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 Course Title:   Fitness Through Yoga

 Title Abbreviation:   FITNESS THROUGH YOGA

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    149

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.5

 CIP:    310501

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

This course addresses the fitness aspect of Hatha yoga. Exercise techniques are presented to help the student improve his/her flexibility and strength. Relaxation and breathing techniques are used to teach stress management.

 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
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. After completing this course the student will have practical knowledge of hatha yoga and be able to apply its principles as they relate to flexibility and strength exercises and stress management.

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.

Course Contents

  1. Principle and meaning of prana
  2. Explanation and application of asanas
  3. Breathing exercises for stress management
  4. Postures for flexibility improvement
  5. Postures for strength improvement