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 aerobic water fitness program applying the basic principles of exercise and dynamics of water movement.
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. apply the basic principles of cardiovascular exercise.
  2. practice water dynamics.
  3. calculate exercise heart rate range and monitor pulse rate during exercise and recovery phase.
  4. recognize basic physiological benefits of regular aerobics water workouts.
  5. identify signs and symptoms of water aerobics training intolerance.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Swimming pool.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Training principles of cardiovascular exercise
    1. Intensity
    2. Duration
    3. Frequency
    4. Warm-up
    5. Cool down
  2. Water dynamics
    1. Propulsion
    2. Treading
    3. Resistance
  3. Physiological benefits
    1. Muscular strengths
    2. Cardiovascular fitness
    3. Muscular endurance
    4. Flexibility
    5. Body composition
  4. Symptoms of exercise intolerance
    1. Muscular strength
    2. Cardiovascular fitness
    3. Muscular endurance
    4. Flexibility
    5. Body composition
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Tests of aquatic proficiency
  2. Physical skills and techniques will be assessed by direct instructor observation
  3. Written final examination will test knowledge of:
    1. Training principles of water exercise
    2. Formulation of personal water workouts
    3. Beneficial effects of water workouts.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Katz, Jane. The Aquatic Handbook for Lifetime Fitness. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2010.

8. Disciplines -
Physical Education
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Discussion
  2. Oral presentations
  3. Laboratory
  4. Demonstration
10. Lab Content -
  1. Training principles of cardiovascular exercise
  2. Water dynamics
  3. Physiological benefits
  4. Symptoms of exercise intolerance
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 by instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course satisfies the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-06-25 17:21:51

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines