PHED 404: PRINCIPLES OF AQUATIC EXERCISE FOR THE OLDER ADULT
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Non-Degree-Applicable Non-Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Non-Credit Course (Receives no Grade)|
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.
The student will be able to:
- Identify and describe the components of a comprehensive water exercise program.
- Demonstrate the proper technique and body mechanics while participating in a water exercise program.
- Recognize the benefits of exercising in the water.
- Recognize the benefits of lifelong participation in water exercise.
- Components of a comprehensive water exercise program
- Cardiovascular endurance
- Muscular strength and endurance
- Balance and coordination
- Demonstration of proper technique and body mechanics
- Proper form
- Breathing technique
- Joint range of motion
- Benefits of exercising in the water
- Low impact fitness
- Heart rate
- Injury rehabilitation and prevention
- Benefits of lifelong participation in water exercise
- Improved functional movement and mobility
- Decrease in depression, anxiety and stress
- Increase in energy and stamina
- Improved self image, body image and confidence
- Improved mental acuity
- Improved sense of well being
- Increased independence in daily living activities
During the periods of instruction the student will:
- Demonstrate proper warm up activities.
- Demonstrate skill by performing each exercise with awareness and the application of proper technique.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
Pre- and post-activity measurements
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
- Optional reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor.