Exercise, Sport and Health Education 102

ESHE 102: Aquatic Fitness

Prerequisite: Student should be comfortable in the water

Credit Hours: (1) Three hours lecture/laboratory

Acquaints students with basic fitness principles and offers them a variety of aquatic exercise forms to help maintain or improve their level of fitness.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

The major topics include: fitness components and personal assessment of fitness; nutrition, exercise, and weight control; exercises and modifications for the water; and lifestyle changes for fitness. Students are taught exercise form, fundamentals in creating a balanced workout, and leading exercise routines.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

ESHE 102 emphasizes participation in personal fitness assessment, aerobic and strength exercises, and evaluating lifestyle choices. Students perform assessments at cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, nutrition and lifestyle. Students participate in a structured exercise program lead by the instructor and students. Students are evaluated on writings based on their fitness assessment, nutritional and lifestyle analysis, program for lifestyle change, results at written tests and routines developed and taught to the class.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. The student shall demonstrate a general knowledge of fitness principles.
2. The student shall analyze their own fitness levels and create a program based on this information.
3. The student shall analyze their own nutritional practices and create a balanced diet based on this information.
4. The student shall demonstrate proficiencies in movements and skills related to participation in water aerobic exercises.
5. The student shall create exercise programs to develop specific components at fitness.
6. The student shall develop and lead the class in water aerobic routines that they develop.


Assessment Measures

Assessment will be through two essay exams covering the component at fitness and nutrition; four papers based on (1) their own fitness assessment results, (2) a diet analysis using the N3 program, (3) a record at their current exercise program, (4) a prescription for a future fitness program based on the above information; and the development and leading of an exercise routine.


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Review and Approval
September 2002 Reviewed Jon Poole