PEC 148 - Physical Fitness Theory and Practice
This course is designed to provide a complete fitness experience. This course includes sections specific to different areas of activity including, but not limited to: Fitness Training, Yoga, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Cardio Bootcamp, Aqua Fitness, Personal Defense (offerings may vary from semester to semester). It will also include a comprehensive fitness assessment and interpretation that will generate a personalized exercise prescription, which will be executed in a monitored program specific to assigned fitness subject, topic, or theme. Lecture topics will include the benefits of exercise, safety, program design, components of fitness, and other timely topics. The online section(s) of this class require(s) outside physical activity and testing outside the online medium. One class hour, two laboratory hours.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and explain the components of physical fitness as it relates to occupations and healthy life styles.
2. Analyze the results of pre- and post-physical fitness screening.
3. Identify the basic principles of physical health, which could include for example: cardiofitness, musculoskeletal training or fat/weight control.
4. Apply the principles of physical fitness through participation in a monitored exercise program.
5. List the benefits of physical fitness.
6. Demonstrate ability to work with others in the implementation and application of a fitness program.
Course Offered Fall and Spring