HPEA-126: Aerobic Dance

Health and Human Services
Fitness & Wellness
Fitness Leadership
Academic Level
Course Subject
Health & Physical Education
Course Number
Course Title
Aerobic Dance
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

An exercise class covering the health related components of physical fitness, with an emphasis on cardiovascular endurance. Also explains how to make proper choices for a healthy diet; proper weight and stress management; and disease prevention. Requires no dance background.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

To improve cardiovascular endurance, strength, muscle endurance and flexibility.

Core Course Topics
  1. Training Zone
    • Calculate personal target heartrate, given a formula, and monitor pre, during and post cardiovascular exercise.
  2. Cardiovascular fitness
    • Compare improvement of cardiovascular endurance, relative to a selected standard.
  3. Health-related fitness components
    • Compare improvement in muscle endurance, strength and flexibility, relative to selected standards.
  4. Muscle and bone injury prevention and care
    • Explain muscle and bone injury prevention measures and categorize muscle injuries with their appropriate care.
  5. Nutrition
    • Analyze personal diet and formulate recommendations for improvement.
  6. Heart Health
    • Explain heart disease prevention.
    • Label heart anatomical structures and explain blood route.
    • List risk factors of heart disease for men and women.
  7. Basic skeletal-muscular anatomy and function
    • Label basic skeletal muscular structures.
    • Explain basic kinesiological function.
  8. Stress Management
    • Label and explain the phases and risks of stress.
    • List and explain ways and techniques for managing stress.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to, individual projects, vocabulary, class participation (discussion and critiques), and tests.


Instructor to select a required text.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Fall 2019