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PHED 1061

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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:  Hawkins,J.D & Hawkins, S.M. newest edition

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

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. Warm up and Cool down procedures for fitness walking
2. Fitness walking techniques
3. Fitness walking techniques utilizing elastic resistance bands
4. Fitness walking plan for increasing wellness
5. Safety factors for walking including the care and prevention of injuries
6. Calculation of exercise heart rate
7. Cardiorespiratory Activities
8. Pre and post testing for cardiorespiratory endurance

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
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.
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.

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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