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WHES 2036 - Kickboxing

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly PHED 2036)

Course focus is on exploration of various muscular strength and endurance activities in relationship to kickboxing and the basic skills of kickboxing, along with the development of personal fitness profile. Also explores topics of nutrition, weight management, fitness, physical activity, exercise, and stress management as part of a total wellness program.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the wellness philosophy.


  1. Define wellness and distinguish among its dimensions.
  2. Identify the major health problems in the United States and discuss their causes.
  3. Describe the behaviors that are part of a fit and well lifestyle.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of fitness components, exercise, and training principles as they apply to a total wellness program.
  5. Evaluate current lifestyle.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply at least one the dimensions of wellness as part of a total wellness program.


  1. Identify nutritional and exercise behavioral patterns that can lead to cardiovascular disease.
  2. Identify nutrition and weight management concepts as they apply to lifelong wellness and overcoming barriers.
  3. Identify student’s own behavior patterns that create barriers to wellness and how to overcome those barriers.
  4. Using wellness assessment modules and relevant theory, complete a personal fitness profile and personal wellness program to change or modify behaviors that are barriers to overall wellness goals.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the health-related fitness components and exercise principles of a total wellness program.


  1. Identify the principles of cardiovascular exercise and the relationship to a total wellness program.
  2. Demonstrate basic kickboxing movements and combination of movements through physical and cognitive skills.
  3. Identify the relationship between kickboxing movement and cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility components.
  4. Demonstrate implementing target heart rate.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
The course outline reflects topics that will be covered in each class.

  1. Orientation/Introduction/Tour of Exercise Facility
  2. Chapter 1, Introduction To Wellness, Fitness and Lifestyle Management
  • Kickboxing skills
  1. Chapter 2, Principles of Physical Fitness
  • Kickboxing Course Packet
  1. Chapter 3, Cardiorespiratory Endurance
  • Target Heart Rate
  1. Chapter 4, Muscular Strength and Endurance
  2. Chapter 5, Flexibility and Lower Back Health
  • Treatment and Prevention of Injuries
  • RICE
  1. Chapter 6, Body Composition
  • Body Fat Testing using BIA
  1. Chapter 7, Putting Together a Complete Fitness Program
  • Goal Setting and Review
  1. Chapter 8, Nutrition
  2. Chapter 9, Weight Management
  3. MyDietAnalysis Program
  4. Chapter 10, Stress
  5. Chapter 11, Cardiovascular Health
  6. Final Exam Review -Kickboxing Skill Testing
  7. Group Presentations
  8. Final Exam

Workouts (lab) will be reflective of the below outline which is based on the Kickboxing Course Packet. The order in which these workouts will be done will be designed by the instructor.
Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Cardio Kickboxing
  3. Benefits of Kickboxing Training
  4. Skills and Technique-
  • Ready Position
  • Core Stabilization
  • Kicks
  • Knee Strikes
  • Punches
  1. Major Muscles Worked in Kickboxing
  2. Avoiding Injury
  3. Class Format
  4. Sample Cardio Kickboxing Circuit
  5. Glossary of Terms
  6. Exercise and Fitness Associations
  7. Resource Guide

Primary Faculty
Allor, Tina
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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