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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Lifetime Fitness
Course: PED115

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   2.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T Lab Load

Description: Increase personal fitness, strength, and vitality. Current principles of cardiovascular exercise, weight training, flexibility, and balance exercises applicable to lifetime fitness goals. Personalized fitness plans developed and implemented with support of highly trained fitness professionals. Techniques to make sessions more effective and enjoyable.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe basic concepts of exercise programming, including frequency, intensity, duration, mode of exercise, and progression. (I, II)
2. Measure intensity of exercise. (I, II)
3. Explain the components of health-related physical fitness: cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. (I, II)
4. Explain and demonstrate the components of an individualized exercise program: warm-up, cardiovascular exercise, muscular strength and endurance, and cool down. (I, II)
5. Demonstrate a safe exercise program through selection of appropriate exercises, proper body alignment, correct adjustment of equipment, and proper technique. (I, II)
6. Practice neuromotor fitness, posture, and breathing. (II)
7. Demonstrate and adhere to a personal program for improvement or maintenance of optimal body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and cardiovascular conditioning. (II)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Orientation to fitness concepts.
   A. Health history, consent form, and blood pressure assessment (physician`s release if necessary).
   B. Basic fitness components.
      1. Cardiovascular.
      2. Muscular strength and endurance.
      3. Flexibility.
      4. Body composition.
   C. Measurement of intensity.
      1. Heart rate.
      2. Rating of perceived exertion (RPE).
   D. Strategies for adherence to exercise.
      1. Goal-setting.
      2. Behavior change strategies.
   E. Exercise equipment overview.
   F. Exercise programming.
      1. Frequency.
      3. Intensity.
      2. Time (duration).
      4. Type (mode) of activity.
      5. Progression.
      6. Safety.
   G. Components of an individualized exercise program.
      1. Assessment.
      2. Warm-up.
      4. Cardiovascular exercise.
      5. Muscular strength and endurance exercise.
      6. Flexibility.
      7. Neuromotor fitness activities.
      8. Cool down.
II. Components of an Exercise Session.
   A. Warm-up.
      1. Appropriate preparation for movement.
   B. Cardiovascular exercise.
      1. Appropriate application of frequency, intensity, time and type.
      2. Appropriate progression and safety.
   C. Strength and muscular endurance.
      1. Appropriate application of frequency, intensity, time and type.
      2. Appropriate progression and safety.
   D. Flexibility.
      1. Appropriate application of frequency, intensity, time and type.
      2. Appropriate progression and safety.
   E. Neuromotor fitness.
   F. Cool-down.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2012

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