Course Listing

Below is a list of available courses offered by the Physical Ed and Health Department. Consult the Registrar’s Office and the College Catalog for registration information.

P ED 1011 - ADAPTED ACTIVITIES
An individualized program of physical activities for the student with health limitations. Hours credit: .5. Offered as needed. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 1012 - ADAPTED ACTIVITIES
An individualized program of physical activities for the student with health limitations. Hours credit: .5. Offered as needed. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 1013 - ADAPTED ACTIVITIES
An individualized program of physical activities for the student with health limitations. Hours credit: .5. Offered as needed. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 1014 - ADAPTED ACTIVITIES
An individualized program of physical activities for the student with health limitations. Hours credit: .5. Offered as needed. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 1041 - RUNNING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1042 - RUNNING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1043 - RUNNING
This activity course will require the student to run at whatever level they are comfortable. Students will learn how to form a training schedule based on their goals: for anyone from the fitness runner to the competitor at any distance. There will be guest speakers on nutrition and choosing the right shoes. Participants will be required to keep a running log and will use this to reflect back on their effort and to modify goals. Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1044 - RUNNING
This activity course will require the student to run at whatever level they are comfortable. Students will learn how to form a training schedule based on their goals: for anyone fromthe fitness runner to the competitor at any distance. There will be guest speakers on nutrition and choosing the right shoes. Participants will be required to keep a running log and will use this to reflect back on their effort and to modify goals. Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1101 - FITNESS WALKING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1102 - FITNESS WALKING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1104 - FITNESS WALKING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1111 - AEROBIC ACTIVITIES
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1112 - AEROBIC ACTIVITIES
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1113 - AEROBIC ACTIVITIES
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1114 - AEROBIC ACTIVITIES
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1121 - YOGA
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1122 - YOGA
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1123 - YOGA
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1124 - YOGA
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1141 - AQUATIC FITNESS & CONDITIONING
This course is designed to offer a variety of aquatic fitness activities that will develop and enhance the student's overall health and well-being. The emphasis will be placed on developing the student's cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility while working in a non-impact environment. Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1142 - AQUATIC FITNESS & CONDITIONING
This course is designed to offer a variety of aquatic fitness activities that will develop and enhance the student's overall health and well-being. The emphasis will be placed on developing the student's cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility while working in a non-impact environment. Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1143 - AQUATIC FITNESS & CONDITIONING
This course is designed to offer a variety of aquatic fitness activities that will develop and enhance the student's overall health and well-being. The emphasis will be placed on developing the student's cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility while working in a non-impact environment. Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1144 - AQUATIC FITNESS & CONDITIONING
This course is designed to offer a variety of aquatic fitness activities that will develop and enhance the student's overall health and well-being. The emphasis will be placed on developing the student's cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility while working in a non-impact environment. Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1164 - DISC GOLF

P ED 1171 - WEIGHT TRAINING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1172 - WEIGHT TRAINING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1173 - WEIGHT TRAINING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1174 - WEIGHT TRAINING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1184 - ORGANIC GARDENING
The organic gardening activity course will introduce students to some organic gardening principles while improving students' physical well-being through the undertaking of varied physical tasks. Gardening can improve endurance, flexibility, strength, and general wellness. Students will use a wide array of gardening tools. Proper ergonomics of garden tool use will be addressed. Physical activities could include: bed digging, weeding, planting, turning compost, splitting wood, hauling wood chips, clearing trails and overgrown areas, building and raising a fence, mowing pathways. Hours credit: 0.5.

P ED 1203 - SELF DEFENSE
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1221 - FENCING-BEGINNING
Hours credit: .5

P ED 1222 - FENCING-BEGINNING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1223 - FENCING-BEGINNING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1224 - FENCING-BEGINNING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1251 - TENNIS-BEGINNING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1254 - TENNIS-BEGINNING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 1304 - INTRO TO ROCK CLIMBING
This course will provide an introduction to the basic skills of rock climbing. Topics covered will include climbing techniques, environmental impact, knot tying, risk management, and belaying. Hours credit: .5. Additional fee.

P ED 1343 - TAI CHI
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 143 - FIRST-AID AND SAFETY
This course uses lectures, demonstrations, and video with hands-on training and practice. Participants in this course learn to recognize and respond to emergencies including, but not limited to, shock, cardiac, and breathing emergencies for adults, children and infants. Students will gain First-Aid, CPR, and AED certification. Hours credit: 2.

P ED 1474 - FENCING- INTERMEDIATE
Hours credit: .5. Prerequisite: P ED 122 or permission of the instructor.

P ED 151 - INTRO TO RIDING
Designed for the student who has no previous experience or has had no formal instruction in Riding. Hours credit: 1.

P ED 161 - INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING
An introductory course which explores a variety of common athletic injuries and focuses on prevention, care, and rehabilitation. Other issues such as fitness, nutrition, and psychological effects of injury will be briefly discussed. Laboratory experience in taping and first-aid techniques will be included. Hours credit: 3.

P ED 163 - NUTRITION AND FITNESS PERFORMANCE
The course will look at general nutrition with special emphasis looking at how food intake choices relate to exercise performance. Special issues such as diabetes, food allergies, protein, vitamin, and mineral supplementation, weight control, and fad diets will be discussed. Hours credit: 3.

P ED 165 - LIFETIME WELLNESS
This course will introduce dimensions of wellness including lifestyle choices that directly affect physical and emotional health. Health issues such as diabetes, cancer, coronary artery disease, stress, weight control, environmental health, and substance abuse will be discussed in the realm of prevention and recognition of effects on total wellness. Hours credit: 3.

P ED 166 - SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
This course prepares students to deal with the psychological principles related to sports. Students will study the various aspects of sports psychology (stress, anxiety, arousal, leadership, group dynamics, relaxation, motivation, personality, etc.). Hours credit: 3.

P ED 2172 - ADVANCED STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn advanced strength and conditioning exercises such as: Olympic lifting techniques, plyometrics, and agilities. Hours credit: .5.

P ED 2174 - ADVANCED STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn advanced strength and conditioning exercises such as: Olympic lifting techniques, plyometrics, and agilities. Hours credit: .5.

P ED 2401 - LAP SWIMMING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 2402 - LAP SWIMMING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 2403 - LAP SWIMMING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 2404 - LAP SWIMMING
Hours credit: .5.

P ED 254 - RIDING
Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: P ED 151 or approval of Riding Center Staff.

P ED 261 - EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
A study of the human body's physiological adaptations to short-term and long-term exercise. Areas of study include energy metabolism, musculoskeletal function, cardiovascular and respiratory responses and adaptations, environmental factors (altitude, heat, cold), neurological control, and general conditioning principles including the development of coordination, agility, power, balance, and speed as they pertain to exercise. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

P ED 263 - SPORTS MANAGEMENT
The course will involve a study of sport industry roles and functions including collegiate, high school, professional, youth, and community sport settings. Areas of content include facility and event management, risk management, marketing, financing, sponsorship, communications, and legal and ethical issues as they pertain to sport industry settings. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of the instructor.

P ED 264 - EVALUATION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
A study of evaluative assessment of specific joint injuries. Topics include joint and muscle anatomy and mechanics, biomechanical effectiveness of human movement, etiological evaluations, and specialized testing of specific injuries and anatomical deficiencies. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Physical Education 161 or permission of the instructor.

P ED 307 - MOTOR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
This course will discuss motor development throughout the lifespan. Students will be able to trace the path of motor development and discuss the implications of general principles for appropriate physical education and movement specialist strategies to enhance motor skill learning. Special attention will be paid to motor learning in the PreK-12 and special needs populations. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Offered second semester.

P ED 361 - KINESIOLOGY
This course examines human anatomy and function of the musculoskeletal systems and mechanical aspects of human movement analysis as it relates to physical activity, exercise, and sport. Students will be able to analyze joint actions, muscle actions, and mechanical principles that apply to specific sport and exercise movements. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

P ED 362 - EXERCISE TESTING & PRESCRIPTION
This course prepares students in developing knowledge and skills to effectively administer health appraisals and fitness tests in measuring cardiovascular endurance, muscular fitness, flexibility, and body composition in varied populations of healthy individuals. Topics include medical/health screening, exercise program development, and related discussions on diabetes, pregnancy, coronary heart disease, arthritis, low back pain, children, and the elderly in exercise assessment and prescription. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisites: P ED 163 and P ED 261.

P ED 4203 - INDOOR TRACK TEAM
Hours credit: .5 per quarter of participation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 4224 - OUTDOOR TRACK TEAM
Hours credit: .5 per quarter of participation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 425 - TENNIS TEAM
Hours credit: .5 per quarter of participation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 4251 - TENNIS TEAM
Hours credit: .5 per quarter of participation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 428 - LACROSSE TEAM
Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 4302 - BASKETBALL TEAM
Hours credit: .5 per quarter of participation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 4303 - BASKETBALL TEAM
Hours credit: .5 per quarter of participation. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 433 - VOLLEYBALL TEAM
Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 434 - SOCCER TEAM
Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 435 - CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 437 - SOFTBALL TEAM
Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

P ED 494 - SENIOR SEMINAR
Students will explore readings and engage in discussions on current trends in sport and exercise studies. Students orally present a literature review paper on a topic area of interest in relation to sport and exercise studies. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: senior standing.