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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Cross Training family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Design and practice sports fitness drills for increased strength.
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of free weights and other strength training apparatus.
Description -
Intended for the average group exercise participant, using sports fitness drills and functional training to develop footwork, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, muscular strength and power.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. understand the benefits of group exercise training techniques to develop anaerobic and aerobic conditioning.
  2. understand the difference between training muscles and training movements
  3. develop and achieve six and twelve week fitness goals.
  4. execute drills with proper biomechanics
  5. demonstrate the progressions and modifications for group fitness drills
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Athletic shoes and gym.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Understand benefits of group exercise training
    1. warm-up
    2. footwork and reaction
    3. partner drills
    4. relay drills
  2. Training muscles and training movements
    1. balance
    2. core body
    3. speed ladder
  3. Fitness goals
    1. long term vs short term goals
    2. commitment to lifestyle changes
    3. measurement of goals
    4. support team
  4. Biomechanics
    1. motor skill development
    2. technique
    3. Progressions and modifications
      1. measuring intensity
      2. integration of nervous and muscular systems
      3. group dynamics
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Individual and team verbal critiques
  2. Improved cardiovascular and muscle endurance as measured by intensity and time
  3. Individual improvement by participation
  4. Written evaluation of student goals and achievement
Representative Text(s) -
Current National Soccer Association rule book

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
  1. writing assignments
  2. skill demonstration
  3. Journal entries
  4. Quizzes
Lab Content -
  1. Understand benefits of group exercise training
  2. Training muscles and training movements
  3. Fitness goals
  4. Biomechanics
  5. measuring intensity
  6. integration of nervous and muscular systems
  7. group dynamics
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writting assignments as recopmmended by instructor