Physical Education

Classes

PE 121A : Modern Dance I

Introduces fundamentals of Modern Dance technique with a focus on correct alignment, development of strength, flexibility, range of motion, and stability, and dance specific terminology.

Credits

1

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Apply lessons in Modern Dance-specific anatomy, safe practices, and injury prevention in order to improve well-being and Modern Dance performance.
  • Engage in and appreciate different forms of artistic expression through Modern Dance.
  • Interpret Modern Dance terminology to critically analyze performances.

PE 141A : Disc Golf

Provides disc golf instruction in skills, drills and game play. Emphasizes history, etiquette, rules, vocabulary and strategy. Promotes skill related components of physical fitness (agility, balance, coordination, power, speed and reaction time).

Students will play at nearby parks, to be determined. Will need to bring 3 discs (driver, mid-range disc and a putter.)

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Improve overall physical conditioning through participation in disc golf including but not limited to skill-related fitness.
  • Perform safe and effective skills and techniques for disc golf.
  • Apply knowledge of rules and scoring when playing disc golf.
  • Develop a lifelong fitness health and wellness program that incorporates disc golf.

PE 142A : Zumba Fitness I

Introduces Zumba Fitness to improve health and overall wellness through structured group exercise. Promotes improvement of cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle endurance and flexibility.

Each student supplies his/her own clothing. Clothing should be loose and comfortable fitting for exercise. Shoes are mandatory and should be designed for aerobic/cardiorespiratory exercise – specifically lateral and high impact movements. General class format includes a warm-up, a cardiorespiratory conditioning segment, muscular endurance and strength exercises, stretches for flexibility and relaxation, and a cool-down.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Apply the benefits of cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular endurance as attained in Zumba.
  • Incorporate basic Zumba skills into lifelong fitness programming.

PE 182A : Beginning Group Fitness

Promotes fitness, health, and overall wellness through structured group fitness classes. Introduces knowledge and skills needed to perform safe and proper group fitness exercises. Emphasizes improved cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Skills covered may vary by campus, term, and/or instructor.

Each student supplies his/her own clothing. Clothing should be loose and comfortable fitting for exercise. Shoes are mandatory and should be designed for aerobic exercise. Class format includes warm-up, a cardiovascular segment, muscular endurance and strength exercise, flexibility, and cooldown.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Improve overall physical conditioning while participating in group fitness activities.
  • Safely perform exercises in a group fitness environment.
  • Develop a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program that incorporates group fitness.

PE 182C : Walking for Fitness I

Introduces a self-paced walking program as a lifelong fitness activity that maintains and enhances physical fitness and well-being. Provides basic information and tools needed to understand, organize, plan, and implement a physical fitness program that features walking as the primary activity.

Student provides appropriate sport clothing activity. Sport shoes designed for walking are required.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Apply the components of an effective physical fitness program, utilizing walking as the primary activity. 
  • Improve physical conditioning by participating in a regular walking program.
  • Perform basic fitness walking techniques.
  • Apply proper technique to set pacing for safe and effective walking for fitness.

PE 182G : Tai Chi II

Continues the exploration of theories and movement principles, meditation and Yi (mind) development introduced in Tai Chi I. Expands upon the basic techniques to develop a life-long practice of Tai Chi.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Instructor permission also accepted.

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Perform advanced postures to demonstrate a deeper connection to the Tai Chi form and movements.
  • Apply advanced breathing and relaxation techniques with Tai Chi form and movements.
  • Employ Tai Chi theory and techniques to enhance daily living and to help maintain lifetime fitness.

PE 182J : Gentle Yoga

Introduces Vinyasa yoga techniques to better manage stress. Incorporates a dynamic series of poses performed at a gentle pace. Covers basic yoga philosophy, asanas, pranayama, meditation and relaxation for a holistic approach to better health and wellness. Recommended for students with limited abilities and beginners who are not ready for Yoga I.

All gentle yoga students are required to participate in a one on one meeting with the instructor to assess the student’s physical and mental needs and goals. Based on the result of the one on one meeting, the class will be adjusted to the overall needs of the students. An average class includes asanas for the major muscle groups, breathing techniques, balance activities, and skills for stress management.   This course utilizes the use of equipment to help tailor fit the class to each individual student.

Credits

1

Upon completion of this class students should be able to: 

  • Utilize skills developed through participation in Vinaysa yoga to help maintain lifelong health and fitness.
  • Apply Vinyasa yoga principles, language and techniques to physical conditioning programming.

PE 182K : Yoga I

Introduces the values and skills of Hatha yoga. Includes basic yoga philosophy and exercises for increased flexibility, improved health, relaxation, and reduced stress in daily living.

An average class includes asanas (exercises) for the major muscle groups, breathing techniques, balance activities, and skills for stress management. Course includes teacher directed activity, outside class research, planning, and study, films, videotapes, and the practice of relaxation techniques.
 

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Improve physical conditioning related to flexibility through participation in Hatha yoga.
  • Develop and maintain a personal yoga practice.

PE 182L : Yoga II

Expands application of the values and skills of Hatha yoga. Includes intermediate yoga exercises for increased flexibility, improved health, relaxation, and reduced stress in daily living.

Conducted as a learning-performing type class with outside individual research to enrich students' knowledge and skill. It includes teacher and student directed activity. Includes asana practice, relaxation practice, and videos to enrich learning. Each student will select a topic for further exploration and present a report to the class and a written report to the instructor.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Improve physical conditioning related to flexibility through participation in intermediate-level Hatha yoga.
  • Develop and maintain a personal yoga practice, applying intermediate-level Hatha yoga skills.

PE 182Q : Self-Paced Fitness

Introduces a self-paced physical exercise program encompassing cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and flexibility exercises. Incorporates individual and independent physical exercise and requires tracking exercises in a log/journal.

This is a hybrid course that may meet at the beginning and end of the term for pre/post evaluation.  

Credits

1

Upon completion of this class, students should be able to: 

  • Incorporate flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning and strength training in future exercise programs.
  • Apply skills/techniques for lifelong fitness.
  • Track fitness activity.
  • Apply principles, terminology, and techniques for overall conditioning.

PE 182S : Tai Chi I

Explores this ancient form of gentle movement which emphasizes balance, concentration and coordination. Addresses traditional styles of Tai Chi, meditation and Yi (mind) development techniques in an easy to follow format.

The Tai Chi style taught may vary between instructors.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Apply basic movements and kinesthetic awareness utilizing beginning Tai Chi techniques.
  • Incorporate the principles, language, and techniques of Tai Chi daily.

PE 183A : Beginning Hiking

Introduces hiking concepts and skills necessary to hike safely as a regular fitness activity. Includes fitness for hiking, route planning, safety, and environmental considerations. Required: Be able to comfortably walk on outdoor trails for three miles or more. Be prepared for day hiking trips off campus by providing your own transportation, parking fees and equipment.

Student provides appropriate clothing, shoes, and equipment. Small backpack, water bottle/bladder, and hiking or trail shoes required.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Improve overall physical conditioning through participation in hiking activities.
  • Apply basic hiking skills and concepts when planning safe and enjoyable hikes.
  • Utilize environmentally conscious practices when participating in hiking activities.
  • Recognize how to use hiking in a lifelong fitness, health, and wellness program.

PE 183X : Tae Kwon Do I

Introduces a working knowledge of the fundamental techniques employed in the art of Tae Kwon Do.

Student provides appropriate sport clothing for activity.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Improve overall body conditioning
  • Improve strength, coordination, speed, power, balance, and focus
  • Advance student's growth and conditioning toward lifelong fitness
  • Develop knowledge and skills in Tae Kwon Do
  • Recognize and apply benefits of Tae Kwon Do
  • Improve whole body agility and correct alignment
  • Develop kinesthetic awareness

PE 247 : Surfing

Introduces the fundamentals of the sport of surfing; including the history, safety, and etiquette of surfing. Covers the knowledge and experience needed to make intelligent decisions regarding present and future surfing sessions. Includes pool sessions and surfing in the ocean.

Each student will be charged an additional $105.00 on top of the class tuition to cover the cost of the pool rental, surfing gear, and additional instructors. All students will be required to provide their own transportation to the Newport Swimming Pool and Ossies Surf Shop on the days scheduled for those specific activities. All surfing rental gear will be provided by Ossies Surf Shop; student provides own swim suit, towel, and water bottle for the pool and surfing sessions.

Credits

1

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic skills required to identify, catch, and ride waves.
  • Describe and exhibit proper surfing etiquette.
  • Perform appropriate surfboard maintenance.
  • Promote awareness of environmental issues as they relate to surfing.
  • Identify and describe appropriate beach weather conditions to determine whether or not it is safe to engage in any activities in the area.

PE 295 : Health and Fitness for Life Lab

Explores the interrelationship of the five components of physical fitness, basic nutrition concepts, and stress management activities to increase individual health and wellness through lab sessions, fitness assessments, and fitness program development.

In this course students evaluate their personal health status. They will participate in all five components of wellness during the class and experience their interconnection. Health and Fitness Lab is a transferable course. Students must simultaneously enroll in HE 295 lecture. Lab sections are available for students with disabilities.

Credits

1

Corequisites

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate their fitness
  • Make informed choices in choosing exercise programs to maintain or improve their levels in the five components of physical fitness.
  • Make informed lifestyle choices that will maintain their physical fitness throughout their lives.