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COURSE NUMBER: PEMW111
COURSE TITLE:Pilates I
DIVISION:Sciences
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1
CONTACT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:Face to Face

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class offers knowledge and skills to keep fit for life. In particular, this class offers a basic understanding of the concepts of alignment, centering, breathing, stabilization, mobilization, and balance. Non-impact, whole body conditioning mat exercises based on the work of fitness pioneer Joseph Pilates are designed to develop body awareness, improve posture, enhance muscle recruitment and further the art of muscle relaxation. The mat work increases core strength & stabilization, builds muscle tone & a long, lean physique, and improves coordination, balance & flexibility. It can be modified to various fitness levels; each student will work at her/his appropriate level. Both graded sections and pass/fail sections are offered for this course.

PREREQUISITES:
None

COURSE OBJECTIVES / STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • The student will describe and categorize Pilate techniques using appropriate terminology in exams and short research or observations reports.
  • The student will apply the underlying concept of Pilate techniques in the student workout.
  • The student will promote knowledge and awareness of the skeletal alignment & body mechanics through intelligent use of the body during the student workouts.
  • The student will increase strength, coordination, flexibility and range of motion as measured by student self-assessments. 

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • The history of Pilates, who developed it and where it came from and why
  • Working knowledge of the concepts and the language in which pilates uses
  • Executing proper technique and proper form through mat work

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

No textbook required

Students need either a yoga mat or beach towel to lie on  

Students need suitable attire (Sweats, gym pants, shorts, tights, t-shirt, capri’s, yoga pants); please be sure that no clothing is too revealing as we will be bending and stretching into different poses.

Students will either be bare footed or need Pilates socks (socks with grips on the bottom)


EVALUATION:
  • Attendance-50%
  • Class Participation/Proper Execution-20%
  • Practice timesheets-10%
  • Class Observation/Visit-10%
  • Practical/Written Exam-20%
Examinations:

Practicals: Include Proper Execution of the poses that we cover in class

Assignments:

  • Researching Pilates Vocabulary provided by the instructor
  • Researching the History and benefits of Pilates from scholarly articles
  • Practice Timesheets (Each student should spend at least 20 minutes practicing poses)

Attendance:  Students are required to attend a minimum of 8 times during the 8-week course to receive a passing grade.

Grade
A
B
C
D
F
Attendance
14-16
12-13
11-12
8-10
0-7

REVISION:
Fall 2016

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