What are some ideas for assignments for a college level fitness class?
I teach strength training at a local community college and part of the curriculum is for students to complete a short written assignment for class. What are some good ideas for assignments, projects, etc (equivalent difficulty to writing a 2-3 page paper)? Assignments could be technical, reflective, practical and/or creative. Thanks!
Great question! Here are a couple of ideas for your students:
-Create their own obstacle course race (from course design to logistics to execution).
-Design a fitness training program that will help their client(s) to get prepared for an obstacle course race (you or your students can choose the distance and obstacles)
You could also have them do the same with evaluating workout sets: pyramids, circuits, traditional 3 set, super sets, same body part rotational circuits, etc.
Lastly, you could have them write about the history of strength training, how it began, how it has evolved, different forms, different types of equipment, etc. Or even a further background on the pioneers in strength training.
Have fun with it! There are tons of topics!
How about having them design a fitness program for themselves with explanations of the benefits of the program and drawbacks of not doing the exercises?
I hope this way the students will have something to keep up a healthy lifestyle.
Make sure they design a log to keep track, too.
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You could assign each student (or group of students) a muscle group or method of exercising (plyometrics, agility, mobility, etc), or piece of equipment (BOSU, TRX, bodyweight, a stick) and get them to hand in a sheet with photos and descriptions. Each person (or group) teaches the exercises on the sheet during class and then provides enough copies for each person in the class. all the students leave with an arsenal of exercises and modalities to resource from in the future.