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Nordic Walking

Course NumberLWA 160
Credits1
Lab Hours15
Lecture Hours15
Course DescriptionIntroduces the concept of Nordic walking and instructs safe and effective techniques using the Nordic poles to enhance one's wellness. Includes conducting pre and post fitness assessment and developing a personal Nordic walking program. (15-15)


Outcomes and Objectives

Describe and explain the concepts and components of Nordic Walking.
Objectives:
  1. Describe the difference between everyday walking, fitness walking, and Nordic walking.
  2. List the techniques of Nordic walking.
  3. List the principles of Nordic walking.
  4. Describe the parts of Nordic walking poles and their benefits.
  5. Compare the difference between exercise heart rate and recovery heart rate.
  6. Describe how the overload principle and an understanding of the exercise target zone are applied in Nordic walking.
  7. Describe how to select a good pair of shoes for Nordic walking.
  8. List appropriate exercises to use in a stretching program for warm up and cool down.
  9. Explain how to calculate minutes per mile and miles per hour from records on walking logs.
  10. Explain how to get a fitness rating from a time walk.
  11. Describe how blood pressure readings, body measurements, and percent of body fat measures can help assess fitness programs.

Student can demonstrate the concepts and components of Nordic Walking.
Objectives:
  1. Design a schedule that includes time for Nordic walking.
  2. Walk using Nordic walking techniques.
  3. Walk incorporating the principles of Nordic walking.
  4. Design a warm up and cool down stretch program.
  5. Take a resting, exercise and recovery heart rate.
  6. Calculate personal exercise target heart rate zone.
  7. Keep a walking log.
  8. Calculate their walking pace in miles per hour.
  9. Calculate their calorie burn for each walk.
  10. Design a safe walking route.
  11. Evaluate personal fitness program by keeping records of assessments of blood pressure readings, body measurements, and percent of body fat measures.




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