SRJC Course Outlines

8/15/2020 7:21:35 AMKFIT 7.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  KFIT 7.2Title:  INTER CIRCUIT TRAINING  
Full Title:  Circuit Training Intermediate
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

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:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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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Intermediate circuit training for the purpose of improving muscular strength and fitness. In addition to various circuit training techniques, this class may also include cardiovascular and core workouts.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intermediate circuit training for the purpose of improving muscular strength and fitness. In addition to various circuit training techniques, this class may also include cardiovascular and core workouts.
(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


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Independently use circuit training equipment and techniques to safely and successfully engage in intermediate level circuit training activities.
2. Create a personalized intermediate level circuit training program including appropriate progressions and modifications.

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Students will be able to:
1. Explain biomechanics and anatomical movement principles related to intermediate level
    circuit training exercise.
2. Describe various types of circuit training programs and their benefits.
3. Perform intermediate level circuit training exercises with proper form, kinesthetic awareness,
    and proprioception.
4. Describe the types of muscle actions matched to specific circuit training exercises.
5. Perform personalized fitness assessment and create goals based on results.
6. Assess appropriate heart rate for an intermediate circuit training workout.
7. Describe modification and progressions for intermediate circuit training exercises.
8. Create a personalized program based on intermediate fitness level.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Basic Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy
II. General Circuit Training Principles
    A. Orientation to equipment
         1. Machines
         2. Free weights
         3. Bands
         4. Cardiovascular exercises
         5. Stability balls
         6. Pully
    B. Safety considerations for circuit training exercises
    C. Technique, form, proprioception, and kinesthetic awareness
    D. Circuit station programs and design
         1. Planned rotation of exercises
         2. Timed intervals
         3. Exercise
         4. Rest
         5. Alternating cardio and muscular endurance stations
         6. Tabata protocol
         7. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
         8. Proper use and selection of a variety of fitness equipment
III. Types of Muscular Contraction
    A. Concentric
    B. Eccentric
    C. Isometric
    D. Isotonic
IV. Circuit Training Benefits
    A. Cardiovascular endurance
    B. Muscular endurance
    C. Muscular Strength
    D. Body Composition
V. Fitness Assessment and Intermediate Level Goals
    A. Baseline
    B. Post-test
VI. Heart Rate
    A. Resting heart rate
    B. Target heart rate
VII. Appropriate Modifications and Progressions Based on Fitness Level
Optional Topics:
I.  Core Training
II. Basic Nutritional Concepts
    A. Healthy Eating
    B. Pre and post workout meals
    C. Critical evaluation of diets and supplements

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Students are expected to spend an additional one and one-half hours per week outside of class completing one or more of the following assignments:
1. Written quizzes on basic musculo-skeletal identification
2. Calculate body composition
3. Strength testing
4. General warm up exercises, abdominal exercises and stretches
5. Circuit training exercises with machines
6. Write a personal, individualized circuit training program
7. Written report on a weight-training related topic and/or maintaining a workout journal
8. Objective exams: Multiple choice, true/false, and short answer
9. Performance of exercises 1 hour per week per unit in addition to regularly scheduled
     class meetings

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
10 - 20%
Individualized workout program, weight training report
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 - 30%
Class performance and performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes, objective exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 50%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Strength Training Anatomy. 3rd ed. Delavier, Frederic. Human Kinetics. 2010 (classic)

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