Wellness Courses

Basic: For students having little or no knowledge or skill in the activity. Emphasis is on the development of basic skills and knowledge of physical activity.
Intermediate or Advanced: For students who have developed the basic skills and knowledge of a physical activity. Emphasis in advanced classes is placed on the development of advanced skills and strategies. A student may elect to enroll in a maximum of four credits of 100-level wellness courses or activity courses that will be counted in the 120 credit hours needed for graduation. Students may take more than four credits but they will be counted beyond the 120 credits needed for graduation. The following courses are repeatable one time: PHED 121, 129, and 135.
Students may participate in additional 100-level courses over the allowable maximum (4) elective credit hours. However, all 100-level courses beyond the first 4 credit hours will be in excess of the normal 120 hours required for a degree.

PHED100 Champs/Lifeskills

Frequency: D

This course is based on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) CHAMPS/Lifeskills Program. it is designed to assist first year student athletes with a variety of lifeskills components, including commitment, personal development, career development, service commitment and athletics commitment.

Credits: 2

PHED101 Aqua-Aerobics

Frequency: A

Course introduces a sequence of water exercises that enhances the student's aerobic fitness.

Credits: 1


PHED106 Lifeguard Training

Frequency: B

Course emphasizes the skills and techniques needed to gain lifeguard certification. Lifeguard certification is possible at the end of this course.

Credits: 3

PHED107 WSI-Water Safety Instructor

Frequency: B

Course follows the Red Cross guidelines to train Water Safety instructors. WSI is possible at the completion of this course.

Credits: 2

PHED108 Basic Scuba

Frequency: A

Course emphasizes the basic skills involved in learning how to SCUBA dive. Classroom sessions and open water dives are planned as part of this class.

Credits: 2

PHED110 Advanced Scuba Diving

Frequency: A

Course introduces the advanced techniques of SCUBA diving needed for open water diving.

Prerequisite(s): PHED 108

Credits: 1

PHED113 Basic Bowling

Frequency: A

Introduces students to the fundamentals of bowling including scoring, approaches and strategies needed to attain basic competencies as a beginning bowler.

Credits: 1

PHED120 Ice Skating - Basic

Frequency: A

Student will learn the basic skills needed to begin ice skating. Balance, footwork, turning and stopping are emphasized in this course.

Credits: 1

PHED121 Ice Skating - Intermediate

Frequency: A

Course emphasizes in-depth skills that were introduced in basic ice skating.

Credits: 1

PHED122 Figure Skating

Frequency: A

Introduces the intermediate skater to the basics of figure skating, power crossovers; movement forward and backwards, 3 turns, mohawks, single jumps and spins. Course will also provide the advanced figure skater an opportunity to continue training in double and triple jumps, combination spins and connecting footwork.

Prerequisite(s): PHED 120

Credits: 1
 

PHED124 Basic Aerobics

Frequency: A

Course is designed to introduce the student to low and high impact aerobic exercise.

Credits: 2

PHED125 Step Aerobics

Frequency: A

Course introduces the student to aerobic exercise through a step aerobics technique.

Credits: 2

PHED126 Body Sculpting (Women)

Frequency: A

Course introduces the student to strength training, body toning and the basics of aerobic exercise. The development of individual programs will be directed at the fitness needs of women.

Credits: 2

PHED127 Yoga

Frequency: A

An introduction to "Hatha" yoga. Students will learn basic postures (asanas) as well as breathing techniques (pranayma) and beginning meditation practices. Students will work to increase flexibility, develop balance and deepen respiration and mind-body awareness.

Credits: 2

PHED131 Self-Defense

Frequency: A

Course emphasizes the basic techniques needed to defend oneself. Stances and defensive strategies are emphasized.

Credits: 1

PHED139 Weight Training

Frequency: A

This course will develop the participant’s knowledge and skills in various strength-training methods. Current strength status will be assessed and an exercise prescription to increase strength and physical fitness will be developed, and practiced. Further study will involve functional strength training, sport specific strength training and plyometric training.

Credits: 2

PHED 140 Advanced Conditioning

Frequency A

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of advanced training techniques. Techniques include weight training, power lifting, aerobics, agility, interval and plyometric training.

Prerequisite(s) PHED139 or permission of instructor.

Credits: 1

PHED199 Special Topics

Frequency: A

Special topics in sport management, exercise science, wellness and health promotion.

Credits: 1-6


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