Provides the opportunity to achieve physical fitness through water exercise. Covers safety protocols, importance of exercise for disease prevention, and proper food intake for maintaining a healthy weight. Exercise alignment and various creative exercises are incorporated in the class. No swimming skill is required.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
The goal of the Aquacise class is to improve the student’s health related physical fitness (cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and strength) through exercise in the water. In addition, the class hopes to establish a pattern of lifelong exercise for students. An understanding of the proper methods needed to achieve physical fitness and proper weight management will be taught.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to (* indicates critical thinking objectives):
- Pool safety.
- History of water exercise.
- Techniques to improve cardiovascular endurance through water exercise.
- Techniques to improve muscular strength through water exercise.
- Techniques to improve flexibility through water exercise.
- Decreasing body composition through water exercise and diet.
- Water exercise equpment.
- Identify and define the components of health-related and skill-related physical fitness.
- Recall how to train each of the five components of health-related physical fitness for the general population and the athlete.
- Describe the benefits of an aqua aerobics exercise class.
- Demonstrate how to measure their pulse rate to gauge their intensity of exercise.
- Calculate the heart rate training zone for various subjects.
- Describe the components of a health-related exercise program and techniques for improving each component of the program.
- Demonstrate a variety of exercises that be performed in the water for improving physical fitness.
Assessment and Requirements
- Written Exam
- Attendance and Class Participation
- Reading assignments
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Aqua aerobic teaching certification or equivalent.