PHDA 15A: MODIFIED TOTAL FITNESS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Foothill GE:||Area VII: Lifelong Learning|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify the components of comprehensive fitness program.
- Students will be able to recognize and discuss the benefits of lifelong participation a fitness plan.
The student will be able to:
A. identify and apply the components of a comprehensive fitness program.
B. understand the principles of fitness.
C. demonstrate proper technique and body mechanics of each exercise.
D. understand contraindicated exercise as it pertains to their physical condition.
E. recognize the benefits of lifelong participation in a fitness program.
A. Components of fitness
1. Cardiovascular endurance
2. Muscular strength
3. Muscular endurance
5. Balance and coordination
6. Body composition
B. Principles of fitness
3. Set and repetitions
10. Cool down
C. Body mechanics
1. Breathing technique
3. Proper form
4. Range of motion
D. Contraindicated exercises
1. Individual functional limitations
2. Individual strengths
3. Joint mobility and hyper-extension
4. Intensity and progressions
E. Lifelong fitness
1. Individual health and wellness
2. Daily living skills
3. Mental health
4. Stress management and relaxation
During periods of instruction the student will:
A. Demonstrate their skill in class by performing each exercise safely, correctly and with awareness to their level of exertion, posture and body alignment.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Pre- and post-activity measurements.
B. Measurable progress as noted on SE
C. Written or self-evaluation.
Method(s) of Instruction
Instructor demonstration and interaction, discussion, cooperative learning exercises.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Armbruster, Carol K., PhD, Ellen M. Evans, PhD, and Catherine M. Laughline, HSD, MPH. Fitness and Wellness: A Way of Life. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.