PHED 1003 - Basketball (1)
This course is a coed team activity, which covers the basic fundamentals of basketball: rebounding, dribbling, pivoting, passing, shooting, faking, footwork, and defensive skills. Some strategy and team play are introduced.
PHED 1011 - Soccer (1)
This course is a team activity designed to teach students basic individual and team skills. Students will learn the basic kicking, dribbling, and passing techniques, individual technique and small group tactics along with team tactics. Students will also learn the rules of the game, basic strategies of team soccer, and the history of soccer.
PHED 1013 - Volleyball (1)
This course is a team activity designed to teach students the fundamental skills and rules of volleyball in order for them to become participants and spectators for this lifetime team activity. Specifically, the course covers the following skill areas: forearm passing, overhead passing, spiking, blocking, serving, serve reception, offensive systems, and defensive systems.
PHED 1017 - Archery (1)
This course is designed to introduce students to the individual sport of archery. The major emphasis is target archery and includes the topics of equipment selection and care, shooting skills, scoring, safety, and other archery sports.
PHED 1019 - Badminton (1)
This course is designed to teach students the fundamental skills and rules of badminton in order for them to become participants in this lifetime individual activity. Specifically, the course covers the following badminton areas: rules, singles play, doubles play, fundamental skills and techniques, and badminton etiquette.
PHED 1020 – Karate/Self Defense (1)
This course is designed to provide instruction in self-defense based on a non-contact classical style of Karate. Students learn self-control, coordination, and body awareness and develop flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular and respiratory endurance.
PHED 1025 - Bowling (1)
This course is designed to acquaint the students with the basic fundamentals and techniques of bowling. Proper selection, care, and use of equipment are taught. Terminology and scoring will also be included. Students learn the value of bowling as a recreational activity.
PHED 1031 - Golf (1)
This course is designed to teach students the fundamental skills and rules of golf in order for them to become participants and knowledgeable spectators for this lifetime individual activity. This course is also designed to allow the opportunity to exercise while participating in activity that is not only fun, but also very social and people-oriented. Specifically, the course covers the following skills: the grips, stance, set up, full-half-quarter swing (irons and woods), chipping, pitching, putting, and playing in the sand. Furthermore, the class will obtain a knowledge structure for golf etiquette and course safety.
PHED 1038 - Tennis (1)
This course is designed for the beginning tennis player. The goal is to help the beginner develop the basic skills of serving, receiving, forehand, backhand, and volley. Additionally the course will cover playing strategy, rules, and scoring.
PHED 1042 - Modern Dance (1)
This course is designed to enable the student to experience modern dance as an art form. This will be done through class participation and discussions on various elements of modern dance. The student will learn basic technique, elementary choreographic fundamentals, and an appreciation of dance.
PHED 1045 - Fencing (1)
This course is designed to introduce the student to foil fencing. Skills and topics covered include the salute, advance, retreat, basic attacks, basic defensive moves, scoring, terminology, the fencing strip, safety, history, conditioning, and etiquette.
PHED 1049 - Riflery (1)
This course is designed to introduce students to the sport of shooting and includes marksmanship with an air rifle (or .22 rifle), shotgun shooting sports, and home and hunting safety. Students will shoot in the prone, sitting, and kneeling positions for marksmanship scores.
PHED 1051 - Beginning Swimming (1)
This is a basic swimming course for the non-swimmer or the weak swimmer. Emphasis is placed on helping students learn how to swim and to sustain themselves in a survival position until assistance is available.
PHED 1052 - Intermediate Swimming (1)
This course is structured to provide the student the opportunity to develop the five basic swimming stokes, personal aquatic skills in survival techniques, and improve physical conditioning.
PHED 1053 - Fitness Swimming (1)
Prerequisites: Students must be able to swim with proper form a minimum of 50 yards
This course is designed to introduce the student to the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a fitness program through use of a vigorous swimming exercise program. Students must be able to swim since lap swimming will be an integral part of the course.
PHED 1055 - Water Aerobics (1)
This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to participate in a vigorous, aerobic activity while minimizing the chance of injury. Activities which promote cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility are emphasized and modified to be done in an aquatic setting.
PHED 1061 - Fitness Walking (1)
This course is designed to give the student a practical understanding of cardiovascular fitness produced by walking. Experiences are provided to help the student understand the benefits, organization, implementation, and evaluation of a balanced aerobic fitness program utilizing walking as the primary activity.
PHED 1063 - Jogging (1)
This course is designed to aid the student in the development and maintenance of cardio respiratory endurance through the use of walking/jogging. The use of these activities provides a safe and expedient mode of developing fitness and enhancing overall health.
PHED 1065 - Weight Training (1)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the proper fundamentals and techniques utilized in a weight training program. It also teaches proper care and utilization of equipment involved and the importance of safety. Students are given information regarding the use of weight training in a well-rounded fitness program.
PHED 1069 - Aerobic Fitness (1)
This course is designed to determine a student's level of fitness and to improve flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, and cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. Also covered are the importance of diet and nutrition and their relationships to total wellness.
PHED 1070 - Yoga/Pilates (1)
This course is designed to improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, posture, balance, and relaxation techniques. Students will gain a beginner understanding of yoga postures, benefits associated with yoga, and mediation.
PHED 1087 - Survival Skills (1)
This course is designed to teach and apply the basic concepts needed to prevent a survival scenario or survive one, including: water sources and purification, shelter building, fire building, map and compass use, emergency action principles, wild edibles, animal observation, outdoor equipment, minimum impact camping, and wilderness ethics.
PHED 1101 - Choices for Life (1)
This course explores specific topics which promote healthy, proactive lifestyles. Each topic covered includes applied skills to make good lifestyle choices. Focus topics and skills are: exploring the various dimensions that affect healthy living, eliminating self-defeating behaviors, assessing the health-related components of physical fitness, and designing and implementing a personal fitness prescription.
PHED 2006 - First Aid, Safety, and CPR (3)
The course covers the technical skills necessary to provide emergency first aid and CPR to the victims of accidents and sudden illness. Additionally, this course covers principles of safety and injury prevention. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the course and of The National Safety Council are eligible to receive certification in both First Aid and CPR/AED. Students will also receive American Heart Association Heart Saver certification or Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider after successful completion of skills testing and an exam.
PHED 2020 - Fitness for Living (2)
This course provides an introduction to the following areas of fitness living: physical exercise, nutrition, weight management, and stress. Students will learn about diseases related to sedentary living, improper nutrition, and bouts of mismanaged stress. The class will be taught in a lecture setting as well as an activity laboratory setting.
PHED 2022 - Personal and Community Health (3)
This course examines health-related topics from an individual and societal perspective. Emphasis will be placed on behaviors that contribute to optimal health throughout the lifespan.
PHED 2101 – Personal Trainer I (3)
This is the first of a two-course sequence in personal training. In this course students will obtain detailed knowledge of the essentials of exercise science in order to design appropriate, effective, and safe long-term exercise programs. Also, this course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and to become effective personal trainers.
PHED 2102 – Personal Trainer II (3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 1611, BIOL 1611L, BIOL 1612, BIOL 1612L and PHED 2101
This is the second of a two-course sequence in personal training. The course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength.
PHED 2200 – Introduction to Sport Management (3)
This course introduces students to the meaning of sport management in terms of its scope, foundations, issues, and future trends. It examines the job responsibilities and competencies required of sport managers in a variety of sports, or sport-related organizations. The course also provides the student with an overview of the different facets and career opportunities available in the field of sport management.
PHED 2220 – Sociology of Sport (3)
This course introduces students to the field of sport sociology. It examines the key concepts, methods, and theoretical approaches that define this sub-discipline. The course examines institutionalized sport from a sociological perspective and identifies the processes by which people are socialized into sport and sport roles, and the social processes by which sport functions as a vehicle for socialization. It analyzes in depth some of the controversies surrounding sport.
PHED 2670 - Introduction to Physical Education (3)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the field of Physical Education, Exercise Science, Fitness, and Sport, emphasizing teaching and non-teaching careers. Topics included are the history and philosophy of the field, fundamentals of research, exercise physiology, bio-mechanics, motor learning, sociology of sport, sport psychology, sport management, sports medicine, teaching, coaching, and career development in the allied fields of health, recreation, and dance.