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: 11/16/12

1. Description -
Advanced training and instruction in the use of weights for lifetime health and fitness.
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. Participate in a structured and comprehensive program of advanced weight training.
  2. Develop and apply personal fitness goals.
  3. Employ correct lifting technique in a variety of advanced resistance
exercise techniques.
  • Understand the differences between a variety of advanced resistance
  • exercise techniques.

    3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
    Free Weight Equipment
    Squat Rack
    Pin Set Equipment

    4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
    1. Establish goals which students are encouraged to work towards.
    2. Develop knowledge and understanding of various advanced strength training
    1. Super Sets
    2. Periodizaton
    3. Negatives
    4. Isometric and Super Slow training
  • Develop strength through participation in various advanced strength training
  • techniques.
  • Develop individualized program goals which encourage specialized training.
  • Explain physiological, kinesiological and anatomical relationships of weight
  • training effects upon the body.

    5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
    6. Methods of Evaluation -
    A. Strength development as measure by:
    1. Bench Press
    2. Squats
    3. Military Press

    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 3rd Edition, Thomas R. Baechle and Roger W. Earle, Human Kinetics, 2008

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    Discussion, active participation
    10. Lab Content -
    Use of pin-set machines, free weights and functional fitness strengthening exercises using medicine balls, j-cords, bozo balls and other strengthening and balance apparatus
    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 17:28:37

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines