PED 120 - Foundations of Exercise
A Lab/Lecture course designed for students interested in a career in exercise supervision and instruction. The many components of Fitness will be thoroughly discussed in relationship to health, wellness, and athletic attributes. Students will learn the principles of exercise (Overload Principle) and apply them in a safe and healthy manner. Each student will lead the rest of the class in a activity that will lead to improvement in some aspect of fitness, with evaluation of the exercise a main focus.
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the components that comprise physical fitness.
2. Demonstrate and apply the overload principle to each of the fitness elements.
3. Lead a group through an exercise session - Warm-up; Cool down.
4. Analyze a fitness program, device, or individual exercise to determine its worthiness of its intended purpose.
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