Cycling (1.5) A course designed to give students an understanding of and the ability to establish an exercise program involving riding.
KINES 006 Cycling (1.5)
Kinesiology 006 introduces students to the performance of cycling as a lifelong activity that helps maintain and enhance physical fitness and overall wellness. This course provides the information that the student needs to understand, organize, plan and implement a physical fitness program that features cycling as a primary activity. The centerpiece of this course is a progression of individually-paced rides of varying lengths that are conducted over various terrains. Past activities have included individual time trials, 5 through 25 mile road and trail rides, interval rides, hill rides, and rides to various locations of interest including, Beaver Stadium, the deer research pens, Sunset Park, and various other landmarks around campus and in the community. These activities are complemented by a series of lectures on such topics as the physiology of exercise, cycling safety; goal-setting for personal health; principles and concepts of physical fitness; training methods to address different cycling goals; and nutrition and weight control. Students also participate in team-based projects such as group-designed scavenger hunts and "landmark rides." As a final project, each student is asked to define a measurable fitness goal and design a fitness cycling program to realize that goal. As part of this assignment, students assemble data to indicate that they have achieved their goal, and then identify and analyze the factors that contributed to their success. Students also have the opportunity to monitor their performance throughout the course using a variety of personal assessment inventories and instruments, such as logs and heart rate monitors. When a student completes Kinesiology 006, he or she will be able to identify the components of an effective physical fitness program and explain how cycling contributes to the success of this program; develop realistic fitness goals and design a cycling program to meet these goals; perform a variety of fitness cycling techniques; and understand how cycling promotes psychological well-being. Various evaluation techniques will be used to assess individual progress in Kinesiology 006. These techniques will include (but are not limited to) conventional objective testing, performance on an individual time trial cycling test, personal assessment inventories and assignments, and journaling assignments. There are no special facilities for this course. The Department plans to offer two to four sections each fall and spring semesters with an enrollment of 30 in each section.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.