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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Need an elective for Fall 2013?

Want to learn to teach group exercise?

My recently developed 3-credit hour elective course, KIN 422: Advanced Principles of Group Exercise Leadership, will be available again for enrollment in the Fall 2013 semester.

Course description: Theories, principles and procedures involved with leading group fitness classes. Students will gain knowledge and experience in class design and choreography development. Programming for children, older adults, pregnancy and aquatic exercise will be included. Practical and written assessments will occur throughout the semester. Participation in group exercise classes outside of class is a requirement. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in the AFAA Primary Group Exercise Certification hosted in Godwin Hall in December 2013.
This course will sharpen skills necessary to be an effective instructor in a variety of physical activity settings - group exericse, personal training, coaching lifts, for example. The ability to communicate in a clear, conscise way is universal.
Course prerequisites: GKIN 100, KIN 202, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
This course will be half lecture and half physical activity lab. The lab will allow students the opportunity to practice the theory learned from lecture.
When: Monday/Wednesday 2:30pm-3:45pm. Location in Godwin 208 and Multipurpose Room.
Instructor: Jana Walters (walterjr@jmu.edu)

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