SRJC Course Outlines

6/18/2024 8:07:32 AMPHYED 28.2 Course Outline as of Spring 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYED 28.2Title:  STEP AEROBICS - INTER.  
Full Title:  Intermediate 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 Scheduled4.0017 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 8.2

Catalog Description:
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The focus of this course is Intermediate Step Training, an aerobic activity that incorporates a platform 4 to 12 inches in height, designed to increase cardiovascular/respiratory fitness and improve muscular strength and endurance.  Intermediate Step movement combinations choreographed to music will be presented.  Activities may include other forms of aerobic exercise, resistance training, static stretching, and relaxation.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of KFIT 2.1 ( or PHYED 28.1 or PE 8.1)

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Recommended:Course Completion of KFIT 2.1 ( or PHYED 28.1 or PE 8.1)
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
       1.  Define and explain basic principles of aerobic exercise.
       2.  Analyze perceived levels of exertion during aerobic
       3.  Calculate and monitor exercise heart rate.
       4.  Perform safe and continuous intermediate level step patterns
           choreographed to music for 20-45 minutes.
       5.  Demonstrate knowledge of basic and intermediate step patterns
           by responding to cueing by the instructor.
       6.  Perform safe and effective strengthening exercises.
       7.  Perform static stretches related to working muscles involved
           in bench stepping and strengthening exercises.
       8.  Identify working muscles by name.
       9.  Discuss basic nutritional concepts relevant to aerobic

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 20-45 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.  Review of 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.  Review of major muscle groups
III.  Basic nutritional concepts as they relate to aerobic exercise
IV.   Step Patterns
     A.  Step combinations: Basic through intermediate level (i.e. more
         complex and strenuous than "basic")
     B.  Basic through intermediate step terminology and understanding
         instructor cues

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Representative assignments:
 1.  Calculating of exercise heart rate and body composition
 2.  "Pre" and "Post" Fitness assessments
 3.  Performing aerobic exercise 1 to 2 hours per week in addition to
     regularly scheduled class meetings
 4.  Practicing basic through intermediate step patterns, strengthening
     and stretching exercises
 5.  Writing: Reports, step choreography notation, or journal
 6.  Choreographing intermediate level step patterns (Intermediate =
     greater complexity and more strenuous than basic patterns)
 6.  Taking 1 or 2 objective quizzes, midterm and/or a final
 7.  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%
1-2 pg. reports, journals, personal exercise prog.
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
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Short answer and Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor Prepared Materials

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