Gymnastics I

Gymnastics I


Fall 2010
08/23/2010 - 12/12/2010

Course Information

Section 001
MW 12:00 - 13:20
NRG2 2102
Jamee Stewart

Office Hours

  • M W
    1;30PM - 4:00PM
    NRG 2104
  • M W
    6:30PM - 7:30PM
  • T
    2:00PM - 4:00PM
    NRG 2104
  • Th
    11:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Th
    3:00PM - 4:30PM

Course Requirements

Gymnastics I: Beginning to intermediate individual skill performance in tumbling and trampoline. Emphasis on strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

This class is an activity and participation course.

45% attendance (45 points)-showing up to class.

45% participation (45 points)-fully participating in class activities to the best of your ability. Not participating in class results in the loss of 1 point.

                               10% written test(s) (10 points)-each question will be worth 1 point


Gymnastics for Everyone; John Bennett; American Press

Course Subjects

Safety measures will be covered prior to use of equipment by students.

Demonstration of the use of each piece of equipment will be made prior to student's use. Students will learn how to set up and put away the equipment.

Assessment of each student's skill level will be made at the beginning of the semester.

Students will learn basic tumbling moves. They will learn methods to increase their flexibility and strength.

Upon successful demonstration of learned skill, each student will learn additional technical skills to build upon the skills that they have already learned. The student may learn to do a basic skill on the ground, then on the trampoline with a spotting belt and finally on the tumbl trak without spotting belt.

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

SCANS: The following SCANS competencies are addressed in this course.

  1. Resources: Selects relevant, goal-related activities, allocates time to activities, and understands, prepares and follows schedule.
  2. Interpersonal: Works cooperatively with others
  3. Information: Acquires and Evaluates Information, Organizes and Maintains Information
  4. Systems: Understands Systems;  Monitors and Corrects Performance
  5. Basic Skills: Reading, Writing, Listening
  6. Thinking Skills: Decision making, Problem solving, Knowing how to learn, Reasoning
  7. Personal Qualities: Responsibility, Sociability, Self Management, Integrity

Departmental Objectives:

1.To learn the rules, fundamentals, skills and strategies of learning how to do gymnastics.

2. To learn how to correctly execute required skills and techniques as well as to use the equipment/facilities safely.

3. To understand how Kinesiology relates to a healthy individual lifestyle.

 Course Objectives:

  1. To learn the rules, fundamental skills, history and safety of gymnastics.
  2. To understand the structure, physiological, and performance effects of gymnastics.
  3. To improve physical fitness, flexibility, balance through gymnastics and conditioning.