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: Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

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

1. Description -
Provide an exercise program to develop the key components of health related physical fitness: cardiovascular/respiratory conditioning, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.
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. Perform cardio/respiratory activities.
  2. Monitor exercise intensity using exercise heart rate and perceived
rate of exertion.
  • Perform exercises specific to individual muscle groups through
  • repetition.
  • Identify specific muscles involved in performing resistance
  • exercises.
  • Perform a variety of exercises to develop flexibility.
  • Perform movement activities to increase the level of body awareness.
  • Explain methods of measuring body composition.
  • 3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
    Access to college weight room or fitness center

    4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  • Warm-up Activities
  • A. Low intensity cardio/respiratory exercise
    B. Stretching
  • Cardio/Respiratory Conditioning such as:
  • A. Jogging/Walking
    B. Jump rope
    C. Step exercise
    1. Bench stepping
    2. Bleachers
    D. Cycling /Spinning
    E. Circuit training
    F. Other forms of aerobic group exercise
    III. Muscular Development
    A. Strength
    B. Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Theory
  • A. Fitness testing (fitness level assessment)
    B. Heart rate
    1. Calculate exercise training zone
    2. Rate of perceived exertion
    C. Muscle identification
    D. Safety and injury prevention
    E. Body composition
    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    1. 1-2 page fitness evaluation
    2. Journal entries
    3. Performance exams
    4. Fitness assessment
    5. Exam/Quizzes
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Ratamess, Nicholas A. ACSM's Foundations of Strength Training and Conditioning. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. Print.

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Lecture, Laboratory, Demonstration, Discussion & Cooperative Learning Exercises
    10. Lab Content -
    1. Warm-up Activities
    2. Cardio/Respiratory Conditioning such as:
    3. Muscular Development
    4. Flexibility
    5. Theory

    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 as recommended by instructor
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirement for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-04-03 17:27:53

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines