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Physical Education Courses

PHED 121 Beginning Tennis
Beginning Tennis: Fundamental skills of tennis (forehand, backhand, serve); emphasis on development of strokes; course for the beginner. Not open to varsity tennis players. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 123 Advanced Beginning Tennis
Advanced Beginning Tennis: Emphasis on strengthening fundamental skills. Designed for the student who has hadsome experience with tennis or a course in beginning tennis; singles and doubles competition in the class. Not open to varsity tennis players. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 125 Intermediate Tennis
Intermediate Tennis: Emphasis on improving fundamental skill, advanced strokes and techniques; singles and doubles competition within the class. May be repeated for credit. Not open to varsity tennis players. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

PHED 131 Beginning Modern Dance
Beginning Modern Dance: An introduction to the basic principles of rhythm, design and dynamics in modern dance; concentration on movement techniques, improvisation and dance composition. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 132 Intermediate Modern Dance
Intermediate Modern Dance: Continuation of Physical Education 131, emphasizing comprehensive study of movement techniques as applied to dance composition and improvisation. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 134 Dance Choreography & Production
Dance Choreography and Production: Experience in the choreography of dance as well as designing a dance performance. Students must have prior dance experience or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

PHED 135 Folk & Square Dance
Folk and Square Dance: Recreational activity class in folk dance and both traditional and modern square dance. Experience in instruction for students who plan to work in elementary education, recreation and related fields. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 136 Ballet I
Ballet I: Introduction to classical ballet. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

PHED 137 Fitness for Life
Fitness for Life: Physiological principles and components of physical fitness presented. Additional topics addressed are diet, nutrition, health habits and stress management. Students choose an individualized program that includes walking, jogging, light weight training or a combination of activities. Fitness workouts comprise three fourths of the class work, theory one fourth. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

PHED 138 Heart Health CPR & First Aid
Heart, Health, CPR and First Aid: A course designed to combine the study of Heart Health with American Red Cross CPR and First Aid. Three certifications in CPR: Adult, Infant and Child; one certification in First Aid. Fee Applies. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 139 Pilates
Pilates: Pilates is a body conditioning method that concentrates on strengthening the body's "core" (torso). Pilates seeks to build flexibility, endurance, strength and condition without adding muscle size. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 141 Weight Training
Weight Training: Principles of weight training and conditioning and their application to everyday living. Includes basis weight training skills and activities for improving fitness. Bodybuilding and power lifting will be COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 231 introduced. May not be repeated for credit. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 142 Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic Exercise: Principles of weight training and conditioning and their application to everyday living. Includes basic weight training skills and activities for improving fitness. Bodybuilding and power lifting will be introduced. May not be repeated for credit. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 151 Begin/Advancd Beginning Swimming
Beginning and Advanced Beginning Swmming: For the non-swimmer and beginner; basic safety skills, front crawl and elementary backstroke; opportunity to earn Red Cross certificates. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 153 Intermediate Swimming
Intermediate Swimming: Elementary back, front crawl, breast, side and back crawl strokes, safety skills;
opportunity to earn Red Cross certificates. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 156 Competitive Swimming
Competitive Swimming: This course provides an opportunity for students with experience in competitive
swimming to further develop their swimming skills as well as their physical fitness. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 158 Water Safety Instructor
Water Safety Instructor: Increased knowledge, judgment and teaching skill for training others to swim; Red Cross certificate. Only 1 Hr. counts toward the P.E. and graduation requirement. Fee applies. This course counts as only one Physical Education requirement. Pass/No Record. 2 hrs.

PHED 159 Lifeguard Training
Lifeguard Training: In-depth study and practice of the skills and knowledge required for an individual to properly assume the responsibilities of a lifeguard at a swimming pool or a protected open-water beach. Emphasis is placed on the concern for the safety of others. Red Cross certification. Also includes Red Cross Basic First Aid and CPR-PR certification. Prerequisites: Swim 500 yards continuously using crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke; surface dive to a minimum depth of 5 feet and swim underwater for a minimum of 15 yards; tread water for one minute. Fee applies. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 161 Beginning Golf
Beginning Golf: Fundamentals of golf for those who have little or no golf skill. Course concentrates on grip, stance, club selection, etiquette and rules. Approximately one-fifth of class time is dedicated to play. Fees are paid directly to vendor. May be repeated for credit. Not open to members of varsity golf team. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

PHED 169 Topics in Physical Education
Topics in Physical Education: This course provides an opportunity for study of various topics in the field of physical education which are not offered on a regular basis. The topics for the course will vary from term to term. May be repeated with different subtitles. No more than one hour may count towards the physical education requirement. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 6 hrs. 1-3 hrs.

PHED 170 Healthful Living
Healthful Living: Healthful Living is a classroom-based course covering health and wellness topics specific to college students. Students will learn how to affectively live healthy, balanced lifestyles as it pertains to their bodies and minds. Pass/No Record. 1 hr.

PHED 171 Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding: Instruction offered at three levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced; qualified students may hunt by arrangement. Fee: Please contact Department of Physical Education. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

PHED 180 Water Aerobics
Water Aerobics: Comprehensive physical fitness program performed in the water. Nonimpact aerobics, muscular strength, flexibility, cardio-respiratory endurance, muscular endurance achieved by using water as the resistance. Swimming skills not necessary since the participant can maintain a position in the shallow end of the pool without submerging head. Ideal course for the physically impaired as well as the exercise enthusiast, since the work can be individualized. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

PHED 181 Indoor Soccer/Basketball
Indoor Soccer and Basketball: Principles, skills, tactics and strategy for both soccer and basketball. Includes lecture, skill practice, play and skills testing for both sports. One half semester devoted to each. May be repeated for credit. Not open to varsity soccer or basketball players. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

PHED 182 Volleyball
Volleyball: Course teaches fundamental skills, rules, regulations and simple strategies. May be repeated for credit. Not open to members of the varsity volleyball team. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

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