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Step Aerobics

Course NumberLWA 157
Lab Hours30
Lecture Hours0
Course DescriptionIncorporates bench stepping to enhance cardiorespiratory endurance and muscle tone using the aerobic principle. Emphasis on the importance of fitness and a healthy lifestyle is also applied. Credit may be earned in LW 157 or LWA 157 but not in both. (0-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Step Aerobics.
  1. List and describe the components of Physical Fitness and how a Step Aerobics class can improve each one.
  2. Define and describe cardiac output and stroke volume as it relates to cardio respiratory conditioning.
  3. Define and describe calories, carbohydrates, fat, protein, and list recommended daily allowances.
  4. Define and describe the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems and identify activities that use each of them.
  5. Describe and define the basic muscular anatomy of the human body.
  6. List the benefits from regular participation in an aerobic program.
  7. Define and describe Maximum Heart Rate, Resting Heart Rate, Metabolism, and Target Heart Rate.
  8. Describe the importance of a warm-up and cool-down to physical activity.
  9. Recognize and describe various myths related to health and fitness.

Students can demonstrate the concepts and components of Step Aerobics.
  1. Demonstrate how to calculate percent of calories from protein, fat, and carbohydrates in a diet.
  2. Demonstrate how to take, monitor, and calculate personal heart rates.
  3. Choreograph and instruct a segment of a Step Aerobics classincorporating safe techniques.

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