Physical Education Classes

Only four credits of physical education may be counted for an A.A. or A.S. degree, except for students transferring as physical education majors.

Download a pre-major planning guide (25KB PDF) designed to help students select courses which are likely to apply to a major in Physical Education. For more information, contact Pam Kraay or an advisor.

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PE 101

PHYSICAL FITNESS I

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit

This course is designed to assist individuals in establishing a foundation for personal fitness. Students are administered basic fitness assessment and engage in a structured exercise program utilizing flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular efficiency. May be repeated three more times for credit.

PE 102

PHYSICAL FITNESS II

Prerequisite: PE 101

2 lab hrs per week: l hr credit

A continuation of PE 101, this course is designed to assist students in achieving an intermediate level of fitness. Students are administered fitness assessments to determine progress in the areas of flexibility, strength and cardiovascular efficiency.

PE 103

PHYSICAL FITNESS III

Prerequisite: PE 102

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit

A continuation of PE 102, this course is designed to assist students in achieving a high level of fitness. Special emphasis is placed on maintaining target heart rate levels in order to determine further personal cardiovascular efficiency. Students are administered fitness assessments to determine personal progress.

PE 104

PHYSICAL FITNESS IV

Prerequisite: PE 103

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit

A continuation of PE 103, this course is designed to assist students in maintaining a high level of fitness. Students achieve a basic understanding of the impact of increased duration, frequency, and intensity levels in regard to enhancing physiological performance.

PE 105

AEROBICS I

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit (may be repeated 3 times)

This course assists individuals to improve strengthening, toning, and cardiovascular system through walking, pilates or yoga.

PE 106

AEROBICS II

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit (may be repeated 3 times)

This course assists individuals to improve cardiovascular conditioning through step aerobics, kickboxing or low-impact aerobics. Strengthening and toning exercises are also introduced.

PE 107

AEROBICS III

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit (may be repeated 3 times)

This course assists individuals to improve their cardiovascular conditioning through aqua aerobics. Strengthening and toning exercises are also introduced in the swimming pool environment.

PE 108

AEROBICS IV

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit (may be repeated 3 times)

This course assists individuals desiring a higher level of intensity. This is accomplished through “Funk Aerobics”, boot camp style aerobics, or indoor cycling.

PE 151

BASKETBALL

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit

This course teaches the basic rules of basketball, playing court dimensions, and equipment needed. Fundamentals of passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, individual offense, and defense are emphasized.

PE 162

VOLLEYBALL

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit

This course teaches students the basic skills and rules associated with the game of volleyball. Skills covering overhead passing, forearm passing, serving, spiking, and blocking are explored. Practice games are conducted to emphasize each skill.

PE 163

GOLF

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit

Examine rules and various skills associated with the game of golf. Techniques and skills such as proper grip, stance, swing, pitch, chip, sand shots, putting, and a variety of golf exercises are explored.

PE 164

TENNIS

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit

This course teaches students basic rules of play and scoring procedures in tennis. Students are taught appropriate grip and techniques for a variety of tennis strokes.

PE 165

SOFTBALL

Prerequisite: None

2 lab hrs per week: 1 hr credit

This course teaches students the basic rules of play and the basic skills associated with softball. Hitting, catching, fielding, throwing, and running bases are explored.


Physical Education: Exercise Science Classes

PES 200

OFFICIATING SPORTS

Prerequisite: None

3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit

Instruction is provided in the fundamental techniques, rules, procedures, and professional attitude required of officials in flag football, softball, volleyball, and basketball.

PES 201

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Prerequisite: None

2 lecture hrs per week: 2 hrs credit

This course provides introductory materials for pre-physical education majors. Emphasis is on pre-professional exposure to a variety of physical education related careers. The history of physical education, athletics, and related leisure activities are explored.

PES 202

CULTURAL DANCE I

Prerequisite: None

2 lectures per week: 2 hrs credit

This course introduces students to specific dance techniques, rhythmic patterns, instrumentation, and appropriate musical forms associated with African, Afro Brazilian, Latin and/or Carribean dance styles. This is accomplished through lecture and activity.

PES 215

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator

2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit

This course provides the methods, techniques, and skills that enable students to provide safe aerobic activities as instructors.

PES 220

FITNESS ASSESSMENT/EXERCISE PROGRAM DESIGN I

Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator

2 lectures, 2 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit

This course introduces students to the skills, organization, and methods of fitness testing. Students also learn exercise program design.

PES 225

WEIGHT TRAINING:THEORY & APPLICATION

Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator

2 lectures per hr: 2 hrs credit

This course emphasizes the instructional techniques and skill development in progressive resistance strength training. Anatomical, physiological and biomechanical principles are studied and applied to design effective programs for individuals and groups.

PES 230

NUTRITION FOR SPORTS AND EXERCISE

Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator

3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit

This course provides an overview of the basic principles of nutrition and weight management with particular application to exercise and sport.

PES 235

ATHLETIC TRAINING TECHNIQUES

Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator

3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit

This course is a study of the basic concepts and techniques in prevention, recognition and management of common sport and exercise injuries, including methods in conditioning for injury prevention, evaluation, taping safety, and emergency procedures.

PES 250

KINESIOLOGY

Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or BIOL 221 and 222, and consent of program coordinator

3 lecture hrs per week: 3 hrs credit

This course introduces the concepts of identifying and analyzing the neuromuscular and skeletal systems from a mechanical perspective.

PES 255

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

Prerequisite: BIOL 108 or BIOL 221 and 222, PE 220, and consent of program coordinator

lectures per week: 3 hrs credit

This course emphasizes safe and effective fitness programming by addressing physiological difference, and techniques and tools for motivating special populations.

PES 260

FITNESS/EXERCISE FACILITY MANAGEMENT

Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator

3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit

This course introduces students to fitness/exercise/recreation facilities and their operational procedures. The management process regarding facility design, personnel management, marketing, budgeting, and insurance issues are discussed.

PES 265

PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE

Prerequisite: Consent of program coordinator

3 lectures per week: 3 hrs credit

This course is designed to teach the basic physiological principles of exercise.

PES 298

INTERNSHIP SEMINAR

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PE 299 and consent of program coordinator

1 lecture per week: 1 hr credit

This seminar is designed to provide direction on building a successful personal training business.

PES 299

INTERNSHIP FOR PERSONAL TRAINERS

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PE 298 and consent of program coordinator

15 lab hrs per week: 3 hrs credit

This course is designed to provide real-world experience. Students are supervised in Fitness Center arranged by the program coordinator.