Community Gym - Anatomy and Physiology

Ref: C3125427

This 'Community Gym' course is aimed at members of BAMER communities with health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, circulatory disease, arthritis, high BMI or who have had a fall or are at a high risk of falling. Beginners, intermediate and advanced level participants are welcome as the exercises are adapted to suit all individuals. This course focuses on students having a basic knowledge and understanding of all the major muscle components and bones of the body in order to know how to strengthen improve and maintain these parts. Learning will incorporate Lung Disease.

Course aim

Improve health and fitness through the provision of bespoke physical activity and health information sessions tailored to individual needs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Define the term 'COPD'
  • List 3 causes of COPD
  • Identify 4 symptoms of COPD

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will lead a micro teach session weekly demonstrating an exercise correctly to the group.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Medication (inhalers/sprays). List of medication for induction. Suitable clothing such as sports pants/trousers/t-shirt/top. Trainers or closed-toe shoes. Plastic bottle containing water.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Partaking in research on BAMER engagement to shape local service provision.

Download full course outline

Community Gym - Anatomy and Physiology Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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