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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2021
Units: 0
Hours: 3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)
Repeatability: Unlimited Repeatability

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will be able to identify and explain how the various components of the class contributes to their general health and wellness.
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate the proper technique and form of the exercises required for the class.


Designed to provide the student the opportunity to take steps towards maintaining independence in daily activity through engaging in a safe and appropriate aquatic exercise program. The physical and mental changes that occur later in life will be addressed.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the components of a comprehensive water exercise program.
  2. Demonstrate the proper technique and body mechanics while participating in a water exercise program.
  3. Recognize the benefits of exercising in the water.
  4. Recognize the benefits of lifelong participation in water exercise.

Course Content

  1. Components of a comprehensive water exercise program
    1. Cardiovascular endurance
    2. Muscular strength and endurance
    3. Flexibility
    4. Balance and coordination
  2. Demonstration of proper technique and body mechanics
    1. Proper form
    2. Posture
    3. Breathing technique
    4. Joint range of motion
    5. Buoyancy
  3. Benefits of exercising in the water
    1. Low impact fitness
    2. Buoyancy
    3. Resistance
    4. Heart rate
    5. Injury rehabilitation and prevention
  4. Benefits of lifelong participation in water exercise
    1. Improved functional movement and mobility
    2. Decrease in depression, anxiety and stress
    3. Increase in energy and stamina
    4. Improved self image, body image and confidence
    5. Improved mental acuity
    6. Improved sense of well being
    7. Increased independence in daily living activities

Lab Content

During the periods of instruction the student will:

  1. Demonstrate proper warm up activities.
  2. Demonstrate skill by performing each exercise with awareness and the application of proper technique.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Accessible pool with shallow end, aqua bells, kick boards, noodles, etc.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Pre- and post-activity measurements
Self evaluation

Method(s) of Instruction

Instructor discussion, demonstration and interaction

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Instructor prepared materials

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