Athletics and Physical Education Department

No more than 2 units of physical activity courses in Physical Education may be counted toward the 34 units required for the degree.

I. Introductory

110. Introduction to Athletic Injury Care (1)

This course exposes students to the techniques necessary both to prevent and also to recognize, treat, and rehabilitate common sports injuries. Anatomy and the function of joints, as well as the spine, groin, head and face injuries, are studied. Hands-on involvement in the course is required. Ms. Finerghty.

Not offered in 2013/14.

111a or 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.

125a or b. Beginning Golf I (1/2)

The course is designed for individuals with limited or no previous golf experience. The objective of this course is to provide the student with the basic skills of golf. Upon completion of the course the students should be familiar with golf equipment and set make up; have a knowledge of the fundamentals of the golf swing, chipping and putting; have a knowledge of the game of golf and how to play, and have a general understanding of the rules and etiquette of golf.

126a or b. Beginning Golf II (1/2)

This course is a continuation of 125 for individuals with limited or no previous golf experience. The objective of this course is to provide the student with the basic skills of golf. Upon completion of the course the students should be familiar with golf equipment and set make up; have a knowledge of the fundamentals of the golf swing, chipping and putting; have a knowledge of the game of golf and how to play and have a general understanding of the rules and etiquette of golf.

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.

Not offered in 2013/14.

135b. 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.

142. 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.

Not offered in 2013/14.

144. 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.

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

Not offered in 2013/14.

145. Volleyball Fundamentals (1/2)

This course develops individual skills (passing, setting, spiking, and blocking) as well as offensive and defensive strategies. This course is for students with little or no vollyball experience.

Not offered in 2013/14.

147. 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.

Not offered in 2013/14.

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.

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 or b. Beginning Tennis (1/2)

Introduction of the basic strokes, rules of the game, and match play.

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

Continued work on basic strokes and tactics.

II. Intermediate

210b. Nutrition and Exercise (1)

Students learn about elements that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and exercise as a means of disease prevention is discussed. Students also learn about the benefits of exercise and how to develop an exercise plan. The digestion, absorption and biochemical breakdown of food is analyzed. Attention is given to the body’s use of macro and micronutrients. Ms. Finerghty.

225. 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.

Not offered in 2013/14.

226b. Intermediate Golf II (1/2)

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

230. 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.

Not offered in 2013/14.

245. 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.

Not offered in 2013/14.

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

Stroke technique and propulsive skill development, primarily focused on freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and some butterfly. Ms. Prater-Lee.

251. Intermediate Swimming II (1/2)

Further development of swim stroke technique and efficiency. Ms. Prater-Lee.

Not offered in 2013/14.

255a. The Psychology of Sport (1)

(Same as Psychology 255) This course assesses the factors that influence behaviors related to participation in sports. The relationships of individual differences, attention, arousal, anxiety, and motivation, team cohesion, leadership, and audience effects on sports performance may be addressed. Mr. Bean.

Prerequisite: Psychology 105 or 106.

270b. Intermediate Squash I (1/2)

This course is for the intermediate player who wants to improve and build upon basic technique and tactics. It is designed to continue racquet skills development, variation of pace, deception, offense, defense and knowledge of the rules. Ms. Parker.

271b. Intermediate Squash II (1/2)

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.

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, or varsity club team member (Rowing and Rugby). A try-out may be necessary. Permission of the appropriate coach is required. May be repeated for credit up to 4 times.

378. Advanced Swimming and Aquatic Conditioning (1/2)

This course teaches stroke technique refinement and in-water conditioning and training skills. Goals are to improve lap swimming efficiency and physical conditioning. Ms. Prater-Lee.

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

Not offered in 2013/14.

379. Lifeguard Training (1/2)

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

Prerequisites: proficiency in crawl, and breaststroke; ability to swim 300- yards continuously using 100 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke, and 100 -yards of either front crawl or breast stroke. Additionally, student must be able to surface dive to 8 ft. depth, retrieve 10lb. diving brick, and return swim 20-yards holding the diving brick with two hands; permission of the instructor.

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

Note: Additional American Red Cross fee required for certification.

Not offered in 2013/14.

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

Fulfills the requirements for the American 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, and all levels of swimming. Ms. Prater-Lee.

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

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

393. Advanced Tennis (1/2)

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

Prerequisites: good ground strokes, serve, and volley.

Not offered in 2013/14.

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