Chair: Professor Ketterman-Benner
Professors: Walker; Associate Professor: Spirk; Adjunct Faculty: Bauder, Engelhardt, Miles, Pukszyn, Ward
The program in physical education is designed to provide contemporary information about the beneficial effects of a positive, healthy lifestyle, as well as how to implement and live such a lifestyle. This information, used in conjunction with physical activity courses, meets the recreational and fitness needs of students. Generally speaking, students do not receive credit towards graduation for physical education courses (exception: Physical education 107.2). However, students are encouraged to enroll in physical education courses to meet their personal health, wellness, and fitness needs.
Courses in Physical Education
107.2. Concepts of Fitness and Wellness. Provides cognitive and behavioral skills needed for a healthy lifestyle, based on personal needs, to promote lifetime health, fitness, and wellness.
109. Jogging and Fitness Walking. Graduated roadwork to achieve health-related fitness. Closed to students who have received a physical education credit for Physical Education 252 or 254.
113. Golf. Use of basic clubs, rules, and etiquette. Closed to students who have received a physical education credit for Physical Education 286.
117. Ice-Skating. For beginners to advanced skaters. Emphasis on safely learning the lifelong activity of ice-skating. Fee.
121. Judo: Men. Sport judo with opportunity to earn ranking. Tae kwon do classes also will receive credit. Fee.
122. Ballet. Students will learn fundamentals of ballet and gain greater physical flexibility and coordination. Fee.
123. Modern Dance. Exploring the language of modern and jazz dance. Tap classes also will receive credit.
124. Jazzercise. Total body conditioning that uses dance routines set to music. Fee.
125. Riding. English saddle. Fee. Scheduled by arrangement with department chair.
127. Self-Defense: Women. Basic judo and karate. Fee.
129. Skiing. Fundamentals taught by American Teaching Method. Fee. Spring.
131. Tennis. Ground strokes, serve, volley, overhead, singles/doubles strategy. Closed to students who have received a physical education credit for Physical Education 278 or 282.
133. Volleyball. Basic skills of passing, service, and set. Closed to students who have received a physical education credit for Physical Education 266.
139. Racquetball. Singles and doubles instruction at off-campus courts. Fee.
142. Yoga. Basic hatha yoga breathing exercises, relaxation, posture; gentle, meditative approach. Yogalates classes also will receive credit. Fee.
147. Strength Training. Using free weights and machines to achieve muscular strength and endurance.
152. Aerobic Conditioning. Low- and high-impact aerobics, strength training, and step aerobics. Fee.
209. Intermediate Jogging. Continued increase in mileage with emphasis on endurance. Closed to students who have received a physical education credit for Physical Education 252 or 254.
213. Intermediate Golf. In this continuing course, more advanced golfers can fine-tune skills on an outdoor course. Closed to students who have received a physical education credit for Physical Education 286. Fee.
221. Intermediate Judo: Men. Open to yellow belts or better. Intermediate tae kwon do classes also will receive credit. Fee.
222. Intermediate Ballet. In this continuing course, students will review basic ballet steps and develop more challenging combinations at the barre and in the center. Fee.
223. Intermediate Dance. Emphasis on improvisation, composition, and performance.
225. Intermediate Riding. Fee. Spring. By arrangement with department chair.
229. Intermediate Skiing. American Teaching Method. Fee. Spring.
231. Intermediate Tennis. Stroke refinement and advanced singles/doubles strategy and play. USA Team Tennis also will receive this credit. Closed to students who have received a physical education credit for Physical Education 278 or 282.
236. Health and Safety. For prospective teachers. Aspects of health and safety in the classroom. Topics: safety, child abuse, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, suicide prevention. For junior and senior education students.
237. Movement Education. Teaching creative movement at the elementary level and integrating this movement into academic subjects. For junior and senior elementary and music education students.
241. First Aid and CPR. National Safety Council training in first-aid procedures.
242. Intermediate Yoga. More advanced meditative breathing exercises and posture. Fee.
247. Intermediate Strength Training. Continued conditioning program of progressive resistance exercises.
248. Intermediate Sports Conditioning. Intense conditioning for those with high level of fitness. Fee.
249. Intermediate Aerobics. More difficult aerobic conditioning with step aerobics and weight training added. Fee.
Sports listed below receive credit. Students may receive credit for one varsity sport in fulfillment of physical education requirement.
250. Varsity Football: Men. Fall.
252. Varsity Cross-Country: Men. Fall.
254. Varsity Cross-Country: Women. Fall.
256. Varsity Baseball: Men. Spring.
258. Varsity Soccer: Men. Fall.
260. Varsity Soccer: Women. Fall.
262. Varsity Field Hockey: Women. Fall.
264. Varsity Basketball: Men. Spring.
266. Varsity Volleyball: Women. Fall.
268. Varsity Cheerleading: Co-ed.
270. Varsity Basketball: Women. Spring.
278. Varsity Tennis: Men. Spring.
280. Varsity Track and Field: Men. Spring.
282. Varsity Tennis: Women. Fall.
284. Varsity Softball: Women. Spring.
286. Varsity Golf. Spring.
288. Varsity Track and Field: Women. Spring.
190-199, 290-299, 390-399. Special Topics.
381-384. Independent Study.