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Life Fitness Program

BKIN 100 - Life Fitness Courses (3 credits each)
Each student is required to take one Life Fitness course to fulfill a core requirement. The emphasis of these courses is on physical fitness as it relates to good health (versus sport performance, competition, or physical appearance), and Scriptural-based body stewardship. Thus, courses are designed as personal fitness programs. Students will develop short- and long-term goals for fitness as they pertain to their own abilities, interests, and health. The particular skills and techniques of each sport determine the types of exercises participants will learn. Students may choose from a wide array of activities/sports that can be enjoyed at any skill level and practiced throughout adulthood (e.g., hiking, yoga, Pilates, jogging, power walking, dance, Taekwon-Do, etc.). Each course requires regular, vigorous participation for the purpose of fitness so regular attendance is mandatory. Repeating BKIN100 in a different activity will not accrue additional credit toward graduation.

BKIN 100A Fitness Through Taekwon-Do
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the Korean martial art and sport of Taekwon-Do. This course incorporates an all around health and fitness program through investigations into proper nutrition, life long physical fitness and a view of a Christian perspective of body care. The student will understand and perform the beginning level skills and applications of the art. Skills and knowledge include techniques for using the hands, feet and entire body to defend oneself; self-discipline; the ranking system; safety; fitness; history, and etiquette. It is taught from a traditional perspective and supplemented by modern scientific principles.

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the outdoor sport and sub activities of hiking and orienteering. The class will explore the physical needs, training and investigate life long physical fitness awareness and a view of a Christian perspective of body care. The course will cover the sport and rules of orienteering and setting up courses, as well as nature appreciation. Most of the classes are off campus at local historic and scenic national, county and local parks.

BKIN 100C Fitness Through Aerobic Dance
This course will present the principles of physical fitness (strength, endurance, flexibility, body composition), nutrition (healthy eating), behavioral modification (to adopt a healthy lifestyle), and participation through the activity of Aerobics. Many dance forms are used, including hip-hop, jazz, and ballet and country line dancing. Aerobic dance has acquired the status of a popular sport that can be enjoyed by all age groups, by both men and women. A substantial portion of the class will occur in supervised participation. Additional components will come from papers, exams, nutrition assignment and journaling. Emphasis will also be placed on the integration of a Christian world-view to the above areas as it pertains to body stewardship and good health as opposed to activity performance, competition, or physical appearance. This course is intended for the individual student to make short-term and long- term goals for fitness in accordance with their own physical abilities, interests and health. The purpose of this class is to find enjoyment in vigorous physical activities making the student appreciate a healthy concept of fitness for life.

BKIN100 D Fitness Through Recreational Sport
BKIN100 D Fitness Through Recreational Sport will present the principles of physical fitness (strength, endurance, flexibility, body composition), nutrition (healthy eating), behavioral modification (to adopt a healthy lifestyle), and participation through activities such as Indoor Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee. A substantial portion of the class will occur in supervised participation. Additional components will come from an evaluative paper, exams, and an exercise paper. Emphasis will also be placed on the integration of a Christian world-view to the above areas as it pertains to body stewardship and good health as opposed to sport performance, competition, or physical appearance. This course is intended for the individual student to make short-term and long-term goals for fitness in accordance with their own physical abilities, interests, and health. The purpose of this class is to find enjoyment in vigorous physical activities, encouraging the student to appreciate a healthy concept of fitness for life.

BKIN100E Fitness Through Power Walking
Fitness Through Power Walking will present the principles of physical fitness (strength, endurance, flexibility, body composition), nutrition (healthy eating), behavioral modification (to adopt a healthy lifestyle), and participation through the activity of Power Walking. A substantial portion of the class will occur in supervised participation. Additional components will come from an evaluative paper, exams, and an exercise paper. Emphasis will also be placed on the integration of a Christian world-view to the above areas as it pertains to body stewardship and good health as opposed to sport performance, competition, or physical appearance. This course is intended for the individual student to make short-term and long-term goals for fitness in accordance with their own physical abilities, interests, and health. The purpose of this class is to find enjoyment in vigorous physical activities encouraging the student to appreciate a healthy concept of fitness for life.

BKIN 100F Fitness Through Strength Training
This course is an activity class which revolves around strength training as a means for achieving lifetime fitness habits. The class is geared toward the general population, and aims to take students from a very basic fundamental workout to more advanced workouts utilizing various equipment, including, but not limited to, medicine balls, free weights, and stability balls.  The goal of the course is to equip students with the knowledge of why to workout, and how to workout properly, regardless of the equipment they have at their disposal.

BKIN100G Yoga/Pilates
This course will focus on the history, theory and practice of two different, yet similar exercise techniques: yoga and Pilates (the method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates). Alignment, body postures and movements basic to each technique will be examined and practiced. Mat and standing Pilates techniques will be taught.Pertinent anatomy will be explored with particular attention to the musculo-skeletal make-up of the anterior and posterior torso, neck and hips. The role of controlled and purposeful breathing during movement will be emphasized, as will the use of movement and breathing to enhance health and well-being. In particular, movement practices that may help those with depression, heart disease, asthma, and musculoskeletal issues will be introduced. Various stress reduction techniques will be explored including progressive muscle relaxation. Guided Imagery will be introduced to enhance relaxation. Principles of proper nutrition will be examined including nutrition for health promotion, prevention and treatment of illness. The use of breathing and movement in Christian spiritual formation and devotional practice will be explored, as will the notion of “being still to know God”.

BKIN 100H Fitness Through Tai chi
This course is designed to introduce the student to the Chinese martial art of tai chi. It will focus on the movement and the vast documented health benefits of this slow moving, graceful, low impact art. The course will explore the biomechanics of movement, critical balance, and application through the Yang 48 movement short form and the wooden jian form. The class will explore physical training; investigate life long physical fitness awareness and a view of a Christian perspective of body care.

BKIN 100I Fitness Through Fencing
This course is designed to introduce the student to the lifetime fitness sports of European (foil) and Japanese (kendo) fencing. The course will cover, fencing appreciation, care of equipment, rules, officiating, preventing injuries, chivalry and bushido, as well as etiquette and history. The class will explore the demanding physical training and investigate life long physical fitness, awareness and a view of a Christian perspective of body care.

BKIN100J Fitness Through Jogging
This is a personal fitness courses. Students develop short-term and long-term goals for fitness as they pertain to their own personal abilities, interests, and health. Each class focuses on regular, vigorous participation for the purpose of fitness and enjoyment. In addition, weekly evidence-based instruction is provided to inform students on concepts of physical fitness (strength, endurance, flexibility, body composition), healthy eating, behavioral modification, (to adopt a healthy lifestyle), and the Christian philosophy of body stewardship.

BKIN 100L Fitness through Ballet
This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and practical application of classical ballet technique at an introductory level. It focuses on the development of proficiency at the ballet barre, in the center of the floor, and through space (across the floor). The components of physical fitness—cardio respiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and nutrition—will be discussed within the ballet context. Students will develop goals for fitness through ballet dance and design a ballet dance fitness program. The course also covers the study of classical ballet with regard to historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Ballet is presented as a vehicle for Christian worship.

BKIN100M Fitness Through Jazz Dance
This is a studio-based course that allows the student to study the fundamentals of the Jazz Technique as an art form as well as mode of fitness. Students develop strength, flexibility, and stamina through class warm-ups and moving combinations. In addition, students gain a general knowledge of basic Jazz dance terminology, history and choreographic principles as they apply to the concept of wellness and faith. Students will create a final class performance.

BKIN100N Fitness Through Modern Dance
Fitness Thru Modern Dance is a studio-based course that allows students to study the fundamentals of Modern dance as an art form as well as mode of fitness. Students develop strength, flexibility, and stamina through class warm-ups and moving combinations. In addition, students gain a general knowledge of basic Modern dance terminology, history and movement principles as they apply to the concept of wellness and faith. This exploration will develop into a final danced creation performed by the student.

BKIN 100O Introduction to Dance Studies
This course is designed to introduce Dance major/minors and those seriously interested, to the study of dance within the university setting. The course will address practical concerns related to a career path in dance. The course explores the dance elements of body, space, time, and force/energy as they connect to technical proficiency with particular emphasis on components of physical fitness—cardio respiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and nutrition. Students will develop goals for fitness through dance and design a dance fitness program. The course also introduces improvisation, expression, and creativity as it relates to dance. Dance is presented as a vehicle for Christian worship.

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