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COURSE NUMBER: PEMW112
COURSE TITLE:Boot Camp I
DIVISION:Sciences
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:45
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will help students get into shape, reduce stress, increase energy, and build confidence. In Boot Camp Fitness students will learn how to properly warm up and cool down, exercise at high intensity using calisthenics, plyometrics, strength workouts, dumbbells, medicine balls, agility ladders, obstacle courses and much more. Upon completion of Boot Camp Fitness, students will be executing their own fun and challenging fitness programs. Both graded sections and pass/fail sections are offered for this course.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
This class offers knowledge and skills to keep fit for life. It teaches safe effective warm-up and cool down methods and its importance to exercise. This class also teaches performance of movement and exercise in a progressive approach and offers an opportunity to improve and/or maintain a high level of fitness through application of conditioning principles. In particular, this class offers a wide variety of fitness components that include but are not limited to free-weights, bands, calisthenics, plyometrics, obstacle courses and so much more. This class is ran as a circuit type training so students are able to move freely and not have to worry about keeping up with those of their peers. The goal is to improve endurance, learn new training techniques as well as review old techniques, build confidence and self-esteem in a positive manner and have fun while doing it.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe and categorize the different components of exercise (ie. Plyometrics, calisthenics, weight training, use of bands) and apply that knowledge to a student designed program
  • Apply the underlying concepts of warming up cooling down and their importance during the students’ workouts
  • Demonstrate proper skeletal body mechanics through intelligent use of the body during the student workouts.
  • Evaluate increases in strength, coordination, flexibility and range of motion.
  • Explain the importance of a fit life.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Knowledge of the different components of exercise and the proper execution of those exercises
  • Know the proper and improper components of different exercises. (ie. common errors peers make)
  • Components of Fitness including warm up and cool down
  • Program design

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

No textbook required

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


EVALUATION:
Attendance
Class Participation/Proper Execution
Project
Practical/Written Exam
50%
10%
20%
20%

Practical Exam: Proper Execution of exercises
Written Exam: Over the topics covered in class

Grade Scale:
A- 90%-100%
B- 80%-89%
C- 70%-79%
D- 60-69%
F- Below 60%

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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