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Physical Education and Kinesiology Courses

Kinesiology

KINES-190 Introduction to Kinesiology

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: KIN 100)

This course is intended to prepare students to enter the professional field of kinesiology. It is an introduction to the interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. An overview of the importance of the sub-disciplines in kinesiology will be discussed along with career opportunities in the areas of teaching, coaching, allied health, and fitness professions.

KINES-191 Elementary Physical Education

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is a lecture class that is designed for physical education and/or early childhood education majors. The purpose of this course is to prepare potential elementary school teachers to teach primary (K-3) and secondary (4-6) grade physical education classes. This course will include basic skills, lead-up games, team games, individual tasks, indoor/outdoor activities, and peer teaching.

KINES-194 Principles and Practices of Officiating

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course provides a study of the qualifications for competitive sport officiating as a profession, related problems, organizational membership, rules of selected sports, and necessary officiating equipment related to each sport. The major emphasis will be on baseball.

KINES-197 Human Development Throughout the Lifespan

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to study the development of human-beings throughout their lifespan. An emphasis will be placed on the study of human development including physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral development during the lifespan.

KINES-198 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to provide students interested in the health care fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, nursing, and medicine with an introductory class in the recognition and basic management of athletic injuries. It is also designed to prepare coaches, physical educators, and parents to identify common athletic injuries, provide basic initial care, and access necessary medical personnel.

KINES-199 Personal Fitness Training

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course covers both the theory and practical application of current testing and evaluation procedures in child through adult senior fitness programs. It will include familiarization with workload ergometers, lean body mass testing, EKG tracings, blood pressure and pulse rate indicators, flexibility, strength, coordination, and endurance testing. Current theory and treatment of major health problems will be addressed as they relate to physiological, psychological and social integration. Diet, exercise, behavior modification, program, development, leadership skills, and legal implications of personal training will be presented through lecture and computer assisted programs. This course is a preparatory course for taking the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer exam.

KINES-201 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course introduces the foundations of kinesiology, i.e., structure and function of skeletal-muscular anatomy, physiology of muscle contraction, and neurology and servomotor control over the lifespan. Basic skeletal-muscular anatomy, biomechanics of specific structures, and analysis and assessment of human movement performance will be discussed as they relate to psychological and social development. Approximately 75 muscle pairs will be discussed.

KINES-205 Psychology of Athletic Performance

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course will examine the psychological factors that influence sport performance and coaching behaviors, and the psychological effects that sport and exercise involvement have on the participant. This course will also include an introduction to sport psychology and sport history, psychological principles of behavioral development and control within sports, social psychological dimensions of sport and exercise, the study of special athletic populations, coaching roles and behavior, and exercise psychology. This course will also focus on the most important themes in sport psychology and address mental skills training in a sport context. This course is ideal for students whose interests lie in sports coaching, sport science support, sport psychology, performance management, and sporting participation.

KINES-225 Fundamentals of Coaching

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the practical, vocational and scientific principles that are essential to coaching sports. It provides students with the skills, knowledge and scientific background necessary to become successful coaches. Successful completion of the class will provide students with a valid high school coaching certificate for the state of California and units toward the completion of a Certificate of Achievement in Coaching and or an AA in physical education from Contra Costa College.

KINES-881N Water Safety Instructor

Noncredit: 36 hours of lab, per term, P/NP/SP

This course is designed to teach students swim strokes and water
safety techniques for American Red Cross certification in specific
water safety courses. Included are specific concepts of planning,
organizing and teaching techniques. Lifetime health benefits
related to proper nutrition and exercise physiology are examined.

KINES-882N Lifeguard Training

Noncredit: 36 hours of lab, per term, P/NP/SP

This noncredit course is designed to meet all American Red Cross
requirements. Students will receive certification in lifeguarding,
first aid and other appropriate certifications. Basic concepts of
exercise physiology and nutrition will be presented.

Physical Education

PE-098A Beginning Personal Growth in Fitness

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, P/NP, ND

This course is designed to give beginner students an opportunity to gain cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility while working out in the fitness center. This course is offered as a credit/no-credit course, and it does not transfer.

PE-099 Occupational Work Experience

1-4 Units: 18-72 hours of work experience, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Employment in career-related field.

For more information on this course, refer to Cooperative Education. Units are determined by number of hours worked.

This course offers on-the-job learning experiences for employed students, whether paid or volunteer, in cooperation with their employers. If students’ career goals are directly related to their work experience, they can earn up to four units per term. Students must be enrolled in at least seven units, including their cooperative education units (proportionately fewer in summer session). Petition to repeat for a maximum of 16 units.

PE-100 Topics in Physical Education and Athletics

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture, 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in physical education and athletics. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

PE-102A Beginning Fitness Training

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to give beginning students an opportunity to develop an individualized fitness program, which meets their specific fitness goals. The class meets in our fitness center, and utilizes the various cardiovascular, weight training and free weight equipment. All students undergo an initial screening and evaluation process before their program is developed.

PE-102B Intermediate Fitness Training

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-102 or PE-102A

This course is designed to present each student with intermediate training and fitness concepts. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a personal fitness program for intermediate fitness training. Each student’s program will consist of stretching techniques, aerobic conditioning and strength development techniques.

PE-102C Advanced Fitness Training

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-102B

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to develop an advanced fitness program, which meets their specific fitness goals. The class meets in our fitness center, and utilizes the various cardiovascular, weight training, and free weight equipment. All students undergo an initial fitness screening and evaluation process before their program is developed.

PE-102D Master Level Fitness Training

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-102C

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to develop a master level fitness program which meets their specific fitness goals.  The class meets in our fitness center, and utilizes the various cardiovascular, weight training, and free weight training equipment.  All students undergo an initial fitness screening and evaluation process before their program is developed.

PE-103A Beginning Weight Training

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to present each student with beginning basic resistance training and fitness concepts. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a beginning weight training program. Each student’s program will consist of stretching techniques, aerobic conditioning and strength development techniques.

PE-103B Intermediate Weight Training

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-103 or PE-103A

This course is designed to present each student with intermediate resistance training and fitness concepts. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a personal fitness program for intermediate weight training. Each student’s program will consist of stretching techniques, aerobic conditioning and strength development techniques.

PE-103C Advanced Weight Training

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-103B

This course is designed to present each student with advanced resistance training and fitness concepts. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a personal fitness program for advanced weight training. Each student’s program will consist of stretching techniques, aerobic conditioning and strength development techniques.

PE-103D Master Level Weight Training

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-103C

This course is designed to present each student with master level resistance training and fitness concepts. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a personal fitness program for master level weight training. Each student’s program will consist of stretching techniques, aerobic conditioning and strength development techniques.

PE-105A Beginning Badminton

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to teach student with beginner badminton skills. Students will learn to hit the forehand and backhand clear and drive, the backcourt drop shot and the long serve. In addition, students will learn the scoring system and the basic rules of the game.

PE-105B Intermediate Badminton

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-105 or PE-105A

This course is designed to present each student with intermediate badminton skills. Students will continue to improve the basic stroke skills developed in the beginner class. In addition, students will learn to hit the short serve, smash and the front court drop shot. Students will also learn the basic rules of doubles.

PE-105C Advanced Badminton

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-105B

This course is designed to present each student with advanced badminton skills. Students will continue to improve the basic stroke skills developed in our beginner and intermediate badminton classes. In addition, students will learn to hit forehand and backhand cross court drop shot and forehand drive serve. Students will also learn the basic rules of singles.

PE-105D Master Level Badminton

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-105C

This course is designed to present each student with master level badminton skills. Students will continue to improve the basic stroke skills developed in our beginner, intermediate and advanced badminton classes. In addition, students will learn badminton fitness training, and the basic tactics of doubles and singles.

PE-109A Beginning Aerobic Dancing

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to improve cardiovascular and respiratory fitness through beginning aerobic conditioning exercises and dance. Students will compute their level of fitness and learn the aerobic benefit of working within their personal training zone.

PE-116A Beginning Step Aerobics

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to teach beginning fundamental step-aerobic skills and develop strength and flexibility while increasing physical fitness and endurance. Special attention will be paid to safety procedures and injury prevention. Nutrition for weight loss will be presented.

PE-116B Intermediate Step Aerobics

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-116 or PE-116A

This course is designed to teach intermediate step aerobics. The students will continue to develop strength and flexibility while increasing physical fitness and endurance. Special attention will be paid to increasing the intensity and duration of the cardiovascular and strength component of this course. An advanced level of step combinations will be presented.

PE-116C Advanced Step Aerobics

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-116B

This course is designed to teach advanced step aerobics. The students will continue to develop strength and flexibility while increasing physical fitness and endurance. Special attention will be paid to increasing the intensity and duration of the cardiovascular and strength component of this course. An advanced level of step combinations will be presented.

PE-116D Master Level Step Aerobics

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-116C

This course is designed to teach master level step aerobics. The students will continue to develop strength and flexibility while increasing physical fitness and endurance. Special attention will be paid to increasing the intensity and duration of the cardiovascular and strength component of this course. A master level of step combinations will be presented.

PE-121A Beginning Aqua Calisthenics

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course will introduce the beginning student to basic aquatic exercises, generally performed in a vertical position with the face out of the water. Exercises are designed to help develop a greater range of motion in the muscles and joints. The student will also experience some increase in strength and aerobic conditioning working the arms, legs, and trunk during each session.

PE-124A Beginning Aquatic Physical Conditioning

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed for students who want to begin to perfect their beginning skills in swimming strokes through physical conditioning in an aquatic class. Emphasis will be placed on stroke technique and various stroke drills used during conditioning exercises.

PE-126A Beginning Swimming

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to present each student with the basic water safety skills. The student will experience various movement skills that will enable him/her to float, kick, arm stroke, and or tread water. The student will also develop a sense of comfort in and around the water.

PE-126B Intermediate Swimming

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-126 or PE-126A

This course is designed to present each student with intermediate swimming skills. Students will continue to improve their backstroke and freestyle strokes. The students will be introduced to two new strokes: sidestroke and breaststroke, turns, front dive, and improved personal water safety skills will also be presented in this swimming level.

PE-126C Advanced Swimming

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-127 or PE-126B

This course is designed to promote advanced swimming skills and continued progression of learning new strokes. The new strokes include overarm side stroke, trudgen, and inverted backstroke. Special skills include springboard diving, and underwater swimming. Survival techniques will also be explored. Students will be exposed to a life-long fitness program through swimming.

PE-135A Beginning Tennis

1 Unit: 54 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to present each student with beginner tennis skills. Students will learn the basic skills required to play tennis. These include the forehand and backhand ground strokes and the second serve. Students will also learn the scoring system, glossary of terms and basic rules of the game.

PE-135B Intermediate Tennis

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-135 or PE-135A

This course is designed to present each student with intermediate tennis skills. Students will continue to improve the basic stroke skills developed in our beginning tennis classes. In addition, students will learn the skills required to play the net, the volley, drop shot and the smash. Students will also learn to hit a flat serve and the basic rules of doubles.

PE-135C Advanced Tennis

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-135B

This course is designed to present each student with advanced tennis skills. Students will continue to improve the basic stroke skills developed in our beginning and intermediate tennis classes. In addition, students will learn the skills required to play the approach shot, base line drop shot and half volley. Students will also learn the basic rules of singles.

PE-135D Master Level Tennis

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-135C

This course is designed to present each student with maser level tennis skills. Students will continue to improve the basic stroke skills developed in our beginning, intermediate and advanced tennis classes. In addition, students will learn the basic tactics of singles and doubles play and tennis fitness training. Students will also learn the history of tennis.

PE-136A Beginning Competitive Swimming

1 Unit: 54 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course has been designed for students who want to begin to perfect their swimming techniques for the four competitive strokes, turns and starts for each competitive stroke. Emphasis will be placed on the proper technique for performing freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly stroke through stroke drills and intense conditioning. The conditioned sessions consist of swimming sets of various distances, 3000-6000 yards, training the aerobic and anaerobic systems of the body.

PE-140A Beginning Figure Control

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to present each student with beginning basic health knowledge of skills and fitness concepts needed for healthy living. It also identifies the four unifying ideas of health literacy that serve as the central theme for all content areas and grade levels: 1) acceptance of personal responsibility for life long health; 2) respect for and promotion of the health of others; 3) understanding of the process of growth and development; and 4) informed use of health-related information, products and services. You will be assisted in setting up your fitness goals and objectives. Each student will be placed on a fitness program involving aerobics, stretching and strength development, which will meet his/her individual needs.

PE-140B Intermediate Figure Control

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-140 or PE-140A

This course is a continuation of PE 140A and is designed to present each student with intermediate health knowledge of skills and fitness concepts needed for healthy living. Each student will continue on a fitness program involving aerobics, stretching and strength development, which will meet his/her individual needs.

PE-142 Beginning Softball

1 Unit: 54 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is an activity class that is designed for the fast-pitched softball player with beginning to intermediate skills. In addition to the refinement of beginning techniques and skills, winning strategies and game-like situations will be examined. Special emphasis will be placed on the mental aspect of the game, as well as pre-season and pre-game preparation.

PE-152A Beginning Intramurals

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to present the beginning student with a basic understanding of intramural sports that may include women’s basketball, men’s basketball, soccer, or swimming.

PE-156A Beginning Physical Conditioning

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to present each student with beginning skills in health and fitness concepts through physical conditioning. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a fitness program including aerobics, stretching and strength development. 

PE-156B Intermediate Physical Conditioning

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-156 or PE-156A

This course is designed to present each student with intermediate skills in health and fitness concepts through physical conditioning. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a fitness program including aerobics, stretching and strength development. 

PE-156C Advanced Physical Conditioning

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-156B

This course is designed to present each student with advanced skills in health and fitness concepts through physical conditioning. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a fitness program including aerobics, stretching and strength development. 

PE-156D Master Level Physical Conditioning

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-156C

This course is designed to present each student with master level skills in health and fitness concepts through physical conditioning. Participants will be assisted in setting personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a fitness program including aerobics, stretching and strength development. 

PE-157A Beginning Aerobics

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to present the beginner student with basic concepts of aerobic conditioning. Participants will be assisted in setting up personal fitness goals and objectives. Each student will participate in a fitness program including aerobics, stretching and strength development.

PE-165A Beginning Pilates

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to get your mind in tune with your body. By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely aware of how your body feels, where it is in space, and how to control its movement. Pilates builds core strength without “bulking-up”. Students will learn efficient patterns of motion.

PE-165B Intermediate Pilates

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-165 or PE-165A

This course is designed as an intermediate level pilates course. The intensity of this intermediate course requires proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and complete concentration on smooth and flowing movement. Intermediate pilates builds skeletal muscle and core strength without “bulking-up”.

PE-165C Advanced Pilates

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-165B

This course is designed as an advanced level pilates course. The intensity of this advanced course requires proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and complete concentration on smooth and flowing movement. Advanced pilates builds skeletal muscle and core strength without “bulking-up”.

PE-165D Master Level Pilates

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-165C

This course is designed as a master level pilates course. The intensity of this master course requires proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and complete concentration on smooth and flowing movement. Master pilates builds skeletal muscle and core strength without “bulking-up”.

PE-173A Beginning Zumba

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LG, DG, CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to the dance and aerobic elements of Zumba. Zumba is designed to encourage students to have fun dancing to a variety of worldwide music and rhythms. This level of Zumba’s choreography incorporates the following dance/music styles: Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Salsa and Cha-cha. Low-intensity, one-legged squats; short lunges and basic arm movements are practiced in the routines. Students will improve their health while dancing to increase their cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and creativity. Upon the completion of the course, the students will be able to demonstrate beginning Zumba core steps while using music to create a simple choreography.

PE-173B Intermediate Zumba

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LG, DG, CSU, UC

This course is an intermediate level Zumba class. This level of Zumba’s choreography incorporates 2-legged squats, rapid bursts of movement, and deep lunges with an increase in intensity and longer duration of movements utilized in Bachata, Swing, Hip-Hop, Flamenco and Bollywood. There is also an emphasis on coordinated and moderate repetition of movements concentrating on the lower extremities: legs and feet, and the upper extremities: arms and shoulders. Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able to perform intermediate-level Zumba core steps to create and perform a moderately-intense choreography.

PE-173C Advanced Zumba

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LG, DG, CSU, UC

This course is an advanced-level course in the elements of Zumba. This level of Zumba incorporates the complex movements of Afro-rhythms, Soca, Quebradita, Samba and Dembow. These movements/core steps include extensive and repetitive use of both upper and lower extremities, frequent steady squats with a concentration on highly-intense and rapid bursts of energy and lateral movements, high and frequent jumping, pronounced hip thrusts and circular motions. Upon the completion of this course students will be able to perform advanced-level Zumba core steps to create and perform an advanced choreography.

PE-202 Adaptive Physical Education

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This physical education course is designed for students with disabilities to participate in recreational and fitness exercises. This course may be repeated with the instructor’s approval.

PE-209 Adaptive Motor Skill Development

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed for students with physical disabilities to help them improve their motor skills, flexibility and range of motion through individual and group exercises that emphasizes both recreational and functional aspects of exercise.  This course may be repeated three times by students with disabilities who meet repetition criteria.

PE-218A Beginning Slim, Trim and Swim

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is intended to familiarize beginner students with concepts of practical and overall fitness. It also gives the student an opportunity to explore and practice these concepts. Those concepts include: physical fitness parameters, practical tests, training for increased cardiopulmonary endurance and muscular endurance, and training for increased flexibility and speed.

PE-250A Beginning Spinning

.50-2 Units: 27-108 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This beginning spin course is designed to provide students with an exercise session that will simulate varied terrain such as, rolling hills, steep climbs, and flat sprints. In addition, other drill variations will provide a great interval workout. Each workout begins with a warm-up, then an increasing level of workload and finishes with a cool-down. This course is suitable for all levels for fitness. 

PE-250B Intermediate Spinning

.50-2 Units: 27-108 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This intermediate spin course is designed to provide students with a training session that focuses on intervals, sprints, climbs, runs, surges and jumps. Using cadence ladders students will gain intermediate level spin skills.   

PE-250C Advanced Spinning

.50-2 Units: 27-108 hours of laboratory per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This advanced spin course is designed to provide students with a training session based on tabata strength style protocol. The tabata workout is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds max intensity of weighted exercises followed by 10 seconds of intermediate intensity rest period. All styles of spin will be incorporated into the tabata protocol. This course will also increase intensity by adding weight workouts during the spin workout to maximize spin performance.   

PE-261A Beginning Tai Kwon Do

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course teaches beginning Tae Kwon Do. The ancient Korean martial art is more than 2000 years old and is ‘the way of fist and foot fighting.’  It will help students to learn about the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do as a martial art and to develop patience, concentration, and attention to detail, quick reflexes, stronger spirit, humility, inner awareness, and confidence.

PE-261B Intermediate Tai Kwon Do

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-218 or PE-218B

This course teaches Intermediate Tae Kwon Do. The ancient Korean martial art is more than 2000 years old and is ‘the way of fist and foot fighting.’ It continues to help students learn more about the philosophy of Tae Kwon Do as a martial art and to continue the development of patience, concentration, and attention to detail, quick reflexes, stronger spirit, humility, inner awareness, and confidence.

PE-267A Beginning Cardio-Kickboxing

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to improve cardiovascular and respiratory fitness through a combination of beginning kick-boxing and aerobic dance techniques. Each student will improve his/her coordination, strength and flexibility by learning the fundamental skills of kick-boxing, kicking, punching and defensive routines to music. Toning of muscles and proper diet are also covered. At the end of class each student will gain self-confidence and self-esteem as skill level improves.

PE-268A Beginning Walking for Fitness

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed for students who would like to begin to utilize walking as a fitness enhancing activity. Walking routes will be both on the track and around the campus. Topics include: fitness assessment, health assessment, equipment and safety, walking and stretching techniques, nutrition basics, motivation, program design and evaluation.

PE-268B Intermediate Walking for Fitness

.5-2 units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-268A

This course is designed to teach intermediate walking skills.
Students will continue to utilize walking as a fitness enhancing
activity, and the walking routes will expand to include hills.
Topics include: fitness assessment, health assessment, training
techniques, timed mile, nutrition analysis, motivation, program
design, and evaluation

PE-268C Advanced Walking for Fitness

.5-2 units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: PE-268C

This course is designed to teach advanced level walking skills.
Students will continue to utilize walking as a fitness enhancing
activity, and the walking routes will expand to include interval
training. Topics include: fitness assessment, health assessment,
interval training techniques, timed mile hill climb, and program
design and evaluation.

PE-270A Beginning Yoga

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to explain, demonstrate, and provide practice of various basic and beginning Yoga postures and breathing exercises. Historical and philosophical background of traditional Yoga will also be presented. This course is designed to allow students to participate and progress at their own pace. This course may emphasize one of the following styles of Yoga: hatha, karma, raja, santra, jnana, etc.

PE-270B Intermediate Yoga

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to explain, demonstrate, and provide practice of intermediate Yoga postures and breathing exercises. Historical and philosophical background of traditional Yoga will also be presented. This course is designed to allow students to participate and progress at their own pace. This course may emphasize one of the following styles of Yoga: hatha, karma, raja, santra, jnana, etc.

PE-273A Beginning Yoga for Strength

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to increase the strength of beginning Yoga students and will explain, demonstrate, and provide practice of various Yoga postures emphasizing strength. This course will allow students to progress at their own pace while challenging them to progress.

PE-275A Beginning Qigong

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to introduce students to Qigong. Qigong refers to a variety of practices that involve movement and regulated breathing designed to improve mind and body. Qigong is practiced for health maintenance purposes and is component of Chinese martial arts. Students will improve their health and prevent illnesses by combining a set of breathing exercises, meditation techniques, and movement exercises. Qigong contributes to health benefits through stress reduction, exercise, and relaxation.

PE-278A Beginning Self Defense for Women

.5-2 Units: 27-108 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to instruct women in the art of self-defense. Students will learn some of the basic principles of self-defense that will enable them to develop control of their lives.

PE-280 Academic Planning for Student Athletes

1 Unit: 18 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is a multi-disciplinary approach designed to support the academic success of today’s student athlete.

The course will introduce and familiarize all new prospective student athletes with college programs, support services, academic expectations, procedures, policies and student life. In addition, students will be introduced to admission procedures, assessment, educational planning, study skills, time management and other components that underlie student’s academic success. Students will be involved in discussions on the requirements for institutional certificates, AS, AA degrees, NCAA rules for student athlete transfers to 4-year institutions, COA (community college athletics) eligibility rules and student’s specific eligibility situations

PE-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 10.8-216 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in physical education under the direction of an instructor.

Physical Education-Intercollegiate (PEIC)

PEIC-100 Topics in Intercollegiate Athletics

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture, 27-216 hours of laboratory, and/or 18-144 hours of lab, per term, SC, DG,

This course covers topics in intercollegiate athletics. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

PEIC-160 Intercollegiate Football

.1-3 Units: 5.4-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to enhance the skills and strategies of advanced football players. Emphasis is placed on mental, physical, tactical, and technical aspects of the game in order to compete successfully in match play. May be repeated three times.

PEIC-162 Intercollegiate Men’s Basketball

.1-3 Units: 5.4-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Played by men’s intercollegiate rules. This course is designed to enhance the skills and strategies of advanced male basketball players. Emphasis is placed on mental, physical, tactical, and technical aspects of the game in order to compete successfully in match play. May be repeated three times.

PEIC-164 Intercollegiate Baseball

.1-3 Units: 5.4-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

Played by men’s intercollegiate rules. This course is designed to enhance the skills and strategies of advanced baseball players. Emphasis is placed on mental, physical, tactical, and technical aspects of the game in order to compete successfully in match play. May be repeated three times.

PEIC-180 Intercollegiate Men’s Soccer

.1-3 Units: 5.4-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to enhance the skills and strategies of advanced male soccer players. Emphasis is placed on mental, physical, tactical, and technical aspects of the game in order to compete successfully in match play. May be repeated three times.

PEIC-181 Intercollegiate Women’s Soccer

.1-3 Units: 5.4-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to enhance the skills and strategies of advanced female soccer players. Emphasis is placed on mental, physical, tactical, and technical aspects of the game in order to compete successfully in match play. May be repeated three times.

PEIC-182 Intercollegiate Women’s Basketball

.1-3 Units: 5.4-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to enhance the skills and strategies of advanced female basketball players. Emphasis is placed on mental, physical, tactical, and technical aspects of the game in order to compete successfully in match play. May be repeated three times.

PEIC-201 Intercollegiate Women’s Softball

.1-3 Units: 5.4-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to enhance the skills and strategies of advanced female softball players. Emphasis is placed on mental, physical, tactical, and technical aspects of the game in order to compete successfully in match play. May be repeated three times.

PEIC-203 Intercollegiate Women’s Volleyball

.1-3 Units: 5.4-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to enhance the skills and strategies of advanced female volleyball players. Emphasis is placed on mental, physical, tactical, and technical aspects of the game in order to compete successfully in match play. May be repeated three times.

PEIC-290 Sport-Specific Training

.5-3 Units: 27-175 hours of lab, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course is designed to teach sport specific training to competitive athletes. The students will develop sports specific strength, endurance, strategies, tactics, and team work skills necessary to perform at an intercollegiate level.

Public Service Education

PUBSR-129 Lifeguard Training

1 Unit: 18 hours of lecture, 18 hours of activity, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course is designed to teach lifeguard candidates the
knowledge and skills needed to prevent and respond to
aquatic emergencies. The course content and activities prepare
candidates to recognize and respond quickly and effectively to
emergencies. Students will also acquire necessary skills to prevent
drowning and injuries. Petition to repeat intended for legally
mandated certification training.