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2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Physical Education:

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1
Lecture
Spring
Fall
PHY ED-121

Personal Conditioning

Principles of exercise physiology as they relate to muscular and organic stress from participation in calisthenics and exercise with light apparatus. Develops conditioning programs appropriate for life-long fitness.

    Credits1
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    PHY ED-124

    Conditioning Through Running

    Designed for the individual who prefers a program of vigorous exercise to one of primary recreational nature. Emphasizes cardiovascular benefits of running and the practical application of various types of running to improve physical fitness.

      Credits1
      Lecture
      Fall
      PHY ED-145

      Golf I

      The fundamental skills of grip, stance and stroking with irons and woods; history, equipment, rules, etiquette, safety, and strategy necessary for responsible play.

        Credits1
        Lecture
        Spring
        Fall
        PHY ED-148

        Karate I

        Basic techniques of striking and kicking and their defenses as used in karate; the history, philosophy and traditions of karate.

          Credits1
          Lecture
          PHY ED-154

          Tennis I

          Basic skills and techniques in tennis; forehand, backhand, flat serve, volley, lob, smash, footwork, singles and doubles positioning and strategy, regular and no-add scoring, U.S.T.A. rules, care and selection of equipment.

            Credits2
            Lecture
            Spring
            Fall
            PHY ED-208

            Scuba

            The nature and use of equipment peculiar to skin and scuba diving; basic diving skills, functional diving, physiological aspects of respiration, the physics of diving, the physiological and environmental hazards of diving, and proper first aid procedures for emergencies. Certification by PADI may be earned.

              Credits1
              Lecture
              Spring
              Fall
              PHY ED-248

              Karate II

              Builds upon basic skills and physical and mental development of beginning karate. Provides opportunity to improve students' karate rank by continuing instruction in offensive and defensive techniques in conjunction with voluntary competition.

              Prerequisites
              P: Phy Ed 148.
                Credits1
                Lecture
                Spring
                Fall
                PHY ED-268

                Karate III

                Advancing into intermediate phases of the martial arts perfecting technique, form and effectiveness using kicking, blocking, punching, self defense & form techniques. Explore the self defense of Eskirma.

                Prerequisites
                P: Phy Ed 148 and 248, or equivalent as approved by inst.
                • Course is repeatable to 1 credits.