Physical Education Courses

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PE 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.

PE 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.

PE 110
Tennis I (2)

Introduction to the rules, techniques, physical skills and strategies in the game of tennis. Students will be introduced to the technical perspectives, learn the rules and basic strategies, develop individual skill, single and doubles strategies and reinforce these through competition.

PE 116
Tai Chi I (2)

An introduction to the art of Tai Chi and its basis in Chinese philosophy as it relates to the development of health, fitness, strength, and power. Students will develop basic Tai Chi moves and learn a form of exercise based on soft, fluid movements. Student option grading.

PE 117
Yoga I (2)

A centered, grounded technique to gain better balance, strength, flexibility and stability from the body's core. Using a variety of approaches you will blend energizing effort with relaxing, inhaling with exhaling, while quieting the mind, toning the body and inspiring personal confidence. Student option grading.

PE 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.

PE 136
Weight Training & Cardio Fitness (2)

A combination of strength and cardiovascular training techniques allowing the student to develop and experience a personal well-balanced fitness program. Student option grading.

PE 138
Weight Training I (2)

Understanding, developing and maintaining muscular strength and endurance through participation in an individual weight training program.

PE 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. Student option grading.

PE 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.

PE 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. Student option grading.

PE 171
Circus Performance: Balance and Motion (3)

Expand dramatic and 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 and athletes. Dual listed as DRMA 171.

PE 184
Active Weight Maintenance (2)

Explore healthy strategies and techniques for achieving optial weight. Develop personalized behavior changes to advance health and wellness for weight management. Each student will leave with an individualized routine and the ability to plan successful workouts for their busy lifestyle.

PE 186
Active Mindfulness (2)

Focus on nutritional factors that contribute to optimal weight and wellness. Explore practical applications including meal planning, food labeling, and utilizing a variety of food and strategies for healthy weight management.

PE 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. Student option grading.

PE 200
Fitness Lab (1-3)

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/NP grading.

PE 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.

PE 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.

PE 210
Tennis II (2)

An introduction to advanced tennis. Students will learn the game from the technical perspective in a variety of areas including advanced skill development; singles and doubles strategies; the rules of the game, and will reinforce each in competition.

PE 216
Tai Chi II (2)

An advanced level class that builds on and focuses on mastery of basic skills, techniques, and philosophy of Tai Chi, and expressed in Chinese culture. Students will be introduced to advanced skill and movements.

PE 217
Yoga II (2)

A centered, grounded technique to gain better balance, strength, flexibility and stability from the body's core. Using a variety of approaches you will blend energizing effort with relaxing, inhaling with exhaling, while quieting the mind, toning the body and inspiring personal confidence.

PE 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.

PE 236
Weight Training and Cardio Fitness II (2)

Advanced combination of strength and cardiovascular training techniques allowing the student to develop and experience a personal well-balanced fitness program. Student option grading.

PE 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.

PE 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. Student option grading.

PE 254
Soccer II (2)

Advanced conditioning, skills, and strategies for highly skilled, experienced players. Advanced individual and team strategies.

PE 255
Basketball II (2)

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

PE 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.

PE 270
Basketball Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly skilled athlete. Includes intensive conditioning and competition.

PE 274
Baseball Strategies (3)

For the highly-skilled athlete. Individual and team strategies. Advanced conditioning. Student option grading.

PE 276
Volleyball Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly skilled athlete. Includes intensive competitive and conditioning experiences.

PE 277
Soccer Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly skilled athlete. Includes intensive conditioning and competition experiences.

PE 278
Softball Strategies (3)

Off-season conditioning, skills, and individual and team strategies for the highly-skilled athlete. Intensive conditioning and competitive experiences.

PE 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. Student option grading.

PE 290
Special Topics In Physical Education (0.5)

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

PE 291
Special Topics In Physical Education (1)

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

PE 292
Special Topics In Physical Education (2)

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

PE 293
Special Topics In Physical Education (3)

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

PE 294
Special Topics In Physical Education (4)

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

PE 295
Special Topics In Physical Education (5)

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

PE 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.

PE 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.