Physical Education

Department

Melissa Falen, M.A, Coordinator

Degrees offered

Special Academic Program

Campuses



Courses

PED-102 Slimnastics/Swimming

PED-103 Beginning Swimming

This course emphasizes the basic swimming strokes as well as water safety.

PED-104 Intermediate Swimming

This course is for students who already know how to swim but wish to improve conditioning and technique and learn new strokes.

PED-107 Backpacking & Modern Dance

PED-110 Jazz Dance

Introduces students to an indigenous American art form. Stretching and warm-up exercises will be taught and combined to form dances. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-111 Ballet

Provides a foundation toward acquiring the discipline of correct classical ballet technique through the use of movement with music. (No previous experience required.) Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-115 International Dance

Introduces students to a variety of international dance styles including classical Spanish, jota, Mazurka, African, Eastern and American folk dances. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-117 Modern Dance

Provides opportunities to experience the American art form of modern dance. Students will develop confidence in their abilities to move in new ways. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-119 Ballet II

Continues instruction from Ballet I (PED-111) by focusing on bar and center work and through putting steps together for combinations and dances. Designed for students who have previously studied dance. Prerequisite PED-111 or equivalent or instructor permission. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-120 Badminton/Indoor Soccer

The semester will be equally divided to include instruction in fundamental skills and techniques, rules and strategies in both sports.

PED-127 Volleyball/Basketball

The semester will be equally divided to include instruction in fundamental skills and techniques, rules and strategies in both sports.

PED-128 Pickleball

Instructs students in the vocabulary, rules and basic skills necessary to play pickleball. Participation in pickeball, both in practice drills and class game play, will be the primary components of physical activity in the course. Students will also be instructed in the basic components of fitness and principles of training. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-129 Racquetball

Instructs students in the fundamental skills and rules of the game. Playing regularly will be the emphasis of this course. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-132 Indoor/Outdoor Soccer

Fundamentals, rules and game playing strategies will be taught for both areas of soccer.

PED-133 Volleyball/Wallyball

The semester will be equally divided to include instruction in fundamental skills and techniques, rules and strategies in both sports.

PED-134 Jazz Dance II

This course is a continuation of Jazz Dance I. It is for students who have previously studied dance.

PED-135 Tennis/Volleyball

The semester will be equally divided to include instruction in fundamental skills and techniques, rules and strategies in both sports.

PED-136 Tennis

Instructs students in the fundamental skills, techniques, rules and strategies of tennis. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-137 Theatre Dance

Introduces students to the art form of theatre dance. Examines musicals such as "West Side Story" and "A Chorus Line" and supports the creation of an original musical by and for the class. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-138 Theater Dance II

This course is a continuation of Theater Dance I, and is for students who have previously studied dance.

PED-140 First Aid and CPR

PED-145 Disc Golf

Instructs students in the vocabulary, rules, and baisc skills necessary to play disc golf. Participation in disc golf, both in practice and informal completion will be the primary component of physical activity in the course. Students will also be instructed in the basic components of fitness and priciples of training. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-146 Introduction to Golf

Instructs students in the vocabulary, rules, basic skills and etiquette of golf. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-147 Lifeguard Training

This course will emphasize knowledge and skills for saving lives in emergency water situations. Students will receive American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification upon successful completion of this course.

PED-148 Self Defense

Instructs students in the skills of personal defense. Open to Women's College students only. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-149 Self Defense II

Advances and continues instruction in skills of personal defense taught in Self-Defense I (PED-148). Prerequisite: PED-148. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-150 Walking for Fitness

The course will instruct students in the basic principles of training and in walking for fitness. Walking will be the primary component of physical activity in the course. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-167 Modern Dance II

This course is a continuation of Modern Dance I. It is for students who have previously studied dance.

PED-169 Racquetball II

This course is a continuation of Racquetball I. It is for students who are intermediate or advanced players.

PED-190 Special Topics in Physical Education

This course is intended to provide opportunities for students to learn special lifetime recreational or sport activities that may be seasonal, situational, regional, etc. It will allow for offering activities that cannot be offered on a regular basis. Examples: disc golf, fitness walking, etc. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-199 DA Physical Education

Degree Audit

PED-231 Theory of Physical Fitness and Wellness

Presents the theory of "wellness" through a variety of lectures and media presentations. Incorporates into the instructional program all components of "wellness" as they relate to today's student. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 2 credit ]

PED-232 Theory and Practice of Aerobic Conditioning

Instructs students in theoretical and practical application of various aerobic conditioning principles. Exposes students to a variety of aerobic activities and teaches the necessary techniques to develop individualized aerobic conditioning programs. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-233 Theory and Practice of Weight Training

Instructs theoretical and practical application of various weight training principles. Assists students in the development of individualized personalized weight training programs through the combination of applying principles learned to personal goals. Fulfills general education requirement in physical education. [ 1 credit ]

PED-301 American Women in Sports History

Introduces the history of women in sports with an emphasis on the important contributions of American women. Examines how the social and cultural evolution of gender roles and stereotypes has influenced women's participation and achievement in sports. Focuses on how race, class, sexual orientation and significant events in history have affected women's sports in America. Fulfills the general education requirement in physical education and gender studies. Elective in women's studies program. [ 3 credits ]