Laboratory, 2.0 hours.
In this course, students participate in basic stretching techniques to improve overall flexibility including active and passive stretching and myofascial release training. Emphasis is placed upon flexibility, balance, breathing techniques, spatial awareness, and safety during stretching. Technique modifications to account for physical limitations are emphasized. A brief examination of the evolution of the various forms of stretching reflecting cultural differences and diversity, human anatomy, nutrition, and wellness concepts related to overall fitness, age, and gender are also addressed.