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PED-190-20, Top: Winter Fitness Walking (FA14)

INSTRUCTOR:  Melissa Falen (mfalen@ndm.edu; 410-532-3585)

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: The course meets from 12:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. on the following Saturdays: 9/06, 9/13, 9/20, 10/11, 10/18; Rain Dates (if needed):  10/25, 11/1

CONTENT: 

Students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals that are necessary to walk for beneficial aerobic conditioning and exercise.

Note:  Cell phone and laptop use is not permitted in class.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

1. Students will be able to identify the basic components of fitness. 

2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of training through the development of a walking program.  

3. Students will be able to identify the proper attire and equipment required for urban and nature exercise walking.

4. Students will be able to use a pedometer and timer to assess distance, heart rate and pace while walking.

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to successfully complete urban fitness walks of 2-5 miles.

METHODS: 

Lecture, discussion, demonstration, and practical experience are the primary methods of instruction.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

1. Students are required to meet for 3 classes off site for the purpose of going on pre-determined walking/hiking routes.

2. Students will one written exam.

3. Students will have 8 hours of fitness walking, to complete outside of class. 

4. Students are required to keep a “steps record”.

5. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop a walking program using the principles of fitness.

Grading Points Scale:                                               Point Values:            

180–200=A                                                      Attendance — 25

176–179=B+                                                    Participation — 25  

160–175=B                                                      Exam — 50

156–159=C+                                                   Assignments: 100     

140–155=C

120–139=D

0–119=F 

Grading Percentage:

attendance & participation — 25%

exam — 25%

assignments — 50%

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS:  AUTHOR/TITLE: 

Balkan, Evan, "Walking Baltimore."  Wilderness Press, Birmingham, AL  2013   

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

None

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Students should review walk #29 in the text, and be prepared (with walking shoes and comfortable clothing) to walk a slightly modified version during the first class meeting (app. 2-2.5 miles).