Physical Education

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 104
Target Archery I (2)

Introduction to target archery. History, terminology, safety, shooting techniques, understanding and correcting errors, selection, care and correct use of archery equipment. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 105
Badminton I (2)

Introduction to the rules, techniques, physical skills, and strategies of the game of badminton. Students will learn origins and rules, develop individual skills and reinforce their skill through competitive games and tournament experiences. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 109
Golf I (2)

Designed for the beginning or part time golfer. Includes rules of the game, the full swing, short game, and strategy. Videotaping, and practice range will be included. Previously PE 114. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 110
Tennis I (2)

Introduction to the rules, techniques, physical skills and strategies of the game of tennis. Historical and technical perspectives, basic strategies, individual skill development, singles and doubles strategies and competition. Previously PE 122. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 116
Tai Chi I (2)

Introduction to the art of Tai Chi and its basis in Chinese philosophy as it relates to the development of the individual. Students will develop basic Tai Chi moves and learn a form of exercise based on soft, fluid movements. Previously PE 133. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 117
Yoga I (2)

Introductory class where the focus is from the inside out. Gain better balance, strength, flexibility and stability from the body's core. Will blend energizing effort with relaxing, while quieting the mind, toning the body and inspiring personal confidence. Previously PE 134. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 126
Yoga/Pilates Fusion I (2)

Introduction to the flexibility, balance, and breathing aspects of Yoga combined with the strengthening properties of Pilates for a complete body workout; toning the body, reducing stress, and building self-confidence. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 134
Step Aerobics I (2)

A class designed for the development of cardiovascular fitness through bench/step training. Uses 4-10 inch step bench. Previously PE 123. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 136
Weight Training & Cardio Fitness (2)

A complete muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness training experience centered around individual machine techniques. Allows the student to develop and experience their own personal fitness program. Previously PE 127. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 138
Weight Training I (2)

Understanding, developing and maintaining muscular strength and endurance through participation in an individual weight training program. Previously PE 129. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 139
Core Strength Conditioning I (2)

Develop and understand the importance of core body strength through a variety of activities including yoga, Pilates, the exercise ball and resistance exercises. Focus will be on the development of the core muscle groups while developing over all body strength and flexibility. Previously PE 131. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 140
Hip Hop Jazz I (2)

Introduction to traditional jazz movements with contemporary street dance music. Includes isolation, active warm-up, progressional strengthening exercises, stretching and dance. Previously PE 118. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 154
Soccer I (2)

Introduction to techniques, physical skills, & strategies of soccer.Learn origins & rules, develop individual skills through a series of demonstrations, drills & individual performance tasks & reinforce those skills through competitive games. Previously PE 102. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 155
Basketball I (2)

Introduction to basketball skills and conditioning.Includes passing, shooting, ball movement, individual and team strategy, skills and techniques, rules of the game, scoring procedures and officiating. Previously PE 108. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 156
Softball I (2)

Introduction to conditioning and basic skills (throwing, catching, fielding, batting, base running and bunting) as they relate to both fast and slow pitch softball. Includes individual and team strategy, rules of the game, scoring procedures and umpiring. Previously PE 112. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 157
Baseball I (2)

Introduction to baseball skills and strategies. Includes rules, concepts, practice and performance of baseball skills, and individual and team skills/strategies/concepts, conditioning, and injury management and prevention. . Previously PE 116. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 158
Volleyball I (2)

Introduction to basic skills (passing, setting, serving, spiking, and blocking) and conditioning as they relate to the game of volleyball. Includes rules of the game, individual and team strategy, skills and techniques, and scoring procedures. Previously PE 126. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 174
Circus Performance: Balance and Motion (3)

Expand dramatic, kinesthetic abilities. Learn juggling, rope walking, other circus skills. Practice theories of balance, motion. Develop historical, international perspectives on performance art. Create dramatic performance as final project. Excellent training for actors. Previously PE 171. Dual listed as DRMA 174. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 188
Nutrition and Fitness (3)

This course is designed for anyone wanting to improve their health through nutrition and fitness, from recreational exercisers to serious athletes. Included are discussions of fitness goals and guidelines, nutrients and energy systems, weight maintenance, eating disorders, nutrition misinformation, and supplement use. Dual listed with NUTR 188. Prerequisites: Recommended: Completion of MATH 070 & ENGL 100 or ESL 100. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 200
Fitness Lab (3)

Pursue your fitness goals in an informal supervised setting while earning college credit. Gain practical experience while participating in your personal fitness program. Prerequisites: PE 101, or any of the following PE 127, PE 128, PE 129, PE 227, PE 228, PE 229. Mandatory P/NC grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 204
Target Archery II (2)

Advanced shooting techniques, understanding and correcting errors, equipment selection, care and correct use. Prerequisite: PE 104 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 205
Badminton II (2)

Advanced study of the rules, techniques, physical skills, and strategies of the game of badminton. Drills, individual performance tasks and reinforcement of skill through competitive games and tournament experiences. Prerequisite: PE 105 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 209
Golf II (2)

Golf for the intermediate or advanced player. Includes the swing refinement, short game and strategy. Videotaping, and practice range, will be included. Previously PE 214. Prerequisite: PE 109 or permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 210
Tennis II (2)

Advanced tennis for the experienced player. View the game from the technical perspective including advanced skill development; singles and doubles strategies and in-class competition. Previously PE 222. Prerequisite: PE 110 or permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 216
Tai Chi II (2)

Advanced level class. Builds on and focuses on mastery of basic skills, techniques and philosophy of Tai Chi, as expressed in Chinese culture. Introduction to advanced skills and movements. Previously PE 233. Prerequisite: PE 116 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 217
Yoga II (2)

Advanced class. Increase your balance, strength, flexibility and stability from the body's core with refined yoga techniques. Blend energizing effort with relaxing; inhaling with exhaling, quieting, toning the body, and inspiring personal confidence. Previously PE 234. Prerequisite: PE 117 or permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 226
Yoga/Pilates Fusion II (2)

Advanced study of Yoga and Pilates as an integrated combination designed to provide a complete body workout which will improve flexibility, balance, breathing, core strengthening, stress reduction and self-confidence. Prerequisite: PE 126 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 234
Step Aerobics II (2)

Advanced cardiovascular fitness experience using bench/step training. Uses 4-10 inch step bench. Previously PE 223. Prerequisite: PE 134 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 236
Weight Training and Cardio Fitness II (2)

Advanced muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance training. Student will be expected to know the elements of fitness and principles of overall body condition, and be able to develop and execute several training regimens. Previously PE 227. Prerequisite: PE 136 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 238
Weight Training II (2)

Advanced weight training. Develop and maintain muscular strength and endurance through participation in an individual weight lifting program utilizing a variety of strength and endurance exercises. Previously PE 229. Prerequisite: PE 138 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 239
Core Strength Conditioning II (2)

Advanced core fitness training using a variety of exercise forms including yoga, pilates, BOSU, exercise ball and light weights. Develop an understanding of core strength development and its relationship to health and fitness. Previously PE 231. Prerequisite: PE 139 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 240
Hip Hop Jazz II (2)

Advanced study of the combination of traditional jazz movements with contemporary street dance to music of the same style. Includes isolation, active warm-up, progressional strengthening exercises, stretching and dance. Previously PE 218. Prerequisite: PE 140 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 254
Soccer II (2)

Advanced conditioning, skills, and strategies for highly skilled, experienced players. Advanced individual and team strategies. Previously PE 202. Prerequisite: Prerequiiste: PE 154 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 255
Basketball II (2)

Advanced study of the rules, techniques, physical skills and strategies of the game of basketball. Skills refined through games and related drills. Introduction to advanced technically demanding skills and team offensive and defensive systems. Previously PE 208. Prerequisite: PE 155 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 256
Softball II (2)

Advanced study of the rules, physical skills, offensive and defensive systems, and team strategies of slow and fast pitch softball. Physical skills are refined through drills and games. Previously PE 212. Prerequisite: PE 156 or permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 257
Baseball II (2)

Advanced rules, concepts, practice, and performance of baseball skills and strategies. Includes individual and team strategy (both offensive and defensive), strength and conditioning enhancement, and injury management. Previously PE 216. Prerequisite: PE 157 or instructor's permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 258
Volleyball II (2)

Advanced rules, techniques, physical skills, and strategies of the game of volleyball. Introduction to advanced and technically demanding skills, multiple hitting attacks and variable defensive systems. Physical skills refined through games and related drills. Previously PE 226. Prerequisite: PE 158 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 260
Fitness Participation (1)

Fitness experience designed for the student who already has knowledge in a team or individual sport, or lifetime fitness activity and is interested in continuing participation in that activity. Grade based on attendance and participation only. No written assignments. Previously PE 260. Prerequisite: 100 or 200 level of the specific activity course required. Mandatory P/NC grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 270
Basketball Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly skilled athlete. Includes intensive conditioning and competition. Previously PE 251. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 274
Baseball Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly-skilled athlete. Includes intensive conditioning and competitive experiences. Previously PE 252. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 275
Tennis Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly skilled player. Includes intensive competitive and conditioning experiences. Previously PE 253. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 276
Volleyball Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly skilled athlete. Includes intensive competitive and conditioning experiences. Previously PE 257. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 277
Soccer Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly skilled athlete. Includes intensive conditioning and competition experiences. Previously PE 258. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 278
Softball Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly-skilled athlete. Intensive conditioning and competitive experiences. Previously PE 259. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 280
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (1)

CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Includes adult, infant and child rescue breathing, choking and CPR, as well as two-person CPR, pocket mask and bag-valve mask skills. Previously PE 191. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 284
First Aid and Safety (3)

Comprehensive study of prevention and treatment knowledge and skills required by the non-professional medical emergency responder. Successful completion may earn first aid and CPR acknowledgment. Previously PE 292. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 290
Special Topics in Physical Education (0.5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in physical education. Previously PE 280. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 291
Special Topics in Physical Education (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in physical education. Previously PE 281. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 292
Special Topics in PE (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in physical education. Previously PE 282. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 293
Special Topics in Physical Education (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in physical education. Previously PE 283. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 294
Special Topics in Physical Education (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in physical education. Previously PE 284. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 295
Special Topics in Physical Education (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in physical education. Previously PE 285. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 297
Individual Project in Physical Education (1)

Individual project in a specific area of physical education. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 298
Individual Project in Physical Education (2)

Individual project in a specific area of physical education. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 299
Individual Project in Physical Education (3)

Individual project in a specific area of physical education. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's educational and work experience. Student option grading.