Physical Education (PE)

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PE-110   SwimmingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides a comprehensive foundation for recreational swimming. Students will learn and practice skills associated with proper stroke development, water safety, and improved general fitness. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-112   Lifeguard Certification/Water SafetyCredits: 2   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides the skills and knowledge necessary to become an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Certification will be given to all students who meet the Red Cross Standards for Life Saving, Standard First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-114   Advanced SwimmingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Develop and practice advanced stroke technique and create swimming workouts. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-116   BadmintonCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Learn basic skills, history, rules and strategy for a single and double game in badminton. Dual Skills Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-117   Ballroom Dance ICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides a comprehensive foundation for both men and women to successfully perform on any social dance floor. Students will learn the introductory steps to Foxtrot, English, the Viennese Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha Cha, and the Charleston. A minimum of 5 step patterns per dance will be introduced. Students will practice dance etiquette and social skills, leading to increased confidence for social dancing and improved fitness. In addition, "partner" dance positions and keeping music tempos will be addressed. Dual Skills Class. This is a pass/fail course. Also listed as DA-117.

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PE-118   Ballroom Dance IICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Provides a comprehensive foundation for both men and women to successfully perform on any social dance floor. Students will learn introductory steps of the Hustle, Salsa, and Tango. Intermediate/advanced skills of the Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, and East Coast Swing will be taught. A minimum of eight step patterns per dance will be introduced. Students will practice dance etiquette and social skills, leading to increased confidence for social dancing and improved fitness. In addition, "partner" dance positions and keeping music tempos will be addressed. Dual Skills class. This is pass/fail course. Also listed as DA-118.

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PE-119   Golf ICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Introduces the basic golf fundamentals, such as basic swings, equipment, rules, terms of the game, drills, etiquette, and playing the course. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-120   Golf IICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Practicing more advanced skills in golf and playing the course. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-125   TennisCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for a singles and doubles game in tennis. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. Dual Skills class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-126   Tennis IICredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Practicing more advanced skills and learning technique and tactics in singles and doubles games in tennis. Dual Skills Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-127   VolleyballCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for playing the team sport of volleyball. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. Team Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-128   YogaCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn and practice basic styles of Hatha Yoga. A combination of asanas (physical postures), breathing techniques and relaxation/meditation methods will help students improve fitness levels, reduce stress and enhance mind-body awareness. Emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment and exercise safety. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-130   BasketballCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for playing the team sport of basketball. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. Team Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-131   SoccerCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students are provided with learning experiences that will serve as a basic foundation for teaching the team sport of soccer. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. Team Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-132   SoftballCredits: 1   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Students will learn the basic skills, history, rules and strategy for playing the team sport of softball. The main emphasis will be placed on skill acquisition with focus on specific movements and techniques important to game play. The analysis of skills, rules, safety consideration and strategy of play will be covered. Team Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-142   PilatesCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will apply the principles of Pilates exercises to improve the strength, flexibility and endurance of the core muscles. Consistent Pilates exercise practice will help to improve posture, balance, and coordination; relieve pain and tension; and enhance athletic performance. Students will learn and practice the proper form and technique for a variety of Pilates exercises. Emphasis will be placed on proper body alignment, mind-body awareness and exercise safety. Individual class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-143   Endurance RunningCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Working together to develop and achieve individual endurance running goals while cultivating a life-long love of running in a low-stress, social atmosphere. Pre-and post-run discussions focus on select topics about the history, science, and culture of running. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-144   T'ai ChiCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will improve health, mental focus and overall well-being through the practice of QiGong and T'ai Chi. Often called "meditation in motion," this ancient Chinese form of exercise blends graceful flowing movements with breathing and relaxation techniques. Students will learn proper form and technique for a variety of movements, eventually combining them into a simplified adaptation of the Yang Short form of T'ai Chi. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of T'ai Chi and QiGong to reduce stress and anxiety. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-156   AerobicsCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Learn and practice low- and high-impact aerobic activities. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-161   Self DefenseCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to give the student an opportunity to experience physical activity through martial arts training at an introductory level. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-163   Weight TrainingCredits: 1   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Students will develop and practice an individualized, weight-training program using free weights and resistance machines. Proper training techniques, exercise safety and improvement of health and fitness will be emphasized. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-168   Stress Reduce RelaxCredits: 1   

Course Type(s): None

Learn and practice breathing, progressive relaxation, visualization, autogenic training, and other relaxation techniques to reduce your stress. Individual Class. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-198   Special Topics in Physical EducationCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject in physical education to be announced prior to registration.

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PE-199   Independent Study in Physical EducationCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair required.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Focus on an area in Physical Education under the direction of a Physical Education faculty member.

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PE-201   Safety and First AidCredits: 2   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): HE.EL, HEPE

Safety problems that affect the individual, the community, and the nation; a standard course in first aid, including adult CPR and Red Cross Certification for those who qualify. The lab fee covers materials and cost of certifications.

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PE-215   Fitness Concepts and MeasurementsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL, HEPE

A comprehensive study of wellness and fitness and will include scientific principles and practical applications of exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle. The health- related fitness components, heart health, stress management, nutrition, weight management, and cancer prevention will be examined. Particular emphasis will be placed on the analysis of personal fitness and wellness status, and will lead to the creation and implementation of a behavior change program. Delivered in a lecture/practical performance format.

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PE-310   Sport and Exercise PsychologyCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: PY-103.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL

Explores the psychological determinants and consequences of physical activity, with an emphasis on psychological factors relevant to enhancing sport performance. Students will also analyze key theories in exercise psychology in order to understand exercise's influence on psychological health outcomes.

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PE-320   Exercise PhysiologyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: MA-105 or higher, BY-111 or BY-211 and BY-112 or BY-212.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL

A scientific foundation for understanding the physiological response and adaptation to exercise training. A comprehensive study of basic theories and practical applications of exercise physiology principles to physical education and sports performance. Focus on metabolic, cardiovascular-respiratory, neuromuscular-skeletal and endocrine systems as they relate to acute and chronic responses to exercise. Environmental concerns, cardiovascular disease risk factors and the immune response to exercise.

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PE-330   Biomechanics and KinesiologyCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: MA-105 or higher, BY-111 or BY-211 and BY-112 or BY-212.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL

Introduction to the major principles of biomechanics, providing students with foundational knowledge that allows for the systematic analysis of human movement. Emphasis is placed on analyzing key forces and movement in the context of sport and exercise.

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PE-340   Motor Development and LearningCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: BY-111, BY-112, and MA-105 or higher.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HE.EL

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of motor learning and development changes in human movement that occur over the lifespan. Basic research findings and applications of general human growth principles are discussed in relation to the development and acquisition of motor skills. Emphasis will also be placed on theoretical foundations for understanding motor learning principles that can be applied to the teaching and learning of physical activities.

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PE-351   Prevention and Care of Athletic InjuriesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): HE.EL, HEPE

Basic information and skills for the care and prevention of athletic injuries.

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PE-360   Coaching CoursesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Theory and practice of teaching/coaching selected sports: basketball, soccer, track and field, baseball, softball, field hockey, and ice hockey.

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PE-389   Internship in Health and Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing (and others by permission of a faculty advisor), placement opportunity and approval by the Health and Physical Education Department.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised, pre-professional field experience in health and physical education. The student will secure an internship site related to his/her interests and career goals. Potential internship sites include health and fitness clubs, community wellness agencies, coaching opportunities, hospitals, corporations, and private services. The student will work 50 hours per credit per term at his/her internship site. Students are required to obtain a faculty sponsor, develop learning objectives at the start of their internship, keep a journal of their internship activities throughout their placement, and write a final paper reflecting upon their internship experience. Also listed as HE-389. Limited to Physical Education majors only. Satisfies the Experiential Education General Education requirement. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-398   Special Topics in Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in physical education to be announced prior to registration.

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PE-410   Exercise Testing and PrescriptionCredits: 4   

Prerequisites: HE-101, PE-320 and PE-330.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): HEPE

Provides the foundation of knowledge and skills necessary for assessing the health and physical fitness profile and developing effective exercise programs for healthy individuals and those with controlled chronic diseases.

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PE-489   Internship in Health and Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Junior standing (and others by permission of a faculty advisor), placement opportunity and approval by the Health and Physical Education Department.

Course Type(s): EX1

Supervised, pre-professional field experience in health and physical education. The student will secure an internship site related to his/her interests and career goals. Potential internship sites include health and fitness clubs, community wellness agencies, coaching opportunities, hospitals, corporations, and private services. The student will work 50 hours per credit per term at his/her internship site. Students are required to obtain a faculty sponsor, develop learning objectives at the start of their internship, keep a journal of their internship activities throughout their placement, and write a final paper reflecting upon their internship experience. Limited to Physical Education majors only. Satisfies the Experiential Education General Education requirement. This is a pass/fail course.

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PE-499   Independent Study in Physical EducationCredits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Reading and research on a selected topic under the direction of a Physical Education faculty member.