KIN 148: Adapted Aquatic Exercises

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2024
Credits: 1
Total Contact Hours: 36
Lecture Hours : 18
Lab Hours: 18
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 36
Total Student Learning Hours: 72
Prerequisite: Physician's written diagnosis of physical disability and exercise limitations.
District General Education: E3. Kinesiology Activity
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

Designed for the student with a disability who is unable to participate in a non-Adapted Physical Education class. A medical doctor's written prescription of exercise limitations is required. 18 lecture hours, 18 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • improve endurance, strength, and flexibility within the limits of their physical disability through water exercises
  • independently analyze the effect of their disability on physical fitness
  • formulate and assess solutions to physical limitations which will enable them to become as physically functional in water as possible

Major Course Content

  1. Introduction
    1. Orientation/Safety procedures
    2. Transfer techniques (wheel chair/lifts)
    3. Benefits gained from a regular exercise program
    4. Body composition and the effects of excessive weight gain
    5. Types of cardiovascular disease/ Risk factors of CVD
  2. Flexibility
    1. Measuring Flexibility
    2. Benefits of enhancing/maintaining flexibility
    3. Techniques/ Exercises to develop flexibility
      1. Passive Range of Motion
      2. Active Range of Motion                                                                      
  3. Muscular Strength and Endurance
    1. Identify the muscular system
    2. Lifting mechanics for individual muscle groups
    3. Develop a training program for improving muscular strength and endurance
  4. Cardiovascular Endurance
    1. Benefits of enhancing cardiovascular endurance
    2. Steps in formulating a cardiovascular exercise program
    3. Determining target heart rate for training
  5. Balance and Coordination
    1. Exercises to improve walking gait
    2. Development of Fine Motor and Gross Motor skills
  6. Recreational Activities
    1. Swimming (Adapted swimming strokes)
    2. Water Aerobics
    3. Aqua Jogging
  7. Special Olympics
    1. Participants
    2. Spectators
    3. Aides

Lab Content

    1. Lower Body
      1. Sit Cycle
      2. Cross Country Skiing
      3. Stride Jump
      4. Cross Stride Jump
      5. Double Knee Lifts
      6. Hip Flexion/ Extension
      7. Hip Adduction/ Abduction
      8. Double Knee Bends
      9. Toe Raises
    2. Upper Body Exercises
      1. Bent Arm Pulls
      2. Straight Arm Pulls
      3. Shoulder Circles
      4. Cross Shoulder
      5. Hug Stretch
      6. Overhead Pullover
      7. Wrist Waves
      8. Elbow Press
      9. Piano Stretches (fingers)
      10. Figure Eights 
    1. Swimming
    2. Aqua Aerobics
    3. Aqua Jogging
    4. Water Jacks
    5. Water Cycling
    6. Walking
    1. Side Stepping
    2. Soldier Walk
    3. Breast Stroke Walk
    4. Stork Standing
    5. Four Corner Pivot
    6. One Leg Balance
    1. Push/Pull (pectorals)
    2. Chest Flys
    3. Bicep Curls
    4. Tricep Extension
    5. Wrist Flexion/ Extension
    6. Knee Flexion / Extension
    7. Hamstring Curls
    8. Shoulder Shrugs
    9. Shoulder Press Down
    10. Shoulder Raises (lateral/anterior)
    11. Knee Bends (body weight)
    12. Lunges (body weight)

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Instructor Handouts

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Individual Education Program goals

Examples of Outside Assignments

Prepare a weekly diet log and figure caloric intake and caloric output for the week. Prepare a weekly workout program that contains muscular strength and endurance activity, flexibility activity and cardiorespiratory endurance activity.

Instruction Type(s)

Lab, Lecture