SRJC Course Outlines

9/15/2019 7:07:08 PMKINES 83 Course Outline as of Summer 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  KINES 83Title:  TECH FITNESS INSTRUCTION  
Full Title:  Techniques of Fitness Instruction
Last Reviewed:5/12/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.005 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course addresses methods of instruction for individual and group exercise in various formats, utilizing a variety of training equipment.  Course focuses on knowledge and skills associated with planning, implementing, leading, and managing learners and environment using safe and effective exercises for a variety of fitness levels, including special populations. Exercise guidelines, techniques, safety, liability issues, employment, client retention, and business management will also be discussed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course addresses methods of instruction for individual and group exercise in various formats, utilizing a variety of training equipment.  Course focuses on knowledge and skills associated with planning, implementing, leading, and managing learners and environment using safe and effective exercises for a variety of fitness levels, including special populations. Exercise guidelines, techniques, safety, liability issues, employment, client retention, and business management will also be discussed.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2010Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate group and individual exercise instruction in all of the components of fitness using proper technique, cueing, safety, and modifications for special populations and mixed-level participants.
2.  Identify the procedure and standards for employment, liability issues, strategies for client retention and business management for fitness instructors.
 

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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
 
1. Integrate health-related components of fitness into group exercise class segments and individual training sessions.
2. Identify certifications, continuing education, professional memberships, journals and research, and other resources for fitness instructors.  
3. Understand the evolution and ethical standards of group exercise and personal fitness training.
4. Discuss the cultural influence on body image, creating a healthy atmosphere, and positive role modeling.   
5. Demonstrate proper music selection, basic moves and combinations, building choreography, and cueing for various group exercise formats.
6. Demonstrate safety techniques and proper use of weight training and other exercise equipment.
7. Demonstrate exercise modifications for special populations and various fitness levels.
8. Demonstrate effective communication, exercise selection, proper technique and safety in individual and group exercise instruction.
9. Describe the liability issues and responsibilities involved in fitness instruction.
10. Describe best business management practices, sales and marketing, client retention, and motivation techniques for group exercise instructors and personal trainers.
11. Identify standards, wages, and opportunities for employment for fitness instructors.
12. Identify the procedure for applying, auditioning, and interviewing for employment as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, and other related fitness careers.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Group Exercise and Personal Training
     A. Evolution of group exercise and personal training
    B. Health-related components of Fitness
    C. Student-centered versus Teacher-centered instruction
    D. Professional Certifications
     E. Group cohesion research
II. Evolution of Fitness
    A. Exercise motivation
    B. Cultural influences on body image and exercise
    C. Fitness  instructors as role models
    D. Creating a healthy exercise environment
III. Instructing  Individuals and Groups
    A. Integrating health related components
    B. Health history and consent form
    C. Mixed-level participants, modifications, special populations
    D. Pre-organization, introduction, orientation, and creating a positive atmosphere
    E. Communication skills
    F. Music selection for group exercise
    G. Exercise adherence and motivation
IV. Guidelines for Group Exercise Class Segments
    A. Warm-up
    B. Cardio respiratory Training
    C. Muscular Conditioning
    D. Flexibility Training
V. Practical teaching skills
    A. High/Low impact
       1. Technique and safety
       2. Basic moves and elements of variation
       3. Smooth transitions
       4. Building basic combinations and additional choreography techniques
       5. Cueing methods
    B. Step training
       1. Technique and safety
       2. Basic moves, combinations, and choreography techniques
       3. Training systems
    C. Kickboxing
       1. Warm-up and dynamic rehearsal moves
       2. Technique and safety
       3. Basic punches and kicks
       4. Basic combinations and choreography techniques
    D. Indoor Cycling
       1. Warm-up and dynamic rehearsal moves
       2. Verbal cues and tempo
       3. Technique and safety
       4. Basic moves, formatting, and intensity
       5. Cueing methods
    E. Water Exercises
       1. Properties of water and Newton's laws of motion
       2. Land and water differences
       3. Technique and safety
       4. Verbal cues and tempo
       5. Basic moves and equipment
    F. Other group exercise modalities: Yoga, Pilates, Hip Hop, Rebounding, Boot Camp, Zumba, NIA, Barre
VI. Techniques of Weight Training
    A. Contraindications
    B. Safety and effectiveness of various exercises
    C. Spotting techniques
    D. Proper technique using weight machines and free weights
    E. Using other equipment (resistance bands, stability balls, foam rollers, agility training, plyometrics, medicine balls, balance trainers, etcÂ…)
VII. Continuing Education
    A. National Group Exercise and Personal Trainer Certifications
    B. Conferences and workshops
    C. Professional memberships
    D. Websites
    E. Choreography and music
    F. Current trends
VIII. Liability and business management
     A. Insurance
    B. Personal Training Software for Business Management
    C. Sales and marketing
    D. Client retention strategies
    E. Time management and organizational strategies
    F. Accounting
IX. Applying, interviewing and/or auditioning for a group exercise or fitness instructor position.
     A. Job searches in the fitness industry
    B. Types of positions in the fitness industry
    C. Salary, pay scale, and advancement
    D. Employee versus independent contractor

Assignments:
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1. Required reading from textbook 10-25 pages per week.
2. Identify and write 1-3 reports on professional journal articles and other resources for fitness professionals.
3. Design and lead 1-3 formats of group exercise to music.
4. Attend 1-3 group exercise classes and complete an evaluation and written report on the observation(s).   
5. Demonstrate exercises with modifications for all skill levels and special population needs.
6. Interview 1-2 fitness professionals employed in the students area of interest.  
7. Create a personal resume and complete a mock application, interview, and audition in groups.
8. 1-4 quizzes.
9. 2-4 exams.

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 - 40%
Written report on journal article or fitness professional resources. Written evaluation on group exercise class. Written resume.
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
10 - 45%
Lead group exercise class, demonstration of modifications for special populations and skill levels.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Participation and Attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Methods of Group Exercise Instruction, 2nd Edition By Carol A. Kennedy-Ambruster and Mary M. Yoke, Human Kinetics. 2009
NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training by Roger W. Earle and Thomas R. Baechle. Human Kinetics. 2004
Instructor Prepared materials

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