Whereas, There have been recommendations to change the repeatability rules for physical education classes that would impact the ability of student-athletes as it would preclude them from repeating out of season conditioning and skill building courses;
Whereas, In order for student athletes to successfully compete at the intercollegiate level and transfer to four year institutions additional hours of out of season conditioning and skill development is imperative;
Whereas, An intercollegiate athletic course consumes the current Title 5 limit of 175 hours per athlete per sport per year and does not include any out of season course hours; and
Whereas, Coding out of season conditioning and skill building courses for student athletes with the athletics top code, 0835.50, would allow appropriate preparation and place limits on the number of student athlete contact hours reported for apportionment but would require a change to Title 5 §58162 (b);
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend amending Title 5 §58162 (b) to increase the current 175-hour limit to 350 hours of attendance for each enrolled student in each fiscal year for each sport in which the student participates; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges recommend that all intercollegiate sports conditioning and skills development courses be coded using the TOP code of 0835.50.
Student athletes may enroll in 175 hours as per this revision to Title 5. The regulation can be found here.