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: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11-13-12

1. Description -
Focus on proper training and running technique, race management, nutrition, prevention and treatments of common running injuries. Intended for the student wishing to improve fitness and running skills.
Prerequisite: PHED 27A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Cardio Fitness family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Develop cardiovascular endurance through progressively increasing running distances.
  2. Develop a Periodization Program.
  3. Understanding of Training Principles
  4. Develop and practice proper running form.
  5. Demonstrate how to prepare for competition.
  6. Understand the prevention and treatments of running and training injuries.
  7. Study the fluids and diet needed to maintain a healthy training program.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Approriate shoes and clothing for training.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Develop cardiovascular endurance
    1. Fitness and Intensity Benchmarks.
  2. Develop a periodization program.
    1. Base Training
    2. Strength
    3. speed
    4. Racing
    5. Rest and Recovery
  3. Training Guidelines
    1. Monitoring progress
    2. Six paces of running
    3. Three types of distance running workouts
  4. Running form.
    1. Body lean
    2. Over-Striding.
    3. Arm swing
  5. Competition
    1. Define your goals
    2. Prepare for your races
    3. Establish race day routine.
  6. Prevention and treatment of injury.
    1. Overuse
    2. Core stability
    3. Stretching and massage.
    4. Podiatry and orthotics
    5. Overtraining.
  7. Fluids and nutrients
    1. Water and dehyradtion
    2. Calculating daily caloric requirements.
3.A balanced diet
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Training log.
  2. Short and long term goals for 3 recreational runs.
  3. Participation in class training sessions.
  4. Pace chart.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Running For Fitness by Owen Barder 2006
Phd, Daniels Jack, Daniels'Running Formula Proven programs 800 m to the marathon. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2005

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Laboratory, Demonstration
10. Lab Content -
  1. Base Training
  2. Strength
  3. speed
  4. Racing
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 -
The student will keep a written log documenting their personal improvement of their fitness level.
The student will read journals, handouts, articles, applicable internet sites for personal research related to intergrading walking into a healthy lifestyle.
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-03 17:19:42

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines