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PED 100 PERSONAL PHYSICAL FITNESS 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The module is required of all freshman students in programs requiring physical education. The student will analyze modern concepts of fitness; obtain an evaluation of his or her own level of fitness and health and participate in a variety of exercise programs designed to improve the muscular and cardiovascular systems. Students will be counseled to answer their fitness-health needs.
PED 101 ADVANCED ATHLETICS - MENS BASKETBALL 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will receive credit after he has met pre-established criteria in the activity of intercollegiate basketball.
PED 104 ADVANCED ATHLETICS - WOMENS CHEERLEADING 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will perform the basic jumps and tumbling skills in cheerleading and be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic welcome, sideline, and floor cheers. Learning methods include films, demonstrations, and lab sessions.
PED 105 BEGINNER’S VOLLEYBALL 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
This is a beginner level course covering the rules and skills of the sport of volleyball. It will be taught using the Sport Education model of Physical Education, encompassing inclusion, socialization, and festivity. The history and rules of volleyball will be taught, along with the beginner level volleyball skills. The focus will be on gaining the form necessary to play appropriately in a social setting., however, competition will be integrated as the course takes on a “season” type of structure, in line with the philosophy of Sport Educationl.
PED 106 ADVANCED ATHLETICS - WOMENS BASKETBALL 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will receive credit after she has met pre-established criteria in the activity of intercollegiate womens basketball.
PED 107 ADVANCED ATHLETICS - MENS SOCCER 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will receive credit after he has met pre-established criteria in the activity of intercollegiate soccer.
PED 115 BEGINNING KARATE 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
At the conclusion of this module, the student will be able to perform the fundamental skills related to karate. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 117 JUDO 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will perform the skills in the attainment of a Yellow Belt. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 119 SELF-DEFENSE FOR MEN AND WOMEN 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will defend himself or herself against attacks from the side and back, and will identify the various safety programs for the home and streets. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 121 NON-SWIMMER 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will observe rules of water safety and perform the fundamental strokes and survival skills in deep water. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 122 BEGINNING SWIMMING 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will observe the rules of water safety and perform the basic swimming strokes associated with the American Red Cross Program for beginning swimmers. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 123 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: PED 122
The student will perform advanced swimming strokes and diving skills and develop stamina in the water. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 124 SENIOR LIFE SAVING 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will observe advanced rules of water safety and perform advanced swimming strokes and life-saving techniques as required by the American Red Cross Senior Life Saving. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 130 BOWLING 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will state the basic rules, methods of scoring, and etiquette of bowling and demonstrate the fundamental bowling skills. Learning methods include discussions, videotapes, demonstrations, and lab sessions. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 131 BEGINNING FENCING 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will perform competitively with the foil, executing various attacks and parries. The course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 132 OUTDOOR WINTER SPORTS 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will perform the basic skills related to the outdoor winter sports of ice skating, downhill and cross country skiing. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the safety measures and use of equipment in each sport.
PED 133 HANDBALL, PADDLEBALL 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will develop and demonstrate the skills of handball and paddleball and develop a higher level of physical fitness through participation. This course will meet two hours per week for one semester.
PED 134 INTRODUCTION TO JOGGING AND RUNNING 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will learn the basic concepts (the hows and whys) of jogging and running. The student will participate in a vigorous jogging exercise session during each class. The student, in conjunction with the instructor, will design his or her own jogging exercise plan and will implement that plan during class.
PED 135 SLIMNASTICS AND FIGURE CONTROL 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will learn the basic concepts of body development and weight control by means of calisthenics and isometric exercises. A figure and nutrition analysis will be taken of each student. Learning methods include lecture-discussions, films, demonstrations, and lab sessions. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 136 BEGINNING TENNIS 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will perform basic tennis ground strokes, analyze court strategy, define court rules and observe the etiquette of both single and double tennis matches.
PED 137 INTERMEDIATE TENNIS 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will improve and strengthen basic ground strokes, develop advanced strokes, and implement court strategy in both single and double tennis matches.
PED 138 WEIGHT TRAINING AND BODY DEVELOPMENT 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will learn the basic terms and concepts and perform the proper basic skills associated with weight training and body building; analyze modern concepts of weight training, muscular development, and physical fitness; and participate in an individual weight-training program. The student will learn the basic terms and concepts and perform basic skills associated with weight training and body building. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 139 BEGINNING YOGA 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will perform the fundamental exercises and breathing techniques of Yoga as a basis for physical and mental self-improvement. Learning methods include lecture-discussions, demonstrations, and lab sessions. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 144 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of the coordinator
The student will be given an opportunity, in consultation with the coordinator of the Unit, to formulate an active, individualized, independent program of learning within physical education.
PED 145 BLACK AND PUERTO RICAN DANCE 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will perform the basic movements of Black and Puerto Rican dance. The student will have the opportunity to explore creative movement. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester. Offered in English and Spanish.
PED 146 FITNESS THROUGH DANCE 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will improve his or her physical fitness through specific dance steps and exercises performed to music. Teaching methods include lecture-discussions and demonstration. This course will meet for two hours per week for one semester.
PED 150 THEORY AND PRACTICE OF BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: For physical education concentration students only, or by special permission of instructor.
The student will analyze and appraise player ability. S/he will identify and define organizational and administrative elements of both sports. In addition, the student will formulate coaching philosophies based on modern concepts of sports and human relationships.
PED 157 INTRODUCTION TO MOVEMENT 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: For physical education concentration students only, or by special permission of instructor.
The student will perform movement patterns as found in dance, sports, and daily activities. The student will recognize, identify, and define basic concepts of movement.
PED 175 GAMES OF LOW ORGANIZATION 1 credit, 2 hours
Prerequisite: For physical education concentration students only, or by special permission of instructor.
The student will state, recognize, and perform the elements involved in teaching games of low organization. Emphasis will be placed on motor exploration, class orientation, and fundamental game skills. Physical education concentration students will be expected to do fieldwork.
PED 177 FIRST AID AND SAFETY 2 credits, 2 hours
Prerequisite: ESL 35
The student will analyze and perform immediate and temporary care for an accident victim. The student will also demonstrate knowledge of accident prevention principles and practices of safety education in the home, in school, on the job, and in the community with special attention given to sport-derived injuries. (This course does not fulfill the two-credit PED requirement for students in any degree program.)
PED 180 PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATIONPROGRAMS FOR THE AGING 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: none
The student will discuss the organization, administration, and conduct of physical education and recreational programs for the aging. The course will emphasize the topics of leisure, physical fitness, transportation, barrier-free facilities and other ancillary features that pertain to the older population. Students will review the various types of recreational services and be able to demonstrate activity programs. This course is only open to gerontology majors. Other students may take this course for elective credit on a space-available basis.