||P.E. 4.13 Fitness Walking
West Valley College
Office: PE 1W
Students are exposed to the benefits of exercise through fitness walking or jogging. The principles of exercise that will increase cardiovascular conditioning, endurance, flexibility and relaxation will be introduced. Exercises for muscular strength and endurance will also be introduced. Class is designed for all fitness levels, no pre-requisite required.
Upon successful completion of course requirements students will:
- Demonstrate improved performance in the five components of fitness.
- Demonstrate safe and correct technique muscular strength activities.
Demonstrate safe and correct technique for cardiovascular activities including walking, trail running and aqua jogging.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fitness principles.
Understand the physiological and psychological benefits of regular exercise.
- Warm-up and flexibility exercise.
- Cardiovascular conditioning consisting of 60 to 90 minutes of walking, jogging or running.
- Proper and safe cool down exercises.
- Muscular strength and endurance activities.
- Flexibility and relaxation techniques.
- Pre- and post-fitness assessments.
- Everyday Workbook assignments
- Active class participation is essential to fulfill the course objectives.
- Arrive to class early so you can perform the warm-up portion of the workout.
- Athletic shoes and clothes are needed for a safe and effective workout. You will need running shoes, water bottle, hat, sunglasses, and a towel.
Method of Evaluation:
- 30 participation points. 2 points per class.
- You must complete the entire 3-hour workout to receive the points.
- You are given one free absence.
- 20 points for the pre and post fitness assessments.
- 50 points for your Everyday Workbook assignments.
- Credit/ No Credit option.
A = 90-100 points
B = 80-89 points
C = 70-79 points
D = 60-69 points
F = 50-59 points
Safety and Evaluation Procedures :
- Locate Emergency Exits and understand the evacuation process.
In the event of an emergency evacuation, the assembly area for this classroom is the outdoor basketball courts (adjacent to the sand volleyball area).
Take all of your belongings with you and we will evacuate as a group. Do not leave campus or the assembly area until instructed to do so by your instructor, college official, or emergency personnel (police, etc.).
- The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation please contact DESP.
- It is advised that everyone, especially pregnant women, consult their physician before beginning a workout/activity program, as not all exercise/activity plans are suitable for everyone. Please discontinue any exercise/activity that causes you pain or severe discomfort and consult a medical expert immediately. The instruction and advice presented in this class are in no way intended to be a substitute for medical advice.