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Physical Education

Course Descriptions

PE 100: Introduction to Sports and Fitness Lab

Credits: 2.0

Basic fitness program with weight training and cardiovascular conditioning. Personalized to fit everyone's motivation. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Record daily accomplishments of performance strategies in all programs and individual improvements. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Demonstrate basic fitness strategies to enhance and provide skill competencies in weight training and cardiovascular improvement. [ACT]
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design and implement a fitness program. [ACT]
  4. Evaluate personal body weight, body fat percentage, basal metabolic rate and caloric need. [REASON]

PE 101: Sports and Fitness Lab: Beginning

Credits: 2.0

Beginning fitness program with weight training and cardiovascular conditioning. This course will develop strategies for independent fitness goals designed for lifetime health. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Construct daily fitness goals including cardiovascular and weight training components. [EXPLORE]
  2. Record daily accomplishments of performance strategies in all programs and individual improvements. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Demonstrate understanding of beginning fitness strategies. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate and implement a personal fitness program. [ACT]
  5. Evaluate personal well-being relative to weight, body fat percentage, basal metabolic rate and means to achieve desired fitness balance. [REASON]

PE 102: Sports and Fitness Lab: Intermediate

Credits: 2.0

Intermediate fitness program with weight training and cardiovascular conditioning. This course will develop strategies for independent fitness goals designed for lifetime health.Prerequisite(s): PE 101, 105, 124, or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Achieve intermediate levels of cardiovascular fitness, strength and muscle tone through daily fitness goals. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Record daily accomplishments of performance strategies in all programs and individual improvements. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Demonstrate understanding of different fitness strategies to enhance and provide intermediate skill competencies in weight training and cardiovascular improvement. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate improved ability to design and implement a fitness program for life. [ACT]
  5. Evaluate personal well-being relative to weight, body fat percentage, basal metabolic rate and means to achieve desired fitness balance. [REASON]

PE 103: Sports and Fitness Lab: Advanced

Credits: 2.0

Advanced fitness program with weight training and cardiovascular conditioning. This course will develop strategies for independent fitness goals designed for lifetime health. S/U grade option.Prerequisite(s): PE 102, 105, 134, or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Achieve advanced levels of cardiovascular fitness, strength and muscle tone through daily fitness goals. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Record daily accomplishments of performance strategies in all programs and individual improvements. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Demonstrate understanding of different fitness strategies to enhance and provide advanced skill competencies in weight training and cardiovascular improvement. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate advanced ability to design and implement a fitness program for life. [ACT]
  5. Evaluate personal well-being relative to weight, body fat percentage, basal metabolic rate and means to achieve desired fitness balance. [REASON]

PE 105: Athletic Performance and Conditioning

Credits: 3.0

Athletic performance developed through combination of skill, strength, and balance. Understanding strategies for analyzing and improving athletic performance. Emphasis on sport specific conditioning. Attendance required for lecture, testing, training, and conditioning.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Analyze specific sports fitness movements. [REASON]
  2. Execute basic sports specific fitness skills. [ACT]
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design a personal fitness training regime. [EXPLORE]
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy. [COMMUNICATE]

PE 107: Baseball Conditioning

Credits: 2.0

The baseball candidate conditioning program will develop hitting, fielding, and throwing skills. Weight training and cardiovascular fitness will be emphasized along with baseball strategy.Prerequisite(s): Baseball experience or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic baseball-conditioning techniques. [REASON]
  2. Identify individual fitness needs and create workout portfolio. [REASON]

PE 111: Jogging/Cardio Fitness

Credits: 2.0

Cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility developed through the use of various modes of exercise. This course will develop strategies for independent fitness goals. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and describe progress in basic fitness goals identified in personal fitness portfolio. [ACT]
  2. Demonstrate and explain the basics of the five components of health-related fitness. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Describe and explain basic health indicators and how exercise affects each. [REASON]

PE 112: Jogging/Cardio Fitness

Credits: 2.0

Advancement of cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular endurance, and flexibility. Continuation of personal fitness routines developed. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and describe progress in ongoing fitness goals identified in personal fitness portfolio. [REASON]
  2. Describe advanced application of the five components of health-related fitness and how exercise affects each component. [COMMUNICATE]

PE 113: Introduction to Fitness Principles

Credits: 3.0

Overview of five components of physical fitness; health benefits of physical activities; basic musculoskeletal anatomy; and development of a personal fitness program using assessment, research, and discussion.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Explore and identify various components of physical fitness including the five major components of physical fitness. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate the benefits of physical activity. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate basic musculoskeletal anatomy. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Develop and implement strategies to improve general health through physical activity. [REASON]
  5. Research and document aspects of physical fitness focusing on current trends, issues and application. [REASON]

PE 117: Yoga-Basic Poses for Strength and Flexibility

Credits: 1.5

A centered, grounded technique to gain better balance, strength, flexibility and stability from one's core. Varied approaches will blend energizing effort with relaxing, inhaling with exhaling, while quieting the mind, toning the body and inspiring personal confidence.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Practice, organize, and demonstrate selected Yoga poses that facilitate an understanding of proper alignment and sequence placement. [REASON]
  2. Utilize breathing techniques and describe how they are intended to cool and relax the mind and body, or build energy and heat. [REASON]
  3. Describe how yoga techniques are intended to focus the mind on the present moment. [COMMUNICATE]

PE 120: Yoga Pilates

Credits: 1.5

Combines Yoga and Pilates techniques to increase flexibility, strength and balance. Blends the core toning exercise of Pilates and the relaxing benefits of Yoga to increase a balanced workout. No experience required, all levels welcome.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Describe the difference between Yoga and Pilates. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Describe knowledge of basic anatomy and muscle function. [REASON]
  3. Practice, organize, and demonstrate selected Yoga poses that show a proper alignment and sequence placement. [REASON]
  4. Practice, organize, and demonstrate selected Pilates exercise sequences that facilitate proper muscle recruitment and muscle balance. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate breathing and meditation techniques and describe how they are intended to cool and relax the mind and body, or build energy and heat. [REASON]

PE 124: Men's Body Conditioning

Credits: 2.0

Body conditioning and personal fitness goals developed through weight training. Demonstrate knowledge of personal workouts and weight training routines. Class designed for the beginner. Attendance required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Perform basic individualized exercises. [REASON]
  2. Describe and record their progression. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate proper lifting form and technique on a wide variety of exercises. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Develop an individualized-strength training and cardiovascular-training program. [REASON]

PE 130: Aerobics Hip-Hop

Credits: 1.5

An energetic, creative aerobic exercise class with dance routine and body motion designed to be different. This active, fun program enhances muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, speed of motion and body mechanics.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate basic hip-hop techniques to improve endurance, skill, coordination, balance and flexibility. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate choreographed basic movements to selected music. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Identify common dance moves and methods for counting. [REASON]

PE 132: Aerobic Instructor Training

Credits: 3.0

Advanced aerobics dance and exercise program with emphasis on instructional methodology, fitness dynamics, nutrition and anatomy. Completion will assist students to successfully complete the national accredited ACE certification evaluation. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Design various group exercise class formats. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate the ability to teach a group exercise class. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Identify muscle groups and describe which muscles are working during various exercises. [REASON]
  4. Describe strategies for healthy living, weight management and injury prevention. [EXPLORE]
  5. Demonstrate safe exercises and modifications. [ACT]

PE 134: Women's Body Conditioning

Credits: 2.0

Body conditioning and fitness developed through weight training. Demonstrate knowledge of personal workouts and weight training routines. Class designed for the beginner.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Perform basic individualized exercises. [REASON]
  2. Describe and record their progression. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate proper lifting form and technique on a wide variety of exercises. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Develop an individualized-strength training and cardiovascular-training program. [REASON]

PE 136: Women's Fastpitch Softball Conditioning

Credits: 2.0

Fastpitch softball conditioning program for the competitive athlete. On-field experience in softball strategy, hitting and fielding. Daily attendance required in hitting and weight lifting. S/U grade option.Prerequisite(s): Fastpitch softball experience or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Perform basic softball skills. [ACT]
  2. Describe and explain the rules of collegiate fastpitch. [REASON]

PE 142: Volleyball Co-ed

Credits: 1.5

Strategies/skills in volleyball (pass, set, hit, serve, block, defend). Drills designed to develop and improve performance skills with competitive inter class play. Previous knowledge of team volleyball, offensive/defensive system encouraged. Class attendance required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Describe, analyze, and demonstrate basic volleyball skills and team concepts. [REASON]
  2. Apply individual and team skills in drills and games. [ACT]
  3. Describe volleyball rules and regulations. [EXPLORE]

PE 145: Self Defense for Women and Men

Credits: 1.0

Course teaches students basic self-defense techniques. Punches, kicks, blocks, and various evading techniques will be taught, along with discussion of preventative measures for one's safety. Along with the physical skills needed to protect oneself, awareness, distance, and quick decision making are practiced so that students can gain confidence and prevent victimization. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Explain and define the basic philosophy of defense. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Understand self defense, assault, and battery laws. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Understand reactions to physical assaults and the definition of confrontation time. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of when to exercise rights from a legal point of view. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Demonstrate methods of unarmed self defense. [ACT]
  6. Demonstrate use of everyday instruments as defense weapons. [ACT]
  7. Demonstrate kicking, punching, blocking escape strategies, throwing techniques and other methods of unarmed self defense. [ACT]

PE 146: Beginning Karate Co-ed

Credits: 1.0

Course introduces the Japanese martial art of karate. Course will cover basic karate techniques, stances, forms, along with proper terminology and etiquette. Class includes a physical warm-up component to improve strength, flexibility and endurance.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and apply basic Karate procedures, techniques, and exercises. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate different escape techniques from various kinds of assaults. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the learned techniques in sparring. [ACT]

PE 150: Soccer Co-ed Beginning

Credits: 2.0

Introduction to soccer fundamentals including ball control, field positioning and finishing. Focus on high intensity strengthening and cardio exercise specific to soccer. Students provide their own regulation equipment. Classes are on a turf field.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Communicate verbally and non-verbally with attacking strategies associated with soccer. [ACT]
  2. Analyze and execute effective defensive/attacking styles associated with soccer. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate stronger aerobic and anaerobic fitness conditioning level through pre and post fitness testing. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate understanding and appreciation for the principles, rules, techniques and strategies associated with soccer through participation and observation of the game. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate development in specific aspects of the game, including ball control, field positioning, fitness and finishing. [ACT]
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the expectations and commitments commonly associated with team sports. [EXPLORE]

PE 155: Special Topics-PE

Credits: Maximum of 3.0 possible

Workshops with special focus on topics of current interest in the Physical Education field. Topics will vary each quarter. S/U grade option.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the chosen physical education topic. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Apply knowledge and skills to personal fitness and health. [REASON]

PE 162: Basketball Co-Ed Conditioning

Credits: 3.0

A conditioning course designed for men's and women's basketball. Drills and skills learned to help students improve their personal basketball ability. Principles, rules, techniques, and strategies of competitive basketball. Attendance required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate selected basketball techniques and skills which include: team cooperation; strategies of inbound play; fast break offense; pass patterns; defensive patterns against selected offensive patterns; zone defense; man-to-man press; passing, blocking, and shooting skill improvement. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Demonstrate the understanding of rules, strategies and basketball fundamentals. [EXPLORE]
  3. Communicate within a team like atmosphere. [ACT]

PE 205: Athletic Performance and Conditioning: Advanced

Credits: 3.0

Athletic progression toward advanced skill, strength and balance. Understand strategies to analyze improving athletic performance. Emphasis on sport specific conditioning. Attendance required for lecture, testing, training and conditioning.Prerequisite(s): PE 105 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Analyze advanced sports and fitness movements. [REASON]
  2. Execute advanced sports specific fitness skills. [ACT]
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design a nutritional regime. [EXPLORE]
  4. Demonstrate the ability to develop a personal training regime that builds on previous performance goals. [REASON]

PE 207: Baseball Conditioning: Advanced

Credits: 2.0

Baseball conditioning and weight training for competitive athletes. On-field experience in baseball strategy, hitting, and fielding. Weight lifting and cardiovascular training emphasized. Daily attendance required. S/U grade option.Prerequisite(s): PE 107.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced baseball-conditioning techniques. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate and record progress with individualized workout portfolio. [REASON]

PE 217: Yoga-Poses for Strength and Flexibility: Advanced

Credits: 1.5

Advanced progressive yoga techniques to gain better balance, strength, flexibility and stability from one's core. Varied approaches will blend energizing effort with relaxing, inhaling, while quieting the mind, toning the body and inspiring personal confidence.Prerequisite(s): PE 117 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Identify and demonstrate intermediate Yoga poses and sequences. [REASON]
  2. Describe and explain Yoga-pose alignment, principles and terminology. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Describe and develop Yoga sequences that facilitate risk prevention and proper sequence placement. [REASON]

PE 220: Yoga Pilates: Advanced

Credits: 1.5

Progression towards advanced Yoga and Pilates techniques to increase flexibility, strength and balance. Blends the core toning exercise of Pilates and the relaxing benefits of Yoga to increase a balanced workout.Prerequisite(s): PE 120 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Practice and demonstrate advance Yoga poses and Pilates exercises. [ACT]
  2. Demonstrate and describe advanced Yoga pose alignment, principles, philosophy and terminology. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Develop and demonstrate PiYo sequences that facilitate risk prevention and proper sequence placement. [REASON]

PE 224: Men's Body Conditioning: Advanced

Credits: 2.0

Continuation of PE 124. Personalized independent fitness goals will be developed. Attendance required.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Perform advanced individualized exercises. [REASON]
  2. Describe and record advancements in their conditioning and fitness program. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate proper lifting form and technique on advanced exercises. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Develop a strength and cardiovascular training program demonstrating an improvement and continuation of fitness goals. [EXPLORE]

PE 230: Aerobics Hip-Hop: Advanced

Credits: 1.5

An advanced energetic, creative aerobic exercise class with dance routine and body motion designed to be active and fun. This program enhances muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, speed of motion and body mechanics.Prerequisite(s): PE 130 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced techniques to improve endurance, skill, coordination, balance and flexibility. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate advanced choreographed movements to selected music. [COMMUNICATE]
  3. Identify advanced dance moves and methods for counting. [REASON]

PE 234: Women's Conditioning: Advanced

Credits: 2.0

Advanced understanding of body conditioning methods explored. Continued demonstration of personal workouts and weight training routines analyzed.Prerequisite(s): PE 134.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Perform advanced individualized exercises. [REASON]
  2. Describe and record advancements in their conditioning and fitness program. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate proper lifting form and technique on advanced exercises. [COMMUNICATE]
  4. Develop a strength and cardiovascular training program demonstrating an improvement and continuation of fitness goals. [EXPLORE]

PE 236: Women's Advanced Fastpitch Conditioning

Credits: 2.0

Advanced fastpitch softball conditioning program for the competitive athlete. On-field experience in softball strategy, hitting and fielding. Daily attendance required in hitting and weight lifting. S/U grade option.Prerequisite(s): PE 136.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a continued improvement in softball skills, cardiovascular endurance, and muscular strength. [REASON]
  2. Perform advanced softball skills. [REASON]

PE 242: Volleyball Co-ed: Advanced

Credits: 1.5

Advanced strategies/skills in volleyball (pass, set, hit, serve, block, defend). Drills designed to develop and improve performance skills with competitive interclass play. Previous knowledge of team volleyball, offensive/defensive system encouraged. Class attendance required.Prerequisite(s): PE 142 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Describe, analyze, and demonstrate advanced volleyball skills and team concepts. [REASON]
  2. Apply advanced individual and team skills in drills and games. [ACT]

PE 246: Karate Co-ed: Advanced

Credits: 1.0

Advanced karate strategies, disciplines and techniques for development of strength, pose, balance and routines.Prerequisite(s): PE 146.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advancement in application of Karate procedures, techniques, and exercises. [REASON]
  2. Demonstrate advanced escape techniques from various kinds of assaults. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate advancement in application of techniques in sparring. [ACT]

PE 250: Soccer Co-ed: Advanced

Credits: 2.0

Advanced development of soccer fundamentals. Focus on participation in high intensity strengthening and cardio exercise specific to soccer. Students provide their own regulation equipment. Classes are on a turf field.Prerequisite(s): PE 150 or instructor permission.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Communicate verbally and non-verbally with attacking strategies associated with soccer. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Analyze and execute effective defensive/attacking styles associated with soccer. [REASON]
  3. Demonstrate stronger aerobic and anaerobic fitness conditioning level through pre and post fitness testing. [ACT]
  4. Demonstrate understanding and appreciation for the principles, rules, techniques and strategies associated with soccer through participation and observation of the game. [REASON]
  5. Demonstrate development in specific aspects of the game, including ball control, field positioning, fitness and finishing. [ACT]
  6. Demonstrate understanding of the expectations and commitments commonly associated with team sports. [EXPLORE]

PE 255: Special Topics

Credits: Maximum of 3.0 possible

Classes, workshops or seminars of current interest in physical education.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate understanding of the chosen physical education topic. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Apply advanced knowledge and skills to personal fitness and health. [REASON]

PE 262: Basketball Co-Ed Conditioning: ADV

Credits: 3.0

An advanced conditioning course designed for men's and women's basketball. Drills and skills learned to help students improve their personal basketball ability. Principles, rules, techniques and strategies of competitive basketball. Attendance required.Prerequisite(s): PE 162.

Course Level Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, sudents will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate selected basketball techniques and skills which include: team cooperation, strategies of inbound play, fast break offense, pass patterns, defensive patterns against selected offensive patterns, zone defense, man-to-man press, passing, blocking, and shooting skill improvement. [COMMUNICATE]
  2. Demonstrate the understanding of rules, strategies, and basketball fundamentals. [EXPLORE]
  3. Communicate within a team like atmosphere. [ACT]