Academic Catalog


Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2023
Units: 1
Hours: 3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)
Advisory: UC will limit transfer credit for any/all Physical Education activity courses to a maximum of 6 quarter units; not open to students with credit in ALAP 62X.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area VII: Lifelong Learning
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will be able to identify three of the primary components of fitness program.
  • Students will be able to identify and discuss how this class has imp;roved their level of fitness, health and well being.


Cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, balance and coordination activities, motor skills, as appropriate. Emphasis on adapting and developing an exercise program to meet individual needs and goals.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the variety of fitness equipment available as it relates to cardiovascular fitness and muscular fitness, and determine appropriateness for the individualized exercise plan of the student
  2. Identify and describe the components of a comprehensive exercise program
  3. Identify contraindications to exercise for the physical limitations of the student, and list appropriate alternatives
  4. Identify contraindicated exercises and describe appropriate alternatives to each exercise

Course Content

  1. Development of individualized exercise program
  2. Body mechanics
    1. Posture
    2. Spinal stabilization/neutral spine
  3. Components of a comprehensive exercise program
    1. Cardiovascular endurance
    2. Muscular strength and endurance
    3. Flexibility
    4. Balance
    5. Functional movement
  4. Equipment utilization
  5. Contraindicated exercises

Lab Content

  1. Warm-up activities
  2. Cardio/respiratory conditioning
  3. Muscular development
  4. Flexibility

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

1. Gymnasium with floor mats, weight and cardiovascular equipment.
2. When taught as an online distance learning or hybrid section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous internet and email access, as well as a physical space in which to safely participate in exercises.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Methods of Evaluation may include but are not limited to the following:

Pre- and post-activity measurements
Written self-evaluation
Measurable progress on SEC

Method(s) of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include but are not limited to the following:

Cooperative learning exercises

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Handouts provided by instructor, as needed.

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

  1. Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor


Physical Education (Adapted): Disabled Student Programs and Services