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 runs for the 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 twice yearly in the first half of the fall semester and 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 to help 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. Prerequisite: PHSD 110 or 132 or a current varsity athlete with permission of 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.
Human and Sport Nutrition is intended to teach individuals interested in sport, wellness, and personal nutrition how to use both macronutrients and micronutrients as fuel for performance. All information will follow national guidelines on nutrition. By the close of the course, students will understand the foundations of human nutrition and will be prepared to make sound nutritional decisions. They will be prepared to integrate nutritional information with personal fitness and sport programs and will understand the concepts of performance periodization and nutrition periodization. They will gain knowledge and experience through the use of discussion forums and in-class activity sessions that will teach them how to choose meals wisely in the dining halls and how to create healthy meals and snacks that will meet energy needs. No prerequisite.
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.
Anatomy and Physiology is a study of the structure and function of the human body, covering all systems. The student will also learn structure and function at the cellular level, interrelationships between systems, and understand vocabulary and basic medical terminology. The course utilizes a blended learning format including in-class lecture and online tutorials and readings, including cadaver modules and interactive anatomy. This course is intended for students interested in learning more about the human body as well as those students interested in a career in sport sciences.