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: 11/14/12

1. Description -
Increase strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance through the application of circuit training.
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. Define and explain what circuit training is and the benefits of exercise to health.
  2. Improve flexibility and muscular strength.
  3. Improve cardiovascular endurance.
  4. Understand how to properly execute exercises for the major muscle groups.
  5. Understand how to include strength, endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular exercises into a workout.
  6. Identify personal fitness goals and design a work out plan to achieve it.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Weight room or Fitness Center

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Principles of training
    1. Overload
    2. Specificity
    3. Reversibility
  2. Training variables
    1. Frequency
    2. Duration
    3. Intensity
  3. Components of Circuit Training
    1. Strength
    2. Muscular endurance
    3. Cardiovascular Endurance
    4. Flexibility
  4. Weight Training
    1. Exercise selection
    2. Proper alignment and form
    3. Sets/repetitions
  5. Cardiovascular Training
    1. Exercise selection
    2. Proper alignment and form
  6. Flexibility
    1. Exercise Selection
    2. Proper alignment, form and execution.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Students are required to:
  1. Show regular and active class participation.
  2. Have a written and/or oral evaluation made by the instructor testing the students knowledge of:
    1. What are the benefits to exercise.
    2. What is circuit training.
  3. Identify and demonstrate exercises that focus on the different core muscle groups of the body.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Coburn, Jared W. NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training. Champaign, I.L.: Human Kinetics, 2011.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
Laboratory Course, skill demonstration, instructor explanation and feedback.
10. Lab Content -
Will include plyometrics, weight lifting, sprints and stretching.
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 17:28:12

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines