SRJC Course Outlines

5/29/2024 9:07:09 AMKFIT 4.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  KFIT 4.1Title:  BODY MECHANICS  
Full Title:  Body Mechanics
Last Reviewed:2/12/2024

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.005 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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PHYED 32

Catalog Description:
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Students will participate in exercises for fitness, with an emphasis on core strength, flexibility, posture, and muscle tone. Activities may include forms of aerobic exercise, resistance training, yoga, and Pilates movements.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will participate in exercises for fitness, with an emphasis on core strength, flexibility, posture, and muscle tone. Activities may include forms of aerobic exercise, resistance training, yoga, and Pilates movements.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
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 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Create a personal fitness program based on current fitness level
2. Demonstrate improved posture, fitness level, and core strength
3. Establish personal fitness goals
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify the core muscles
2. Demonstrate kinesthetic awareness, proper body alignment, core strength, and stability
3. Demonstrate coordination of breath with movement
4. Identify one or more fitness-related goals
5. Exercise to improve muscle tone
6. Exercise to increase cardiovascular endurance   
7. Analyze personal fitness progress

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. 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 and Body Relaxation
        1. rraining concepts
        2. mechanics of movement
        3. strategies for reducing stress and tension
III. Physical Fitness
    A. Definition
    B. Relationship to health, wellness, and academic success
    C. Lifelong fitness mindsets and habits
        1. self-motivation
        2. scheduling fitness activities

Assignments:
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1. Written personal fitness goals and objectives
2. Journal entries or written analysis of progress
3. Written personal fitness program
4. Skill performance exams - Practical demonstration of proper technique for fitness-based exercises
5. 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
5 - 20%
Written personal goals, journal entries, written personal fitness program
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Written personal fitness program
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Skill performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 35%
Quizzes and/or exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 55%
Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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ACSM's Complete Guide to Fitness & Health. 2nd ed. Barbara Bushman. American College of Sports Medicine. 2017 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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