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Course Types:

Kinesiology

PHE 107   Selected Health Topics (0.5)

Variable content designed to develop positive health practices for a lifetime of wellness. Topics vary with interest and need. Limit of 2 credit hours (four topics) may be used toward graduation credit.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 110   Fitness Center I (1)

Provides guided instruction through a self-paced format of exercising in the college’s fitness center.  Students work independently with an instructor and learn how to properly perform exercises using cardio and resistance training exercises.  With guidance, students evaluate health and fitness variables, establish fitness goals, and develop lifelong exercise habits.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 111   Fitness Center II (1)

Provides additional guided instruction through a self-paced format of exercising in the college’s fitness center for students with current basic exercise knowledge.  Students work independently with an instructor and learn how to properly perform more advanced exercises using free-weights, cardio and resistance training exercises.  Students will assess health and fitness variables to modify established fitness goals, and develop lifelong exercise habits.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 112   Weight Training I (1)

Basic instruction in weight training.  Emphasizes weight training orientation, correct lifting techniques, and basic program design for resistance training.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 113   Weight Training II (1)

More advanced instruction in weight training occurs.  Free-weights and selected multi-joint exercises will be employed focusing on total body development.  Emphasizes free-weight training orientation, correct lifting techniques, and program design for more advanced resistance training.  Recommended that students have prior experience in weight training.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 115   Boot Camp (1)

High-intense interval type training is the primary focus incorporating exercises that target the cardio-respiratory and muscular systems.  Both upper and lower body exercises are combined with aerobic activities to promote fitness.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 116   Cardio Kickboxing I (1)

Fundamental kickboxing and martial arts movements are practiced to improve aerobic and muscular endurance, strength, and flexibility.  This course provides moderate to vigorous intense activity.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 118   Step and Body Sculpting (1)

A combination of hand-weights, tubing, bars, and steps to provide an aerobic workout with muscle shaping exercises as a primary focus.  Provides basic exercise instruction, workouts, and principles to body sculpting programs.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 119   Stretch and Strengthen (1)

Stretching and strengthening exercises from the dance world appropriate for dancers and sport enthusiasts.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 120   Aerobics I (1)

Aerobic exercise choreographed to music to develop cardio and muscle endurance through basic leg and arm patterns of motion.  Flexibility and core training are included.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 121   Aerobics II (1)

Continuation of PHE 120. Challenge will include more complicated patterns and higher intensity work level. Written component may be required.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 122   Step Aerobics (1)

Basic step aerobics and exercise techniques to improve physical fitness performed on an elevated stepping platform.  Emphasizes the basic principles of step aerobics including the effects upon the cardio-respiratory system and skeletal muscles, various step patterns and choreography.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 123   Cardio and Core (1)

Techniques and exercises from Yoga and Pilates are integrated with aerobic fitness to strengthen the cardiovascular system, and the core muscle stabilizers.  Various exercise tools and techniques will be employed to provide multiple choices for cardio and core muscle development.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 124   Circuit Training (1)

Circuit training programs utilizing aerobic and muscle endurance activities are practiced.  Emphasizes the development of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and a healthy body composition to meet individual needs.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 125   Fitness Walking (1)

Brisk paced walking is used as the primary mode of exercise to develop aerobic and muscular endurance health-related fitness.  Other aspects of health and fitness may also be employed.  Walking may occur indoors and/or outdoors dependent of weather conditions.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 130   Yoga (1)

Basic principles and movements of Hatha Yoga will be engaged.  Breathing and meditation techniques will also be integrated into a complete yoga experience of body/mind/spirit to improve health and fitness.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 132   Pilates (1)

Instruction and practice of principles and concepts of Pilates.  Emphasis will be on breathing patterns, postural positions, and flexibility focusing on the core muscles of the torso and hips.  A variety of exercise tools will be utilized to assist students Pilates’ program progression.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 134   Self-Defense I (1)

Introduces basic skills and techniques of the art of self-defense in response to dangerous situations.  Focuses on being mentally prepared and to be able to cope emotionally with acts of violence.  Physical and flexibility conditioning are part of this course.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 135   Self-Defense II (1)

Advanced situational responses building on the fundamental skills of self-defense.  Advanced techniques and simulations will be employed to further develop skills and responses to personal safety.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 136   Martial Arts - Tae Kwon Do I (1)

Fundamental skills and techniques of a form martial arts to develop discipline and self-defense.  Gain an understanding of the basic philosophies and concepts around the martial arts and the approach to ethics.  Provides a clear-cut guide for developing a powerful sense of character and will.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 137   Martial Arts - Tae Kwon Do II (1)

Prerequisites: PHE 136

Intermediate skills in an empty-hand form of self-defense using all party of the body in various blocking, kicking, punching, and striking against one or more assailants.  Initial skills test will determine the level of assigned kicks and patterns to be learned.  Sparring and self-defense techniques will be employed.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 140   Introduction to Dance (3)

Historical overview of dance as social and artistic form of expression with emphasis on understanding contemporary dance. Covers importance of dance in American society. No dance training required. Lecture and activity components.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 141   Ballet Conditioning (1)

Introduces basic ballet techniques, fundamental exercises, and basic elements of dance.  Focus is on body alignment, barre warm-up exercises, basic extended positions, and various ballet conditioning exercises.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 142   Zumba (1)

Provides a compilation of high energy, motivating music with unique moves and choreography combinations.  Zumba fuses Latin and International music and dance themes to create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 144   Modern Dance I (1)

Provides a foundation and builds basic skills of modern dance; movements and techniques.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 145   Modern Dance II (1)

Prerequisites: PHE 144 or permission from instructor

Applies more advanced principles and techniques of modern dance to performance movement and various modern dance forms.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 146   Jazz Dance I (1)

Jazz techniques designed to give a firm grasp of basic movement, musicality, and strength.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 147   Jazz Dance II (1)

Prerequisites: PHE 146 or permission from instructor.

Techniques and movements to further develop and facilitate performance ability in jazz dance.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 148   Tap Dance I (1)

Basic steps of tap technique. Tap combinations will develop an understanding of coordination, rhythmic variations, and performance skills. Tap shoes are required.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 150   Basketball (1)

Fundamental rules, skills, plays, and strategy of basketball are engaged.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 151   Volleyball (1)

Fundamental volleyball skills, rules, and strategy are engaged.  Emphasis is on serving, passing, setting, attacking, and offensive and defensive play and strategies.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 152   Tennis (1)

Emphasizes elements of tennis including the rules of the game, groundstrokes, serving, the various shots, and singles and doubles play and strategies.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 153   Golf (1)

Safety, rules, course etiquette, grip, stance, and swing.  Time spent on practice putting green, driving range, and in actual play.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 154   Disc Golf (1)

The rules, throwing techniques, disc selection, and play conducted on disc golf course(s).

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 155   Racquetball (1)

Game played on indoor court using racquet and hard rubber ball. Eye protection recommended.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 156   Pickleball (1)

Pickleball is a lifetime recreational court game suitable for youth to senior citizens. It is played inside or out on a court using paddles, balls and a low net. The structure of the game court is the same size as a doubles badminton court.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 160   Hiking (1)

Provides opportunities to learn skills related to hiking and wilderness travel.  Emphasizes hiking skills, proper conditioning, route finding and travel, clothing, gear, and equipment, hiking hazards and ethics.  The course involves weekend hikes on nearby established trails.  Offered in Fall and Summer.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 162   Indoor Rock Climbing (1)

Basic rock climbing techniques are taught utilizing an indoor artificial climbing wall.  Basic climbing knots, terminology and etiquette, equipment, and safety are emphasized.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 163   Indoor Rock Climbing II (1)

Prerequisites: PHE 162

Beyond the basics, the course focus is on more advanced forms rock climbing techniques utilizing an indoor artificial climbing wall.  Climbing knots, terminology and etiquette, equipment, and safety are emphasized.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 164   Scuba (1)

Provides basic instruction in scuba diving.  Focuses on the knowledge and skills related to swimming and snorkeling, diving equipment, communications, the environment, safety, dive tables, and other pertinent information a student needs for safe scuba diving.  Course prepares the student for open-water (PADI) certification.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 204   Introduction to Recreation and Leisure (3)

Introductory exploration of the recreation and leisure industry, including its history and philosophy.  Students will explore the scope, values, professional responsibilities and career opportunities of the field.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 208   Outdoor Recreation and Leadership (3)

An introduction to the field of outdoor recreation and leadership.  Identifies the value, meaning and benefits of outdoor recreation experiences, and explores a variety of outdoor adventure leadership experiences.  Natural resources, state and federal agencies, governmental and private-sector impacts will be explored as well as outdoor activity and safety skills.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 210   First Aid/Safety (2)

Prepares students to respond to emergencies.  Covers skills in basic life support, airway obstruction, control bleeding, shock management, splinting, and providing care to responsive and unresponsive individual.  CPR, AED and First Aid certification is awarded if the student successfully passes the written exams and practical skills.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 215   Personal Wellness (2)

Focus is on developing positive lifestyles by integrating the concepts of wellness and fitness to gain a comprehensive understanding of personal wellness.  Students will evaluate needs and develop an action plan of personal wellness.  Course combines lecture and physical activity.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 220   Stress Management (3)

Explores the nature of stress and the physiological and psychological effects upon the body due to prolonged stress responses. Short and long term somatic and behavioral techniques for applied stress control (i.e. exercise, nutrition, relaxation, visualization, meditation, goal setting, and time management) will be examined.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PHE 225   Concepts: Drugs (2)

Provides an overview of drugs and their issues in America.  Examines the effects of various drugs such as; over-the-counter, prescription, illicit drugs, and others in various forms and the effects on the human body.  Will also provide an insight into drug abuse and prevention efforts employed.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 230   Concepts: Health (3)

Provides an overview of health and wellness issues related to individual and community health.  Topics include: physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental well-being; personal nutrition and weight management; stress management; and healthy and unhealthy lifestyle choices and actions.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PHE 240   Nutrition for Weight Management (3)

Nutrition and weight management principles to gain an understanding of the role they play in a healthy lifestyle.  Topics include: weight management overview, assessment of factors associated with nutrition and weight management, eating disorders and behavior modification, energy metabolism, physical activity and dietary approaches to weight management.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 245   Nutrition for Sports Performance (3)

Nutrition concepts and components are the focus as they relate to physical activity, sport performance, and the athlete.  The course integrates nutrition and exercise science into one format that provides sound and practical sport nutrition and performance principles and guidelines.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

PHE 250   Foundations of Physical Education, Health and Sport (3)

Introductory professional course for those exploring the fields of  physical education, health and sport. Designed to provide opportunities to explore history, scope, values, professional responsibilities, and career opportunities.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 255   History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport (3)

History and philosophy of physical education and sport from ancient civilization to the 21st century. Explores changing thought regarding the physical body and the development of physical education.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 260   Kinesiology (3)

Prerequisites: BIO 250A/250B with a grade of C or better, and taken within the last 5 years.

Study of movement of the human body. Emphasis on elements of skeletomuscular system and how they produce movements. Examines role of nervous coordination of body movement. Combination of lecture and lab. Prerequisites must be taken within the last 5 years.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 265   Foundations of Sport Management (3)

Introduction to the field of sport management.  The areas of study include principles and functions, leadership issues, sport policy and governance, sport law and ethics, facility management, sport marketing, economics, finance, event management, and career opportunities in sport management.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 270   Sociological Aspects of Sport (3)

Introduction to the relationships between sports, values, culture, and society.  Identify and explore issues related to sports from personal experiences, academic settings, communities, and societies.  Guided by sociological research and theory, an understanding of sports take into account the social and cultural contexts in which sports are created, played, given meaning, and integrated into people’s lives.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 275   Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)

An overview of sport and exercise psychology that bridges the gap between research and practice.  Focus is on the fundamental principles of professional practice to provide an understanding of psychological issues affecting performance and how to use or apply sport and exercise psychology knowledge to various situational aspects.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 280   Women's Fast-Pitch Varsity Softball (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Enrollment limited to members of varsity team.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 282   Women's Fast Pitch Varsity Softball II (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PHE 280

Women's Fast-Pitch Varsity Softball II is limited to second year members of the varsity team. Credit awarded for varsity athletes during required practices/game season.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 283   Women's Varsity Soccer (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Limited to members of the women's varsity soccer team. Awards credit for varsity athletes during the required practices/game season.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 284   Women's Varsity Soccer II (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PHE 283

Continuation of PHE 283. Women's Varsity Soccer II is limited to second year members of the varsity team. Credit awarded for varsity athletes during the required practices/game season.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 290   Men's Varsity Baseball (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Enrollment limited to members of varsity team.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 292   Men's Varsity Baseball II (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PHE 290

Continuation of PHE 290. Men's Varsity Baseball II is limited to second year members of the varsity team. Credit awarded for varsity athletes during required practices/game season.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 293   Men's Varsity Soccer (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Limited to members of the men's varsity soccer team. Awards credit for varsity athletes during required practices/game season.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

PHE 294   Men's Varsity Soccer II (1)

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PHE 293

Continuation of PHE 293. Men's Varsity Soccer II is limited to second year members of the varsity team. Credit awarded for varsity athletes during required practices/game season.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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