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PHED 1069

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 Aerobic Fitness
Prerequisite(s) NONE
Corequisite(s) NONE
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.

REQUIRED TEXT
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

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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