PED 117


Division:  Arts & Sciences                                                                                                                       Date:  February 2014

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

Course Number & Title:  PED 117 Fitness Walking

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


I.              Catalog Description:  The class teaches content and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate an individualized program of walking, based upon fitness level.   Fitness Walking is an activity-based course designed to enhance fitness and health.

II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:  An understanding & practice of the safety skills help one to develop and maintain lifelong wellness.

III.           Required background:  Non-developmental in reading and ENF 1 co-requisite

IV.             Course Content (list the major topics):

A.       The Walking Trend

B.       Benefits of Fitness Walking

C.       Warming Up, Cool Down, & Flexibility

1.        Dynamic

2.        Static

3.        Prepare the body for activity

D.       Clothing & Equipment

E.        Safety

F.        Fitness Walking Techniques

G.     Strategies for Healthy Nutrition

H.      Healthy Weight & Body Fatness

I.        Sticking with It

J.        Wellness through Healthy Lifestyles

K.      Defuse Stress

L.       Pedometer

V.             Learner Outcomes                                                   VI.     Evaluation

            The student will:


A.    Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the safety considerations through the lecture & skills presented

Students will be evaluated using skills test, goal sheet, walking log, assessment, textbook, quizzes & written tests.

B.   Participate in walking at a speed, distance, & frequency that is challenging but appropriate for their own fitness level.

All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.

C.   Be able to practice distance walking with an improved time by the end of the semester


VII.           This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Critical Thinking

Personal Development