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: Certificate of Achievement,   Foothill GE
 GE Status: Lifelong Understanding

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 11/7/12

1. Description -
Introduction to fitness walking. Includes basic principles of exercise and how they relate to fitness walking.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Cardio Fitness family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in H P 16.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. recognize health benefits of fitness walking.
  2. explain the concepts of fitness walking.
  3. discuss misconceptions of walking.
  4. demonstrate and practice proper body mechanics involved in walking.
  5. discuss sound techniques for preventing, recognizing, and caring for common exercise related injuries.
  6. formulate personal walking program.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
None required.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Health benefits of walking
    1. Cardiovascular fitness
    2. Muscle endurance
    3. Flexibility
    4. Body composition
    5. Weight control
  2. Walking techniques
    1. Arm swing
    2. Leg stride
    3. Foot placement
    4. Arm/leg synchronization
  3. Cardiovascular training principles
    1. Intensity
    2. Duration
    3. Frequency
  4. Prevention and care of injuries
    1. Strains and pulls
    2. R.I.C.E. principles
    3. Proper diet
    4. Nutrient analysis
    5. Dietary fluids
  5. Cultural and ethnic influences in walking programs
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 heart rates
7. Representative Text(s) -
Caron, Marnie. Walking for Fitness the Beginners Handbook. British Columbia. Canada: Greystone Books, 2007.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Laboratory
  3. Demonstration
10. Lab Content -
  1. Health benefits of walking
  2. Walking Techniques
  3. Cardiovascular Training Principles
D . Prevention and care of walking injuries
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 read journals, handouts, applicable internet web sites for personal research related to improving their endurance and health.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 20:35:29

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines