Jogging (1.5) A course designed to give students an understanding of and the ability to establish an exercise program involving jogging.
KINES 065 Jogging (1.5)
Kinesiology 065 introduces students to the performance of jogging 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 jogging as a primary activity. The centerpiece of this course is a progression of individually-paced jogs of varying lengths that are conducted over various terrains. Past activities have included 1.5-mile timed runs, 2 through 6 mile runs, interval runs, hill runs, and runs to various locations of interest. Locations include 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 classroom lectures on such topics as the physiology of exercise, jogging safety; goal-setting for personal health; principles and concept of physical fitness; training methods to address different jogging goals; and nutrition and weight control. Students also participate in team-based projects such as group-designed scavenger hunts, "landmark jogs," and different team games and events that build group interaction skills. As a final project, each student is asked to define a measurable fitness goal and design a fitness jogging 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 065, he or she will be able to identify the components of an effective physical fitness program and explain how jogging contributes to the success of this program; develop realistic fitness goals and design a jogging program to meet these goals; perform a variety of fitness jogging techniques; and understand how jogging promotes psychological well-being. Frequency of Enrollment: Ten to twelve sections every fall and spring semesters with a maximum of 30 students per section.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.