A co-ed aerobic dance-exercise class that introduces aerobic conditioning principles designed to develop cardiovascular/respiratory systems, strength, coordination, and flexibility. Teaches choreographed routines involving jogging, dancing, and vigorous exercise set to music.
A co-ed aerobic dance-exercise class that emphasizes increased knowledge in cardiovascular training, flexibility, and exercise injuries. Students acquire a more strenuous and advanced level of aerobic proficiency through high impact routines set to music.
For students interested in strength and weight training in a group exercise setting. Utilizes bar/barbells, weights, bands, medi-balls, stability balls, and ropes set to music to present a total muscle conditioning class that is target-specific.
A contemporary approach to Pilates exercise. A total body workout that challenges and optimizes strength, flexibility and endurance. Incorporates FlexBands, BOSU, stability balls, weighted balls, fitness circle and matwork to assist individuals in achieving optimal health and well-being. All exercises are designed to lengthen the body, strengthen the mid-section (core & spine), and improve posture and flexibility.
For students interested in bringing balance to both body and mind. Presents a vigorous and powerful approach using Ashtanga, Anusara, and Hatha Yoga's. Uses flowing progressive postures, meditative awareness, and breath control.
An introductory weight training course which provides the student with the needed information to develop a personalized strength program. Teaches proper lifting techniques. Demonstrates methods to increase muscular strength and endurance. Includes lab. Course fee of $25 for equipment applies.
An individualized intermediate course for students who wish to continue their weight training program. Students will write their own program and set standards of goals that are attainable throughout the training period. Course fee of $25 for equipment applies.
An advanced course for students and varsity athletes who wish to maintain their individualized weight training program. Students will write their own program and set standards or goals that are attainable throughout the training period.
Provides information, tools, and skills to aid students in engaging in an active, healthy lifestyle throughout life. Offers the opportunity to learn about exercise program design, physiological adaptations that underlie fitness, and strategies to maintain an active lifestyle across the lifespan. Features access to high quality exercise facilities. Requires participation in exercise 2-3 days per week outside of the scheduled class activities. Stresses comprehensive principles in health, wellness, physical activity, and fitness assessment. Canvas Course Mats $66/McGraw applies
Covers the basic concepts of the game. Teaches general tennis skills including scoring, forehand, backhand, overhead, volley and net game, and service. Teaches basic tennis rules and strategy techniques. Includes labs, lectures, audio-visual, practice and inter-class participation. Taught on block only.
Covers more advanced techniques of tennis. Includes volley and half volley (net game) and technical shots - drop, lob and top spin. Includes labs, lectures, audio-visual, practice and inter-class participation. Covers the more competitive strategies for both singles and doubles. Taught on block only.
Covers basic concepts of badminton. Includes scoring, forehand, backhand, overhead, net game, and service. Studies strategy techniques for both singles and doubles. Uses labs, lectures, audio-visual, practice and inter-class participation. Emphasizes skills, fundamentals, conditioning, and rules of the sport.
Covers basic fundamentals of racquetball. Teaches the skills, rules and strategies necessary to play and enjoy racquetball. Uses demonstrations and labs, practice and inter-class participation.
Includes advanced skills, rules and strategies in singles, doubles and cut-throat matches. Uses demonstration and labs, practice and inter-class participation. Successful completers should have developed a minimum of Level C skills.
A beginning course designed to teach students fundamental techniques, rules and etiquette of the game. Includes instruction on equipment and golf techniques such as grip, stance, and swing. Provides practice rounds leading to in-class tournaments. Uses demonstrations and labs, practice and inter-class participation. Taught on block only.
Designed to teach students advanced golf skills, rules, and strategies to be used in inter-class tournaments. Evaluates individual golf game strengths and weaknesses. Emphasizes playing according to USGA rules. Taught on block only.
For beginners. Covers basic concepts of archery, both for target shooting and field hunting. Includes use of re-curve and compound bows. Studies the language of archery. Includes laboratory sessions (both indoors and outdoors when weather permits), video instruction, demonstration, and shooting practice. Taught on block only. Course fee of $20 for support, equipment applies.
Builds upon the basic concepts learned in PES 1135. Covers skills, fundamentals, conditioning, history, and rules of the sport. Includes lecture, labs, demonstration and practice (outdoors when weather permits), and video presentations. Taught on block only. Course fee of $20 for support, equipment applies.
Teaches bowling skills and rules to beginning bowlers. Improves skills of advanced bowlers. Covers scoring procedures. Follows National Bowling Council techniques and rules of American Bowling Congress and Women International Bowling Congress. Includes lecture and participation.
For those with intermediate bowling skills. Teaches techniques of advanced bowling. Studies rules and strategies. Enhances enjoyment, commitment, and performance of the sport of bowling.
Teaches fencing strategy, analysis, focus form and precision. Provides aerobic exercise and analyzes fencing style. Completers should be familiar with competition rules, competition officiating and will participate in class tournament at the novice level. Course fee of $20 for equipment applies.
An introductory course designed to teach the basic skills of shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, etc. Introduces and practices new skills each class session. Provides regular scrimmage time. Designed for fun and good competition. Includes an exciting class tournament during the course.
Teaches advanced skills of shooting, passing, ball handling, rebounding, etc. Stresses fun and competition. Provides regular scrimmage time. Includes an exciting class tournament during the course.
Covers basic concepts of volleyball. Teaches fundamentals and rules of the sport. Introduces new skills such as sprawl and roll. Includes labs, lectures, audio-visual, practice and inter-class participation.
Teaches advanced volleyball skills and team concepts for intermediate volleyball players. Reviews fundamentals and rules. Covers 6-person, 3-person, and 2-person volleyball, Includes labs, lectures, audio-visual, practice and scrimmages.
Teaches volleyball skills and team concepts for advanced players. Briefly reviews fundamentals and rules. Teaches variable-size team competition. Includes labs, lectures, audio-visuals, practice, and scrimmages.
For men's volleyball club team. Includes practice and competitive team play. Requires demonstrated advanced skills through try-outs. May be repeated once for credit.
Covers the basic concepts of soccer including ball control, heading, trapping, passing or dribbling and shooting. Teaches the rules of the game and the strategy of both defense and offense. Includes lecture, media, demonstration and actual game situations. Stresses coordination, balance, agility, speed, endurance, team effort and team play.
Expands upon and further develops the fundamental skills, techniques, tactics and rules from the Soccer I course. Covers the following topics: defensive soccer tactics, offensive soccer tactics, soccer systems & strategies and conditioning for soccer. Topics will be practiced by using a variety of drills on the field individually and in groups/teams in order to further develop playing performance in real game settings. Examines soccer rules and regulations established by FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) and (United States Soccer Federation) USSF.
For men's lacrosse club team. Presents an overview of the history of lacrosse. Includes practice and competitive team play. Requires demonstrated advanced skills through tryouts. May be repeated once for credit.
Teaches basic ice hockey skills including: skating (forwards, backwards, crossovers, spins, starts and stops), stick handling, passing, shooting. Practices offensive and defensive positioning, culminating in participating in several hockey games. The majority of the class wiil take place on the ice with short lectures and outside reading assignments. Course fee of $60 for support, equipment applies.
For non-swimmers and others interested in improving and maintaining their swimming ability. Students progress at their own pace. Covers breathing techniques, self rescue, floating, back floating, back stroke, breast stroke and front crawl. Students who pass off all of the required skills early will be put on an individualized swimming workout schedule. Individual attention will be given to students as needed. Course fee of $40 for support applies.
For swimmers who have a working knowledge of the basic strokes and are interested in improving their level of swimming. Provides an individually designed workout schedule for each student. Emphasizes stroke technique work on an individual basis. Course fee of $40 for support applies.
For students interested in an alternative aerobics class. Introduces aerobic conditioning principles designed to develop the cardiovascular - respiratory systems, strength, and coordination. Course fee of $30 for support, equipment applies.
A beginning course in women's self-awareness, self-empowerment, and self-defense. Emphasizes environmental awareness and strategies in avoiding dangerous situations. Teaches self-defense techniques that can be used in a crisis situation.
Introduces to students an ancient martial exercise developed in China. Studies an effortless, low-impact, rhythmical ballet-like exercise that is a superior activity for all age levels. Stresses slow respiration and balanced, relaxed, slow postures. Promotes increased blood circulation, joint and bone strength. Focuses on the Yang style short form solo exercise which may be an effective means of self-defense.
Introduces and surveys many of the popular styles of marial arts. Includes brief background of history, learning fundamental kicks, strikes, blocks, holds and other moves/techniques of the following martial arts: Kenpo Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai (kick boxing), Tai Chi, and self-defense strategies.
A beginning class in the martial art of Jiu Jitsu with an emphasis on Russian Sambo Jiu Jitsu also known as Combat Jiu Jitsu. Learn the basics of Jiu Jitsu including: grappling, take downs, escapes, arm locks, etc.
An intermediate class in the marital art of Jiu Jitsu. Practices and improves on the basics of Jiu Jitsu including: grappling, take downs, escapes, and arm locks.
A beginning course in the martial art of Kenpo Karate. Introduces basic blocks, punches, strikes, and kicks. Emphasizes self defense techniques.
An intermediate course in Kenpo Karate for the student with the rank of yellow belt and above. Students work at their own pace and progress toward the next rank in the Kenpo system.
Covers beginning techniques to the art of self-defense. Teaches different holds and locks, using various forms of nonresistance in order to defend and prevent injury from an opponent.
A beginning course in the martial art of kickboxing (Muay Thai). Discusses the history of Muay Thai, ring strategy, and the rules of the ring. Includes leg strengthening, shadow boxing, stretching, punches, elbows, kicks, and knees while contact is made to bags and kicking shields. Teaches self-defense, ring strategy and the requirements to advance to the second level of kickboxing (Muay Thai). Includes intense aerobic workout.
Teaches basic ice skating skills including forward and backward skating, turns, stops, crossovers, spins, and jumps. Students will choreograph and perform a developmentally appropriate ice skating program set to music. Course fee of $60 for support, equipment applies.
Provides an opportunity to improve strategic and physical performance by working with instructor in chosen activity. May be repeated for 4 credits toward graduation.
For students selected to be members of the Elite Precision Team. Includes performances at home basketball games, competition, and the year end showcase. Studies dance styles such as jazz, funk, hip hop, and lyrical. May be repeated once for credit towards graduation.
For students interested in becoming Certified Aerobic Instructors. Teaches basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, components of fitness, nutrition, and exercise injuries. Emphasizes the use of music, cueing and choreography. Prepares students for the AFAA Certification test.
For students wishing to officiate in interscholastic, intramural, and community games. Teaches rules, techniques, problems and procedures in officiating. Gives National Federation or OSA examinations. Introduces softball/baseball National Federation publications such as Rule Book, Case Book, Umpires Manual and Rules (Simplified and Illustrated). Utilizes lecture, media, guest lecturers, practical game situations, etc.
For students wishing to officiate in intramural and community programs. Teaches rules, officiating, techniques, problems and procedures. Uses lecture, media, guest lecturers and practical game situations. Gives National Federation or OSA examinations. Introduces National Federation publications, such as Rule Book, Case Book, Umpires Manual, and Rules (Simplified and Illustrated).
Provides students with the necessary skills to officiate the game of volleyball. Teaches both collegiate and high school rules and protocol. Provides students with a working understanding of officiating volleyball, as well as the opportunities for employment, through match observations and practical experience. Prepares students for certification as high school entry level official.
For coaches of youth and other interested community members. Overviews methods, teaching techniques, coaching philosophies and practical experiences in both team and individual sports. Includes lecture and demonstration, media presentations, game scouting, and field project and class journals. Stresses motivation, selection, discipline, management, and the technical aspects of coaching.
Prevention and care of fitness, sport, and physical education performance injuries. Emphasizes the responsibilities of the coach/PE teacher related to sport injuries. Examines recognition, cause, prevention and care of sports related injuries to specific body parts. Explores protective equipment, enivironmental factors, and nutritional considerations. Reviews injuries which occur to specific populations such as adolesscent and elderly athletes. Course fee of $20 for materials applies.
Designed for Physical Education and Recreation majors. Provides paid on-the-job experiences in the student's major. Includes student, employer, and coordinator evaluations, on-site work visits, written assignments, and oral presentations. Provides experience in writing and completing individualized work objectives that improve present work performance. Credit is determined by the number of hours a student works during the semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.
Designed for those planning to coach basketball. Overviews methods, teaching techniques, coaching philosophies and practical experiences in both team and individual sports. Includes lecture and demonstration, media presentations, game scouting and field project, and class journals.
Prepares students for coaching football. Covers basic offensive and defensive philosophy and techniques. Covers organization, equipment, conditioning, and safety.
For any coach, volleyball player or fan interested in learning more about one of the fastest growing sports in America. Teaches how to coach volleyball. Presents principles that coaches or players can use as a foundation to create their own game. Develops a greater appreciation for volleyball. Stresses the skills, fundamentals, rules, teaching techniques, and coaching strategies behind the sport. Includes labs, videos, and guest lecturers.
Teaches basic aerobic principles including concepts of anatomy, physiology, and exercise injuries. Emphasizes choreography, cueing, and the use of music. Also, introduces basic cheerleading skills and methods of teaching kicks, jumps, and tumbling. Presents skills necessary to teach an aerobic class and advise a cheerleading program.
Designed for those planning to coach baseball or softball. Covers teaching techniques, coaching philosophies and building a program. Includes strategy of team selection and offensive and defensive planning. Studies game skills.
Emphasizes application of physical activity promotion in a variety of settings. Options include service learning activities, assessing athletes, working in clinical settings that address assessment and exercise prescription in the elderly, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and outpatient physical therapy.