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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 65 or PHDA 65.
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

  • Students will be able to identify three of the primary components of fitness.


Individualized and/or group instruction on the proper forms of stretching exercises for students. Emphasis on increased range of motion and flexibility.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Identify the importance of a stretching and flexibility component in an exercise program
  2. Describe components involved in a comprehensive stretching and flexibility program
  3. Demonstrate proper stretching and flexibility technique, within individual limitations
  4. Identify proper body mechanics as they pertain to a stretching and flexibility program
  5. Identify exercises which are considered contraindicated

Course Content

  1. Development of individualized stretching and flexibility program suitable for the student's physical limitation
  2. Flexibility
    1. Duration of stretch
    2. Pain vs. "pulling" during stretch
    3. Benefits
  3. Concepts
    1. Stretch reflex
    2. Dynamic vs. static stretch
    3. Contraindicated exercises
  4. Body mechanics
    1. Breathing technique
    2. Posture

Lab Content

During the periods of instruction the student will be:

  1. Demonstrating their skill in class by performing each exercise with awareness and increased understanding of their fitness goals
  2. Developing a fitness plan

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

1. Gymnasium with floor mats.
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
Oral or written tests/quizzes

Method(s) of Instruction

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

Instructor demonstration and interaction
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