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PFIT 2 CORE FITNESS TRAINING

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab by arrangement

This course is designed to provide strengthening and stretching exercises that improve spine stabilization and core conditioning. It is beneficial for improved athletic performance, activities of daily living, and injury prevention.

  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 6 CROSS-TRAINING

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab by arrangement

This course is designed to develop aerobic fitness by concurrently training in two or more endurance activities (walking, running, biking, elliptical) combined with muscular endurance exercises. Emphasis is placed on the use of multiple aerobic activities plus muscular endurance exercises.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 7 DISTANCE TRAINING

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours lab by arrangement

This course is designed to develop aerobic endurance through various types of distance training and interval training activities.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area E

PFIT 8 AEROBIC CONDITIONING

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week by arrangement for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week by arrangement for one unit of credit.

This course focuses on the physiological principles of aerobic conditioning. Instruction is provided in physical adaptations to exercise, program design, and application and evaluation through testing and behavior modification. Activities are designed to accommodate individual students and their goals.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 9 PERSONAL FITNESS

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours activity by arrangement

This course provides activities and information designed to increase individual fitness level of students. It includes cardiovascular training, resistance training, flexibility exercises, nutrition, and individualized fitness programs.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 10A BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours activity per week by arrangement for each unit of credit

This course offers beginning weight training exercises and routines for developing and maintaining muscular tone, strength, and endurance.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 10B INTERMEDIATE WEIGHT TRAINING

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours activity per week by arrangement for each unit of credit

A continuation of PFIT 10A. It offers intermediate weight training exercises and routines for developing and maintaining muscular tone, strength, and endurance.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 10A (or PFIT 10)
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 10C ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours activity per week by arrangement for each unit of credit

A continuation of PFIT 10B. It offers advanced weight training exercises and routines for developing and maintaining muscular tone, strength, and endurance.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 10B
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 13 STABILITY BALL TRAINING

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

Students are introduced to stretching and strengthening exercises on a stability ball. The course is designed for varying fitness levels and abilities, with focus on strengthening the center of the body to improve alignment, posture, and efficiency. Students learn to open joints and release tension while creating long, lean, toned, and proportioned muscles.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 14 EXERCISE FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • One and one-half hours activity by arrangement

Students are introduced to exercise programs designed to increase their fitness levels. The programs may include aerobic conditioning, strength training, and flexibility activities. The activities required are suitable for varying levels of fitness.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 15A CORE MATWORK I

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for one unit of credit

Students are introduced to beginning body conditioning based on the method of Joseph Pilates. Designed for beginning fitness levels and abilities, Pilates is a unique system of strengthening and stretching exercises that tone muscles, provide flexibility and balance, improve posture, and promote stress reduction and unity of body and mind.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 15B CORE MATWORK II

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours lab for one-half unit of credit; three hours lab for one unit of credit

This course is a continuation of PFIT 15A. It continues the study of body conditioning based on the method of Joseph Pilates at an intermediate level. Designed for varying fitness levels and abilities, Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises that tone muscles, provide flexibility and balance, improve posture, and promote stress reduction.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 15A (or PFIT 15)
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 15C CORE MATWORK III

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for each unit of credit

A continuation of PFIT 15B. It continues the study of body conditioning based on the method of Joseph Pilates at an intermediate/advanced level. Designed for varying fitness levels and abilities, Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises that tone muscles, provide flexibility and balance, improve posture, and promote stress reduction.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 15B
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 15D CORE MATWORK IV

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for each unit of credit

A continuation of PFIT 15C. It continues the study of body conditioning based on the method of Joseph Pilates at an advanced level. Designed for varying fitness levels and abilities, Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises that tone muscles, provide flexibility and balance, improve posture, and promote stress reduction.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 15C
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 16A TAI CHI I

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for one unit of credit

This course offers a series of slow, gentle movements at a beginning level to promote a deeper relationship to the body that increases health, strength, and flexibility if practiced regularly. Class includes exercises for relaxation, deep breathing, and centering.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 16B TAI CHI II

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for each unit of credit

A continuation of Tai Chi I. It includes a series of slow, gentle movements done at an intermediate level to promote a deeper relationship to the body that increases health, strength, and flexibility if practiced regularly. Class includes exercises at an intermediate level for relaxation, deep breathing, and centering.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 16A (or PFIT 16)
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 17A YOGA I

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for one unit of credit

This course offers an introduction to the principles and practice of yoga for a variety of fitness levels and abilities. Through the practice of beginning-level poses and breathing techniques, students relieve stress, promote relaxation, and increase flexibility and strength.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 17B YOGA II

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours lab for one-half unit of credit; three hours lab for one unit of credit

A continuation of PFIT 17A, this course offers students of varying fitness levels and abilities the principles and practices of yoga at an intermediate level. Through the practice of poses or asanas and breathing techniques, students increase flexibility and strength, promote mindfulness and relaxation, and reduce stress.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 17A (or PFIT 17)
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 17C YOGA III

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours lab for one-half unit of credit; three hours lab for one unit of credit

A continuation of PFIT 17B, this course offers students the principles and practices of yoga at an intermediate/advanced level. Through the practice of poses or asanas and breathing techniques, students increase flexibility and strength, promote mindfulness and relaxation, and reduce stress. Appropriate for varying fitness levels and abilities.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 17B
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 17D YOGA IV

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours lab for one-half unit of credit; three hours lab for one unit of credit

A continuation of PFIT 17C, this course offers students the principles and practices of yoga at an advanced level. Through the practice of poses or asanas and breathing techniques, students increase flexibility and strength, promote mindfulness and relaxation, and reduce stress. Appropriate for varying fitness levels and abilities.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 17C
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 18A AEROBIC FITNESS I

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for one unit of credit

This course offers beginning aerobic exercises and dance routines to music. It is designed for varying fitness levels and abilities to strengthen and tone the body, assist in weight loss, and increase endurance.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 18B AEROBIC FITNESS II

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for one unit of credit

This course is a continuation of PFIT 18A. It offers intermediate-level aerobic exercises and dance routines to music designed for varying fitness levels and abilities.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 18A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 18C AEROBIC FITNESS III

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for one unit of credit

This course is a continuation of PFIT 18B. It covers intermediate/ advanced aerobic exercises and dance routines to music applicable for varying fitness levels and abilities.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 18B
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 18D AEROBIC FITNESS IV

.5-1 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity per week for one-half unit of credit; three hours activity per week for one unit of credit

This course is a continuation of PFIT 18C. It offers advanced aerobic exercises and dance routines to music appropriate for varying fitness levels and abilities.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 18C
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 19A BODY SCULPTING I

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

The course is designed for varying fitness levels and abilities. Students are introduced to beginning muscle resistance exercises and flexibility activities with an emphasis on proper technique and alignment. Students improve muscle endurance, core strength, and functional movement.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 19B BODY SCULPTING II

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

A continuation of Body Sculpting I. Students are introduced to intermediate muscle resistance exercises and flexibility activities with an emphasis on proper technique and alignment. Students improve muscle endurance, core strength, and functional movement.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 19A (or PFIT 19)
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 19C BODY SCULPTING III

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

A continuation of Body Sculpting II. Students are introduced to intermediate/ advanced muscle resistance exercises and flexibility activities with an emphasis on proper technique and alignment. Students improve muscle endurance, core strength, and functional movement. This course is appropriate for varying fitness abilities and levels.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 19B
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 20 CIRCUIT TRAINING

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours activity by arrangement

This course provides resistance training for muscular strength and endurance, alternating with cardiovascular/aerobic training for a total body workout.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 21A FLEXIBILITY AND RELAXATION TECHNIQUES I

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours activity

In this course, students learn movement principles related to flexibility and stretching exercises at the beginning level. The course includes discussion of psychological and physiological causes of tension and stress as well as stress-reduction and relaxation exercises.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 21B FLEXIBILITY AND RELAXATION TECHNIQUES II

.5 unit • LG-P/NP • Two hours lab

This course is a continuation of PFIT 21A. It includes an intermediate stretching and flexibility program for the development of joint flexibility and muscle suppleness. The course combines an intermediate- level of core strengthening, flexibility, balance, and relaxation exercises.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 21A (or PFIT 21)
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 22A FITNESS THROUGH SWIMMING I

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is designed to improve the level of physical fitness of beginning students by guiding them individually through a progressive conditioning program in swimming.

  • Advisories: PHED 7B or intermediate swimming skills
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 22B FITNESS THROUGH SWIMMING II

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of PFIT 22A. It is designed for students to develop and maintain and intermediate level of fitness through swimming. Emphasis is on the refinement of freestyle, backstroke, and sidestroke through instruction and practice. Butterfly and breaststroke skills, as well as flip turns, are introduced.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 22A
  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 22C FITNESS THROUGH SWIMMING III

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of PFIT 22B. It is designed for students to develop and maintain an intermediate/advanced level of fitness through swimming. Emphasis is on the further refinement of basic strokes through instruction and practice. Further development of butterfly and breaststroke skills and flip turns is included.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 22B
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 22D FITNESS THROUGH SWIMMING IV

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of PFIT 22C. It is designed for students to develop and maintain an advanced level of fitness through swimming. Emphasis is on the refinement of previously learned swimming skills through instruction and practice.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 22C
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 30A TRIATHLON TRAINING I

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

In this course, students learn to design and implement personal training programs for triathlon events at the beginning level. Students develop skills in open water swimming, cycling, and running. Emphasis on combining these skills for effective triathlon competition.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 30B TRIATHLON TRAINING II

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

A continuation of Triathlon Training I. Students learn to design intermediate- level personal training programs for triathlon events, further developing skills in open-water swimming, cycling, and running.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 30A (or PFIT 30)
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 30C TRIATHLON TRAINING III

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Four hours activity

This course is a continuation of PFIT 30B. Students learn to design advanced-level personal training programs for triathlon events. Additional skills are developed in open-water swimming, cycling, and running.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 30B
  • Credit transferable: CSU
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 50 INDEPENDENT FITNESS AND TESTING PROGRAM

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours activity by arrangement

This course offers an independent personal fitness program planned and implemented in conjunction with student goals and a physical fitness assessment profile. Based on testing results, an individualized exercise program is developed through personal counseling. This course is appropriate for individuals with special fitness needs..

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E1

PFIT 51 FITNESS AND WELLNESS STRATEGIES

2 units • LG-P/NP • Two hours lecture

This course addresses lifetime wellness, considering psychological, social, and physiological factors. Students assess current lifestyle patterns in the areas of physical fitness, health risks, nutrition, and stress management. They develop reasonable, specific and measurable goals for behavioral change as part of a wellness/lifestyle plan. To satisfy CSU Area E, must complete one unit from following: PFIT 10A, 18A, 21A, or 22A. Also offered online.

  • Credit transferable: CSU, UC
  • General Ed. Credit: CSU, Area E; MPC, Area E1

PFIT 60 FITNESS EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

1 unit • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture

This course offers a basic introduction to exercise physiology including how carbohydrates and fats are used during exercise. The neuromuscular system, the cardiorespiratory system, and their responses and applications to exercise are covered. Also covered are the components of physical fitness and environmental considerations.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 63 FITNESS ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY

2 units • LG-P/NP • Two hours lecture

This course includes an introduction to skeletal and muscular anatomy as well as a brief overview of the cardiovascular, nervous, and respiratory systems. The basics of analysis of movement are a focus of this course.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 82 THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE I

4 units • LG-P/NP • Two hours lecture; six hours activity

This course provides instruction in the theory and practice of therapeutic massage. The course covers various styles of massage, body mechanics, ethics, benefits, contraindications, evaluation skills, anatomy, and physiology.

  • Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 83 THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE II

4 units • LG-P/NP • Two hours lecture; six hours activity

This course is a continuation of Therapeutic Massage I. It covers additional massage techniques, anatomy, physiology, pathology, and business practices.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 82; or massage training equivalent in content and hours to PFIT 82
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 84 SPORTS MASSAGE

2 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; three hours lab

Use sports massage techniques to enhance performance, reduce pain, increase mobility, and manage minor soft tissue injuries in athletes and non-athletes. Students learn the theory and techniques used for the three applications of sports massage: event massage, maintenance massage, and rehabilitative massage.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 82; or massage training equivalent in content and hours to PFIT 82
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 85 CLINICAL MASSAGE

2 units • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture; three hours lab

Students learn to evaluate and manage myofascial pain and dysfunction and other soft tissue injuries.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 82; or massage training equivalent in content and hours to PFIT 82
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 92 TEACHING AIDE – PHYSICAL FITNESS

1 unit • LG-P/NP • Three hours activity

This course is designed for students who have the necessary knowledge and ability in an activity to serve as teaching aides for other students. It will provide experience in leading group or individual physical activities.

  • Enrollment limitation: Must demonstrate or provide evidence of possession of the required knowledge and abilities necessary to serve as a fitness teaching aide in the desired course.
  • Credit transferable: CSU

PFIT 180A MASSAGE LAB I

1-2 units • P/NP • Three hours activity by arrangement per week foreach unit of credit

This course allows students to practice basic massage skills and learn basic business skills while in a supervised setting that simulates a professional massage business. May be taken for a maximum of two units.

  • Prerequisites: Massage training similar in content and hours of training to PFIT 82
  • Prerequisites or corequisites: PFIT 82

PFIT 180B MASSAGE LAB II

1-2 units • P/NP • Three hours activity by arrangement per week for each unit of credit

Course includes mentoring students in PFIT 180A, refining and integrating massage skills, and conducting all business activities necessary for operation of lab. May be taken for a maximum of two units.

  • Prerequisites: PFIT 180A; massage training similar in content and hours of training to PFIT 83
  • Prerequisites or corequisites: PFIT 83

PFIT 400 FITNESS ASSESSMENT LAB

0 units • NC • Total hours: One to four hours activity

Assessment of current physical condition including aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Mid-semester and end-of-semester follow-up.