Cerro Coso Community College

Kinesiology Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

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Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course addresses contemporary public health issues and examines the development of strategies to live a healthy lifestyle. The course offers an overview of chronic and infectious diseases, injury prevention, chemical dependency, nutrition, body composition, fitness, psychological wellness, fertility awareness, conflict resolution, and life transitions. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes every Spring, and in Lake Isabella evert Fall.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Advisory: ENGL C070.

This course examines the history and trends in physical education, kinesiology, fitness, and sport. Areas covered include an orientation to major subfields such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, sport sociology, and exercise psychology. The course also explores available career opportunities and pathways in the areas of allied health, sport, fitness, physical therapy, teaching, and coaching. 54 hours lecture.

Offered online only every semester.

Course required for the Kinesiology transfer degree.

This is a beginning course in aerobic exercise that emphasizes rhythmic movements and body weight activity. The course is designed to assist students in developing cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition utilizing continuous dance movements. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This is an intermediate course in aerobic exercise that emphasizes rhythmic movements and calisthenics. This class is designed to condition the heart and muscles through continuous dance exercises. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This course assists students in the development of basic weight training fundamentals and techniques. The course includes material specifically related to strength and muscle development. Emphasis is on individualized programs that contour, build, and firm up the human body in the most efficient manner. The course emphasizes proper care and utilization of equipment involved and the importance of safety. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop every Fall.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This intermediate level course provides knowledge and strength development. The course emphasizes development of a weight training program and adaptation of strength training to individual needs. The course includes proper care and utilization of equipment involved and the importance of safety. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop every Fall.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This beginning conditioning course is designed to assist students in developing increased cardiovascular function, flexibility, muscular strength, and endurance, using a variety of exercise equipment. The course emphasizes the development of an improved level of physical fitness through an individually designed fitness program. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop every Spring.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This is an intermediate course in co-educational physical fitness de¬signed to help improve general fitness through exercise. Topics include current scientific trends and methods in fitness and the practical application of physical fitness methods. This course emphasizes the maintenance of an improved level of physical fitness in a group fitness program. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop every Spring.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This course provides golf instruction and practice in the fundamentals of grip, stance, alignment, backswing, and downswing. Topics also include principles of warm-up, golf club selection and use, player guidelines, scoring, game etiquette, and safety procedures. The course emphasizes the “one basic golf swing” theory and includes extensive practice and play at the local golf course. 54 hours activity.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

The course addresses Intermediate golfers with swing habits that are counterproductive to effective ball striking. Corrective measures are explored; drills, training aids and practice plans prescribed. The intermediate level fundamentals of the golf swing and short game techniques of chipping, pitching, putting and bunker play will be addressed. The course emphasizes the “one basic golf swing” theory and includes extensive practice and play at the local golf course. 54 hours activity.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This is a beginning course in the fundamentals of tennis. This class emphasizes the serve, forehand and backhand ground-strokes, volley, rules of the game and court etiquette. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: PHED C113

This is an advanced course in tennis. This class refines the competitive strokes with special emphasis on the lob, smash (overhead), and advanced singles and doubles play. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of even years.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This is a beginning course designed to introduce the fundamental skills of beginning volleyball which consist of serving, passing, setting, offensive and defensive strategies. 54 hours activity.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This is an intermediate course designed to refine the fundamental skills of beginning volleyball. Skills include serving, passing, setting, offensive and defensive strategies as well as an introduction to advanced game play. 54 hours activity.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This is a beginning level course designed to introduce basic softball skills. The class emphasizes strategies and fundamental skills of offensive and defensive play including batting, bunting, fielding, and throwing. Students participate in practice drills as well as softball game settings. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This is an intermediate course designed for the continuation of basic softball skills. Emphasis is placed on the development of defensive tactics by position and special situations like double plays, backing up, pick-off and relay throws. Students participate in practice drills as well as game setting situations. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Spring of odd years.

Course may be used for the Kinesiology transfer degree and as a general education course.

This is a beginning course in cardiovascular fitness using the machines in the fitness lab (rowers, stationary bikes, treadmills and stair steppers). This class is designed for inactive people who want to begin a cardiovascular exercise program. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Prerequisite: PHED C129

This is an advanced course in cardiovascular fitness using the machines in the fitness lab (rowers, stationary bikes, and stair steppers). This class is designed for the moderately/advanced fit person who wants to improve his/ her cardiovascular fitness level. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used as a general education course.

This course is designed to give the student a practical understanding of cardiovascular fitness produced by walking. Walking provides an understanding of the benefits, organization, implementation and evaluation of a balanced aerobic fitness program, utilizing walking as the primary activity. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used as a general education course.

This course is designed to build cardio-respiratory stamina and endurance, attack excessive weight, relieve psychological tension, and enhance one's sense of well-being, using a definitive and strenuous walking plan. This walking program consists of activity alternating from a slow to a vigorous pace. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Provide an introduction to basic day hiking techniques, first aid, and hike preparedness. Topics include wilderness, hiking in the desert and Eastern Sierra environment, public land management agencies, basic first aid, information resources, special considerations, nutrition and hydration, rules and regulations, and trip planning. Students should expect to participate in group hikes of 3-5 miles. 54 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of odd years.

Course may be used as a general education course.

This is a course designed to improve individual fitness for competitive athletes. It includes principles of kinesiology and the advanced application of physical fitness methods. This course emphasizes the maintenance of a high level of physical conditioning through an individually designed fitness program. 87.5 intercollegiate hours.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used as a general education course.

This is an advanced course designed to improve individual fitness for competitive athletes. It includes principles of kinesiology and the advanced application of physical fitness methods. This course emphasizes the maintenance of a high level of physical conditioning through an individually designed fitness program. 175 intercollegiate hours.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Prerequisite: Must meet California Community College Athletic Association Eligibility Guidelines. 1. First year of eligibility: the studentathlete must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 of course work during the season of sport. 2. Second year of eligibility: the student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 of course work with a grade point average of 2.0 or above and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 of new course work during the season of sport.

This basketball course emphasizes early season conditioning, development of skills and strategy, and team building through pre-conference and conference competition. The course is intended for students competing in intercollegiate men’s basketball. Students must meet California Community College Athletic Association Eligibility Guidelines. 87.5 intercollegiate hours.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Prerequisite: Must meet California Community College Athletic Association Eligibility Guidelines. 1. First year of eligibility: the studentathlete must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 of course work during the season of sport. 2. Second year of eligibility: the student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 of course work with a grade point average of 2.0 or above and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 of new course work during the season of sport.

This course allows students to participate in advanced level volleyball competition and skill development. The course emphasizes advanced skill, theory, tactics, strategy and intercollegiate competition. Students must meet California Community College Athletic Association Eligibility Guidelines. 175 intercollegiate hours.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Prerequisite: Must meet California Community College Athletic Association Eligibility Guidelines. 1. First year of eligibility: the studentathlete must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 of course work during the season of sport. 2. Second year of eligibility: the student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 of course work with a grade point average of 2.0 or above and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 of new course work during the season of sport.

This course involves participation in competition and skill development for intercollegiate Baseball. There is an emphasis on advanced skill, theory, tactics and strategy utilized in intercollegiate competition. Students must meet California Community College Athletic Association Eligibility Guidelines. 175 intercollegiate hours.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Prerequisite: First year of eligibility: the student-athlete must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 of course work during the season of sport. Second year of eligibility: the student-athlete must have successfully completed 24 of course work with a grade point average of 2.0 or above and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 of new course work during the season of sport. Must meet California Community College Athletic Association Eligibility Guidelines.

This course allows students to participate in advanced level soccer competition and skill development. The course emphasizes advanced skill, theory, tactics, strategy and intercollegiate competition. Students must meet California Community College Athletic Association Eligibility Guidelines. 175 hours activity.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Prerequisite: All students must meet CCCCAA Athletic Code Eligibility Guidelines. Participants must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units during the season of competition

This course involves participation in a high level of competition and skill development in softball. There is an emphasis on advanced skill, theory, tactics, and strategy in intercollegiate softball competition. All students must meet California Community College Athletics Association Athletic Code. Enrollment is limited to intercollegiate athletes. 175 intercollegiate hours.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course may be used as a general education course.

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