This article is from the Aerobics Fitness FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Robles) with numerous contributions by others.
The examination consists of 5 parts. These may be examined on one
exam day, but one section is sometimes examined by the course tutor
during the course. The exam day is several weeks after the course
has finished. This gives students time to prepare the 10 week plan
and fifth week class.
a. Students must write a class critique of a class they have
attended. They analyse the class in terms of structure,
appropriateness for the class participants, appropriateness of the
music (tempo and beat). They also analyse the teacher's style in
terms of how (if!) they teach as opposed to lead, clarity of cueing
and use of voice. This section may be examined during the course
rather than on examination day.
b. A written examination lasting one hour with multiple choice or
short answer questions on anatomy, physiology, kinesiology,
c. A written test lasting 15 minutes which consists of case studies
of individuals who wish to exercise, but who have particular
preferences or risk factors for exercise. Students recommend
exercise programmes appropriate to the individual.
d. Students must produce a 10 week plan for a beginners class which
with weeks 1, 5 and 10 shown in detail. The plan must show
progression in terms of time spent on each component, intensity of
each component and complexity of choreography. This is examined by
an interview with an external examiner.
e. Students must prepare and teach a 45 minute aerobic class based
on the fifth week of their progressive plan. This is taught to a
class of about 8 in the presence of the examiner on examination day.
The examiner usually asks the student to demonstrate selected
sections from the class and not to teach the whole class from start