Kinesiology and Physical Education Activity Courses

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[1] Activity Courses (KPED)

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers activity courses that meet three hours per week for half of the semester and carry one semester hour of credit. The courses are organized into five categories: dance, lifetime fitness, aquatics, outdoor leisure pursuits, and sports and games. Letter grades are based on physical, cognitive, and psychosocial behaviors demonstrated by students. Activity courses are designed to (1) offer regulated and supervised activities to improve and maintain physical fitness and sports skills, (2) teach activities that may serve as lifetime sports and recreation during leisure time, and (3) develop a positive attitude toward the need for and benefits of a physically active life.

[1.1] Dance

1100 MEN'S BEGINNING BALLROOM DANCE An elective kinesiology and physical education course. Students are introduced to the basic skills and techniques of the fox trot, waltz, cha cha, swing, and tango. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1101 WOMEN'S BEGINNING BALLROOM DANCE An elective kinesiology and physical education course. Students are introduced to the basic skills and techniques of the fox trot, waltz, cha cha, swing, and tango. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1102 SQUARE DANCE An elective kinesiology and physical education course. Students are introduced to the basic skills and techniques of square dance. Activity and lecture. On demand.

[1.2] Lifetime Fitness

1104 AEROBIC DANCE An elective kinesiology and physical education course. Students will be introduced to the basic physiological principles associated with aerobic step training and interval training. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1105 ADVANCED AEROBIC DANCE An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course provides students an opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the benefits of aerobic dance in improving fitness. Students must perform an advanced level of dance and exercise skills. Prerequisite: KPED 1104 or consent of instructor. On demand.

1113 SWIMMING FOR FITNESS An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course is designed for students who want to improve fitness through an individualized swimming program. Primary methods of instruction include activity and lecture. On demand.

1125 CONDITIONING ACTIVITIES An elective kinesiology and physical education activity course as well as a required course for the athletic training education program. This course focuses on the development of student-designed exercise programs to improve fitness through the use of various exercise modes (e.g., select cardiovascular equipment, walking and jogging, and swimming). Activity and lecture. A grade of C or better is required in the athletic training education program. Fall, spring, summer.

1135 BEGINNING WEIGHT TRAINING An elective kinesiology and physical education course as well as a required course for the athletic training education program. This course focuses on how to use weight-training apparatus. The basic lifts of weight-training and the knowledge necessary to develop personal weight training programs is covered. Activity and lecture. A grade of C or better is required in the athletic training education program. Fall, spring, summer.

1145 BEGINNING WALKING/JOGGING An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course teaches students how to properly use walking/jogging as a means of developing and maintaining cardiovascular fitness throughout life. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1291 PRINCIPLES OF LIFETIME FITNESS An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course stresses physical activities as a means of developing and maintaining physical fitness throughout life and introduces students to a variety of lifetime physical activities while encouraging the development of physical fitness as part of the class. Activity and lecture. On demand.

[1.3] Aquatics

1110 BEGINNING SWIMMING An elective kinesiology and physical education course. Basic water adjustment skills, swimming strokes, and safety skills according to the American Red Cross beginner- and advanced beginner-level program. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1111 ADVANCED SWIMMING I: LIFEGUARDING An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course is the study and practice of lifesaving techniques, knowledge, and skills preparing students for lifeguarding certification by the American Red Cross. Prerequisite: Students must possess swimmer-level skills (i.e., swim 500 yards using required strokes, tread water without use of arms for two minutes, and retrieve 10 pound object from 7 feet of water). Activity and lecture. On demand.

1112 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to swimming strokes and safety skills according to the American Red Cross intermediate-level program. Activity and lecture. On demand.

3100 ADVANCED SWIMMING II: WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course provides experiences in perfecting and teaching water skills to meet requirements for American Red Cross instructor certification. Prerequisite: Students must posses swimmer-level skills. Activity and lecture. On demand.

[1.4] Outdoor Leisure Pursuits

1126 BEGINNING ARCHERY An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to the basic skills and techniques of target shooting. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1129 ORIENTEERING An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to outdoor skills that increase awareness of the physical environment and physical fitness. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1130 BASIC CANOEING An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to the basic skills and knowledge of canoeing including safety procedures and recreational aspects. Activity and lecture. On demand. (Note: An additional fee will be charged to cover equipment rental and maintenance.)

1180 MARKSMANSHIP AND HUNTER SAFETY An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to marksmanship techniques and safety procedures used in the proper handling of guns. Activity and lecture. On demand.

[1.5] Sports and Games

1121 BEGINNING TENNIS An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to the basic strokes, history, rules, and strategy of the game. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1122 BEGINNING GOLF An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to the basic strokes, rules, history, and strategy of the game. Activity and lecture. On demand. (Note: Bowling and golf classes are held at commercial establishments; a participation fee based on current prices will be charged.)

1123 BOWLING An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to basic skills and techniques, rules, and scoring of the game. Activity and lecture. On demand. (Bowling and golf classes are held at commercial establishments; a participation fee based on current prices will be charged.)

1124 BEGINNING VOLLEYBALL An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course provides students the opportunity to learn the basic skills and terminology of volleyball. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1127 BEGINNING BADMINTON An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to the basic skills, techniques, and strategies of the game. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1128 BEGINNING GYMNASTICS: WOMEN An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to the basic skills and techniques of tumbling, balance beam, vaulting, and uneven bars. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1173 BEGINNING GYMNASTICS: MEN An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to the basic skills and techniques of tumbling, rings, vaulting, and parallel bars. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1181 RACQUETBALL An elective kinesiology and physical education course. This course introduces students to the basic skills, rules, and strategies of the game. Activity and lecture. On demand.

1191, 1192, 1193, 1194 ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES An elective kinesiology and physical education course designed for students with special needs. This course provides an individualized exercise prescription designed to enhance students' physical capabilities. May be repeated up to four times. Activity and lecture. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and written clearance by physician's authorization.