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Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: PHED 100
Course Title: Integrative Fitness I
Number of:
Credit Hours .5
Lecture Hours
Lab Hours 1
Catalog Description: This course utilizes the NIA Technique, a mind-body approach to whole body aerobic fitness. The NIA technique, Neuromuscular Integrative Action, is a movement form that combines Eastern and Western concepts and theories blending tai-chi, tae-kwon-do, Aikido, jazz, Duncan Dance, modern dance, yoga, Feldenkrais, and Alexander Technique.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Occasional offering.
Course Objectives * To describe and demonstrate the movement forms included in the NIA Technique.
* To list the benefits of conscious movement awareness.
* To evaluate their own ability to listen to the body's needs.
* To identify how their body functions most efficiently.
Topical Outline: * Explore whole body (systemic) mindful movement
* The NIA basics: Mind-body-spirit; head, chest, pelvis; levels 1,2,3; planes of movement (high, middle and low)
* Explore how breath and emotions effect internal core

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15-20

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Prepared by: Kim Coke Date: December 26, 2002
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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