SRJC Course Outlines

6/13/2024 11:23:05 PMPHYED 28.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYED 28.1Title:  STEP AEROBICS - BEG.  
Full Title:  Beginning Step Aerobics
Last Reviewed:4/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.006 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 8.1

Catalog Description:
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The focus of this course is Step Training, an aerobic activity incorporating a platform, designed to increase cardiovascular/respiratory fitness and improve muscular strength and endurance.  Basic step patterns and movement combinations choreographed to music will be presented. Activities may include other forms of aerobic exercise, resistance training, static stretching, and relaxation.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The focus of this course is step training, an aerobic activity designed to increase cardiovascular/respiratory fitness. Activities may include other forms of aerobic exercise, resistance training, static stretching, and relaxation.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1997Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1997Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
       1.  Define and explain basic principles of aerobic exercise.
       2.  Assess perceived level of exertion during aerobic exercise.
       3.  Calculate and monitor exercise heart rate.
       4.  Perform safe, continuous basic step patterns for 20 to 30
       5.  Demonstrate knowledge of basic step patterns.
       6.  Show an ability to respond to step aerobic cues.
       7.  Perform safe and effective strengthening exercises.
       8.  Analyze which stretches are appropriate in relation to various
           aerobic and strengthening activities and perform those
           stretches as part of an exercise regimen.
       9.  Identify working muscles by name.

Topics and Scope
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I.      Each class session will include specific physical activities:
       A.      Warm-up
       B.      Aerobic exercise (continuous exercise for 20-30 minutes
               performed at exercise heart rate)
       C.      Muscle strengthening and toning exercises
               1.  Floor exercise
               2.  Resistance training
                   a.  bands and exercise tubing
                   b.  free weights
                   c.  exercise balls
       D.      Cool down segment
               1.  Aerobic cool down
               2.  Static stretching
               3.  Relaxation exercises
II.     Principles of cardiovascular / respiratory fitness
       A.  Definition of aerobic exercise
       B.  Components of aerobic exercise
       C.  Methods of measuring aerobic exercise intensity
           1.  Heart rate calculation
           2.  Perceived level of exertion
           3.  The "talk test"
       D.  Physiological and psychological benefits of aerobic exercise
       E.  Basic nutritional concepts as they relate to aerobic exercise
           (time allowing)
III.    Step patterns
       A.  Movement combinations
       B.  Step terminology and understanding cueing
IV.     Major muscle groups

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Representative assignments:
       1.  Calculating of exercise heart rate and body composition
       2.  "Pre" and "Post" Fitness assessment
       3.  Performing aerobic exercise 1 to 2 hours per week in
           addition to regularly scheduled class meetings
       4.  Practicing step patterns, strengthening and stretching
       5.  Choreographing basic step patterns
       6.  Writing:  Reports, step choreography notation, or journals
       7.  Taking 1 or 2 objective quizzes, midterm and/or a final
       8.  Designing a personal exercise program

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
reports, journals, personal exercise program
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Class performances, Performance exams, Fitness assessments, step choreography
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Short answer; Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor Prepared Materials

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