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: 11/22/10;11/2011; 11/12

1. Description -
Cardio interval exercise set to appropriate cadence music on an indoor bicycle with periods of aerobic and anaerobic work mixed with appropriate recovery periods.
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. Demonstrate correct bio-mechanics on an indoor bicycle including proper seat position and handlebar height.
  2. Evaluate and measure personal fitness level and move towards improved cardiovascular endurance.
  3. Recognize the purpose of progression in an exercise program.
  4. Correlate the impact of heart rate training with the intensity of the intervals being used.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of cadence control as it pertains to both hills and sprints.
  6. Recognize physiological and psychological benefits of a regular interval training program.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Heart rate monitor is encouraged.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Fitness Components
    1. Muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and body composition
    2. Cardiovascular principle of frequency, activity and duration
  2. Basic Skills
    1. Cadence monitoring as it relates to intervals
    2. Heart rate as it relates to interval training
  3. Benefits of interval training
    1. Train and condition both the anaerobic and aerobic energy systems
    2. Increases the amount of calories you burn during a single exercise session
    3. Metabolic adaptations that enable a student to use more fat as fuel under a variety of conditions, therefore improving athletic endurance and fat-burning potential.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Written and/or oral evaluation will be made by instructor regarding students knowledge related to:
Benefits of interval training, types of interval training, safety and injury prevention techniques, benefits of warm up and cool down, fitness components, cadence monitoring, and aerobic exercise prescriptions.
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 -
Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises, Oral presentations, Laboratory, Demonstration.
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 assignments as recommended by instructor.
13. Need/Justification -
This course meets the Foothill GE Requirements for Area VII, Lifelong Learning.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-04-01 07:22:26

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines