Lake Shore Campus:
Professor Emeriti: T. Cooney , R.D. Erickson,
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.
COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
Note: All courses are one credit hour unless otherwise
indicated. These courses may not be repeated for credit toward graduation
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.
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
142. Fitness through Walking.
Techniques of correct walking for health and cardiovascular
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
152. Intermediate Swimming.
For the average swimmer. Improvement of swimming
skills with excellence of execution emphasized.
156. Advanced Lifesaving.
Techniques and procedures of Red Cross lifesaving.
Certification available to students who qualify.
162. Physical Fitness.
Conditioning, aerobics, weight control, posture
and body mechanics.
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.
Basic techniques, rules and bouting in fencing
165. Elementary School Games. (2)
Designed for the elementary school teacher. Methods
of teaching rhythm, dance, singing and games to children.
Basic skills, techniques and rules; team play
and strategy through participation in games.
Development of skills, strategy and rules of badminton
for singles and doubles competition.
Basic skills, strategy, competition and rules
of handball and racquetball.
The rules and skills for participation in these
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.
Basic techniques and skills for the beginning,
including strategy and the rules of golf.
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
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)
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
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
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