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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 0
Hours: 24 laboratory per quarter (24 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will be able to describe personal relaxation techniques
  • The student will be able to explain the relationship of mental and physical tension with mental and physical health


Intended for the disabled student to acquire information about and develop techniques for achieving relaxation by releasing mental and physical tension.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. describe personal relaxation techniques.
B. demonstrate tension control and relaxation methods.
C. explain the relationship of mental and physical tension with mental and physical health.
D. recognize the importance of using relaxation and breathing techniques to reduce tension.

Course Content

This class may include all or part of these areas:
A. Tension
1. Physical stress
2. Environmental stress
3. Lifestyle stress
B. Tension management
1. Relaxation techniques
2. Breathing techniques
3. Benefits of relaxation
4. Relaxation exercises
a. Tai Chi
b. Yoga
c. Other

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible classroom, television, video player, cassette/CD player.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Progress on Student Educational Contract
B. Instructor observation to reflect course material
C. Participation

Method(s) of Instruction


Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Selected articles, websites and other reference materials as assigned by instructor.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

Not applicable.



Specialized Instruction (Disabled Students Programs and Services)-Vocational: Noncredit