Physical Education

Physical Education Department

Aerobics and Conditioning

These courses are designed to condition your cardiovascular system and help tone your muscles. Many of the health benefits you would get from exercise come from these types of activities.

Some of the courses are the traditional "aerobics" to music such as: Step, Hi-Lo Impact and Cardio-Kick, but there are other classes that take a different approach such as Aerobic Swimming, Fit Camp, Multi-Sport Training, Cardio and Strength Training, Power Walking, Deep Water Running and our newer offerings, Body Sculpting, Core Conditioning and Indoor Cycling.

All courses require a book and reading and writing assignments and count toward satisfying the Area E General Education requirements for graduation.

PE 003 - Indoor Cycling

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through, indoor Cycling It includes an historical examination of indoor/cycling, spinning. The Cycling program is an individually paced, non-competitive, group training program designed for all riders and all fitness levels. Cardiovascular fitness and cycling techniques will be improved. Cycling is an exercised performed on a stationary racing bicycle and is performed to music. Training is fast paced, and is open to anyone who is interested in losing body fat, improving cycling techniques, and wants to improve cardio respiration.

PE 006B - Cross Training

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education including an historical examination of Cross Training. Fitness will be increased through a program of cardiovascular exercise using (but not limited to) circuit and interval training. Agility, speed, strength, and flexibility will be enhanced through the utilization of resistance training, medicine balls, stability balls, rope jumping, and flexibility training. Strength, cardiovascular, flexibility and body composition assessments will occur throughout the term. Students will participate indoors as well as outdoors.PE 006F - Deep Water Running

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through deep water running including an historical and global examination of deep water running for fitness rehabilitation and play. Students will improve fitness through a program of cardiovascular endurance, strength development and flexibility using water based exercise routines.

PE 006G - Aerobic Swimming

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through aerobic swimming. Cardiovascular conditioning for the swimmer who is proficient at the intermediate level. Includes global and historical development of swimming as a fitness activity, a review of training methods, measurements, safety, individual program design, exercise physiology and nutrition appropriate to swimming. Intermediate to advanced stroke skills, turns, body positioning, and overall efficiency in the water will be covered

PE 006H - Aerobic Power Walking

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through aerobic walking with hand weights. Includes an historical and global examination of walking for health and fitness. Students will improve fitness through a progressive program of walking, strength development, and flexibility exercises. Adaptations of the exercises to individual physical abilities and principles of fitness and nutrition will be covered

PE 006K - Cardio Kick

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through kick boxing. Dynamic kickboxing techniques are used to provide a level of conditioning for both the aerobic and anaerobic systems. The freestyle interval format combines boxing and kicking drills specific to martial arts and kickboxing integrating the mind/body elements of attitude, readiness, visualization, reaction and fun. Students will participate in a safe, modifiable, program to improve overall fitness, agility, balance, strength, and endurance. An historical examination of Cardio Kick for fitness and its roots in the sports of kickboxing, boxing, and martial arts will be included

P E 006Q - Low Impact Aerobic Rhythms

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through cardiovascular/aerobic exercise utilizing lo impact techniques, current styles such as tai bo, funk, latin and hip hop. Students will learn fundamental patterns and routines with popular music accompaniment. Global and historical review of the evolution of aerobic exercise, exercise trends for men, women and athletes as they corresponded with the evolution of the discipline of Physical Education. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to cardiovascular exercise relative to age, gender, or physical limitations

PE 006R - Hi-Lo Impact Aerobic Rhythms

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through cardiovascular/aerobic exercise utilizing hi and lo impact techniques, current styles such as tai bo, funk, latin and hip hop. Students will learn fundamental patterns and routines with popular music accompaniment. Global and historical review of the evolution of aerobic exercise, exercise trends for men, women and athletes as they corresponded with the evolution of the discipline of Physical Education. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to cardiovascular exercise relative to age, gender, or physical limitations

PE 006S - Step Aerobics

Cardiovascular/aerobic exercise utilizing a step system; current styles such as tai bo, funk, latin and hip hop. Students will learn fundamental patterns and routines with popular music accompaniment.. Global and historical review of the evolution of aerobic exercise, exercise trends for men, women and athletes as they corresponded with the evolution of the discipline of Physical Education. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to cardiovascular exercise relative to age, gender, or physical limitations

PE 006U - Fit Camp

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through fit camp. An historical examination of Fit Camp for fitness which includes a look at the U.S. Military boot camp regimen. The student will strive for ultimate fitness through a program of cardiovascular exercise including (but not limited to) circuit and intervals, agility, speed, strength, and flexibility training both indoors and outdoors. Strength, cardiovascular, flexibility and body composition assessments will occur throughout the term

PE 006V - Core Conditioning

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through Core conditioning which is an integrated fitness approach that focuses on developing the stabilization muscles of the center of the body. Included is an historical examination of Core strengthening. Concentration will be on muscles of the torso, back, hips, inner and outer thighs, chest and abdominals. Resistance training, medicine balls, stability balls, and the body bar will be used in conjunction with breathing, posture, and muscle awareness.

PE 008 - Total Fitness

Introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through total fitness, including an historical and global examination of Total Fitness and conditioning. Students will improve fitness through a program of cardiovascular exercise, agility, speed, flexibility, and resistance training using both indoor and outdoor facilities. Fitness assessments will occur throughout the term

PE 009 - Cardiovascular and Strength Training

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through cardiovascular and strength training. Includes rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, safety and technique of cardiovascular and strength training. Includes a brief historical examination of how cardiovascular and strength training has changed due to the influence of individuals and their countries. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiolog

PE 010 - Multi Sport Training

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through Multi-Sport
fitness. An historical examination of multisport training methodology to
include triathlon training. The student will strive for ultimate fitness
through a program of cardiovascular exercise including interval training,
strengthening exercises, and flexibility training both indoors and outdoors with an emphasis on aquatic fitness. Strength, cardiovascular fitness, and
flexibility will be monitored and assessed throughout the term.

PE 12 - Aqua Exercise

An introduction the discipline of Physical Education through water exercise. Aqua exercise uses dynamic aerobic exercise techniques to provide a level of conditioning for both the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. The freestyle interval format combines jogging, jumping, walking, punching, kicking, and a variety of aerobic type movements performed in land based programs. Students will strive for ultimate fitness through a complete program of cardiovascular exercise, strength development, and flexibility. An historical examination of Aqua Exercise for fitness, rehabilitation, and play will be included.


Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 11/3/09