Skip to main content

Search Bar Icon Close Menu

Master Syllabus

Print this Syllabus « Return to Previous Page

Administrative Unit: Education Department
Course Prefix and Number: PHED 101
Course Title: Integrative Fitness II
Number of:
Credit Hours .5
Lecture Hours 0
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. Classes are designed to take you through a journey of your own body, introducing you to a new way of moving with your body, mind spirit and emotions. You will become familiar with your own inner rhythm and dance of fitness. The classes stimulate, condition and prepare your mind and body through the use of movement forms and focused awareness.

Course Rotation for Day Program:

Fall and Spring (1st 8 weeks).

Course Objectives

*To describe and demonstrate the movement forms included in the NIA Technique. *To list the benefits of conscious movement awareness. * To evaluate the ability to listen to the body's needs. *To identify how the body functions most efficiently.

Measurable Learning

*Explore how the movement forms integrate many energy dynamics into movement. *Embody the effects of postural alignment and balance through conscious movement awareness. *Explore the physical, mental and emotional benefits of practicing movement that incorporates relaxation.


Recommended maximum class size for this course: 15-20

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

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.

Office of Academic Affairs


Request info