Teaching Goals

Fitness and exercise are essential in education today. In the 21st century, the online generation is growing up in a highly-developed and modern society. We’re learning in an ever-changing environment, and as online communication replaces in-person communication, we face new challenges. Poor fitness, obesity, and ever-distant interpersonal relationships undoubtedly threaten our countries competitiveness and stability in this new era.

Our goal is to cultivate habits of good health and physical fitness. In the test of life, we all aim to score 100 (or better!). The 1 is represented by a healthy body; the first 0 wisdom, knowledge, and capability. Subsequent 0’s all represent a growing fortune. Of course, without that first 1, adding 0’s to our score won’t help in the least.

The Ministry of Education’s has a policy: “1 Person, 1 Progression.” Accordingly, it is our responsibility at the Sports Center to make full use of our facilities for the benefit not only individuals, but also to maintain a strong society.

Through sports and exercise, we can improve school cohesion, spirit, and morale. We can learn perseverance and how to encourage ourselves. We learn to respect rules, and how to bear ourselves with dignity. We at the NTUA Sport Center believe that our service can continue to promote school wide excellence in Academics, Teaching, and Athletics. By doing so, the artists here at NTUA will not only maintain their health, but also their ability to compete in our 21st century

 

Latin Dance


Course Objectives:
Promote and maintain health in an engaging and effective manner. Aerobic exercise designed to reduce body fat. These classes provide a great way to get in both cardio and aerobic exercises.

Syllabus and Levels
1. Introduce aerobic dancing principles, intensity and monitoring heart rate, management of sports injuries (2 hours)
2. Basic Steps I (5 movements) + strength training (2 hours)
3. Basic Steps II (3 movements) + comprehensive exercises I and II + strength training (4 hours)
4. Basic Steps II (3 movements) + comprehensive exercises I-III + strength training (6 hours)
5. Artistic Aerobics I + strength training (2 hours)
6. Artistic Aerobics II and Artistic comprehensive exercises I and II + strength training (4 hours)
7. Qigong Breathing and Pilates (2 hours)
8. Consolidated and group practice for finals preparation (4 hours)

Teaching Methods:
1. Teach basic concepts of aerobic dance
2. Practical demonstrations of basics
3. Basic movements of aerobic dance, examining basics of artistic movement, and direction change demonstration
4. By skill-level and full group exercises

Teaching Materials:
Aerobic Fitness Association of America (AFAA), Taipei Branch (#92) basic materials

Books:
1. ROC Exercise Association (92) aerobic exercise foundations teacher training materials
2. REEBOK professional aerobic dance practice studies
3. Ministry of Education’s “The New Aerobics”

 

Swimming

Class Objectives:

1. Develop proper swimming technique and knowledge

2. Learn safe practices for water recreation

Syllabus and Levels

1. Beginning swimming foundations and practice

2. Modern free stroke, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly; correction of common mistakes in form

3. Rules of competitive swimming

4. How safe is water? Keeping lives safe

5. Introduction of popular water sports (snorkel, scuba, aerobics

Grade breakdown

Attendance 20%

In-Class Performance 40%

Final 40%

 

Table Tennis


Class Objectives:
1. Get to know Table tennis history, origins, and spread. Learn basic actions and injury prevention
2. Learn basic serving techniques
3. Become familiar with competition rules and judging, develop an interest in table tennis as exercise and as individual and team sport

Syllabus and Levels:
1. Warm-ups, stretching, and spatial awareness
2. Improving on the basics: coordination, speed, power, etc.
3. Become familiar with basic techniques, understand competition rules, team play, and practical use of techniques studied

Teaching Methods:
1. Movement technique and implementation
2. Course content adjusted to fit students level and need class-by-class
3. Watch and analyze games current and recent international competitions

Course Schedule:
1. Introduction to Table Tennis and its evolution, racket use and introduction of various grips
2. Introduce basic skills and use
3. Develop movement skills
4. Improve spatial awareness in the game, learn the relationship between different movements, developing a natural sense for the game to promote interest in the sport
5. Appreciation of recorded/televised table tennis

 

Badminton

Class Objectives:
1. Create a solid foundation for fitness
2. Learn the value and meaning of badminton as they relate to your health and happiness
3. Understand the basic concepts and rules of badminton
4. learn basic movements and develop a competitive ability

Syllabus and Levels:
1. Basic fitness training
2. Badminton basics
3. Introduction to singles and doubles playing
4. Practical Exercises for singles and doubles competition
5. All-around badminton knowledge

 

Basketball

Class Objectives:
1. Develop proficiency in individual and team plahy
2. Basketball appreciation

Syllabus and levels:
1. review individual technique, practical use, and competitive play
2. offensive and defensive techniques
3. Basketball appreciation

Course Schedule:
Week #
1. Class rules and self-introduction
2. Basic history of basketball and rules explanation
3. understanding the ball (passing, shooting, and dribbling)
4. Basketball styles (fast progress)
5. Shooting essentials
6. Shooting essentials II
7. dribbling and lay-ups
8. shooting movements and dribbling practice
9. shooting, lay-ups, and position practice
10. shooting and position practice
11. half-court practice game
12. half-court practice game
13. half-court practice game
14. shooting test
15. dribbling test
16. 3-man team practice
17. Review and recommendations
18. make-up test (if previous tests failed)

 

Tennis

Class Objectives:
1. develop ball control and improve technique
2. mutual learning, heighten appreciation for the sport
3. make tennis a life-long leisure activity for health and fun

Grading
-Ability (60%)

Serving with correct posture and outcome [50%]

Returns: as above (tested against a wall)
-Common Sense in P.E. (10%): officiating test
-Class attitude (30%)
Attendance

Study Sprit
Wear proper sports attire

-Technique Portion
A: Basic Movements
1. Racket grip
2. Picking up the ball
3. Ball placement (w/o movement)
4. Ball placement (w/ movement)
5. Close-range vs. wall
6. Long-range vs. wall
7. Open swings
B: Coordinated movements
1. Hitting in singles play
2. hitting in doubles play
3. Interception around the net
4. Serving practice
5. Returning against a wall practice

-Knowledge portion
A: Introduction to Officiating
1. Singles
2. Doubles

Additionally, we will view to related films.

 

Bowling

Class Objectives:
1. To promote health and interpersonal relationships through suitable recreational sports
2. Learn competition format and rules, improve skills, foster a lifelong habit of exercise

Syllabus and Levels
1. Understanding rules and sportsmanship
2. Proper use and maintenance of equipment
3. Pre-release approach & aiming
4. grabbing, holding, and releasing the ball
5. Introduction of different techniques
6. introduction to scoring system

Teaching Methods:
1. Progressive teaching: from simple to complex
2. Competition & Building self-assurance

Evaluation:
1. Score for a day determined by the average of 3 rounds
2. Final grade based on the top 3 averages taken during the semester.