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Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 3 laboratory per week (36 total per quarter)
Advisory: This course is included in the Individual Sports family of activity courses.
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

  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency the skills and strategies of competitive bowling
  • Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of bowling equipment


A comprehensive study of the physical skills and practice for lifetime enjoyment of bowling.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. trace the historical origin of bowling
B. recognize kinesthetic principles as they apply to bowling
C. refine body movements by developing mental interpretation of muscle action
D. demonstrate rhythm and timing in approach, delivery, and follow through
E. demonstrate proficiency in bowling terminology

Course Content

A. Historical origin of bowling
1. International development of game
2. U.S. history of bowling
B. Kinesthetic principles of movement
1. Body balance
2. Center of gravity
3. Transfer of force
4. Range of movement
5. Rhythm
C. Demonstration of:
1. Approach
2. Transfer of power from body to ball
3. Delivery
4. Follow through
5. Selecting the proper equipment
6. Grip, stance and pushing
7. Technique of aiming
8. Making the space

Lab Content

Lab includes practice of bowling techniques and discussion on individual's form.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Bowling lanes, shoes, and ball.
B. When taught as an online distance learning or hybrid section, students and faculty need ongoing and continuous internet and email access.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Class participation
B. Demonstration of required body skills
C. Demonstration of activity in each area of endeavor: approach, delivery release, and follow through
D. Record keeping through the normal scoring process, tracking improvement of individual progress

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture presentation and demonstration of skills and language of the sport of bowling.

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Mullen, Michelle. Bowling Fundamentals. 2nd ed. Human Kinetics, June 6, 2014.


Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Optional reading and writing assignments



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