Physical Education

Professors: Sharon Beverly (Chair), Roman Czulaab, Andrew Jennings; Associate Professors: Judy Finerghty, Lisl Prater-Lee; Assistant Professors: Michael Alton, Jane Parker, Jonathan Penn; Lecturers: Tony Brown (Sports Information Assistant Director), Steve Buonfiglio (Intramural Director), Mike Dutton (Assistant Athletic Director), Sarah Dwyer-Shiek, Bruce Gillman, Jon Martin, James McCowan, Joseph Proud.

ab Absent on leave for the year.

* Part time.

Athletic Teams and Head Coaches

Baseball (Interim)
Jon Martin
Men’s Basketball
Mike Dutton
Women’s Basketball
Steve Buonfiglio
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
James McCowan
Men’s and Women’s Fencing
Bruce Gillman
Field Hockey
Judy Finerghty
Women’s Golf
Andy Jennings
Women’s Lacrosse
Judy Finerghty
Men’s Lacrosse
Joseph Proud
Men’s and Women’s Rowing
Michael Alton
Men’s and Women’s Rugby
Tony Brown
Men’s Soccer
Andy Jennings
Women’s Soccer
Tony Mohammed
Men’s and Women’s Squash
Jane Parker
Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving
Lisl Prater-Lee
Women’s Tennis
Kathy Campbell
Men’s Tennis
Roman Czula
Men’s and Women’s Volleyball
Jonathan Penn

Courses are offered in physical education for 1⁄2 unit of academic credit with the exception of Physical Education 110 and 210, Dance 181, 182, 264, 265, 266, 267, 280, and Physical Education 390, which receive 1 unit.

The maximum amount of credit, exclusive of Physical Education 110, Physical Education 210 and Physical Education 390, that may be counted toward the degree is 2 units. Most of these courses are offered for ungraded credit for a 13-week term. Exceptions are Physical Education 110 and Physical Education 210 and the following dance courses which are graded: Dance 177, 178, 264, 265, 266, 267, 278, 364, 365, 366, 367, 394, 395, 396, 397. Course content will include: analysis and practice of techniques for the development of skill; understanding and application of mechanical and aesthetic principles; anatomy and physiology where appropriate. Outside reading and practical work may be required. The department reserves the right to drop a student whose skill level is not appropriate to the class.

A standard of achievement set by the instructor must be met, as well as demonstrated improvement in skill and knowledge of the activity. Regular class participation is essential, as well as completion of all required reading and outside assignments. Advancement to a higher level of the same activity is not automatic: the instructor’s recommendation is necessary. Evaluation may take the form of skill testing, written work, and/or examinations.

Physical Education

110 Introduction to Athletic Injury Care (1)

This lecture and laboratory course exposes students to the techniques necessary both to prevent and also to recognize, treat, and rehabilitate common sports injuries. Anatomy and function of joints, spine, groin, and head and face injuries are studied. Laboratory and hands-on involvement in the field are required.

Ms. Finerghty.

111a and b. Weight Training (1⁄2)

This course is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of strength training and how to develop a lifting program. Students actively participate in the fitness room performing a weight training program based on their individual weight training goals. Mr. Alton.

115a or b. Triathlon Training (1⁄2)

An introduction to the disciplines of swimming, cycling and running in a comprehensive training program which prepares class members to compete in triathlons. Primary topics include strategies for training and designing training programs. Students must have experience in each discipline. Ms. Prater-Lee.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

120a or b. Hiking and Backpacking (1⁄2)

This course is designed to expose the novice hiker/backpacker to the equipment

and techniques that are needed for the trail. It culminates in an extended trail experience.

125a and b. Beginning Golf I (1⁄2)

The course is intended to introduce the students to a basic playing knowledge of the game. It begins the development of the swing and adapts it to selected clubs. Emphasis is on swing practice and range hitting with limited opportunity for playing the course.

126a and b. Beginning Golf II (1⁄2)

Continues the development of the basic stroke with selected clubs. More opportunity for playing the course emphasis continues to be on swing development and club control.

130a or b. Beginning Badminton (1⁄2)

Introduction to the basic overhead and underhand strokes and their use in game situations. Singles and doubles strategy and rules of the game. Designed for the student with no previous instruction in badminton.

132a and b. Introduction to Racket Sports (1⁄2)

This course introduces students to the basic strokes, tactics and rules of tennis, badminton, table tennis, and squash. Designed for students with very little or no prior experience in these sports.

135a. Flag Football (1⁄2)

The course is intended to introduce students to the basic concepts, rules, skill, and offensive and defensive strategies of flag football. Skills and strategies are developed and utilized in scrimmage situations. Ms. Finerghty.

[140a. Beginning Basketball] (1⁄2)

This course develops individual skills (ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, and defense) as well as offensive and defensive strategies. Ms. Finerghty.

Not offered in 2005/06.

142. Fencing Fundamentals

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the three basic weapons (foil, epee, sabre). Body stance and positions, footwork, bladework, basic fencing strategy and tactics, history of the sport and progression from controlled bouting to open fencing is taught. Equipment is provided. Mr. Gillman.

145a. Volleyball Fundamentals (1⁄2)

This course develops individual skills (passing, setting, spiking, and blocking) as well as offensive and defensive strategies. Mr. Penn.

150a and b. Beginning Swimming I (1⁄2)

The course is intended to develop a physical and mental adjustment to the water in students who have a fear of the water or little or no formal instruction. The course includes the practice of elementary skills applying principles of buoyancy, propulsion, and safety.

151a and b. Beginning Swimming II (1⁄2)

The course is designed for students who have the ability to float on front and back and who are comfortable in the water but have limited technical knowledge of strokes.

190a and b. Fundamentals of Conditioning (1⁄2)

A course designed to give the student an understanding of fitness, its development and maintenance. Included are units on cardiovascular efficiency, muscle strength, endurance, flexibility, weight control, weight training, and relaxation techniques. Mr. Alton.

191a and b. Beginning Squash I (1⁄2)

An introduction to the basic shots of the game and their use. Introduces the rules and provides basic game situations. Assumes no previous experience or instruction in squash. Ms. Parker.

192a and b. Beginning Squash II (1⁄2)

Further development of the basic shots and strategies of the game. Ms. Parker.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

193a and b. Beginning Tennis (1⁄2)

Introduction of the three basic strokes: forehand, backhand, and serve; rules of the game. Mr. Penn.

197a or b. Low Intermediate Tennis (1⁄2)

Continued work on basic strokes and tactics. Ms. Campbell.

I. Introductory

II. Intermediate

210 Nutrition and Exercise (1)

To provide students with an understanding of the elements that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and exercise as a means of disease prevention is discussed. Students learn about the benefits of exercise and how to develop an exercise plan. The digestion, absorption and biochemical breakdown of food is analyzed. Students learn how to read food labels, to create a dietary plan based upon metabolic measures, and to evaluate the quality of current research in the field. Ms. Finerghty.

225 Intermediate Golf I (1⁄2)

Expectation is that there is some technique with woods and irons and experience playing on a course. The student is put through a thorough analysis of basic swings and develops consistency and accuracy with all clubs. The student is expected to master history, rules of the game, etiquette, and all aspects of tournament play.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

226 Intermediate Golf II (1⁄2)

A continuing development and refinement of all aspects of the game.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

230b. Intermediate Badminton (1⁄2)

Review and further development of basic strokes and tactics. Instruction in advanced strokes and strategy for singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Designed for the student with previous badminton experience. Ms. Campbell.

[241a or b. Intermediate Basketball] (1⁄2)

Students are expected to master higher level individual skills of ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, and defense, making it possible to learn more complex team offensive and defensive theories and strategies, and to utilize these skills in game situations. Ms. Finerghty.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Not offered in 2005/06.

245b. Intermediate Volleyball (1⁄2)

Students are expected to master higher levels of setting, spiking, serving, blocking, as well as more complex offensive and defensive strategies. Mr. Penn.

250a or b. Intermediate Swimming I (1⁄2)

Development of propulsive skill primarily through the use of basic stroke patterns: front and back crawls, side and breast strokes. Ms. Prater-Lee.

251a or b. Intermediate Swimming II (1⁄2)

Further development of strokes and skin diving techniques. Ms. Prater-Lee.

[255. Psychology of Sport] (1)

(Same as Psychology 285)

Not offered in 2005/06.

270a or b. Intermediate Squash I (1)

More advanced strokes such as three-wall, rear wall and drop shots are emphasized as is the development of game strategies. Ms. Parker.

271a or b. Intermediate Squash II (1)

Review and further development of advanced strokes and strategies. Ms. Parker.

272a and b. Intermediate Tennis I (1⁄2)

This class is for the intermediate player who wants to improve and build upon basic technique. The course is designed to continue work on groundstrokes, volleys and serves, as well as develops more specialty shots and strategies. These include topspin, slice, approach shots, overheads and lobs, spin serves, and service returns and singles and doubles strategy. Ms. Campbell

273a and b. Intermediate Tennis II (1⁄2)

Further development of stroke technique, specialty shots and strategies. Ms. Campbell.

298 Independent Work (1⁄2 or 1)

Permission granted by the chair of the department for the study of a topic in depth.

III. Advanced

378b. Advanced Swimming and Aquatic Conditioning (1⁄2)

This course teaches new, advanced swimming skills and refines previously learned swimming strokes and skills. The course introduces water fitness techniques and training through the activities of water running, water polo and competitive swimming and conditioning. Ms. Prater-Lee.

Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of the Intermediate course, the Red Cross Level V course, or the ability to perform the equivalent swimming skills.

379a or b. Lifeguard Training (1⁄2)

Fulfills the requirements for the Red Cross lifeguard training course. Provides additional instruction in stroke technique. Ms. Prater-Lee.

Prerequisites: proficiency in crawl, sidestroke, and breaststroke; ability to swim 500 yds. continuously. Permission of instructor.

Note: Additional fee is required to complete the Red Cross certification and to receive academic credit.

390b. Water Safety Instructor’s Course (1)

Fulfills the requirements for the Red Cross instructor rating. Includes skill development, stroke analysis, learning progressions, class organization, and practice teaching. Prepares the student to teach basic and emergency water safety, infant and preschool aquatics, all levels of swimming. Ms. Prater-Lee.

Prerequisites: Advanced skill in swimming, Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification or Emergency Water Safety certification. Permission of the instructor.

Note: Additional fee is required to complete the Red Cross certification and to receive academic credit.

393a or b. Advanced Tennis (1⁄2)

Emphasis on advanced strokes, analysis of errors, tactics for singles and doubles.

Prerequisites: good ground strokes, serve, and volley; permission of the ­instructor.