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: 10/29/12; 11/15/12

1. Description -
Development of advanced walking skills for fitness and athletic walkers. Including program customization and how walking fits into a healthy lifestyle.
Prerequisite: PHED 27.
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. Describe three Levels of Walking
  2. Understand Training Guidelines
  3. Use training Formulas and Charts
  4. Define the Variations of walking
  5. Define Cross-Training
  6. Understand the importance of nutrition as part of the walking program
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Level of Walking
    1. Health Walking
    2. Fitness Walking
    3. Athletic Walking
  2. Understand training guidelines
    1. Planning the walking program
    2. Taking it easy
    3. Evaluating your program
  3. Use of Training Formulas and Charts
    1. Resting Heart Rate Formula
    2. Rating of Perceived Exertion(RPE)
    3. Estimating Calories
    4. 10,000 Steps
    5. Charting
      1. Honesty
      2. diligence
      3. time
      4. feelings
      5. Physical signs.

  4. Variations of walking
    1. Nordic Walking
    2. Retro Walking
    3. Run Walking

  • Cross Training
    1. Aerobic Activities
    2. Anaerobic Activities
    3. Flexibility and Stability
  • Nutrition
  • 5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
    2. Design for personal walking program
    3. Log of completed walks, mileage and use of one of the following rating of RPE,10,000 steps, estimating calories or heart rate formula.
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Iknoian Therese: Fitness Walking 2nd Edition: Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2005

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Laboratory, Demonstration.
    10. Lab Content -
    May include but is not limited to:
    1. Health Walking
    2. Fitness Walking
    3. Athletic Walking
    4. Rating of Perceived Exertion(RPE)
    5. Nordic Walking
    6. Retro Walking
    7. Run Walking
    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 17:20:01

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