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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 67 or PHDA 67.
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


Balance and functional exercise training to enhance mobility and neuromuscular function. Emphasis on enhancing functional movement, movement efficiency, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Describe functional movement and the relationship to balance training
  2. Develop understanding of proprioception and how it relates to functional movement
  3. Describe and demonstrate the elements of balance training
  4. Discuss what affects balance
  5. Recognize and demonstrate an appropriate balance and functional movement training program

Course Content

  1. Development of individualized exercise program
  2. Demonstration of appropriate functional exercises to improve balance
  3. Discussion and demonstration of applications of static and dynamic balance
  4. Discussion and demonstration of body and spacial awareness
  5. Components of a comprehensive balance and functional training program

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 mirrors, balance bars, and gym 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
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 exercise

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