug. 10, 2011
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