PHDA 21B: MODIFIED WATER EXERCISE
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|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 71X.|
|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 three of the primary components of fitness.
- Students will be able to identify and discuss how this class has improved level of fitness, health and well being.
The student will be able to:
A. develop an individualized aquatic exercise program appropriate for the individual needs and goals.
B. identify and describe the components of a comprehensive aquatic exercise program, as it relates to the Student Educational Contract.
C. identify and demonstrate proper body mechanics when participating in an aquatic exercise program.
D. demonstrate measurable progress in improvement of physical fitness levels, including but not limited to cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, and flexibility.
A. Development of individualized aquatic exercise program
1. Components of aquatic exercise program
b. Gross motor skills
c. Cardiovascular endurance
d. Muscular strength and endurance
e. Balance and coordination
2. Application to individual abilities
B. Body mechanics
1. Utilization of equipment
2. Proper breathing technique
3. Body position
2. Hand paddles
3. Flotation devices
5. Marketed vs. home-made equipment
A. Exploration of water
1. Breath holding
3. Opening eyes under water
5. Prone glide
6. Back float
7. Leveling off
8. Mental aspects for first time swimmers
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Pre- and post-activity measurements
B. Written self-evaluation
C. Measurable progress on SEC
D. Oral or written tests/quizzes
Method(s) of Instruction
Laboratory, demonstration, discussion, cooperative learning exercises.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Knopf, Karl. Make the Pool Your Gym. Ulysses Press, 2012.
Although this text is older then the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.