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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
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 64 or PHDA 64.
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 fitness components.
  • Student will be able to identify and discuss how this class has contributed to improving their health and well being.


Aerobic exercise, individually modified, to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Combination of aerobic exercise through the use of various cardiovascular machines or use of the track.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. participate in various aerobic exercise routines
B. demonstrate knowledge of various cardiovascular exercise machines
C. understand the use of heart rate monitors and/or perceived exertion charts

Course Content

A. Participate in various exercise routines
1. continuous exercise
2. interval exercise
3. high/low intensity exercise
B. Demonstrate knowledge of various cardiovascular exercise machines
1. treadmills
2. elipticals
3. stationary and recumbant bikes
4. Nu-step
5. track walking and/or running
C. Understand the use of heart rate monitors and or perceived exertion charts
1. calculate target heart rate using the karvonen formula
2. effect medication has on exercise heart rate

Lab Content

During the periods of instruction the student will be:
A. demonstrating their skill in class by performing each exercise with awareness and increased understanding of their fitness goals
B. developing a fitness plan

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Gymnasium with cardiovascular exercise equipment.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Pre- and post-fitness tests
B. Measurable progress on SEC

Method(s) of Instruction

Instructor demonstration, interaction, discussion, cooperative learning exercise.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Simmons, Janette, and Austin Brown. Aerobics Exercise: Health Benefits, Types and Common Misconception. Nova Science Publishing, Inc., 2013.


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

Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.



Physical Education (Adapted): Disabled Student Programs and Services