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 -
An indoor cycling program to enhance cardiovascular fitness and improve cycling techniques. Emphasis will be on improving endurance through non-impact activity.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Cardio Fitness family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Improve cardiovascular endurance through a non impact activity
  2. Demonstrate effective and safe riding technique to maximize endurance gains.
  3. Achieve target heart rate in classes ranging from beginners to elite athletes.
  4. Identify and describe the benefits and value of cardiovascular fitness.
  5. Demonstrate the biomechanics of proper pedaling
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Heart rate monitor is encouraged.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Terminology, equipment, and riding guidelines
    1. Safety procedures for indoor cycling
    2. Proper riding technique and use of equipment
    3. Pedaling cadence and proper workload.
  2. Basic skills
    1. Technical aspects of cycling
    2. Knowledge of varying training terrains in relation to target heart rates.
  3. Training goals and program
    1. Identify current fitness level based
    2. Develop fitness goals
    3. Emphasis on improving strength and endurance through class participation
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Subjective evaluation
Improvement through individual participation
  • Objective evaluation
  • Written test on equipment safety and riding guidelines
    7. Representative Text(s) -
    Hopson, Janet L., Donatelle, Rebecca J., Littrell, Tanya R. " Get Fit, Stay Well!". 2nd edition. Glenview, IL: Pearson Education, 2009.

    8. Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    9. Method of Instruction -
    During periods of instruction the student will be:
    1. Performing physical demonstrations on the bike consistent with the class objectives.
    2. Observing instructor through direct instruction and also participating in class to increase endurance as well as knowledge of the bike.
    10. Lab Content -
    Lab content may contain but not limited to:
    1. heart rate and how it relates to different levels of fitness
    2. basic anatomy - demonstrating knowledge of muscles trained during specific exercise
    3. Identifying current fitness levels and constructing goals
    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 exercises based on recommended textbook from instructor.
    13. Need/Justification -
    This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

    Course status: Active
    Last updated: 2014-04-01 07:23:42

    Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines