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: 07/01/2005; 11/13/12

1. Description -
Intended for the average group exercise participant, using sports fitness drills and functional training to develop footwork, anaerobic and aerobic conditioning, muscular strength and power.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Cross Training family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. understand the benefits of group exercise training techniques to develop anaerobic and aerobic conditioning.
  2. understand the difference between training muscles and training movements
  3. develop and achieve six and twelve week fitness goals.
  4. execute drills with proper biomechanics
  5. demonstrate the progressions and modifications for group fitness drills
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Athletic shoes and gym.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Understand benefits of group exercise training
    1. warm-up
    2. footwork and reaction
    3. partner drills
    4. relay drills
  2. Training muscles and training movements
    1. balance
    2. core body
    3. speed ladder
  3. Fitness goals
    1. long term vs short term goals
    2. commitment to lifestyle changes
    3. measurement of goals
    4. support team
  4. Biomechanics
    1. motor skill development
    2. technique
    3. Progressions and modifications
      1. measuring intensity
      2. integration of nervous and muscular systems
      3. group dynamics
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Individual and team verbal critiques
  2. Improved cardiovascular and muscle endurance as measured by intensity and time
  3. Individual improvement by participation
  4. Written evaluation of student goals and achievement
7. Representative Text(s) -
Current National Soccer Association rule book

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. writing assignments
  2. skill demonstration
  3. Journal entries
  4. Quizzes
10. Lab Content -
  1. Understand benefits of group exercise training
  2. Training muscles and training movements
  3. Fitness goals
  4. Biomechanics
  5. measuring intensity
  6. integration of nervous and muscular systems
  7. group dynamics
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 writting assignments as recopmmended by instructor
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-20 15:26:26

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines