Physical Education

Physical Education courses promote an understanding of the importance of frequent physical activity and the interplay of the multiple dimensions of fitness and wellness.

Physical Education 100

Health/Conditioning/Fitness Walking

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. A basic health course incorporating a variety of physical activities to increase individuals’ cardiovascular fitness. Health concepts will emphasize personal responsibility for the student’s well-being. Fitness walking is for students who need low impact cardiovascular fitness.

Physical Education 101

Weight Training/Conditioning

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Physiological basis of weight training. Skeletal muscle anatomy and physiology. A variety of weight training programs will be used to increase muscular fitness.

Physical Education 102

Weight Training/Indoor Cycling

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. A basic fitness course incorporating weight training and indoor cycling. Weight training uses machines, free-standing equipment, and selected free weights. Indoor cycling uses a modified stationary bicycle to simulate outdoor cycling for both novice and experienced cyclists. This course involves a general cardiovascular program focused and defined on the biomechanics of indoor cycling. In addition, health concepts will emphasize personal responsibility for well-being.

Physical Education 103

Weight Training/Jogging

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. A basic fitness course incorporating weight training and jogging. Weight training uses machines, free-standing equipment, and selected free weights. This course develops and maintains cardiovascular fitness, and includes training topics specific to beginning runners.

Physical Education 104

Indoor Cycling/Conditioning

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. A basic course using a modified stationary bicycle to simulate outdoor cycling for both novice and experienced cyclists. Involves a general cardiovascular program focused and defined on the biomechanics of indoor cycling.

Physical Education 105

Indoor Cycling/Circuit Training

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. A basic health/fitness course uses a stationary bicycle to simulate outdoor cycling for both novice and experienced cyclists. Circuit training involves a variety of cardio/muscular endurance workouts.

Physical Education 106

Circuit and Plyometric Training

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. A basic health course using a variety of physical activities to experience and practice the principles of fitness related to cardiovascular conditioning, muscular strength and resistance, and plyometric training.

Physical Education 107

Fitness Running

(PPF)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. This course uses running/jogging/technical drills as a way to develop and maintain aerobic and anaerobic fitness level. Course content includes mechanics of running, injury prevention, physiological changes, and adaptation training. This course is for all level of runners.

Physical Education 109

Mat Pilates/Dance Movement Exercise

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Mat Pilates focuses on synergy, connectivity, and muscular integration enhancing core strength and development of long, lean muscles. Dance movement is a dance-fitness class that incorporates international music/dance movements.

Physical Education 110

Beginning Swimming

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. Placement or permission of instructor/aquatics only. For students who are not comfortable in shallow water and/or who cannot swim in shallow water. This course develops the non-swimmer’s skills in basic strokes and personal water safety. The survival stroke and other survival techniques are emphasized in this class.

Physical Education 111

Intermediate Beginning Swimming

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Placement or permission of instructor. For students who are not afraid of the water but are not comfortable in deep water. Emphasis is on development of basic strokes and personal water safety and survival skills.

Physical Education 112

Fitness Swimming and Water Cardio/Core Conditioning for Swimmers

(PPF)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Prerequisite: Only those students who have been placed out of aquatics, or who have successfully taken PE 111, Advanced Beginning Swimming, are permitted to enroll in this class. This course includes individualized rigorous swimming and a conditioning program paired with water exercises designed to strengthen and tone core musculature.

Physical Education 113

Lifeguard Training

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Prerequisite for this class: 500-yard swim, 40-yards brick retrieval swim. Fees: there will be a nominal fee to be paid upon completion of the prerequisite for this class. This is an entry-level lifeguard certification class. Upon completion of this class you may receive certifications in the following from the American Red Cross: Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

Physical Education 120

Skin and SCUBA Diving

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. To provide students a high quality, safe, fun, and educational SCUBA experience. SCUBA diving is a lifelong opportunity to explore nature and learn ways to protect the environment. Upon successful completion of this class students will receive Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification.

Physical Education 122

Beginning Tennis

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Intermediate/advanced players should not take this course (those above 2.5 USTA rating). Those who do may be subject to intermediate/advanced grading standards at the discretion of the instructor. History, rules, ground strokes, serve, volley, and singles and doubles strategy and play are included. Students must furnish racket.

Physical Education 124

Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong Meditation

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Through tai chi forms, movements, and Qi Gong meditation exercises one develops coordination, flexibility, improvement of level of concentration, and acquires stress release techniques. Discussion of Eastern culture is included.

Physical Education 125

Badminton

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. Combines unique, explosive movements along with relevant strokes. Basic skills, rules, and court procedure for playing singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

Physical Education 126

Beginning Golf

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. This course is an introduction to the basic development of the golf swing, chipping, and putting. Basic rules necessary to play the game will be covered. Students must furnish golf clubs. Minimum club requirements for class would be a putter and selected irons (i.e., 3 through pitching wedge).

Physical Education 127

Beginning Tai Chi Chuan

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Through tai chi forms and movements, one develops coordination, flexibility, and improvement of level of concentration, and acquires stress release techniques. Discussion of Eastern culture is included.

Physical Education 128

Yoga

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. This course is an introduction to some of the basic yoga postures and breathing techniques. Students will study yoga history and philosophy and some of the major yoga lineages.

Physical Education 129

Karate and Self Defense

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. Introduction to the history, philosophy, and basic knowledge of karate, self-defense and martial arts in general. Students are introduced and taught a variety of skills in karate, self-defense, and martial arts with an emphasis on self-discipline.                                  

Physical Education 130

Stress Management Activity

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. Basic principles for developing physical and mental strategies to achieve states of relaxation. The student will engage multiple modes of physical activity that can promote effective stress management. Time management, breathing and meditation practice, and effective communication skills will be included.

Physical Education 133

Total Wellness Lifestyle

(PPF)

Fall, Spring. Credit, One hour. This course focuses on three components in achieving a total wellness lifestyle. The first is the mind. The second component is the body. The third component is the spirit. Students are encouraged to develop physical skills that also enhance the student’s psychological and emotional well-being.

Physical Education 134

Soccer

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. This course focuses on learning fundamental soccer skills, basic soccer tactics, game strategies, and rules.

Physical Education 135

Basketball

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. This course is designed to increase the students’ knowledge and appreciation of the sport of basketball. The course focuses on the historical background, rules and strategies in basketball. Basic skills, technique and strategies are also taught and practiced through participation.

Physical Education 136

Flag Football

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. The purpose of this course is to provide stdents with a basic understanding of football. Students will be introduced to the history, rule variations, strategies, and fundamental skills necessary for the enjoyment of gridiron football.

Physical Education 137

Ultimate Frisbee

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. This course focuses on learning fundamental skills, basic ultimate tactics, and rules.

Physical Education 138

Beginning Ballet Technique

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. This course is a beginning-level technique class and is designed to introduce students to ballet terminology, technique, and performance. This course will concentrate on body alignment, technical development, performance quality, and proper execution of ballet exercises and combinations.

Physical Education 139

Yoga and Ballroom Dance

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. In this paired physical education course students will practice basic yoga asanas for half of the semester and ballroom dance for the other half of the semester.

Physical Education 140

Yoga and Folk Dance

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. In this paired physical education course students will practice basic yoga asanas for half of the semester and folk dance for the other half of the semester.

Physical Education 141

Beginning Modern Dance Technique

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. This course is a beginning level technique class and is designed to introduce students to modern dance terminology, technique, and performance. This course will concentrate on body alignment, technical development, performance quality, improvisation, and proper execution of modern exercises and combinations.

Physical Education 143

Team Sports: Soccer and Basketball

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. This paired course is designed to increase the students’ knowledge and appreciation of the sport of soccer and basketball as team sports. Within the framework of this course the focus will be on teaching history, rules, strategies, and basic techniques.

Physical Education 144

Team Sports: Volleyball/Softball

(PED)

Fall or Spring. Credit, one hour. This paired course is designed to increase the students’ knowledge and appreciation of the sports volleyball and softball. The course focuses on the historical background, rules, and strategies in volleyball and softball. Basic skills, technique, and strategies are also taught and practiced through participation.

Physical Education 146

Topics in Lifetime Activities: Biking and Jogging

(PPF)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. An overall view of cycling and jogging—rules of the trail and road, safety, riding technique, clothing, equipment, and basic bike maintenance. Both the jogging and cycling portions of the class are designed to provide students with an understanding of cardiovascular, cardiorespiratory, and aerobic fitness as well as developing a healthy and sustainable physical active lifestyle. Students may use their own bike or may use a bike and helmet borrowed from Oxford College. Helmets are required.

Physical Education 160

Varsity Tennis (Men/Women), Varsity Soccer (Men/Women), Varsity Basketball (Men), Varsity Golf (Men/Women), Varsity Cross Country

(PPF)

Spring. Credit, one hour. Students participating in varsity sport competition engage in daily training activities prescribed by their head coach, as well as engage in competition that utilizes the skills and fitness developed during those training sessions.

Physical Education 161

Varsity Sport: Men's Soccer

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, One hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the men’s soccer team. Permission only.

Physical Education 162

Varsity Sport: Women's Soccer

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, One hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the women’s soccer team. Permission only.

Physical Education 163

Varsity Sport: Men's Tennis

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, One hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the men’s tennis team. Permission only.

Physical Education 164

Varsity Sport: Women's Tennis

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, One hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the women’s tennis team. Permission only.

Physical Education 165

Varsity Sport: Men's Basketball

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, One hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the men’s basketball team. Permission only.

Physical Education 166

Varsity Sport: Men's Cross Country

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the men’s cross country team. Permission only.

Physical Education 167

Varsity Sport: Women's Cross Country

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the women’s cross country team. Permission only.

 

Physical Education 168

Varsity Sport: Men's Golf

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the men’s golf team. Permission only.

Physical Education 169

Varsity Sport: Women's Golf

(PED)

Fall, Spring. Credit, one hour. For athletes participating and meeting the requirements to earn credit with the women’s golf team. Permission only.

Physical Education 220R

Topics in Physical Education

(PED)

TBA. Credit, one hour. Prerequisite: with permission of instructor. Specific topic(s) to be announced when course is offered. Counts toward lifetime activity area.