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Lifetime Fitness
Lifetime Fitness - Graduate Teaching Assistant
Self-rate in the following areas on your ability to teach the following classes.

In the space provided under each area, if you selected an option other than 'no training or experience', please elaborate. Example: Played competitively in high school, have Personal trainer Certification from ASFA, etc.
Adapted Physical Education
Special program for students with physical handicaps or currently injured. An individualized rehabilitation program and/or academic-oriented program will be provided by the attending physician.

Aerobic Dance
Exercise through dancing to music. Concepts of physical fitness and the development of movement routines are fundamental to this course. Material covered includes a basic understanding of fitness with various assignments relating to that knowledge.

Aerobic Walking
This course is designed to provide students with a fitness foundation through the means of walking. Students will be given a fitness assessment profile, develop an exercise program, and participate in a series of small group and individual walks of varying lengths conducted over various terrains. Walking techniques and fitness strategies will be stressed. Conditioning emphasis will be placed on stamina, strength, flexibility, body composition, and muscle endurance. Student’s progress of fitness and walking skills will be monitored and assessed regularly to assure completion of their goals and objectives.

Aerobic Running
Students must be capable of running a mile without stopping at the beginning of the course. This class provides runners the opportunity to train and increase aerobic running capacity. Workouts are designed to meet individual fitness levels and goals. Health-related fitness components, safety, injury prevention, and training programs will be taught. Students develop an ability to maintain a high degree of aerobic fitness through long-distance running.

Teach/demonstrate outdoor skills: compass/map use, knot tying, camp cooking. Teach about variety of equipment available plus first aid. Lead 2-3 trips on weekends, depending on number of courses taught.

Rock Climbing (Beginning--indoor)
Teach the fundamentals of rock climbing for lifelong leisure involvement. Course content will address personal fitness, knowledge of sport, equipment, climbing safety, and technique. The majority of this course will take place within the indoor rock wall environment but skills taught will be transferable to a top rope, outdoor environment.

Teaching fundamental skills of bowling: grip, stance, approach, and types of ball delivery. Ball selection, scoring, rules and regulations, plus practice for skill development will also be important ingredients of this class.

Cycling - Bicycling
An introductory course covering bicycling knowledge, skills, and safety. Class rides will be from eight to ten miles.

Cycling - Mountain Biking
Overall view of mountain biking, rules of the trail and road, safety, riding technique, clothing, equipment, and basic bike maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills necessary to safely climb, descend, and maneuver a mountain bike through technical areas on various terrains.

Dance - Ballet, Jazz
Strong background in dance required to teach Ballet or Jazz classes to offer the student a quality learning experience.

Dance - Social (Ballroom, C&W, Swing, Tango, Etc.)
Various styles of social dance, such as fox trot, waltz, swing, rock and roll, country western, cha-cha, and tango, will be covered.

Fitness - Weight Control
Proper diet, nutritional advice, and exercise emphasized to regulate one's body weight. Toning and conditioning your body is accomplished through weight training, circuit training and exercise routines performed to music. Must have a good knowledge of fitness concepts in all health related areas. Be able to creatively lead and implement a variety of aerobic activities. Must be able to walk, jog, run and have acquired wt. training skills.

Fitness Theory & Practice (activities)
Must have a good knowledge of fitness concepts in all health related areas. Be able to creatively lead and implement a variety of aerobic activities. Must be able to walk, jog, run and have acquired wt. training skills.

Yoga, Pilates (Beginning)
Teach basic sets of exercises which form the foundation of a regular daily routine. Emphasis is on improving postural alignment increasing strength, flexibility, endurance, improving concentration, and reducing stress. Relaxation techniques provide an effective approach to stress reduction.

Self Defense (basic practical)
Teaching practical self-defense for people with no previous training in martial arts. The course will emphasize risk avoidance, risk recognition, and escape. The tactics and strategy of physical confrontation will be introduced - falling, throws, punching, blocking, and kicking.

Tai Chi (Beginning)
Beginning Tai Chi focuses on slow body movements used to improve balance, coordination, concentration, awareness and timing. Instruction follows a practical scientific approach yielding illustrations of applications for each of the movements in daily life. The classical Tai Chi form will be used as a model to facilitate the known benefits of exercise and stress reduction.

Paddle Sports
Provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in and enjoy kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) as lifetime fitness and recreational activities. Special emphasis will be given to the development of sound fundamental knowledge and skills such as paddling and steering techniques; rolling; fitting, care and use of equipment; personal safety and fitness skills; and reading moving water.

Classes use Sunfish (lateen rig) to sail on river next to campus. Teach basic skills for sailing a lateen rig to execute controlled jibes, runs, reaches, beats, close-hauled come-abouts/tacking, recovery from turtling along with safety, types of vessels, and weather conditions

Golf (Beginning)
Teaching fundamental skills for proper stance, grip, swing techniques for all clubs, as well as course strategy, rules, terminology, and equipment selection.

A course designed to teach the fundamental skills in badminton including appropriate stroke mechanics, serving, strategy, game variations, equipment selection, and rules and regulations.

Racquetball (Beginning)
Teaching fundamental skills in racquetball. Equipment selection, safety procedures, serves, strokes, volley, court strategy, rules, and actual play are combined to give the basics needed for enjoyable and knowledgeable participation.

Racquetball (Intermediate)
Refines the basics and strategy of the more advanced student through analysis and corrective feedback.

Tennis (Beginning)
Teach the basics for tennis. Included are tennis terminology, rules and regulations, etiquette, equipment selection, serve, volley, ball control, forehand and backhand strokes. In-class practice, drills and individual play provided.

Tennis (Intermediate)

Teach the fundamentals of soccer including dribbling, passing, kicking, and tackling skills, offensive and defensive strategies, rules and regulations, and conditioning.

Course stresses the fundamentals of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, rules and regulations, equipment selection, drills, and actual play.

Volleyball (Beginning)
Teach knowledge of the rules and court strategy with skills, such as setting, bumping, serving, and conditioning, to develop a well-rounded player.

Volleyball (Multi-terrain)
For the student who has experience in volleyball through competitive play, Multi-terrain Volleyball offers analysis and development of techniques and game strategy for Wallyball, played in racquetball courts; Outdoor Volleyball, played on sand courts; and Indoor Volleyball. Emphasis is on refinement of skills of the game, conditioning, safety, court strategy, rules, and actual play for enjoyable and knowledgeable lifelong participation.

Weight Training (Beginning)
Course incorporates basic anatomic and physiological principles to specific lifts, exercises, muscles, and training techniques pertinent to the development of an individualized weight training program.

Weight Training (Intermediate)
Course is designed for the advanced students and will review basic concepts covered in the beginning course. In addition, more advanced techniques and training principles will be incorporated into each student’s individual exercise routine

Other areas (Swimming, Life Guard training, advanced skills in the above areas, etc)