- Basic Course Information
- Course Description- The course deals with the proper techniques, procedures, and safety precautions for walking, jogging, and the promotion of cardio respiratory fitness as a lifetime activity.
- Prerequisites - No prior knowledge needed for entry into this course.
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Students shall learn the essential concepts of cardio respiratory (aerobic) fitness and its relationship to enhancing quality of life (rigor and relevance)
- Students will enhance their understanding of a proper warm-up and stretching; including safety procedures and the role of flexibility in safety and maintaining movement as a lifestyle activity
- Various safety related procedures for jogging will be explored; ie…clothing, shoes, running surfaces, schedules, weather, etc.
- The student will assess their current fitness level and log their jogging activity and heart rates
- Students will gain insight into establishing a jogging/conditioning program individualized to their needs
- The relationship between heart rate and conditioning will be explored, as students will log their resting heart rate and exercise heart rate during each class session of activity.
- Learn and internalize important issues as they relate to the appropriate and positive psychological approach to jogging (including visualization)
- The student will be assessed on a pre-test and post-test to measure increased comprehension in the program. Students should show an average improvement of 30% from pre to post test. All students should reach a level of 80% success on the post test.
- Major Course Requirements and Grading Standards
- Text: No text required
- Grading System
- Attendance is a key component to grading, particularly in a physical activities course. A student will be allowed to make up a maximum of three class dates without penalty.
- Classroom instruction will consist of a pre-test to measure knowledge, logging the physical activity on a calendar, and a post-test to assess learning.
- During days of inclement weather, class will be held. The class will use the cardio and weight rooms, swimming pool, and gym.
- Grades are based on total points with the following standards: Participation in number of sessions:
- 0- 1 absence= A
- 2-3 absences=B
- 4-5 absences=C
- 6-7 absences=D
- Other Policies: Please refer to the WTC Course Catalog for the following:
- Campus Calendar
- Final Exam schedule
- How to drop a class
- Withdrawal information
- Student Conduct/Academic Integrity
- Students with disabilities
- Classroom Etiquette- Please remove all head wear during class, unless needed for outdoor activity. Also, make sure all cell phones and pagers are turned off during class time
- Course Organization and Tentative Schedule*
|| Distribute and explain syllabus. Administer the Pre-Test. Cover Heart Rate formula. Distribute and discuss the jogging log. Begin warm up, stretching, and jogging activity,
which students must log through entire course.
||Students continue jogging activity with occasional cross-training in cardio-center. Students lead stretches after warming up on a rotational basis. Students continue to
log activity, duration, resting heart rate and exercise heart rate at each class session.
||The post test in administered at the beginning of the final class session
*The above schedule, policies, procedures, and assignments in this course are subject to change
August 19, 2015