PHED 41: INDOOR CYCLING: SPIN
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||This course is included in the Cardio Fitness family of activity courses.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Foothill GE:||Area VII: Lifelong Learning|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Develop improved cardiovascular conditioning through spinning
- Practice safe and effective warm-up and cool-down exercises for cardiovascular training.
The student will be able to:
A. Improve cardiovascular endurance through a non-impact activity
B. Demonstrate effective and safe riding technique to maximize endurance gains
C. Achieve target heart rate in classes ranging from beginners to elite athletes
D. Identify and describe the benefits and value of cardiovascular fitness
E. Demonstrate the biomechanics of proper pedaling
A. Terminology, equipment, and riding guidelines
1. Safety procedures for indoor cycling
2. Proper riding technique and use of equipment
3. Pedaling cadence and proper workload
B. Basic skills
1. Technical aspects of cycling
2. Knowledge of varying training terrains in relation to target heart rates
C. Training goals and program
1. Identify current fitness level base
2. Develop fitness goals
3. Emphasis on improving strength and endurance through class participation
Lab content may contain but is not limited to:
A. heart rate and how it relates to different levels of fitness
B. basic anatomy--demonstrating knowledge of muscles trained during specific exercise
C. identifying current fitness levels and constructing goals
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. When taught as an online distance learning or hybrid section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous internet and email access; students need access to indoor cycling equipment.
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Subjective evaluation: Improvement through individual participation
B. Objective evaluation: Written test on equipment safety and riding guidelines
Method(s) of Instruction
During periods of instruction the student will be:
A. Performing physical demonstrations on the bike consistent with the class objectives.
B. Observing instructor through direct instruction, and participating in class to increase endurance as well as knowledge of the bike.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Stonehem, Bill. Spin Classes Benefits and Guide. CreateSpacePublishing, 2016.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Optional reading and writing exercises based on recommended textbook from instructor.