Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Kinesiology and Athletics Division
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Pass No Pass
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/14/12

1. Description -
Increase muscle strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness through self paced program of use on cardio, strength and fitness machines.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Strength Development family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Assess and monitor individual fitness levels
  2. Identify and explain how the components of physical fitness contribute to lifelong wellness
  3. Develop goals: use goals and assessment to design a personalized fitness program..
  4. Understand the purpose and safe use of selectorized machines
  5. Understand the benefits of exercise.
  6. Understand risk factors of improper use of selectorized machines.
  7. Design and practice cardio conditioning program

3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Tennis shoes and work-out clothes are recommended.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Components of fitness
    1. Body composition
    2. Cardiovascular endurance
    3. Flexibility
    4. Muscular endurance
    5. Strength
  2. Principles of fitness
    1. Frequency
    2. Intensity
    3. Time
    4. Overload
    5. Progression
    6. Specificity
    7. Adaptation
    8. Recovery
    9. Warm-up
    10. Cool down
  3. Development of personalized fitness program
    1. Medical readiness
    2. Identify personal physical fitness needs
    3. Goal setting
    4. Select activities
    5. Exercise records
    6. Reevaluate and modify
  4. Prevention and care of common fitness injuries
    1. common causes of injuries
    2. R.I.C.E.
    3. Common injuries---symptoms and treatments
    4. Muscle soreness
  5. Benefits of exercise
    1. Exercise effects
    2. Hypo kinetic disease
    3. Aging
    4. Hypo kinetic conditions
  6. Body composition and weight control
    1. Body fat assessment
    2. What causes obesity?
    3. Weight control
      1. Myths and misconceptions
    4. Guidelines for proper weight reduction
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Direct instructor observation of student's exercise program
  2. Student participation in a minimum of twenty hours
  3. Written workout plan
7. Representative Text(s) -
Blahnik, Jay. Full-Body Flexibility. 2nd Edition. Champaign,IL: Human Kinetics. 2010.
Price, Rob. Weight training for Runners. Chicago, IL: Price World Publishing, 2012.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Group presentation on the proper use of weight training machines.
10. Lab Content -
course outlines, handouts, special assignments from instructor. Green sheets
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments
13. Need/Justification -
This course meet the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 14:36:10

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines