HPEA-127: Aquacise

Health & Human Services
Health and Physical Education
Academic Level
Course Subject
Health & Physical Education
Course Number
Course Title
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

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

Goal Statement

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.

Core Course Topics

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Pool safety.
  2. History of water exercise.
  3. Techniques to improve cardiovascular endurance through water exercise.
  4. Techniques to improve muscular strength through water exercise.
  5. Techniques to improve flexibility through water exercise.
  6. Decreasing body composition through water exercise and diet.
  7. Water exercise equpment.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  • 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

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Written Exam
  • Attendance and Class Participation
  • Reading assignments

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Aqua aerobic teaching certification or equivalent.

Effective and Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date