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PESS 120. Aerobic Fitness

Credits: 1
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Designed to enhance cardiovascular health by studying appropriate physiological principles. Students also will participate in one or more forms of aerobic exercises; e.g. walking, running, swimming, cycling, skiing, dancing, etc.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Define the five components of physical fitness.
2. Summarize the overload principle and how aerobic and muscular endurance are maintained throughout one's lifetime.
3. Evaluate major lifestyle behaviors associated with heart disease and how to reduce one's risk.
4. Identify common measures of aerobic fitness and perform several field based tests.
5. Evaluate and measure body composition and explain the importance of a desirable ratio of lean to fat body tissue.
6. Participate to improve physical fitness.

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