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Lake Shore Campus:
Alumni Gym
Phone: 773-508-2609

Professor Emeriti: T. Cooney , R.D. Erickson, S. Scheible

Director: Joy Leafblad


The Program in Physical Education offers a number of courses for students. The courses are taught at Lake Shore and Water Tower Campuses. The courses provide instruction in skills and awareness of issues in physical education to supplement studentsí academic programs.

Note: All students have the option of taking any physical education course on a pass-fail basis.


Note: All courses are one credit hour unless otherwise indicated. These courses may not be repeated for credit toward graduation requirements.

107. Modern Jazz Dance.
The fundamental techniques of jazz dance for the beginning student. Jazz styling is stressed through expressive body movement using the jazz and rock music of today.

108. Modern Dance.
The course stresses the use of the body as an instrument of expression. The student is given the opportunity to develop as much efficiency in movement as possible, and to develop the kinesthetic perception of line, movement, rhythm, and an appreciation of dance as a form of art.

113. Beginning Ballet.
Designed for the adult beginner; the fundamentals of classical ballet. Special emphasis is placed on the proper use of the feet, legs, arms and dance posture. The course teaches the dancer the beauty of graceful and symmetrical lines, and strives to make the student aware of the difficulty in perfecting ballet movements, and to develop an appreciation of ballet as a performing art.

132. Bowling.
For non-bowlers interested in learning how to bowl and for bowlers who wish to improve their game. Basic skills, scoring, bowling terms, and etiquette are taught. Fee for shoe rental and lanes.

134. Aerobic Dance.
The course is designed to increase the efficiency of the cardio-vascular system through the use of dance movements. It also stresses body conditioning and the improvement of muscle tone.

138. Sports Officiating. (2)
The techniques of officiating basketball and football. Skills, conditioning, rules and regulations of each.

139. Self-Defense for Women. (WOST 139)
Practical application of basic self-defense techniques to be used by a woman in case of a violent attack.

141. Basketball and Softball.
Basic skills, techniques and rules of basketball and softball. Team play and strategy are learned through participation in games.

142. Fitness through Walking.
Techniques of correct walking for health and cardiovascular benefits.

147. Crisis Care on Campus. (MSN 230) (2)
First aid, crisis intervention for drug and alcohol abuse, suicide intervention and other campus emergencies. The course also includes cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and athletic injuries.

150. Independent Study.
Prerequisite: directorís approval.
For students who have reached a high level of proficiency in an area of physical education and can assist an instructor during a regularly scheduled class.

151. Beginning Swimming.
For the non-swimmer. Strokes, diving, and basic water safety.

152. Intermediate Swimming.
Prerequisite: 151.
For the average swimmer. Improvement of swimming skills with excellence of execution emphasized.

156. Advanced Lifesaving.
Prerequisite: 152.
Techniques and procedures of Red Cross lifesaving. Certification available to students who qualify.

162. Physical Fitness.
Conditioning, aerobics, weight control, posture and body mechanics.

163. Yoga.
Basic techniques of Hatha yoga exercises and relaxation methods. The course stresses the importance of good posture and total body flexibility. This is an excellent course for the athlete who needs to learn proper stretching methods.

164. Fencing.
Basic techniques, rules and bouting in fencing with foils.

165. Elementary School Games. (2)
Designed for the elementary school teacher. Methods of teaching rhythm, dance, singing and games to children.

166. Volleyball-Basketball.
Basic skills, techniques and rules; team play and strategy through participation in games.

167. Badminton.
Development of skills, strategy and rules of badminton for singles and doubles competition.

168. Racquetball.
Basic skills, strategy, competition and rules of handball and racquetball.

170. Volleyball-Badminton.
The rules and skills for participation in these two sports.

172. Track and Field.
Basic techniques of running, jumping, throwing; special emphasis on conditioning. Designed to promote interest and basic skills in most track and field events.

174. Weight Training.
Basic techniques of bulk and efficiency weight lifting, with aerobic conditioning for physical fitness.

175. Golf.
Basic techniques and skills for the beginning, including strategy and the rules of golf.

176. Tennis.
For non-tennis players interested in learning how to play. Basic skills, scoring and knowledge of rules for singles and doubles play. Students must supply their own equipment.

177. Swim for Fitness.
Prerequisite: intermediate or advanced swimmers.
The course is designed to increase the speed and endurance of the swimmer by streamlining the body through power stroke, mechanics, good starting and turning, strength and leverage. Its goal is to obtain cardiovascular fitness through swimming.

178. Camping and Canoeing. (2)
Prerequisite: must pass a fitness test both in and out of the water.
Basic skills and fundamentals of camping and river canoeing. The course includes camp selection, camp preparation, and flat and white water canoeing. Special emphasis is placed on safety and environmental protection. Two weekend trips are mandatory. Fee to cover cost of travel and rental.

179. Skiing.
This course is designed for the beginning skier. Basic skills using GLM (Graduated Length Method), equipment selection, physical conditioning and safety skills are covered. Part of the course is in the classroom and part is at a local ski area, which includes three full weekend days of skiing. Fee: approximately $60.00; includes equipment rental and lift tickets. Students must provide their own transportation.

180. Exercise and Body Toning.
The major concern of this course is the analysis and control of the studentís body weight. Emphasis is placed on exercises to reduce the waist, abdomen, hips and thighs. The proper use of the Universal Weight Machine, nutrition and diet are also included.

181. Cross-Country Skiing.
The course covers basic equipment, clothing & techniques needed to enjoy cross-country skiing. Emphasis is placed on cardiovascular conditioning and safety precautions. Weekend trips required. Rental fees. Students must provide their own transportation.

182. Cross Training.
Physical fitness through swimming, biking, and running. The course is designed to increase cardiovascular efficiency through the three disciplines. It also stresses proper technique, and covers basic equipment and training facilities.

201. Organization and Administration of Athletic and Physical Education Programs. (3)
Basic principles and practices of developing and administering athletic and physical education programs. Emphasis will be placed on program development, organization, equipment and facility management. Other topics include budget, liability and personnel supervision.

202. Sport in Ancient Greece and Rome. (3) (CLST 378)
Practice of and attitudes toward athletics; its educational, philosophical and political role of in culture from Homeric times through the Roman Empire; written, artistic and archeological evidence.

203. An Introduction to the Field of Athletic Training. (2)
Attention is focused on role identification, professional standards and the design and operation of training facilities. Initial experiences are also provided with respect to prevention, recognition, care and treatment of athletic injuries. Some attention will also be given to supportive taping of joint injuries.

204. Dynamics of Fitness and Health (2)
Designed to develop the studentís awareness of fitness including health related components, skill related components and wellness components.

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