SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 5:31:43 AMPHYED 32 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYED 32Title:  BODY MECHANICS  
Full Title:  Body Mechanics
Last Reviewed:2/12/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.003 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PE 10

Catalog Description:
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Provides student with "way of life through movement".


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Exercises for fitness. Emphasis on flexibility & muscle tone to develop good posture & mechanics of movement.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:22 - 4 Times in any Comb of Levels


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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     The student will:
    1. Develop the knowledge to create a personal exercise program.
    2. Describe the names and actions of the major muscle groups of the
    3. Understand the basic mechanics for movement, proper posture and
       body alignment.
    4. Understand proper use and care of the low back to prevent
       unnecessary strain, pain, and fatigue.
    5. Particiapte in activities to improve fitness (muscle tone and

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction of movement mechanics
    A. Posture, center of gravity
    B. Body alignment in numerous positions
    C. Low back considerations
       1. Basic anatomy/biomechanics of the back
       2. Neutral position and other preventive measures
II.  Demonstration and application of fitness conditioning exercises
    A. Cardiorespiratory endurance
       1. Training principles
       2. Aerobic movements
       3. Safety issues
          a. Monitoring intensity
          b. Movement mechanics
    B. Muscular Toning
       1. Training concepts
       2. Types of resistance equipment
       3. Review major muscle groups
       4. Safety issues and mechanics of movement
    C. Flexibility/Body Relaxation
       1. Training concepts
       2. Mechanics of movement
       3. Strategies for reducing stress and tension
III. Physical Fitness
    A. Definition
    B. Relationship to health and wellness
    C. Lifelong fitness mindsets and habits
       1. Self motivation
       2. Scheduling fitness activities


Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%

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