This course features a program of fitness activities, designed by the student and a member of the physical-education faculty. The student and faculty member develop fitness goals and strategies (activities and a schedule) to reach those goals. Class time is spent completing various fitness tests and workouts. A training log is kept by the student throughout the course. The student will also become familiar with principles of fitness and basic self-assessment techniques. Offered during the first half of each semester.
This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and methods for teaching swimming strokes and water safety. Successful completion of the course results in a Red Cross certificate. The course yields .25 unit of credit and runs forthe full semester. There is a charge for Red Cross instructional materials. Prerequisite: intermediate or advanced level of swimming proficiency. Offered twice yearly during both semesters.
The course is designed for participants with all levels of experience. Basic techniques, mechanics, and tactical considerations are taught in an environment where the activity itself is the teaching tool. A brief history of the activity and safety considerations for the participant prior to and during play will be presented. Physical preparation for play, technical performance, and tactical strategies will be introduced within the context of the physiological principles and laws of movement. Offered once yearly during the first half of the spring semester.
The course is designed for participants with all levels of experience. Basic techniques, mechanics, and tactical considerations are taught in an environment where the activity itself is the teaching tool. A brief history of the activity and safety considerations for the participant prior to and during play will be presented. Physical preparation for play, technical performance, and tactical strategies will be introduced within the context of the physiological principles and laws of movement. Offered twice yearly: in the first half of the fall semester and the second half of the spring semester.
Introduction to 5K Running will provide the student with the basis for a lifetime of activity. Running is an ideal form of fitness training: it provides health and wellness benefits, requires minimal equipment, and can be done nearly anywhere. Moreover, most people can do it. The student will learn technique and form, basic training programs, and safety. A portion of each class will be spent building endurance and speed through running workouts that will vary depending upon the fitness level of the student. Throughout the course, the student will keep a training journal, logging weekly mileage, nutrition, and weekly goals. At the end of the course, the students will compete in a 5K race, either recreationally or competitively. Offered once yearly, during the second half of the spring semester.
The course is designed to introduce the basic techniques and principles of strength training through the use of Nautilus and free-weight equipment. Physiological principles of isokinetic, isotonic, and isometric training will be developed. Safe and appropriate methods of equipment use will be emphasized. Offered during the first half of each semester.
The primary objective of this course is tohelp students develop an understanding of the principles, techniques, and strategies for increasing total body conditioning with an emphasis on agility, anaerobic power development, and the enhancement of aerobic capacity. Students will learn skills that can be applied to lifetime physical activity as well as used to enhance their advanced athletic skills. They will develop an understanding of training principles and experience training benefits, including increases in muscular power, brain signal efficiency, kinesthetic or body spatial awareness, motor skills, and reaction time. Prerequisites: PHSD 110 or PHSD 132 or a current varsity athlete with permission of the instructor.
This course is designed for participants with all levels of experience. Basic fundamentals and techniques of the game are taught. The strategy of the game is explored and individualized to the student. Successful completion of the course will result in an understanding and appreciation of the game. Offered twice yearly: in the first half of the fall semester and the second half of the spring semester.
The aim of this course is to enable students to make well-informed decisions about a healthy lifestyle. Students will learn the fundamental principles of sports medicine, a discipline derived from exercise physiology and orthopedic medicine. Although traditionally concerned with athletic injuries, this field has expanded to include an array of health-related areas, including nutrition, the use of performance-enhancing supplements, strength training and cardiovascular fitness, basic psychology, pharmacology, and substance abuse. By learning about these topics, students will be better prepared to make sensible lifestyle choices that can improve the quality of health and wellness in their lives. Offered each semester.
This class is designed to prepare the student to take the American Red Cross CPR and first-aid certification tests. The student will learn to safely and effectively care for adult, child, and infant victims of cardiopulmonary emergencies; choking; cuts, scrapes, and bruises; burns; muscle, bone, or joint injuries; sudden illnesses; and poisoning. The student will be able to demonstrate proper precautions to guard against blood-borne illness. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible to take the American Red Cross certification tests for the above listed skills. There is a charge for Red Cross instructional materials. Offered during the second half of each semester.
Wilderness First Aid is designed to meet the need of first-aid training for anyone who works, travels, or spends time in rural or wilderness areas. Emergency situations in a rural or backcountry area can be particularly dangerous, as help is sometimes delayed for a significant period of time. In these cases, basic first-aid training is often not enough to save the life of the victim. The student will learn to apply first aid beyond the basics covered in American Red Cross standard first-aid classes, including completing a physical exam, treating wounds and head/neck/spinal injuries, dealing with heat and cold illness, caring for major injuries, and evacuating the backcountry. The student will learn how to signal for help when phones are not available and create crude shelters for protection from the elements. Upon successful completion of classroom and skill components, the student will be eligible to receive the American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid certification. There is a charge for Red Cross instructional materials. Offered during the first half of each semester.
This is a laboratory-based course that allows the student to participate in topics relating to exercise and/or exercise training for exploration over the length of the course. Topics will range from one-week investigations of short-term responses to exercise, to multi-week investigations of exercise training effects on a variety of cardiovascular and musculoskeletal variables. Under the direction of the course instructor, the student will develop methodology for investigating the effect of exercise on selected aspects of human anatomy and physiology. The student will use monitored, in-class exercise participation and exercise testing as a means to assimilate objective data regarding physical response to exercise and build conclusions based on the results of self-testing. No prerequisites.