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Physical Education Course Offerings

All PHED courses are offered with a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading format.

PHED 035 Adult and Child CPR/Standard First Aid (2 credits)
This course features hands-on simulation, lectures, and live and video demonstration. Participants learn to call and work with EMS, care for conscious and unconscious choking victims, perform CPR, and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. Includes basic care for injuries or sudden illness until advanced medical care can take over (basic disease-transmission precaution; recognizing and caring for bleeding, wounds, burns, heat and cold emergencies; immobilizing muscle, bone and joint injuries; care for shock, bites and poisoning). Meets OSHA guidelines for first aid. The completion of course includes certification through the American Red Cross.

PHED 036 Jump Stretch Flexibility/Conditioning (2 credits)
This course covers a different type of training regimen to develop an increased level of flexibility as well as improved power and explosion. Each student performs at a level relative to their ability and gains an appreciation for lifelong fitness.

PHED 037 Curling (2 credits)
This course gives students the basic skills and knowledge of curling. Content includes history, terminology, equipment, team composition and fundamentals. 

PHED 038 Ki Aikido (2 credits)
This course introduces students to the principles and techniques of the dynamic, peaceful martial art of Ki Aikido.

PHED 039 Conditioning and Training for Road Races (2 credits)
Learning the fundamental principles required to successfully train for a 3K, 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon are the fundamental topics in this course. Aerobic and anaerobic training is conducted through track workouts and longer road runs. The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of different training programs, why they are used, and how to develop and personalize an individual plan for different road races.

PHED 041 Badminton (2 credits)
This course teaches students the basic skills and knowledge of badminton. Content includes learning basic skills such as serves, clears, drives, the drop shot, the smash, net shots, rules and strategy for doubles and singles, terminology, and an understanding of the history of the sport.

PHED 043 Bowling (2 credits, $30 fee)
This course gives students the basic skills and knowledge of bowling. Content includes history, terminology, equipment, approaches, releases, aiming and starting positions.

PHED 044 Recreational Ice Skating (2 credits, $35 fee)
This course is designed for students interested in learning the proper techniques and methods involved with ice skating. The class emphasizes both forward and backward skating and covers all other aspects involved with ice skating. This class is open to all levels of ice skaters.

PHED 045 Team Sports (2 credits)
This course gives students an opportunity to participate in and enjoy the recreational play of team sports. Emphasis is on basic skills, knowledge of rules and strategies necessary for participation in the activities.

PHED 048 Golf (2 credits, $25 fee)
This course provides students with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes of golf. It includes fundamental skills such as grip, stance, swing, putting, and rules and etiquette.

PHED 057 Volleyball (2 credits)
This course teaches students the basic skills and knowledge of volleyball. Content includes warmups, rules, terminology, serve/receive information, basic offenses and defenses, spiking coverage, and basic skills such as serving, forearm passing, setting, blocking, spiking, diving and digging.

PHED 060 Beginning Weight Training for Men (2 credits)
An introduction to the fundamentals, techniques, safety concerns and surveys of programs and concepts of weight training.

PHED 061 Beginning Weight Training for Women (2 credits)
An introduction to the fundamentals, techniques, safety concerns and surveys of programs and concepts of weight training.

PHED 062 Advanced Weight Training (2 credits)
This course provides the opportunity for students to investigate and experience advanced resistance-training techniques and principles. Prerequisite: PHED 060 or PHED 061 or instructor’s consent.

PHED 075 Organization and Administration of Athletic Programs (2 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with administrative techniques and procedures in the administration of athletic programs with a concentration on the collegiate field. Emphasis on theories and philosophies of administration, policies and practices, leadership, management, budgeting, planning, facilities, and legal liabilities.

PHED 100 Recreational Swimming (2 credits)
This class provides the opportunity for students to become safe and comfortable in the water. Students develop swimming skills on their front and back. Instruction emphasizes freestyle and backstroke as well as water safety. Each student progresses toward becoming an endurance swimmer for enhanced fitness.

PHED 101 Concepts of Healthful Living (2 credits)
This course provides students with knowledge of the concepts of wellness, and shows them how they can apply this information to maintain and/or improve their own lifestyles. Knowledge of health-related topics such as nutrition, health legislation, health consumerism, interpersonal communication skills and assertiveness are presented through lectures. Small-group discussions further investigate these topics and outline how students can apply this information to their lifestyles. Fitness topics, such as physiology of the body at rest and during exercise, types of exercise programs and methods of establishing a personal exercise program, are presented through testing, demonstrations and participation in weekly lab sessions.

PHED 105 Personal Conditioning (2 credits)
Personal Conditioning is an evidence-based, goal-setting system to plan and achieve life, health and fitness goals for enhanced energy and well-being. Its purpose is to help students create a system to motivate and inspire themselves to live in great health and well-being for a lifetime. Students identify their current condition and develop a program based on life vision and goals – setting standards for personal health and fitness, tracking the program and learning strategies to achieve life goals by successfully dealing with obstacles. 

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