Spring 2015 Class Schedule (FLC)



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FITNS 304    Cardio Circuit    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course will introduce the student to a cardio circuit form of training, combining both cardio and weight training equipment in a circuit format. Students will utilize treadmills, rowers, bikes, ellipticals, and weight training machines. Students will proceed in timed intervals to train all the major muscle groups and the cardiovascular system. Flexibility and core training will also be included in this workout. Students must bring their own towel and water bottle each day to train

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB R.Richardson         FLC MAIN PE 211          10504 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB C.Perez              FLC MAIN PE 211          10505 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB R.Richardson         FLC MAIN PE 211          10508 Textbook
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB M.Torrez             FLC MAIN PE 211          10506 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB K.Morning            FLC MAIN PE 211          10712 Textbook


FITNS 306    Aerobics: Cardio-Kickboxing    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Cardio-Kickboxing is a cardiovascular workout utilizing kicks, punches, calisthenics and rope jumping to elevate heart rate and strengthen all major muscle groups. Students will learn to apply these self defense techniques on Wavemasters and focus mitts to improve accuracy and provide resistance for the muscles. Specific strengthening and stretching exercises will also be included in this class.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB R.Richardson         FLC MAIN PE 204          10607 
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MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB M.Jacques            FLC MAIN PE 204          10572 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB R.Henning            El Dorado EDCFC 01       10573 Textbook


FITNS 307    Aerobic Mix    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to help the student develop a balanced physical fitness profile and gain a firm understanding of physical fitness concepts. Class components will emphasize a variety of aerobic activities, calisthenics, resistance exercises, and flexibility.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LAB D.Ribaudo            FLC MAIN PE 204          10576 
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FITNS 324    Mat Pilates    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Mat Pilates is a systematic method of mindful and precise conditioning exercises designed to develop core strength, flexibility, and bodily awareness. Through regular practice of the theoretical, philosophical and applied principles of the Pilates method, students can expect to enjoy improved posture, strength, control, balance, flexibility, and concentration. Students will be required to purchase a mat.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB E.Johnston           FLC MAIN PE 204          10357 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB R.Henning            El Dorado EDCFC 01       10824 Textbook


FITNS 331    Boot Camp Fitness    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to be a physically intense and challenging fitness class. Training exercises used during this class will include jogging, interval training, hill running training, obstacle courses, and performing a variety of calisthenics designed to enhance muscular strength and endurance. In addition, students will be challenged to understand and apply fitness training principles to their training sessions. The students will train individually, with a partner or in a team setting.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB M.Torrez             FLC MAIN PE 103          10478 
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FITNS 352    Power Sculpting    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Power Sculpting is a group training course designed to enhance muscular fitness, balance, and improve body composition through the use of resistance equipment, core training, calisthenics, and flexibility exercises.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LAB M.Torrez             FLC MAIN PE 204          10608 
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FITNS 380    Circuit Weight Training    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Circuit Weight Training will introduce the student to a fitness program of progressive resistive exercises designed to promote improvement in muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility, as well as decrease in body fat percentage. The student will move in a prescribed circuit (alternating timed lifting with active recovery) utilizing machines, free weights, cardiovascular activities, and flexibility training.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB M.Torrez             FLC MAIN PE 103          10358 
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MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB N.Podesta            FLC MAIN PE 103          10550 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB D.Ribaudo            FLC MAIN PE 103          10827 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LAB D.Barbee             El Dorado EDCFC 05       10797 Textbook


FITNS 381    Weight Training    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a)
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This class is designed to develop muscular fitness through progressive resistance training. Students will set up a personalized weight training program based on fitness assessments and personal goals. Proper lifting technique, safety and program design will be emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LAB M.Torrez             FLC MAIN PE 103          10496 
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TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LAB D.Ribaudo            FLC MAIN PE 103          10577 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB K.Diehl              El Dorado EDCFC 05       10189 Textbook


FITNS 392    Yoga    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Enrollment Limitation: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: Yoga is an East Indian method of mind/body exercise designed to stretch, strengthen, and enhance muscle tone through the practice of asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathing exercises). Yoga practice plus meditation helps decrease stress and increase energy levels while improving focus, concentration, and self-realization. Students will be required to purchase a yoga mat.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LAB M.Torrez             FLC MAIN PE 204          10190 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB R.Henning            El Dorado EDCFC 01       10530 Textbook


FITNS 395    Stretch    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course in stretching will emphasize flexibility training for increased health and well-being through selected exercises designed to increase range of motion in the primary muscle groups and joints of the body. It is designed to improve flexibility, reduce stress and tension, improve coordination, increase range of motion, and prevent injuries. Students who participate in this class will gain a better understanding of how a comprehensive stretching routine will prepare for further vigorous activity such as sports, dance, martial arts, or work-related movements.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LAB E.Johnston           FLC MAIN PE 204          10460 
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FITNS 410    Karate I    1 Unit

Course Family:
Martial Arts - Empty Hand
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This class in karate shall introduce the student to beginning skills and movements in stances, blocking, punching, striking, kicking, kata (forms), and self-defense techniques. The course shall include all aspects of karate-specific physical conditioning as well as instruction in the history and traditions, philosophy, etiquette, manners, courtesy, and language of the martial arts. Students will be required to purchase a karate uniform.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB F.Gaviola            El Dorado EDCFC 01       10693 Textbook
FITNS 410, 411, and 415 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


FITNS 411    Karate II    1 Unit

Course Family:
Martial Arts - Empty Hand
Prerequisite: FITNS 410 with a grade of "C" or better; students may also be permitted to enroll by instructor consent.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This karate course shall allow students to advance to an intermediate rank (Gokyu) in this Japanese martial arts form. Students will learn stances, blocks, punches, strikes, kicks, combination techniques, katas, self-defense techniques, demeanor and presentation skills appropriate to this rank. This course shall include all aspects of karate-specific physical conditioning, as well as, instruction in the history, traditions, philosophy, etiquette, manners, courtesy, and language of the martial arts. Students will be required to purchase a karate uniform.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB F.Gaviola            El Dorado EDCFC 01       10798 Textbook
FITNS 410, 411, and 415 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.


FITNS 414    Tai Chi    1 Unit

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: This course explores Tai Chi and Qigong. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that emphasizes relaxation, meditation, self-cultivation, and inner calm rather than strength to promote health while reducing stress. Qigong is an internal Chinese meditative practice that uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote well being. Students will learn Tai Chi and Qigong forms with visualizations and movements designed to bring oneself into balance. The history and philosophy of Tai Chi will also be discussed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LAB F.Gaviola            FLC MAIN PE 204          10191 
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FITNS 415    Karate III    1 Unit

Course Family:
Martial Arts - Empty Hand
Prerequisite: FITNS 411 with a grade of "C" or better; students may also be permitted to enroll by instructor consent.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(a); CSU Area E2
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: The course shall introduce students to Yonkyu (upper intermediate) level skills, stances, blocking, punching, striking, kicking, kata (forms) and self-defense techniques in Karate. This course shall include all aspects of karate-specific physical conditioning, as well as, instruction in the history, traditions, philosophy, etiquette, manners, courtesy, and language of the martial arts. Students will be required to purchase a karate uniform.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LAB F.Gaviola            El Dorado EDCFC 01       10799 Textbook
FITNS 410, 411, and 415 are taught concurrently in the same classroom.

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: June 3, 2015