FHP103 - Group Exercise Leadership

Outline info
Last revision date 2018-07-13 14:33:10.474
Last review date 2018-07-13 14:33:10.476

Subject Title
Group Exercise Leadership

Subject Description
In this Introductory practical course, students learn the skills required to plan and instruct a group exercise class.  Topics covered include basic anatomy, class formats, use of music, choreography, cueing, monitoring techniques and successful instruction techniques.   Students gain experience in the instruction of group strength training, flexibility training, and traditional group exercise.  Students improve these skills through practice teaching sessions, and peer and instructor feedback and evaluations.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand basic anatomy; the skeletal, muscular and cardiovascular systems.
  1. Explain the role of group exercise in the fitness industry.
  1. Identify and analyze the essential characteristics and qualifications of an effective group exercise instructor.
  1. Explain the purpose of the four components found in a variety of group exercise classes:  warm up, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility.
  1. Design and teach a balanced group warm up, cardiovascular, strength and flexibility segment of a group exercise class.
  1. Apply the principles of cueing, choreography and musicality to a group fitness class format.
  1. Display leadership skills to motivate and educate to participants.
  1. Adapt/conduct group exercise classes for various age-groups.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline
The Role of Group Exercise
Cardiorespiratory Training Systems
Basic Anatomy: Skeletal & Muscular System
Characteristics and Qualification of an Effective Group Exercise Instructor
Four Components in a Variety of Group Exercise Classes
Designing a Balanced Cardiovascular Class
Designing a Balanced Strength and Flexibility Class
Cueing, Choreography and Musicality
Leadership Skills to Motivate and Educate
Group Exercise Classes for Various Age Groups

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts

Total Fitness & Wellness (7th Edition) 
Author: Scott K. Powers (Author), Stephen L. Dodd (Author), Erica M. Jackson (Author)
ISBN -10: 0134167600
ISBN - 13: 978-0134167602


Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Presentation #1 20%
Presentation #2 20%
Critical Discourse 25%
Final Exam 35%

Approved by: Lisa Somers