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PES-Physical Education Sports
PES 1010
Aerobics I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1011
Aerobics II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1050
Powertone
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1055
Pilates I CoreMax Training
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1057
Power Yoga
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1085
Weight Training I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1086
Weight Training II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1087
Weight Training III
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): PES 1086 or instructor approval

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.

PES 1097 FE
Fitness for Life TE
2 Credit Hours

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

PES 1100
Tennis I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1101
Tennis II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1105
Badminton
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1110
Racquetball I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1111
Racquetball II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1130
Golf I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1131
Golf II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1135
Archery I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1136
Archery II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1145
Bowling I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1146
Bowling II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1155
Beginning Fencing
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1200
Basketball I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1201
Basketball II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1210
Volleyball I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1211
Volleyball II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1212
Volleyball III
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1214
Volleyball Club Team
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval

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.

PES 1230
Soccer I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1231
Soccer II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1234
Soccer Club Team
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval

For men's and women's soccer team members. Designed for participation in competitive practice and team play. Advanced fundamentals and skills will be drilled. May be repeated once for credit toward graduation.

PES 1254
Lacrosse Club Team
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1260
Ice Hockey
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1300
Swimming I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1301
Swimming II
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1315
Water Aerobics
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1405
Womens Safety Awareness and Self Defense
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1410
Introduction to Tai Chi
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1415
Survey of Martial Arts
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1425
Jiu Jitsu I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1426
Jiu Jitsu II
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): PES 1425

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.

PES 1435
Kenpo Karate I
1 Credit Hours

A beginning course in the martial art of Kenpo Karate. Introduces basic blocks, punches, strikes, and kicks. Emphasizes self defense techniques.

PES 1436
Kenpo Karate II
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): PES 1435 or Yellow Belt rank in Kenpo Karate

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.

PES 1440
Aikido
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1460
Kickboxing I
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 1670
Ice Skating
1 Credit Hours

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.

PES 200R
Intercollegiate Athletics
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Coach approval

Provides an opportunity to improve strategic and physical performance by working with instructor in chosen activity. May be repeated for 4 credits toward graduation.

PES 201R
Elite Precision Team
1 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Audition required

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.

PES 2050
Aerobic Instructor Training
2 Credit Hours

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.

PES 2200
Officiating Baseball and Softball
2 Credit Hours

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.

PES 2210
Officiating Basketball
2 Credit Hours

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).

PES 2220
Officiating Volleyball
2 Credit Hours

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.

PES 2300
Introduction to Fundamentals of Athletic Coaching
2 Credit Hours

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.

PES 2400
Sports Injuries
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): ZOOL 1090 or Permission of instructor

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.

PES 281R
Cooperative Work Experience
2 to 9 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): Approval of Cooperative Coordinator

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.

PES 3220
Teaching and Coaching Basketball
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): University Advanced Standing

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.

PES 3230
Teaching and Coaching Football
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): University Advanced Standing

Prepares students for coaching football. Covers basic offensive and defensive philosophy and techniques. Covers organization, equipment, conditioning, and safety.

PES 3240
Teaching and Coaching Volleyball
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): University Advanced Standing

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.

PES 3250
Teaching and Coaching Aerobics and Cheerleading
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): University Advanced Standing

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.

PES 3260
Teaching and Coaching Baseball and Softball
2 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): University Advanced Standing

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.

PES 4900
Exercise Science Senior Practicum
3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite(s): EXSC 3700, EXSC 4000, EXSC 4100, and University Advanced Standing

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.