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Physical Education Courses

PED 101 PHYSICAL FITNESS / 1 credit

An introduction to the concepts of physical fitness and the means of embodying them in a lifelong setting.

PED 102 BASIC SWIMMING (non-swimmers only) / 1 credit

Basic techniques and skills of swimming and diving.

PED 103 VOLLEYBALL AND TABLE TENNIS / 1 credit

Instruction, rules, strategy, and practice in the fundamentals of volleyball and table tennis

PED 104 BEGINNING TABLE TENNIS / l credit

Instruction, rules, strategy, and practice in the fundamentals of table tennis.

PED 108 ARCHERY AND BOWLING / 1 credit

Fundamental skills, strategy, rules, scoring, and practice in archery and bowling.

PED 109 BEGINNING TENNIS / 1 credit

Instruction, rules, and practice in the fundamentals of tennis.

PED 110 TENNIS AND BADMINTON / 1 credit

Fundamental strokes, strategy, rules, scoring, and practice in tennis and badminton.

PED 111 AEROBIC DANCE / 1 credit

An introduction to movement routines for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory endurance.

PED 112 BEGINNING SWIMMING / 1 credit

Basic techniques and instructions of swimming.

PED 113 BODY SHAPING / 1 credit

Continuation of the fundamentals of physical fitness, including aerobic conditioning and weight training.

PED 114 YOGA / 1 credit

An introduction to the fundamental theories and practices of hatha yoga with emphasis on yoga asanas (physical postures). Asanas help improve an individual’s overall postural alignment and allow the body and all its systems to function more efficiently and become more resilient. The practice of yoga offers lifelong tools to increase self-awareness, strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance within the body all while reducing stress and increasing kinesthetic intelligence.

PED 115 BEGINNING SCOTTISH HIGHLAND DANCE / 1 credit 

An introduction to traditional Scottish dances such as the sword dance and Highland Fling.

PED 116 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING / 1 credit

Instruction and practice in all basic swimming strokes and water safety.

PED 117 VARSITY CHEERLEADING / 1 credit per year

Designed for prospective and active cheerleaders and prospective cheerleader sponsors. One-half credit each semester.

PED 119 BASIC GOLF / 1 credit

Basic instruction in all phases of play, emphasizing rules and etiquette to promote golf as a lifetime sport.

PED 120 TAI CHI CHIH / 1 credit

An introduction to both the theory and practice of tai chi chih. Tai chi chih is a non-competitive, non-martial arts form of movement that promotes physical strength and balance, and at the same time enhances focus, concentration, and emotional wellness. It is also an excellent program for relieving stress. It is appropriate for all ages and abilities and can be easily adapted for those with physical disabilities or limitations. 

PED 121 Paddling / 1 credit

This course teaches the different modes of paddling including canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.  It will focus on appropriate gear, trip planning, risk management, and logistics. Students will achieve basic competence in paddling skills. Preference will be given to students who have declared a concentration in Outdoor Leadership. Same as OLP 122.

PED 122 FUNDAMENTALS OF DANCE / 1 credit

Students learn form, position, muscle control, flexibility, and the basic movements to bring them to a level that will enable them to enjoy and develop a love for the art of dance. (Same as THE 122).

PED 124 THE BIGGEST WINNER / 0 credits

This course will prepare the student, with a BMI greater that 25, to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight for life. The class explores sound nutrition, weight management principles, and the identification and use of appropriate weight management tools. Weekly weigh-ins will be required. The class may be repeated, as needed, to reach optimal BMI.

PED 126 BACKPACKING / 1 credit

An introduction to the basics of backpacking that focuses on appropriate gear, trip planning and logistics, course materials, and competence in basic backpacking skills.

PED 130 - 430 VARSITY SPORTS 

PED 130A, 130B, 230A, 230B, 330A, 330B, 430A, and 430B: Participation in a varsity sport for a full season. “A” courses are 0-credit courses. “B” courses are 1-credit courses. Graded on a pass/fail basis.

PED 201 HEALTH AND WELLNESS / 3 credits

Provides the necessary information, opportunities, and strategies needed to obtain lifetime wellness.

PED 203 THEORY OF COACHING / 3 credits

Study of contest management, schedule planning, and effective coaching of individual and team sports.

PED 207 FIRST AID AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES / 3 credits 

Presents instruction and orientation in prevention and care of common athletic injuries.

PED 215 Advanced Scottish Highland Dance / 1 credit

A continuation of principles taught in PED 122, giving the student an in-depth view of a variety of dance forms such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and musical theatre while fine tuning the body, building cardiovascular health, and giving each participant a sense of well being. Prerequisite: PED 115

PED 282 TOPICS IN DANCE / 1 credit

A continuation of principles taught in PED 122, giving the student an in-depth view of a variety of dance forms such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and musical theatre while fine tuning the body, building cardiovascular health, and giving each participant a sense of well being. Prerequisite: THE 122 or PED 122 or permission of instructor. (Same as THE 282).

PED 301 HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES / 3 credits

History, philosophy, aims, current problems, and fundamental principles of physical education.

PED 302 KINESIOLOGY / 3 credits

Study of the muscular-skeletal system of the human body and the mechanics of human motion and its application to physical activities.

PED 303 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION / 3 credits 

Problems relative to the organization and administration of a physical education program in public schools.

PED 307 METHODS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS / 3 credits

Methods, materials, and activities for a program of physical education in secondary schools.

PED 309 MOTOR LEARNING / 3 credits

Provides knowledge of various factors that may affect learning and performance of human movement activities.

PED 310 SELF-DESIGNED WELLNESS PROGRAM / 0 credit

An individualized wellness approach to fitness. This will satisfy the physical education Core requirement for juniors.

PED 320 INTRAMURAL PROGRAM / 0 credit

Participation in selected activities in the intramural program. This will satisfy the physical education Core requirement for juniors.

PED 341 VARSITY CHEERLEADING / 0 credit

Participation in a cheerleading activities for a full season. This will satisfy the physical education Core requirement for juniors.

PED 410 SELF-DESIGNED WELLNESS PROGRAM / 0 credit

An individualized wellness approach to fitness. This will satisfy the physical education Core requirement for seniors.

PED 420 INTRAMURAL PROGRAM / 0 credit

Participation in selected activities in the intramural program. This will satisfy the physical education Core requirement for seniors.

PED 440 VARSITY CHEERLEADING / 0 credit

Participation in a cheerleading activities for a full season. This will satisfy the physical education Core requirement for seniors.