Instructor: Robert Knutson
Monday, June 10, 2013 - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Meet June 10 & 11 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) + remainder of the course online
Instruction Mode: Combination
Location: Fitness Center, 1200 E. Moore Lake Dr., Fridley, MN
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $300 + textbook
The intent of this course is to provide the students with the cutting edge training philosophies, fitness activities and training modalities available. Fitness experts will be assisting the students in developing an individual fitness plan. The students may also participate in a health/fitness assessment to help them evaluate their current fitness levels. Many of the topics and activities reflect the most recent advances in fitness and strength training. As learners, the students will be challenged to identify what fitness strategies and activities will work best for their individual lifestyle and fitness goals.
As a result of participation in this course, students should:
- assess and analyze their fitness levels in the area of muscle strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and body composition.
- learn how to use a variety of strength training equipment and evaluate which strength exercises are best for their individual needs.
- understand how to use a variety of cardio machines.
- analyze Borg's perceived exertion rating scale.
- learn the skills and rules to play racketball, walleyball and squash court sports.
- evaluate aerobic fitness activities such as spin biking, interval training and cardio kick boxing.
- perform basic yoga exercises.
- create a personal fitness plan for themselves.
- gain techniques and strategies to help improve their students fitness levels.
The approach to be used for meeting the course objectives is a combination of reading assignments, class participation, lecture discussion, and independent work.
The required reading is found in the following text:
Sharkey, B. (2007). Fitness and health, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Participants will complete the following reading assignments to achieve the course objectives. Reading assignments will be evaluated on accuracy of information and completeness of assignment.