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PE-1000 Personal Fitness
02 Semester Credits
Introduction to techniques, principles and benefits of personal conditioning program including flexibility, cardiovascular fitness and muscle endurance training.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1010 Personal Strength Development
02 Semester Credits
Activities which incorporate the five components of fitness: body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscle endurance and flexibility with emphasis on strength training.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

PE-1020 Weight Training
01 Semester Credit
Basic instruction in theory of using weights to improve muscular fitness and in fundamentals of correct lifting techniques using dumbbells, nautilus, universal and/or various other machines.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

E-1031 Introduction to Lifetime Fitness I
02 Semester Credits
Participation in basic total wellness/fitness education program. Through instruction, supervision, and evaluation, student will exercise with increased knowledge on how to develop a safe fitness program for his/her goals and needs. Additional fees required.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

PE-1041 Introduction to Lifetime Fitness II
01 Semester Credit
Designed for students who have completed Introduction to Lifetime Fitness I and desire a more individualized total wellness/fitness education program. Additional fees required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PE-1031 Introduction to Lifetime Fitness I.

PE-1051 Adapted Lifetime Fitness
01 Semester Credit
Designed for student who desires to participate in individualized circuit training program and has physical limitations which prevent participation in individualized current fitness courses. Students must be registered with the Access Office to enroll. Contact Director for Physical Education. Additional fees required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: must be registered with Access Office.

PE-1060 Cardio-Fitness
01 Semester Credit
Cardio/respiratory conditioning class, consisting of flexibility and aerobic conditioning exercises and use of variety of training machines.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1070 Walking/Jogging
01 Semester Credit
Introduces walking/jogging activities including warm-up, stretching, and cool down.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1080 Low Impact Aerobics
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and practice in aerobic dance movements which involve minimum stress of joints. Includes exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscle tone.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

PE-1090 High-Low Aerobics
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and practice in high-low aerobic movements with emphasis on individual performance levels and ways to improve cardiovascular endurance, flexibility and muscle tone.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1100 Step Aerobics
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and practice in aerobic dance movements utilizing a step with emphasis on individual performance levels including techniques to improve cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, muscle tone and strength.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1110 Intermediate Step Aerobics
01 Semester Credit
Emphasizes aerobic dance movements utilizing a step with emphasis on individual performance levels. Students should have step aerobics experience and knowledge of basic step movements and terminology. Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: comparable skills.

PE-1120 Adapted Physical Education
01 Semester Credit
Individualized program for students with temporary or permanent physical limitations. Contact campus director of Physical Education for registration procedures.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Must be registered with Access Office.

PE-1130 Archery
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and practice for skill development, safety procedures, equipment care and value as a lifetime activity.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None

PE-1140 Bowling
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and participation in bowling fundamental skills course. Additional fee required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1150 Golf for Beginners
01 Semester Credit
Instruction in and development of skills, fundamentals of the swing and physical skills of the game. Additional fees required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1160 Golf for Players
01 Semester Credit
Advanced class in golf emphasizing playing game of golf and improving already learned skills. Most of class time scheduled off campus. Additional fees required.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PE-1150 Golf for Beginners, or departmental approval: comparable skill.

PE-1170 Racquetball for Beginners
01 Semester Credit
Introduction to fundamentals of racquetball. Opportunities to participate and specialize. Rules, safety, and skills stressed.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

PE-1180 Racquetball for Players
01 Semester Credit
Provides advanced instruction and opportunities for students to increase level of skill while playing racquetball in competitively structured class.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PE-1170 Racquetball for Beginners, or departmental approval: comparable skill.

PE-1190 Self-Defense I
01 Semester Credit
Instruction, practice and skill development in basic self-defense. Students gain appreciation of fitness and self-discipline.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

PE-1200 Self-Defense II
01 Semester Credit
Advanced participation and practice in understanding of martial arts concept. Emphasis on practice and participation in Korean Tae-Kwon-Do.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PE-1190 Self-Defense I, or departmental approval.

PE-1220 Skiing
01 Semester Credit
Development of basic skiing techniques and safety practices and appreciation of skiing as lifetime activity. Extra fee required for off-site skiing.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

PE-1230 Tennis for Beginners
01 Semester Credit
Instruction, practice and skill development of tennis as lifetime activity. Scoring, rules and etiquette of tennis included.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1240 Tennis for Players
01 Semester Credit
Instruction, practice and skill development in tennis with emphasis on Singles and Doubles competition. Additional instruction and drills of beginners skills included.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PE-1230 Tennis for Beginners, or departmental approval.

PE-1250 Track and Field
01 Semester Credit
Introduction to fundamentals of track and field events for men and women. Opportunities to participate and specialize in events.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

PE-1260 Basketball
01 Semester Credit
Introduction to fundamentals of basketball for men and women. Rules, safety, and basketball skills stressed. Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None. 

PE-1270 Softball
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and participation in softball for men and women. Basic softball skills, rules and game strategy stressed.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1280 Soccer
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and participation in soccer for men and women. Basic soccer skills, rules and game strategy stressed.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1290 Volleyball
01 Semester Credit
For men and women. Instruction and practice of volleyball skills including safety procedures, competitive experience, and appreciation of volleyball as lifetime activity.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1300 Aqua Fitness
01 Semester Credit
Non-swimming water fitness class.  Includes various types of water workouts in both the shallow and deep ends, cardio and toning components.  Swimming skills not required.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  None.

PE-1310 Shallow Water Exercise
01 Semester Credit
Shallow water exercises to improve aerobic fitness, muscle tone and flexibility.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1320 Deep Water Exercise
01 Semester Credit
Cardiovascular exercises, muscle toning, strengthening, and flexibility in deep water.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: comfort in deep water.

PE-1330 Swimming I
01 Semester Credit
Fundamental swimming skills for non-swimmers and shallow water swimmers including water adjustment, floating, breathing techniques, strokes, and water safety skills.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1340 Swimming II
01 Semester Credit
Designed for individuals able to swim at least one length of pool using any stroke on front or back. Instruction in swimming strokes: front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, side stroke and breast stroke; and endurance swimming, breathing techniques and deep water safety skills.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PE-1330 Swimming I, or departmental approval: equivalent skill.  

PE-1350 Swim Conditioning
01 Semester Credit
Designed for students completing Swimming II, or who have equivalent skill and are able to swim length of pool continuously.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours. Prerequisite(s): PE-1340 Swimming II, or departmental approval: comparable skill.

PE-1370 Cardio Kickboxing
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and practice in a kickboxing/martial arts fitness based program. Emphasis on proper technique, safe kicks, punches, and combinations. Kickboxing movements performed to improve aerobic endurance, flexibility, balance, muscle strength and tone. Instruction and practice with kickboxing bags and gloves included.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1380 Aqua Kickboxing
01 Semester Credit
Traditional kickbozing moves, adapted for the water, conducted in both the shallow and deep ends.  Swimming skil is NOT required.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  None.

PE-1390 Horsemanship
01 Semester Credit
Instruction and practice for skill in the basics of horseback riding at the walk, trot, canter and trail riding. Basic knowledge of riding equipment, the tack (western), parts and health management of the horse.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  None.


PE-1400 Whitewater Rafting
02 Semester Credits
Introduction to outdoor activities including instruction and participation in specific areas such as whitewater rafting, canoeing, or sailing. Includes lecture sessions in preparation for outdoor experience. Activity may include weekend and/or overnight participation. Additional laboratory fees vary according to activity. Check course schedule for specific information.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval.

PE-1410 Backpacking
02 Semester Credits
Introduction to outdoor activities, including instruction and participation in specific areas such as backpacking, hiking and orienteering. Includes lecture sessions in preparation for the outdoor experience. Weekend and/or overnight participation required.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: physical fitness test.  

PE-1421 Camping
02 Semester Credits
Fundamental class in camping designed to develop basic knowledge and skills pertinent to safe and enjoyable camping. Activity may include weekend and/or overnight participation. Additional laboratory fees vary according to activity. Check current Credit Schedule for specific information.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1430 Physical Relaxation Techniques
01 Semester Credit
Introduces the student to basic physical techniques of relaxation including breathing, Jon Kabut-Zinn`s body scan method, active and passive meditation. Includes awareness of body tension and stressors.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1440 Yoga
01 Semester Credit
Emphasis on various beginner and intermediate Hatha yoga practices, as a holistic experience, to benefit and bring balance between body, mind, and spirit. Pranayama (breath control), asanas (postures), vinyasa (flow of asanas), dhyana (meditation), and mantras (chanting) in various yoga practices. Introduction to basic philosophies of Hatha yoga included.
Lecture 00 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.  

PE-1450 Intermediate Yoga
01 Semester Credit
Emphasis on various Hatha yoga practices at the intermediate and advanced levels.  The class will consist of intermediate and advanced pranayama (breath control), asanas (postures), vinyasa (flow of postures), mantra (chanting), and dhyana (meditation) to benefit and bring balance to the body, mind, and spirit.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  None.

PE-1460 Pilates
01 Semester Credit
Emphasis on proper breathing, core strength, kinesthetic awareness, mind over muscle, strengthening of opposing muscle groups and disease prevention as it relates to stress.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1470 Core Strength
01 Semester Credit
Focuses on strengthening the core muscles of the trunk of the body and improving balance.  Consists of a warm up, conditioning segment using body weight, stability balls, and other core conditioning equipment, and concludes with a stretching segment.

PE-1480 Yoga and Pilates
Provides instruction, information, and exploration about the mind-body systems of yoga and pilates, with emphasis on physical exercise, relaxation, mindfulness, and self-awareness.
Lecture 00 hours. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1500 Lifestyle Strategies for Health Promotion
02 Semester Credits
Health risk appraisals and their application to lifestyle behavior promotion. Instruction in strategies to promote healthy lifestyle behavior including stress management, smoking cessation and weight management.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): None.

PE-1510 Beginner Middle Eastern Belly Dance
Emphasizes beginner and advanced beginner Middle Eastern belly dance movements and patterns.  Provides an overall body workout to improve and enhance cardiovascular fitness, muscle tone, coordination, balance and self-esteem.  No prior experience is required.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  None.

PE-1520 Intermediate Middle Eastern Belly Dance
This course will focus on Middle Eastern belly dance movements, patterns, and combinations at the intermediate and advanced levels.   Emphasis will be on movements that enhance coordination, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, cardiorespiratory fitness, and self-confidence.   Prior experience in Middle Eastern belly dance is required.
Lecture 00 hours.  Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s):  PE-1510 Beginner Middle Eastern Belly Dance or departmental approval.

PE-1530 Zumba
Zumba is an aerobic exercise program with choreographed movement routines, featuring fast and slow Latin rhythms.  Emphasizes cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and toning, and proper, effective and safe Zumba techniques at the beginner/advanced beginner level.
Lecture 00 hours.   Laboratory 02 hours. 
Prerequisite(s):  None.

PE-2000 Lifeguard Training
02 Semester Credits
Minimum skills training to qualify individuals as nonsurf lifeguard with certification from the American Red Cross in Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Additional fees required.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: swimming test defined by Red Cross.

PE-2010 Lifeguard Instructor
02 Semester Credits
Focuses on teaching skills contained in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Community Water Safety courses with American Red Cross certification as a Lifeguard and CPR for Professional Rescuer Instructor. Additional fees required.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: 17 years of age by end of class; demonstrate knowledge of lifeguarding and CPR skills.

PE-2020 Water Safety Instructor
02 Semester Credits
Instruction in teaching all skills and courses in the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program, Parent and Child Aquatics, Water Safety Courses, and Longfellow`s Whale Tales. Includes American Red Cross certification. Additional fees are required.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): Must be 16 years of age by end of course. Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills consistent with Stroke Performance charts, level 4: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and side storke-25 yards each and butterfly 15 yards.

PE-2070 Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions and Special Populations
02 Semester Credits
Special focus and advanced study of individual exercise prescription for common medical conditions/special populations. Emphasis on exercise testing, training and monitoring of those exercise clients, identification of medical conditions, client safety, and special adaptations for the exercise programming.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): BIO-2330 Anatomy and Physiology I, and PE-1500 Lifestyle Strategies for Health Promotion; or departmental approval.

PE-2080 Correlations in Physical Fitness Technology
02 Semester Credits
Formal sessions and comprehensive review covering professional issues and strategies in personal training technology. Special focus on reviewing content of national certification exams, including the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise Leader and the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Personal Trainer.
Lecture 02 hours. Laboratory 00 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PE-2070 Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions and Special Populations, or departmental approval.

PE-2100 Personal Training
02 Semester Credits
Preparation to pass typical national examination for certification as a personal trainer. Covers anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, strength and fitness theory, performance and weight management, exercise programming, and developing a client base.
Lecture 01 hour. Laboratory 02 hours.
Prerequisite(s): PE-1000 Personal Fitness, or departmental approval: based on comparable experience. (First Aid and CPR certifications are required by most personal training accrediting bodies.)

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