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Course Descriptions

PEH 101                                         1 credit
Total Conditioning: Zumba/Body Blast

Coed, comprehensive aerobic conditioning and body toning routines to music designed to increase muscle tone, flexibility, strength and the cardio respiratory system through the use of interval workouts. Nutrition and diet programs addressed. Prescriptive and descriptive fitness testing administered. Prerequisites: doctor's permission or physical within last year recommended for students age 40 and older.

PEH 102                                       2 credits
Total Conditioning: Zumba/Body Blast

Coed, comprehensive aerobic conditioning and body toning routines to music designed to increase muscle tone, flexibility, strength and the cardio respiratory system through the use of interval workouts. Nutrition and diet programs addressed. Prescriptive and descriptive fitness testing administered. Prerequisites: doctor's permission or physical within last year recommended for students age 40 and older.

PEH 103                                         1 credit
Body Conditioning: Weight Training

Focuses on two areas: basic weight training for learning the proper techniques and safety, and power weight training for students to continue a regular lifting program. Provides an opportunity for rehabilitation of injuries. Prerequisite: orientation.

PEH 104                                       2 credits
Body Conditioning: Weight Training

Focuses on two areas: basic weight training for learning the proper techniques and safety, and power weight training for students to continue regular lifting programs. Provides an opportunity for rehabilitation of injuries. Prerequisites: orientation.

PEH 112                                         1 credit
Functional Movement Training for the Athlete

Designed as an off-season functional conditioning class for WVC athletes. Course focus will be dictated by the demands of the individual sports.

PEH 114                                         1 credit
Bowling

Basic skills and techniques to help provide enjoyment and satisfaction, whether participating on a recreational or more competitive level.

PEH 115                                         1 credit
Court Sports

Lifetime skills offering a composite of the following court sports activities: tennis (fall and spring), basketball, volleyball, racquetball and walleyball. Introduction of basic skills for all these court sports. Develops lifetime skills that can be used for recreational activities.

PEH 116                                       2 credits
Court Sports

Lifetime skills offering a composite of the following court sports activities: tennis (fall and spring), basketball, volleyball, racquetball and walleyball. Introduction of basic skills for all these court sports. Develops lifetime skills that can be used for recreational activities.

PEH 118                                         1 credit
Beginning Karate

A comprehensive introductory course on traditional Okinawan karate. Designed with diversified subject matter including physical fitness, self-defense and traditional karate emphasizing the mental awareness, history and philosophy of karate-do.

PEH 119                                         1 credit
Tai Chi

A low-impact exercise based on the slow, fluid movement of tai chi and the breathing exercises of chi kung. Tai chi is an internal martial art based on Chinese philosophy and medicine. A simple, effective program for relaxation and stress reduction through greater mind-body awareness.

PEH 120                                         1 credit
Beginning Fencing

Designed to introduce the basic skills of fencing. Learn footwork, offensive and defensive moves to be utilized in fencing bouts.

PEH 121                                         1 credit
Pilates

Designed for students of all fitness levels. Gain balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and core stability through a series of Pilates movements. Learn relaxation methods through breathing techniques in a calming and energizing atmosphere.

PEH 122                                         1 credit
Yoga

Designed for students of all fitness levels. Gain balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and stability through a series of poses or asanas. Learn relaxation methods through breathing techniques in a calming and energizing atmosphere.

PEH 123                                       2 credits
Yoga/Pilates

A unique blend of yoga and Pilates designed for students of all fitness levels. Gain balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and core stability through a series of poses and Pilates movements. Learn relaxation methods through breathing techniques in a calming and energizing atmosphere.

PEH 124                                         1 credit
Intermediate Yoga

Students will refine and deepen their knowledge of yoga poses and alignment. Students will master challenging poses for balance, strength and stability, as well as learning basic arm balances and inversions. This class is contraindicated for those with serious back injury, inability to maintain challenging workouts, and those who are pregnant. Prerequisites: PEH 122.

PEH 125                                         1 credit
Golf

Basic skills, knowledge and techniques of golf. Introduces and prepares beginning golfers for a lifetime sport.

PEH 126                                         1 credit
Beginning Racquetball

Principle facets of racquetball. Basic foundations of stroke technique and rules interpretation, including game and tournament strategy as well as court safety. Prerequisites: complete physical exam or doctor's permission for students age 40 and older.

PEH 142                                         1 credit
Cross Fit Conditioning

Cross Fit Conditioning is designed for the student that wants to have a challenging and high intensity weight program. Emphasis will be on proper fundamentals of lifting with weights, TSX bands and the student's own body weight. Prescriptive and descriptive programs designed for the student after pre-assessment of student's results.

PEH 143                                       2 credits
Cross Fit Conditioning

Cross Fit Conditioning is designed for the student that wants to have a challenging and high intensity weight program. Emphasis will be on proper fundamentals of lifting with weights, TSX bands and the student's own body weight. Prescriptive and descriptive programs designed for the student after pre-assessment of student's results.

PEH 144                                         1 credit
Cross-Country Skiing

Basic to intermediate-level cross-country ski instruction in a weekend format. Skiing techniques for flats, hills, downhill and backcountry will be covered. Techniques such as diagonal stride, skating, uphill running, turning and stopping are incorporated into the session with an emphasis on safety.

PEH 150                                         1 credit
Beginning Tennis

Fundamental skills of the game, the rules of play and accepted course etiquette.

PEH 155                                         1 credit
Beginning Volleyball

Designed to teach the basic fundamental skills, strategies and rules of the game.

PEH 161                                         1 credit
Fitness Lab

Designed to introduce the concept of fitness and wellness, and to accommodate every level of fitness and age group. The Super Circuit is a fitness and cardiovascular-oriented program. Personalized strength, flexibility and fitness programs are available. Prerequisites: orientation. Doctor's permission or physical within last year recommended for students age 40 or older.

PEH 162                                       2 credits
Fitness Lab

Designed to introduce the concept of fitness and wellness, and to accommodate every level of fitness and age group. The Super Circuit is a fitness and cardiovascular-oriented program. Personalized strength, flexibility and fitness programs are available. Prerequisites: orientation. Doctor's permission or physical within last year recommended for students age 40 or older.

PEH 218                                         1 credit
Intermediate Karate

Learn to teach effective self-defense techniques to intermediate students. Other benefits of karate training, such as flexibility, coordination, self-confidence and physical fitness are secondary to learning good self-defense. Prerequisite: one quarter of PEH 118 Beginning Karate or instructor's signature.

PEH 219                                         1 credit
Intermediate Tai Chi

A low-impact exercise based on the slow, fluid movement of tai chi and the breathing exercises of chi kung. Tai chi is an internal martial art based on Chinese philosophy and medicine. A simple, effective program for relaxation and stress reduction through greater mind-body awareness.

PEH 220                                         1 credit
Advanced Fencing

Designed to cover the principles of fencing for advanced students. Learn footwork, offensive and defensive moves to be used in fencing bouts. Prerequisite: PEH 120 or instructor's signature.

PEH 226                                       2 credits
Advanced Racquetball

Principles of racquetball for advanced players. Detailed information on stroke techniques, rules interpretation, including game and tournament strategy, as well as court safety. Aerobic value will be derived by participation and a lifetime sport activity will be the end result. Prerequisites: complete physical exam or doctor's permission for students age 40 and older. PEH 126 or instructor's signature.

PEH 261                                         1 credit
Fitness Lab

Designed to introduce the concept of fitness and wellness, and to accommodate every level of fitness and age group. The Super Circuit is a fitness and cardiovascular-oriented program. Personalized strength, flexibility and fitness programs are available. Prerequisites: orientation. Doctor's permission or physical within last year recommended for students age 40 or older.

PEH 262                                       2 credits
Fitness Lab

Designed to introduce the concept of fitness and wellness, and to accommodate every level of fitness and age group. The Super Circuit is a fitness and cardiovascular-oriented program. Personalized strength, flexibility and fitness programs are available. Prerequisites: orientation. Doctor's permission or physical within last year recommended for students age 40 or older.


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