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: 11/13/12

1. Description -
A unique non-impact form of aquatic exercise to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility while wearing a flotation belt to maintain an upright position in deep water.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Aquatic family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. develop skills in deep water exercise
  2. practice exercise techniques for increased muscle tone.
  3. demonstrate improvement in flexibility.
  4. demonstrate improvement in cardiovascular endurance.
  5. understand the benefits of deep water in rehabilitating injuries or other debilitating physical conditions and show improvement.
  6. appreciate that aquatic exercise is enjoyed by diverse cultures around the world and is appropriate for a wide range of abilities and ages.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Pool with minimum depth of five to six feet.
Flotation Device
Hand Buoys for Resistance

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Deep water skills
    1. Running
    2. Cycling
    3. Cross country ski movements
    4. Stretching
  2. Exercise techniques
    1. Kicks
    2. Arm variations
    3. Skill movement
  3. Flexibility training
    1. Water stretching
    2. Land warm-ups
  4. Water rehabilitation
    1. Guarding movement
    2. Safety guidelines
  5. Water workout programs
    1. Age and disability guidelines
    2. Cultural variations
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Regular attendance and active participation
  2. Demonstration of improvements in cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance through the use of standardized tests.
7. Representative Text(s) -
White, Martha D. Water Exercise. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2010. Print.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Cooperative learning exercises
  2. Laboratory
  3. Demonstration
10. Lab Content -
  1. Deep water skills
  2. Exercise techniques
  3. Flexibility training
  4. Water rehabilitation
  5. Water workout programs
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 -
  1. Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-21 20:37:40

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines