Students have the opportunity to select from a variety of physical activity options. Prior to engaging in the activity portion of this course all students are required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire. If students have chronic health conditions that might be exacerbated by physical activity they will need to seek medical clearance from a health care professional prior to participating in the activity portion of this course. The activity sessions can be completed through in-person group classes or through self-directed, independent sessions.
Note: participation in intercollegiate varsity, club or intramural athletic team practices or games CANNOT be used to fulfill the activity requirement for the class.
The face-to-face group classes meet three days per week, 50 minutes each session and are offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. There are a variety of activity options to select from such as aerobics, boot camp, circuit training, swimming, walk/jog, weight training, and yoga.
Students exercise independently three days per week for a minimum of 30 minutes each session. Because this option allows students the flexibility of choosing when they participate in their weekly activity sessions, it is recommended for non-traditional students. Students use a Bluetooth-compatible smart phone, a University-supplied PolarH7 heart rate transmitter, and the Polar Beat app to record their exercise sessions. They are free to exercise at any facility (on-campus, off-campus, outside, etc.) An option exists for students without a compatible smartphone to use a traditional wrist-based unit to complete the class requirements. Students must attend a mandatory orientation session if enrolled in this section. A self-directed activity section also exists for students enrolled at satellite Salisbury University campuses.