Water Step Aerobics – Course Description
This course is designed to teach and apply the principles of lifetime physical fitness, utilizing the five major components of cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. A variety of health and wellness issues will be addressed. The components of fitness will be met through structured individual paced water step aerobics classes that will take place in chest deep water on an aquatic exercise step. Muscular strength activities could take place in our out of the water.
Tests & Scales
It is the intent of the Department of Health & Exercise Studies that all sections of a given course are graded consistently. This page describes the performance tests and the scales that are to be used with this course. Although your instructor may or may not choose to use every test described, he or she will use these procedures and grading scales for the tests students perform. Where appropriate, a video demonstration of the skills test has been provided.
- Crunch (HESF Scale for Crunch); video
- Curl-up (HESF Scale for Curl-up); video
- Flexibility (HESF Scale for Flexibility); video
- In-water Dips (HESF Scale for In-water Dips); video
- Sit-up (HESF Scale for Sit-up); video
- .5 Mile In-water Jog (HESF Scale for .5 Mile In-water Jog); video
Students should not enter the pool until their instructor is on deck and has given permission to enter or unless there is a lifeguard on duty for the pool that you desire to enter.
Diving into the pool in not allowed unless you are receiving diving instruction from your instructor. Please click on the video below to see how easily a neck injury could occur. This swimmer was fortunate that an injury was avoided.