PED 103-104 Aerobics


Division:  Arts & Sciences                                                                                                             Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Liberal Arts, Business Administration and Science


Course Number & Title:  PED 103-104 Aerobics I & II


Credit Hours:  2      Hours/Wk Lecture: 1          Hours/Wk Lab:  3    Lec/Lab Comb:


I.          Catalog Description:   Develops cardiovascular fitness through activities designed to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition.


II.        Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:   Cardiorespiratory fitness is an integral component of health related fitness.  Appropriate strategies to facilitate the behaviors associated with cardiorespiratory fitness are essential for total wellness.


III.    Required background (list any experience, prerequisites, co-requisites necessary to enroll in the course)


IV.    Course Content (list the major topics):  Major topics include the following: physiology associated with cardiorespiratory fitness; assessing and developing strategies to improve cardiorespiratory conditioning; activities associated with cardiorespiratory conditioning;  developing a personalized cardiorespiratory conditioning program; body composition and muscle assessment and nutritional behaviors related toward the enhancement of cardiorespiratory performance. 


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:


A.   Follow a prescribed workout schedule for cardiorespiratory conditioning.

B.   Participate in a variety of aerobic activities that would ensure cardiorespiratory improvement.

C.   Demonstrate a workable knowledge of major muscle groups.

D.   Participate in the assessment of body composition and muscle movement activities.

E.   Develop a workable knowledge of the physiology associated with cardio respiratory endurance

VI.  Evaluation





A.   Record data on appropriate workout sheets and turn in weekly.

B.   Determine appropriate training effect of each activity and record data on workout sheets.  Turn in weekly.

C.   Multiple choice test.

D.   Assessment test




VII.         This course supports the following objectives:


            DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking

Personal Development