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Physical Fitness - 1st year

Designed for students who are at the beginning level of physical fitness. Beginning Physical Fitness is designed as a vehicle to a personal preventative health maintenance program. Proper nutritional and safety information and a schedule of regular aerobic activity are some of the tools provided.


1. Identify major muscle groups and function;

2. Demonstrate improved strength and flexibility as demanded by weight room exercises as well as cool-down stretches;

3. Demonstrate improved coordination and proper form in nautilus and free weight exercises;

4. Set up a work out routine.


Course topics will include the following:

1. Major muscle groups and functions

2. Work out routine

a. Self-testing techniques

3. Flexibility Activity

a. Techniques for optimum stretch
b. Value of flexibility

4. Relationship of exercise and nutrition

a. Pre-exercise meals
b. Carbohydrate loading

5. Nautilus and free-weight exercises

Method of Instruction:

1. Participation in class activities

2. Analysis and demonstration by instructor

Types of Assignments:

1. Written exam at completion of course

2. Complete a fitness test at the beginning of the course and compare it to the fitness test at the end of the course to measure fitness progress