SRJC Course Outlines

6/15/2019 6:21:20 PMOA 507 Course Outline as of Spring 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  OA 507Title:  FITNESS FOR OLDER ADULTS  
Full Title:  Fitness for Older Adults
Last Reviewed:11/18/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled018 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled5.006 min.Lab Scheduled90.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total90.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 90.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  SE 507

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to enrich the quality of life of older adults through exercise. Course activities promote or maintain physical, mental, social and emotional well-being and accommodate varying skill levels. A variety of activities, including strength training, stretching, brain aerobics, interactive games, and relaxation are incorporated to encourage a healthier and more active life. This course is offered at numerous locations in Sonoma County in partnership with senior service providers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to enrich the quality of life of older adults through exercise. Course activities promote or maintain physical, mental, social and emotional well-being and accommodate varying skill levels. A variety of activities, including strength training, stretching, brain aerobics, interactive games, and relaxation are incorporated to encourage a healthier and more active life. This course is offered at numerous locations in Sonoma County in partnership with senior service providers.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
1. Maintain appropriate flexibility, strength, balance and endurance.
2. Improve performance in daily living tasks.
3. Increase awareness of physical well-being.
4. Establish and recognize a supportive connection with people.
5. Create a healthier way of life.

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Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to accomplish some or all of the following objectives:
1. Increase number of repetitions and duration.
2. Follow the tempo of each exercise.
3. Develop fitness goals.
4. Describe benefits of physical fitness.
5. Engage with a partner in exercises.
6. Recognize and acknowledge accomplishments of self and others.
7. Develop a more positive attitude in life.
8. Reduce stress levels.
9. Apply healthy lifestyle practices.

Topics and Scope
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The topics accommodate multiple levels of abilities and participation, and can be done standing or sitting, gently or actively. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:
I. Physical Exercises
  A. Posture (e.g. neutral spine, lifted torso, set shoulders)
  B. Breathing (inhale and exhale with each movement)
  C. Warm-up (e.g. toe taps, easy walking in place, shoulder rolls, bend and
        straighten fingers, shake out arms)
  D. Range of motion/flexibility of trunk, neck, extremities, (e.g. rotation,
        flexion, extension)
  E. Strength training (e.g. chest, back, arms, legs, knees, abdominal)
  F.  Aerobic/endurance (e.g. walk, kick, march, dance)
  G. Balance (e.g. leg raises, hip flexion and extension, side stepping, heel-  
        toe walking, one foot stand, box step, stand up without using arm
        strength, calf/Achilles tendon stretch)
  H. Stretching and toning (e.g. side reach, swimming and rowing
        movements, waist twists, elbow to knee, overhead reach, bear hug)
   I.  Tai Chi
   J.  Yoga
  K. Cool down
  L.  Duration and number of repetitions (e.g. hold time, pace)
  M. Exercise aids
       1. Light and heavy beach balls
       2. Stretching bands
       3. Barbells
       4. Rubber rings
       5. Streamers
       6. Soft balls
       7. Mats
  N. Use of visuals
       1. Anatomical charts and models
       2. Handouts
II. Mental Stimulation
   A. Coordination (e.g. crossovers, gait patterns, rhythms, hand-eye)
   B. Benefits to physical health
       1. Reduction
           a. Alzheimer's and dementia
           b. Heart disease
           c. Blood pressure
           d. Obesity
           e. Diabetes
           f. Immune system
           g. Back problems
           h. Toxins
       2. Improvement
           a. Mobility
           b. Bone density
           c. Sleep
           d. Feet and toes
           e. Rotator cuff
           f. Circulation
           g. Healing
           h. Weight control
  C. Benefits to mental health
       1. Self confidence
       2. Life satisfaction
       3. Happiness
       4. Reduction of depression and anxiety
  D. Reminiscences (e.g. liked rowing a boat, swimming)
  E. Brain games (e.g. name and touch body parts, use left hand instead of
       right)
III. Social Interactions
   A. Greetings moving to music
   B. Movement games (e.g. modified musical chairs, ball)
   C. Group acknowledgements (e.g. birthdays, accomplishments,
        anniversaries)
   D. Exercise partners (e.g. plastic pole, ball throw, ring toss)
   E. Interaction games (e.g. passing a ball while saying the recipient's name)
IV. Emotional Well-being
   A. Relaxation
        1. Breathing (deep breathing, following the breath)
        2. Quiet mind
        3. Meditation
        4. Muscle relaxation
        5. Visualization
        6. Positive thoughts/affirmations
   B. Music
        1. Tempos and lyrics for motivation
        2. Sing-along
   C.  Emotional release with activity
   D.  Positive self-evaluations (e.g. peer compliments, I learned... I
          accomplished...)
    E.  Self massage (e.g. rub legs, arms, shoulders, feet, hands)
    F.  Free form movement to uplifting music
V. Healthy Lifestyle
   A. Benefits to independence
        1.  Self care (e.g. open a jar or pill bottle, button clothes, hold toothbrush, comb hair,    
               use rest room and shower)
        2.  Home maintenance (e.g. change a light bulb, hold a heavy pot, mobility in  
               home, using eating utensils)
   B. Body awareness (expectations, limitations)
   C. Health journal
   D. Physiology
   E. Pulse
   F. Hydration
   G. Nutrition
   H. Proper dress and footwear
   I. Safety

Assignments:
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1.  Hands-on activity
2.  Class discussions
3.  Skill demonstrations
4.  In-class 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%
None
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Demonstration of skills or competencies (e.g. stretching, balance, range of motion, etc.)
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
60 - 80%
Attendance and participation in discussions and activities


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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