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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.

Click on each course below for course details.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

C-ID: KIN 100 Introduction to Kinesiology

54 hours lecture. 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. In addition lifelong understanding and development of the Kinesiology professional as integrated physiological, social, and psychological will be discussed. The course also explores available career opportunities and pathways in the areas of allied health, sport, fitness, physical therapy, teaching, and coaching. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours lecture. This course explores the integration of physiological, psychological and sociological understandings of the human being in relationship to physical activity as a lifelong pursuit. Topics include physical fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, socialization, and individual differences in human behavior. Students are expected to perform basic fitness assessments as part of this course. Approved for CSU GE Area E, Local GE Area 7.

54 hours laboratory. This course introduces a program of walking and/or running designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and strengthen the muscles throughout the body. It emphasizes exercising at a moderate (40%-50% target heart rate) exertion level. Approved for Local GE Area 7.2.

54 hours activity. This is a fitness course focusing on full-body conditioning. It includes bursts of moderate to intense activity alternated with intervals of lighter activity. The course provides a mix of strength training and aerobic exercises, offering a challenging and varied workout in a circuit style setting. It may utilize cardio fitness equipment, medicine balls, dumbbells, Swiss balls, bands, and various forms of strength equipment to meet class goals. All levels of fitness can be accommodated in this class.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

36 hours activity. This is a beginning course to introduce the fundamentals of basketball skills. This class will place emphasis on the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, offensive and defensive strategies, and the rules of basketball. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

54 hours laboratory. This course provides instruction in overall fitness development. It is designed to incorporate weightlifting into a cardiovascular routine. Using routines designed by the instructor, students develop strength and endurance of all major muscle groups. Approved for Local GE Area 7.2.

54 hours activity. This is a badminton course in which students develop the basic/intermediate skills necessary to play the game. Technical skills include overhead and underhand clears, the short & low serve, the high & deep serve, drop shots, and the smash. Instruction includes an emphasis on fundamental strategies and rules used in both singles and doubles play. Basic fitness and training principles are discussed as applicable to the game of badminton.

54 hours laboratory. This course includes fun, challenging hikes which average 4-8 miles on moderate to steep terrain. It introduces the Eastern Sierra Mountain Range, as well as San Bernardino, Kern, and Inyo County parks, trails, and surrounding areas. Topics covered include basic first aid, hydration, proper attire for desert and mountain hiking, map reading, and trail etiquette. Approved for Local GE Area 7.2.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours laboratory. 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, as well as the importance of safety. Course previously known as PHED C105. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. This is an intermediate course in co-educational physical fitness designed 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours laboratory. 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. Course previously as PHED C109 Golf I. Approved for Local GE Area 7, CSU GE Area E2.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours laboratory. This is a course in the fundamentals of tennis. The course emphasizes the serve, forehand and backhand ground-strokes, volley, rules of the game, and court etiquette. Course previously known as PHED C113. Approved for Local GE Area 7, CSU GE Area E2.

Prerequisite: PHED C113

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours laboratory. This course is designed to introduce the fundamental skills of beginning to intermediate volleyball. Skills taught in the course include serving, passing, setting, offensive and defensive strategies, as well as live game play. Approved for Local GE Area 7, CSU GE Area E2.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours laboratory. This course is designed to introduce softball skills, emphasizing 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. Course previously known as PHED C123. Approved for Local GE Area 7, CSU GE Area E2.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Prerequisite: PHED C129

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Not repeatable

54 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

Repeat Status: Repeatable 3 times

87.5 hours laboratory. 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. Course previously known as PHED C151 Conditioning for Competitive Athletes I. Approved for Local GE Area 7, CSU GE Area E2.

Repeat Status: Repeatable 3 times

175 hours laboratory. 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. Course previously known as PHED C152 Conditioning for Competitive Athletes II. Approved for Local GE Area 7, CSU GE Area E2.

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

Repeat Status: Repeatable 3 times

87.5 hours laboratory. 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. Available seats in this class may be allocated to students who are judged most qualified. Approved for Local GE Area 7, CSU GE Area E2.

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

Repeat Status: Repeatable 3 times

175 intercollegiate hours. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

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

Repeat Status: Repeatable 3 times

175 intercollegiate hours. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

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

Repeat Status: Repeatable 3 times

175 hours activity. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.

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

Repeat Status: Repeatable 3 times

175 intercollegiate hours. 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. Approved for Local GE Area 7.