Athletics and Physical Education

Professors: Sharon Beverly (and Director of Athletics and Physical Education,) Kathy Ann Campbell, Roman B. Czula, Andrew M. Jennings; Associate Professors: Judy Finerghty, Jonathan E. Penn, Lisl Prater-Lee; Lecturers: Anthony Brown, Michael Dutton, Bruce Gillman, Ki Kroll, Jonathan D. Martin, Angel Mason, James A. McCowan, Richard Möller, Rodney Mott, Jane Parker, Joseph E. Proud.

I. Introductory

105b. Running for Fitness and Road Racing (1/2)

This course teaches students healthy habits of running and prepares them for basic recreational running and racing. Fundamental training theory, technique, exercise physiology, injury prevention, running shoe fitting, and nutrition are taught. The course culminates in a 3-mile fun-run race, and opportunities for further road racing are provided. No prior running experience is required. Mr. McCowan.

110a. 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.

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. Mr. McCowan.

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. Mr. Jennings.

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. Mr. Jennings.

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. 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. Ms. Parker.

[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.

Not offered in 2008/09.

137b. Fundamentals of Soccer (1/2)

This course is designed to teach the basic skills necessary to play soccer. Students learn fundamental techniques and strategies of the game. The course is largely practical, but it also provides theoretical discussion in exercise physiology and biomechanics allowing students to learn the science of soccer. Mr. Moller.

[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 2008/09.

142a. Fencing Fundamentals (1/2)

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.

144b. Intermediate Fencing (1/2)

This course reviews and builds upon the basics of Epee and Sabre and then moves into the tactics and strategy of all three fencing weapons. Fencing rules and proper referencing are discussed in an effort to provide a greater understanding of competitive fencing at all levels of the sport. Equipment is provided. Mr. Gillman.

Prerequisite: Fencing Fundamentals (142) or permission of the instructor.

145a. Volleyball Fundamentals (1/2)

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

147a. Learning the Creator’s Game: Introduction to Lacrosse (1/2)

This class is designed to teach new and novice players the basic skills necessary to play lacrosse. Students learn fundamental stick skills, individual and team concepts and general rules of play. The sport is taught in the non-contact mode and sticks are provided. The strategies are applied to both men’s and women’s styles of play. Students also learn the historical and cultural elements of lacrosse as a Native American creation to today’s present game. Mr. Proud.

150a or 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 or 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.

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.

193a and b. Beginning Tennis (1/2)

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

197a and b. Low Intermediate Tennis (1/2)

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

II. Intermediate

210b. 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.

225b. 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.

226b. Intermediate Golf II (1/2)

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

[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.

Not offered in 2008/09.

[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.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Not offered in 2008/09.

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.

[255b. Psychology of Sport] (1)

(Same as Psychology 255) Mr. Bean.

Not offered in 2008/09.

270b. 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.

271b. 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. .

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

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

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

378 a or b. 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.

379b. 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.

Not offered in 2008/09.

393b. Advanced Tennis (1/2)

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

Prerequisites: good ground strokes, serve, and volley.