Adult Fitness

Course Number: PE 182H
Transcript Title: Adult Fitness
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 4, 2015
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 2

Course Description

Includes exercises and activities which strengthen and condition specific large muscle groups, improve cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate improved physical conditioning
  2. Design a lifelong fitness program
  3. Recognize and apply the value and benefits of physical fitness

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Demonstrations
  2. Records and Portfolios
  3. Pre and Post Testing of Physical Fitness
  4. Individual Programs
  5. Written Exams and Assignments

Course Activities and Design

Walking, running, lifting of moderate weights and other aerobic activities as determined by instructor in consultation student.  May involve the use of training machines and devises to develop cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. Progress recorded by student and overall process monitored and evaluated by instructor.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)


  1. Principles of cardiovascular fitness
  2. Techniques of resistance
  3. Benefits and appreciation of physical fitness
  4. Develop flexibility training
  5. Body composition


  1. Practice warm up and cool down
  2. Demonstrate exercises for individual programs
  3. Operate exercise equipment safely using proper technique
  4. Demonstrate safe and appropriate program progression of exercises

Department Notes

Each student supplies his/her own clothing. Clothing should be loose and comfortable fitting for exercise. Shoes are mandatory and should be designed for walking or jogging.