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COURSE NUMBER: PEMW137
COURSE TITLE:Fitness Center III
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1
CONTACT HOURS:15
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:45
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This is the third course in the series. The course continues to provide opportunities to develop and improve personal fitness and exercise programs consistent with a healthy lifestyle. The course is taught in the fitness center and utilizes treadmills, elliptical machines, stair machines, recumbent bikes and a series of resistance exercise stations and stationary exercise bikes. Class meets 1 lecture hour per week.

PREREQUISITES:
PEMW136 with a D or better. Must take PEMW134, Fitness Center Orientation, if PEMW136 was taken more than a year ago.

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Properly use fitness equipment to complete 5-30 minute workouts per week
  • Assess their current fitness level and document means of improvement
  • Assess their pulse in order to determine his or her individual target heart rate zone during class when needed (Exception: if heart rate is medically controlled, students may use the Ratings of Perceived Exertion scale to assess workout intensity)

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
To receive credit for a grade at the DACC site, a student must complete any of the following six (2) designated routines which count as one (1) workout. Activities may vary with site based on facilities.
  • Aerobic Super Circuit: a cardiovascular/toning circuit consisting of 12 strength developing stations alternating with stationary exercise bikes
  • Treadmill: 15 consecutive minutes at a minimum speed of 2.5 mph
  • Recumbent Bike: 15 consecutive minutes
  • Stair Machine: 15 consecutive minutes
  • Elliptical Machine: 15 consecutive minutes
  • Upright Bike: 15 consecutive minutes
Additionally, students could complete any of the following for a workout.
  • Individual Personal Training: 30 consecutive minutes = 1 workout
  • Group Fitness Course: 30 consecutive minutes = 1 workout
Students are welcome to do other workouts but only the listed activities count as credit for a grade. Exception: When physical injuries or level of fitness prevent full participation in the above described workouts, special programs may be developed and will count as credit for a grade only if approved by the Fitness Center staff.


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EVALUATION:
Attendance for graded sections: Students are required to complete a minimum of (5) 30 - minute workouts weekly to remain in the class. Students will be withdrawn from class if minimum workout requirements are not met for any two weeks during the semester, whether consecutive or not. (Completing additional workouts weekly counts towards grade and is encouraged.)

Grades are then based on meeting minimum workout requirements each week until 35 workouts are completed to earn a grade of A in seven weeks. 2 fitness assessments will be required as well 1-in the beginning of the 8-week term and 1 at the end. (Students then should have established a regular workout routine and are free to continue using the Fitness Center through the end of the course.)


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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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