Course Descriptions



GENERAL HEALTH

142 Hiking for Fitness I - Fundamentals - 1.5 - 6 hours lab, 0.5 - 2 units(Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 188. This course provides instruction in the fundamental skills required for hiking. Emphasis is placed on proper warm-up and warm down, walking form and injury prevention and treatment. This course is intended for all students interested in fundamental hiking and personal fitness. When this course is offered for one or two units, the additional time is utilized for skill development in the group hiking leadership. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

144A Fitness Walking Level I - 2 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 154.
Fitness Walking is an introductory course that covers the principles of aerobic and cardiovascular health through various walking techniques. Comprehensive instruction in fitness principles, stress reduction, weight management and heart health are covered. This course is intended for Kinesiology majors and all students interested in a healthy lifestyle. When this course is offered for three hours a week the additional time is utilized for skill development and enhanced cardio-vascular fitness. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

143A Outdoor Cycling Level I - 24 - 108 hours lab, 0.5 - 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory:English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 187.
This course provides instruction in the skills required for outdoor cycling. Emphasis is placed on proper warm-up and warm down, cycling form on flat terrain, and changing flat tires. Students design a personal fitness plan around outdoor cycling. This course is intended for all students interested in cycling and personal fitness. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

143B Outdoor Cycling Level II - 3 - 6 hours lab, 1 - 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Exercise Science 143B with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course provides instruction in the skills required for outdoor cycling. Emphasis is placed on proper warm-up and warm down, cycling form, building endurance, ascending and descending hills, and bicycle maintenance. Students design a personal fitness plan around outdoor cycling. This course is intended for all students interested in cycling and personal fitness. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

145A Yoga I - Fundamentals of Yoga - 2 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 168.
This is the first of four levels of classes relating to yoga. This course is an introduction to fundamental yoga practices and principles. Instruction includes learning the fundamentals of yoga postures. The students will also gain a fundamental understanding of the practices of relaxation techniques and breathing practices. This course is designed for students who want to increase health, longevity and who are interested in understanding the importance of the fitness aspect of their life. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

145B Yoga II - Beginning Yoga - 2 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Exercise Science 145A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This is the second of four levels of classes relating to yoga. This course is an introduction to fundamentals of basic yoga practices and principles. Instruction includes basic yoga postures, guided relaxations, and breathing practices, as well as some basic stress reduction techniques. This course is designed for students interested in utilizing basic yoga and stress reduction techniques to help increase their health and longevity. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

145C Yoga III - Intermediate - 2 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Exercise Science 145B with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This is the third of four levels of classes relating to yoga. This course will cover intermediate yoga practices and principles including some intermediate inversions. Instruction includes intermediate yoga postures, guided relaxations, basic inversions, breathing practices, and basic partner yoga as well as stress reduction techniques and nutritional analysis. This course is designed for students interested in learning about both fitness and nutrition. The students will utilize intermediate yoga to help increase their health and longevity. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

145D Yoga IV - Advanced Level - 2 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Exercise Science 145C with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This is the fourth of four levels of classes relating to yoga. This course will cover advanced yoga practices and principles. Instruction includes advanced yoga postures, guided relaxations, inversions, breathing practices, and partner yoga as well as stress reduction techniques and nutritional analysis. This course is designed for students interested in developing their own workout regime utilizing advanced yoga to help increase their health and longevity. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.