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 Course Title:   Aerobic Dance

 Title Abbreviation:   AEROBIC DANCE

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    142

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    310502

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Cardiovascular conditioning and muscular toning program consisting of large dynamic body movements done rhythmically to music. Muscular strength and stretching are incorporated into the class.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop and/or maintain cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.
  2. Better understand aerobic exercise and the benefits of cardiovascular conditioning.
  3. Determine his/her own target heart rate and monitor heart rate during aerobic exercise.
  4. Understand the importance of warm-up and cool-down.
  5. Identify simultaneous muscle groups as they are used during exercise.
  6. Respond and exercise to a variety of music and ethnic rhythms.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Importance of warm-up and cool-down
  2. Low back protection
  3. Benefits of static versus ballistic stretching
  4. Body alignment
  5. Muscle groups and various movements
  6. Target heart rate