Athletics and Physical Education

I. Introductory

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.

111. a 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.

125. a 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.

126. a 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.

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.

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.

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.

190. a 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.

191. a 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.

192. a and b. Beginning Squash II (1/2)

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

193. a and b. Beginning Tennis (1/2)

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

197. a 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 II (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.

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 techniques. Ms. Prater-Lee.

255b. Psychology of Sport (1)

(Same as Psychology 255b.) Mr. Bean.

270b. Intermediate Squash I (1/2)

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 (1/2)

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

272. a 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.

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

Further development of stroke technique, specialty shots and strategies.

290. Field Work (1/2 or 1)

297. Reading Course (1/2)

298a or b. Independent Work (1/2 or 1)

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

III. Advanced

320a. and b. Varsity Athletics (1/2)

Student must be selected as a varsity team member. A try-out may be necessary. Permission of the appropriate coach is required. May be repeated for credit up to 4 times.

378a 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 300- yards continuously using 100 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke, and 100 -yards of your choice. Additionally, student must be able to surface dive to 8 ft. depth, retrieve 10lb. diving brick, and return swim 25-yards with the brick; permission of the instructor.

300-yard swim and diving brick retrieval are performed on the first day of class.

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

393b. Advanced Tennis (1/2)

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

Prerequisites: good ground strokes, serve, and volley.

399. Senior Independent Work (1/2 or 1)