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PE 1067 - Fitness Walking

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course focuses on individual improvement in cardiovascular fitness through fitness walking, while emphasizing exercise as a part of a healthy lifestyle. Students will develop a personal walking program based on current fitness levels and fitness principles. Flexibility and muscular strength and endurance exercises are also incorporated into exercise programs.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Importance of exercise and physical fitness
  2. Individual fitness assessment
  3. Fitness walking technique
  4. Progression of walking plan
  5. Principles of conditioning
  6. Walking safety
  7. Components of fitness
  8. Injury Prevention
  9. Healthy Lifestyle choices

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate fitness walking technique.
  2. identify the advantages of acquiring and maintaining adequate fitness throughout the lifespan.
  3. design a progressive fitness walking program.
  4. implement a personal exercise program using fitness walking and resistance exercise.
  5. explain guidelines for safely beginning and progressing in a fitness walking program.
  6. identify healthy lifestyle choices.
  7. assess current fitness levels.
  8. discuss the role of fitness walking as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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