SRJC Course Outlines

4/12/2024 1:53:40 PMKFIT 32.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2013

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Discipline and Nbr:  KFIT 32.1Title:  BARRE FITNESS  
Full Title:  Barre Fitness
Last Reviewed:8/14/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, yoga, and orthopedic exercises with a focus on controlled movements and proper body alignment.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, yoga, and orthopedic exercises with a focus on controlled movements and proper body alignment.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:

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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1. Perform cardiovascular activities using the barre.
2. Perform exercises specific to individual muscle groups through high repetition and static holds.
3. Identify specific muscles involved in performing body resistance exercises.
4. Perform a variety of exercises to develop flexibility.
5. Perform movement activities to increase body awareness.
6. Explain benefits of high-repetition, low-weight exercises.

Topics and Scope
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I. Principles of Barre Exercise
      A. Breathing (inhalation and exhalation coordinated with movement)
      B. Control
      C. Precision
      D. Isometric movement
      E. Deep muscle contraction
II. Barre Exercise Alignment
      A. Neutral spine position
      B. Core endurance, engagement, strength and balance
      C. Recruitment of transverse abdominus
      D. Pelvic tilt
III. Fitness Testing and Programming
      A. Analyzing fitness
      B. Modifications and progression of different exercises
      C. Personal sequence of barre exercises for maximum results
      D. Oral cues
IV. Benefits
                A. High repetition and low weight exercises
               B. Cardiovascular endurance
               C. Muscular endurance
               D. Muscular strength
               E. Body Composition
               F. Flexibility
V. Barre Method Exercises
      A. Plank Hold
      B. Bicep Curl
      C. Four-Way Shoulder
      D. Push Up
      E. Tricep Dip
      F. Torso Rotation
      G. Hamstring and Quadricep Stretching
      H. Plie Squat
      I. Sumo Squat
      J. Hamstring Curl
      K. Gluteal Curl
      L. Downward Dog
      M. Flat Back
      N. "C" Curve
      O. Low "C" Curve
      P. Bridge

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1. Cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility exercises.
2. Exercise at least 1.5  hours per week in addition to regularly scheduled class meetings.
3. Written research assignment on benefits of high-repetition, low-weight exercises (3 - 5 pages).
4. Performance exams.
5. Progress journal (1 per week, 1-2 pages each)
6. Fitness assessments.
7. Body composition analysis.
8. Target heart rate calculation.
9. 1-3 exams and/or quizzes

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 - 10%
Research assignment, progress journal
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 - 10%
Body composition analysis, target heart rate calculation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Performance exams, fitness assessments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Exams, quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and Participation, outside activity

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Raise the Barre: Introducing Cardio Barre. Richard Giorla and Laurel House.  Harper Collins Publishers: 2006.

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