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PHYED 110: BASKETBALL

1 hr. (TC)

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This course includes an introduction to the history and the rules of the game with an analysis of fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on individual skills and team play.

PHYED 112: SPORTS ACTIVITIES AND FITNESS

1 hr. (TC)

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Participation is in various activities designed to promote physical fitness. Activities include volleyball, badminton, and other conditioning activities and games.

PHYED 114: VOLLEYBALL

1 hr. (TC)

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This course stresses individual volleyball skills in passing, setting up, serving, blocking and spiking. Basic concepts of offensive and defensive team play are introduced.

PHYED 116: INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION

2 hrs. (TC)

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This course is designed to orient students to the field of recreation and recreational activities. It is intended to provide each student opportunities to formulate a philosophy and some basic concepts regarding recreation and recreational services as a profession.

PHYED 118: SOFTBALL

1 hr. (TC)

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This course stresses individual skills in batting, bunting, base running, sliding, fielding, throwing, pitching, infield skills and outfield skills. The individual is introduced to basic concepts of offensive and defensive team play.

PHYED 119: ADVANCED SOFTBALL

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 118

This course is a review of basic skills in batting, throwing, fielding, infield skills and outfield skills. The student is introduced to the more intricate aspects of team offense and defense.

PHYED 120: BOWLING

1 hr. (TC)

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This course gives instruction in footwork and the fundamental movements in delivery. Rules, terminology, scoring and etiquette are also covered.

PHYED 122: ADVANCED BASKETBALL

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 110

This course includes basic fundamental skills, but emphasizes defensive play, rebounding and teamwork.

PHYED 123: ADVANCED BOWLING

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 120

This course will prepare the novice bowler for tournament level bowling. Skills that will be developed include reading the lanes, wrist releases, ball hooking for optimum striking consistency, as well as choosing appropriate bowling equipment.

PHYED 124: ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 114

This course is a review of skills in passing, setting, serving, blocking and spiking. Concepts of offense and defense in game situations are introduced.

PHYED 125: BEGINNING FENCING

1 hr. (TC)

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This introductory course emphasizes basic footwork, blade work, and competitive activities. Beginning fencing includes an introduction to the strategy and rules of fencing. Fundamental skills are reinforced through tactical games and conditioning exercises.

PHYED 126: BASEBALL

1 hr. (TC)

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This course stresses individual skills in hitting, base running, fielding, pitching, catching, and position skills. Team offensive and defensive concepts are included.

PHYED 127: ADVANCED BASEBALL

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 126

This course is a review of basic skills in hitting, throwing, fielding, pitching, catching, and infield and outfield skills. Greater emphasis is placed on offensive and defensive strategies from a team standpoint. Continuation of the development of flexibility, strength and cardiovascular improvement is stressed.

PHYED 128: DISTANCE RUNNING

1 hr. (TC)

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This course will teach the basics of distance running including running efficiency, improving cardiovascular endurance, muscle balance, and strength training. The student will be introduced to competitive track or road racing and racing strategies. This course may be repeated once for credit.

PHYED 129: ADVANCED DISTANCE RUNNING

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 128

This course stresses different types of training for the distance runner. Philosophies will include steady state running, fartlek, interval training, and hill training. Advanced racing techniques, such as surging, will be introduced. This course may be repeated once for credit.

PHYED 130: GOLF

1 hr. (TC)

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This course stresses the techniques of driving, fairway shots, pitching and putting. The student is introduced to general rules and match and stroke play.

PHYED 131: ADVANCED GOLF

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 130 or department approval

In this course the student will receive instruction on the basic techniques of driving, fairway shots, pitching and putting. The class will receive instruction on shot selection that would be utilized in actual competition.

PHYED 135: ARCHERY

1 hr. (TC)

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Instruction is given in equipment selection, safety, scoring, and shooting techniques. Students also participate in tournaments in target archery and novelty events.

PHYED 136: FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT

3 hrs. (TC)

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This is an introduction course for physical education majors looking to transfer to a four-year institution in an exercise science curriculum. This course will review the history of physical education, sport and exercise science, as well as introduce the basic concepts of movement and the professions available in this area.

PHYED 138: LACROSSE: HISTORY AND BASIC SKILLS

1 hr. (TC)

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This introductory course begins with a survey of the history of the sport from its North American Indian roots to the current indoor and outdoor (men´s and women´s) versions. Basic skills include: throwing, catching, cradling, scooping, passing, shooting, and goal tending. Skills will be learned, developed and reinforced through drills, skill contests, and actual game play using modified rules.

PHYED 140: PHYSICAL CONDITIONING

1 hr. (TC)

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This course involves utilization of calisthenics, weight training and aerobic activities to promote physical fitness.

PHYED 141: FIGURE FITNESS FOR WOMEN

1 hr. (TC)

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This course includes concepts and application of exercise and nutrition toward total fitness.

PHYED 142: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WEIGHT CONTROL

1 hr. (TC)

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This course is a planned program of fitness, exercise, nutrition, diet, relaxation, posture and sports activity for the personal development of each individual.

PHYED 143: SELF-DEFENSE

1 hr. (TC)

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This course introduces self-defense in the practical form, as used in possible street confrontations.

PHYED 145: ADVANCED PHYSICAL CONDITIONING

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 140

This course involves the utilization of calisthenics, weight training and aerobic activities to promote physical fitness.

PHYED 146: GYMNASTICS

1 hr. (TC)

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Instruction in fundamental skills on selected apparatus such as the trampoline, mats, balance beam, and on uneven parallel bars is included in gymnastics.

PHYED 147: TAI CHI

1 hr. (TC)

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The student is introduced to the basics of Chen style Tai Chi.

PHYED 149: WEIGHT TRAINING

1 hr. (TC)

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This course emphasizes concepts and application of Nautilus, or a similar type of equipment, and/or free weights to promote strength and physical fitness.

PHYED 150: BEGINNING SWIMMING

1 hr. (TC)

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This course is open to non-swimmers and low beginners. Instruction is given in the fundamental skills of floating, treading water, bobbing, elementary crawlstrokes and the elementary backstroke.

PHYED 152: INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 150 or department approval

This course provides instruction on the front and back crawl, elementary backstroke, sidestroke and breaststroke for improved efficiency. Diving and rescue skills are also included.

PHYED 153: LIFEGUARD TRAINING

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 152 or department approval

This course covers the American Red Cross principles and techniques of lifesaving. Instruction is given in safety, accident prevention, defense mechanisms and ability to assist and rescue others. The Lifeguarding Today Certificate may be earned.

PHYED 156: SCUBA DIVING

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: Some swimming ability needed

This course provides instruction on the care and use of scuba equipment, the underwater environment, decompression tables, and local and ocean diving. Scuba diving skills are taught in an Olympic pool, preparing you for your PADI Open Water certification. Some swimming skills required.

PHYED 157: ADVANCED SCUBA DIVING

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 156

This course consists of pool and classroom instruction in equipment maintenance, underwater navigation, diving maladies, ocean diving, and other specialty dives. Advanced scuba diving includes five open-water dives and advanced certification.

PHYED 160: TENNIS

1 hr. (TC)

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This course provides instruction including the rules, strategy and scoring of the game. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of the basic shots and singles and doubles competition.

PHYED 161: ADVANCED TENNIS

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 160 or department approval

This course provides instruction including the rules, singles and doubles strategy and advanced scoring such as the tie-breaker. Students are introduced to advanced strokes and taught to play singles and doubles in an advanced and aggressive manner.

PHYED 162: ADVANCED WEIGHT TRAINING

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 149

This course includes advanced concepts and application of Nautilus, or a similar type of equipment, and/or free weights to promote strength and physical fitness, plus aerobic exercises.

PHYED 166: WELLNESS/GOLF

1 hr. (TC)

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The student will be instructed in basic techniques to develop personal wellness and fitness. Wellness portion of the course will be in the first three meetings.

PHYED 167: WELLNESS/TENNIS

1 hr. (TC)

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Students will be instructed in basic techniques to develop personal wellness and fitness, in addition to fundamentals in singles and doubles tennis.

PHYED 168: AEROBICS

1 hr. (TC)

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This course will emphasize the utilization of various aerobic techniques to promote physical fitness. The student will receive instruction in the basic concepts and techniques of mixed impact aerobics, step, kickboxing and muscle toning activities in order to develop personal wellness and fitness.

PHYED 169: ADVANCED AEROBICS

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 168

This course will utilize various aerobic techniques to promote physical fitness. The student will receive advanced instruction in concepts and techniques of mixed impact aerobics, step, kickboxing, aerobic circuit, and muscle toning activities in order to develop an advanced level of wellness and fitness.

PHYED 171: SOCIAL DANCE

1 hr. (TC)

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This course gives instruction in the distinguishing of the various dance tempos. Performance of waltz, foxtrot, polka and current novelty dances, as well as the techniques of leading and following will be included.

PHYED 172: FOLK DANCE

1 hr. (TC)

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Instruction is given in the folk dances of various countries and cultures.

PHYED 174: SQUARE DANCE

1 hr. (TC)

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This course gives instruction in square dance as an activity in the social setting as danced today throughout the United States.

PHYED 175: PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING

3 hrs. (TC)

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This course will cover the proper fundamentals and techniques of different styles of fitness training. Techniques of free weight training, circuit training, cross training, and well being (yoga, Pilates, tai chi) will be emphasized. Use and care of cardiovascular equipment will also be covered.

PHYED 176: EXERCISE TESTING, PRESCRIPTION, AND DESIGN

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 175

This course will instruct students on evaluating clients in the fitness profession. Students will learn the basics of exercise testing and how to evaluate individuals and groups. The students will then use their evaluations to safely and effectively design workout programs for the clients. Students will understand the wide diversity of the clients' physical abilities.

PHYED 180: AEROBIC SUPER CIRCUIT FITNESS

1 hr. (TC)

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This course will introduce the student to an exercise program built around a multi-station aerobic super circuit utilizing weights with multiple repetitions.

PHYED 181: AEROBIC SUPER CIRCUIT FITNESS

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 180

This course is a continuation of PHYED 180 and is designed to further the student's understanding of the aerobic concept of fitness.

PHYED 182: AEROBIC SUPER CIRCUIT FITNESS

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 180 and 181

This course is a continuation of PHYED 181 and is designed to further the student's understanding of the aerobic concept of fitness and to better develop aerobic performance.

PHYED 183: AEROBIC SUPER CIRCUIT FITNESS

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 180, 181 and 182

This course is a continuation of PHYED 182 and is designed to further the student's understanding of aerobic fitness, to raise aerobic performance levels and to attain the benefits of regular exercise.

PHYED 190: SOCCER

1 hr. (TC)

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This course is designed to provide students with an active understanding of the game of soccer. Students will learn the skills necessary to be able to play all of the positions on the field, as well as the technical terms associated with the game.

PHYED 191: ADVANCED SOCCER

1 hr. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 190

This course is designed to further the students' knowledge of the game of soccer. High-level skills will be taught to the advanced student.

PHYED 200: OFFICIATING OF WOMEN´S SPORT

1 hr. (TC)

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Instruction is provided in officiating techniques for women´s sports as designated by the NAGWS in basketball and volleyball.

PHYED 203: OFFICIATING OF MEN'S SPORTS

1 hr. (TC)

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This course provides instruction in officiating techniques for men's sports as designated by the IHSA in football, soccer, basketball, baseball and wrestling.

PHYED 205: FITNESS AND WELLNESS

2 hrs. (TC)

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This course covers basic fitness and wellness information, aiding the student in making lifestyle choices that can lead to increased health and wellness.

PHYED 210: SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: PSY 110 or department approval

This course will provide an overview into the nature of psychology as it applies to sport and leisure activities. Topics that will be discussed include motivation, group dynamics, competition and cooperation, and performance enhancement.

PHYED 236: SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 136 or department consent

This is a lecture and laboratory course designed for the student interested in obtaining a basic understanding of the physiological, psychological and sociological effects of exercise.

PHYED 276: PERSONAL TRAINING FIELD EXPERIENCE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: PHYED 176

This course is designed to prepare the student for work as a personal trainer. The student will work the floor of the fitness center as a personal trainer, designing workouts, performing exercise testing, and leading group fitness classes. The student will be required to perform six hours per week on the fitness floor/group exercise area.

PHYED 277: PHYSICAL EDUCATION TOPICS

1 hr. (TC)

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In this course, students will learn about specifics topics that pertain to physical education, personal training, and sport management. Such topics could include special population education and training, traditional and new methods of training, management of facilities, and marketing techniques. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of three total credit hours.