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Martial Arts Courses

PE 167+. Beginning Judo. 1 Credit.

An introduction to Judo including the techniques of throws, holdings, lockings, and pinnings. Philosophy and cultural aspects of Sport Judo are also covered.

PE 168+. Intermediate Judo. 1 Credit.

An intermediate course in Sport Judo covering intermediate skills and strategies.

PE 180+. Beginning Aikido. 1 Credit.

Course is designed to introduce the fundamental dynamics of Aikido principle. It contains the fundamental skills in body dynamics, body movements, safety landing, defensive pattern drills, and overall understanding of Aikido as a classical art form. Course provide comprehensive information on the philosophical and aesthetic aspects of Aikido.

PE 184+. Intermediate Aikido. 1 Credit.

Course is designed to introduce the intermediate level of Aikido dynamics. It contains the basics of fundamental skills in body dynamics, body movements, safety landing, intermediate level of defensive pattern drills, and overall understanding of Aikido as a classical art form. Prerequisites: PE 180+.

PE 185+. Advanced Aikido. 1 Credit.

Course is designed to introduce the advanced level of Aikido dynamics. It contains training in advanced skills in body dynamics, body movements, defensive pattern drills, and overall understanding of Aikido theory and application as a classical art form. Prerequisites: PE 184+.

PE 195+. Theory of Advanced Aikido. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide the theoretical framework of Aikido that embodies the mental and physical dynamics of the martial arts discipline of Aikido. Prerequisites: PE 180+, PE 184+, PE 185+ or equivalent proficiency level.

PE 186+. Beginning Karate. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to give the traditional Karate training ('Art of Empty Hand') to the beginning student. It emphasizes the traditional mode of training with mental and physical discipline. Formal Kata, defensive skills, punches, kicks, and blocking techniques are introduced.

PE 187+. Intermediate Karate. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to give the student further instruction and practice in traditional Karate. Prerequisites: PE 186+.

PE 190+. Advanced Karate. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to introduce further instruction and practice in traditional martial art aspects of Karate-doh. Philosophical understanding and high level of skill proficiency are emphasized. Prerequisites: PE 187+.

PE 197+. Theory of Advanced Karatedo. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide the theoretical framework of Karatedo that embodies the higher principle of physical and mental dynamics and aims to achieve the advanced skills in Karatedo. Prerequisites: PE 186+, PE 187+, PE 190+ and/or equivalent proficiency level.

PE 188+. Beginning Self-Defense. 1 Credit.

The student is introduced to the various practical skills and methods of self-defense. Judo, Aikido, Jujutsu, and Karate are combined to explore the most effective means to defend oneself.

PE 189+. Intermediate Self-Defense. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to give the student further instruction and practice in the various practical skills and methods of self-defense. Prerequisites: PE 188+.

PE 198+. Intermediate Self-Defense. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide the intermediate level of self-defense skills beyond the basic skill. The course stresses both the application of basic techniques and proper physical and mental discipline. Prerequisites: PE 188+ or equivalent skills.


Physical Education Courses

Swimming

PE 102+. Beginning Swimming. 1 Credit.

Development of the basic water safety skills and knowledge to make one reasonably safe in the water.

PE 103+. Intermediate Swimming. 1 Credit.

Continued Development of water safety skills and knowledge to make one reasonably safe in the water. Instruction in all strokes and diving will be covered. Prerequisites: must be comfortable in deep water.

Yoga

PE 112+. Yoga. 1-2 Credits.

The 1-credit option of this course focuses on yoga postures and breathing exercises. The 2-credit option provides a foundation for the understanding and practice of Hatha yoga in its complete form. Courses cover yoga postures, breathing exercises, philosophy, and meditation.

Students with Disabilities

PE 117+. Accessible Fitness and Wellness. 1-2 Credits.

Designed for students who self-identify as having social, cognitive, emotional, psychological, or physical limitations who would benefit from a small group and/or individualized fitness/nutritional training program. Students will learn the basic principles about cardiovascular/aerobic training and resistance/weight training to increase flexibility, balance and overall fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and implement a personal, lifelong fitness program based on their individual needs, abilities, goals and interests. Course will also include classes on nutrition to increase overall wellness.

Weight Training & Physical Conditioning

PE 118+. Weight Training. 1 Credit.

Designed to allow students an individualized weight training program. The program will include use of free weights, universal, and other appropriate tools for the variety of weight training differences.

PE 171+. Physical Conditioning. 1 Credit.

This course addresses the basic principles of progressive weight training. Objectives of the course include knowledge of various weight-training systems, proper use of weight-training equipment, and effective record-keeping to monitor individual progress.

Golf

PE 134+. Beginning Golf. 1 Credit.

The fundamentals of golf, stance, grip, swing, rules, and etiquette are presented. Driving range and golf course may be used. Students pay all fees.

PE 196+. Topics Intermediate Golf. 1 Credit.

Continue the fundamentals of golf, stance, grip, swing, rules, and etiquette. Driving range and golf course may be used. Students pay all fees.

Aerobics

PE 174+. Aerobics I. 1-2 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce the student to a complete physical fitness program that strengthens the heart and lungs, and tones up the muscles. Student participate in various types of aerobic exercises such as, walking, CrossFit, step-aerobics, weights, Pilates, Zumba. Students will also become familiar with a wide range of exercise equipment and their uses.

PE 175+. Zumba. 1 Credit.

Zumba is a Latin inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music with dance movements. It is a high calorie-burning fitness class that features fast and slow rhythms. The student will participate in instructor led routines. This class will include discussion of Zumba's history and basic four rhythms. No dance experience necessary.

PE 176+. Pilates. 1 Credit.

Students will understand the basic principles of Pilates and will be able to demonstrate the ability of performing beginning and intermediate Pilates exercises with correct form and technique.

PE 196+. Topics Belly Dancing. 2 Credits.

Students will understand the basic movements of the art of Belly Dancing and will be able to demonstrate these movements in a fluid motion