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Health Enhancement, Exercise Science and Physical Education

Health Enhancement, Exercise Science and Physical Education

Rockville Campus

Activity Classes

 

 

PHED 101  Badminton 

1 credit hour

  Course Description:   Emphasis on learning individual skills, tactics, strategy, history, rules, and etiquette. Competitive techniques of both singles and doubles play. Assessment levels: AELW 104/EN 002, READ 095/102. Two hours each week.

PHED 103  Fencing I 

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Introduction to fencing. Rules and customs. Use of the foil, its application in offense and defense for competition. Assessment levels:AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102. Two hours each week.

 PHED 104  Fencing II  

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Further study of foil fencing techniques as offered in PHED 103. Stresses perfecting foil techniques and further development of fencing skills as a means of recreational enjoyment. PREREQUISITE: PHED 103 or consent of department. Two hours each week. 

PHED 105  Beginning Golf

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Emphasis on the full swing, chipping and putting skills, rules, etiquette, and history. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102. Two hours each week.

 PHED 106  Intermediate Golf  

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Provides for further development of individual skills in the full swing, chipping, and putting. Also covers techniques including unusual lies and creative shotmaking, rules, and etiquette. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in PHED 105 or consent of department. Two hours each week. 

PHED 110  Aerobics Fitness

2 credit hours

Course Description:   An individualized fitness program, following a nationally recognized aerobics fitness program, which leads to a high degree of fitness. Swimming, jogging, stationary cycling, treadmill walking, and racquetball will be the aerobic activities offered to meet program goals. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.

 PHED 110L  Aerobics Fitness 

No Credit

Course Description:   Laboratory component of PHED 110L. 

 PHED 111  Martial Arts I   

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Introduces self-defense techniques taken from various Asian martial arts such as karate, jujitsu, and judo. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102. Two hours each week. 

PHED 112  Martial Arts Ii  

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Continuation of basic exercises and terminology. Emphasis on the most popular forms of martial arts in this country, karate and jujitsu. PREREQUISITE: PHED 111 or consent of department. Two hours each week.

PHED 116  Tennis I

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Emphasis on learning basic skills including forehand, backhand, serve, and volley. Strategy, history, rules, and etiquette of the sport. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102.

PHED 117  Tennis II

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Review of basic strokes. Emphasis on intermediate-level skills including spin serves, overhead smash, and lob. Competitive techniques and strategy of both singles and doubles. Attention given to execution of a variety of strokes in simulated game conditions. PREREQUISITE: PHED 116 or consent of department.

PHED 129  Beginning Swimming  

1 credit hour

Course Description:   The beginning skills for the nonswimmer. Designed to build confidence and develop a water-safe student.

PHED 130  Intermediate Swimming 

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Designed for students who have some swimming experience. Front crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, overarm sidestroke, and inverted breaststroke. Two hours each week.

 PHED 134  Lifeguard Training    

1 credit hour

Course Description:   To teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student will receive American Red Cross Certifications in Lifeguard Training, Standard First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, and Prevention of Disease Transmission. PREREQUISITES: Must be at least 15 years of age and must pass a swimming proficiency test on first day of class. Assessment level: READ 099/103.  

PHED 135  Water Exercise  

1 credit hour    

Course Description:   Stimulating exercises providing for optimum fitness. Water resistance for developing muscle tone, increased endurance, and figure improvement. Water buoyancy for aiding relaxation, endurance, flexibility, and figure improvement. Stress and tension release through creative exercises in shallow water. Not a swimming course. Assessment levels: AELW 104/EN 002, READ 095/102.

 PHED 137  Swimming For Fitness 

1 credit hour   

Course Description:   An individualized exercise program to develop cardiorespiratory fitness. Training methodology and conditioning principles applied to distance swimming. Emphasis on a personalized training program. This course does not include stroke technique. PREREQUISITE: Swimming proficiency. Assessment level: READ 099/103.  

PHED 138  Skin and Scuba Diving 

2 credit hours

Course Description:   This course provides the novice with the minimum knowledge and skills necessary to participate in open water scuba diving activities without direct leadership supervision. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, the student will receive an entry-level scuba diver certification. Scuba cylinder, buoyancy compensator device, regulator, fins, mask, snorkel, and weight belt with six to eight pounds of weight will be provided. PREREQUISITES: Recent physical examination and must pass a swimming proficiency test on first day of class. Assessment level: READ 099/103. Ten sessions (one hour lecture, two hours laboratory) plus field trip for open water dives.

 PHED 138L   Skin and Scuba Diving 

No Credit

Course Description:   Laboratory component of PHED 138.

PHED 145  Whitewater Kayak I 

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Introduction to the basics of flatwater and river kayaking with rapids of moderate difficulty. Instruction covers paddling skills, equipment selection, water reading, river tactics, trip planning, safety practices, and rescue techniques. Includes three Saturday or Sunday field trips to Potomac and/or Shenandoah rivers. PREREQUISITES: Basic swimming ability and water confidence. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102.

 PHED 162  Soccer  

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Emphasizes the basic individual skills including shooting, passing, trapping, and heading. Discussion of tactical and strategic concepts of team play and rules. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002. READ 095/102.

PHED 163  Touch Football and Basketball

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Individual physical skills, team play, rules, and game strategy. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102.

 PHED 165  Yoga    

1 credit hour 

Course Description:   This course includes exercises, postures, and breathing techniques which relieve tension, increase muscle flexibility, and promote good health. The important aspects of yoga such as concentration, body awareness, and body-mind integration will be discussed. Deep relaxation will be practiced at the end of each class. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102.  

PHED 169  Basketball  

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Individual physical skills, team play, rules, and game strategy including techniques in passing, shooting, dribbling, offensive and defensive play. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102.

PHED 173  Self Defense For Women  

2 credit hours

Course Description:   An introduction to basic self-defense skills. The course includes an exploration of escape and avoidance strategies, offensive and defensive postures, defensive techniques, and simulated attacks. The course will also examine community services available for both violence prevention and victim abuse services. Finally, fitness principles, such as strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness, will be addressed, particularly in regard to the impact of personal fitness on one's ability to perform the self-defense skills the class will present. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 120.

PHED 174  Dance Aerobics

2 credit hours

Course Description:   Uses a combination of dance steps and exercise skills choreographed to music. Lectures on health and fitness-related topics. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 099/103. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory each week.

 PHED 178  Weight Train Designs for Women  

1 credit hour 

Course Description:   Emphasizes the design and implementation of individualized weight training programs to meet the specific muscular fitness needs and interests of women. Students will experience and evaluate the potential benefit of weight training exercises to increase lean body tissue, reduce body fat, improve bone density, and develop firmer, more efficient muscles for enhanced appearance and performance. Conditioning techniques will focus on the utilization of weight resistance machines and free weights. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 099/103.

PHED 183  Personal Fitness I  

1 credit hour

Course Description:   An individualized self-paced fitness course with emphasis on improving the health-related components of physical fitness. Principles of conditioning will be applied to develop a personalized training program to enhance cardiovascular conditioning, strength and muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 099/103.

 PHED 184  Personal Fitness II 

1 credit hour

Course Description:   An individualized exercise program will be utilized to continue the maintenance and improvement of the health-related components of physical fitness. Includes concepts and methods associated with sustaining motivation and developing a lifestyle adherence to exercise. PREREQUISITE: PHED 183.  

PHED 186  Strength Training and Conditioning I 

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Application of training principles and the development of safe and effective techniques involved in progressive resistance weight training. Free weights, resistance machines, and specific strength exercises will be utilized by the student to implement an individualized program for optimal gains in muscular strength, muscular endurance, lean body composition, and motor performance. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 099/103.

 PHED 187  Strength Training and Conditioning II

1 credit hour 

Course Description:   Research-supported techniques and training procedures are applied in the development of strength training and conditioning for sport and physical activity. Programs for absolute strength, speed strength, strength endurance, power, quickness, agility, running speed, jumping ability, anaerobic endurance, and flexibility will be planned and implemented based on personal sport or fitness interests. PREREQUISITE: PHED 186 or consent of department.  

PHED 188  Circuit Weight Training I  

1 credit hour 

Course Description:   Utilizes a timed sequence of weight training exercises and aerobic activities to produce gains in total fitness. Circuit training differs from traditional weight training and uses lighter weight loads with short rest periods between exercises. Participants improve muscular strength and tone, body composition, and cardiovascular endurance. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 099/103.

 PHED 190  Rock Climbing and Outdoor Challenges

1 credit hour 

Course Description:   Introduction to basic skills, techniques, equipment, and safety practices used in rock climbing and rappelling. Additional activities include initiative problems, confidence course tasks, and rope traverse events, all designed to challenge students both individually and in group situations. Students will participate in off-campus experiences at Carderock, Great Falls, and the Smith Outdoor Education Center. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 099/103.  

PHED 191X   Adventure-Based Fitness  

1 credit hour 

Course Description:   Utilizes the principles of experiential learning to address goal settings and physical self-efficacy as well as the enhancement of the health-related components of physical fitness. Adventure based games and cooperative activities will be utilized to enhance cardiovascular conditioning, strength and muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 099/103.

 PHED 192  Hiking and Backpacking

2 credit hours

Course Description:   Introduction to hiking and backpacking techniques. Discussion on equipment selection, trip planning, route finding, trail cookery, safety procedures, and emergency preparedness for wilderness travel. Emphasis placed on minimum environmental impact, travel and camping methods. Includes short hikes and one or more overnight expeditions. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 099/103.  

PHED 192  HC Hiking and Backpacking-Honors

2 credit hours

Course Description:   Introduction to hiking and backpacking techniques. Discussion on equipment selection, trip planning, route finding, trail cookery, safety procedures, and emergency preparedness for wilderness travel. Emphasis placed on minimum environmental impact, travel and camping methods. Includes short hikes and one or more overnight expeditions. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A.

 PHED 192HM  Hiking and Backpacking-Honors

2 credit hours

Course Description:   Introduction to hiking and backpacking techniques. Discussion on equipment selection, trip planning, route finding, trail cookery, safety procedures, and emergency preparedness for wilderness travel. Emphasis placed on minimum environmental impact, travel and camping methods. Includes short hikes and one or more overnight expeditions. PREREQUISITES: Completion of at least 12 college credits, a 3.2 grade point average or higher, and a grade of A or B in ENGL 101 or ENGL 101A.  

PHED 194  Introduction to Cycling 

1 credit hour

Course Description:   Course includes skill development in efficient riding techniques, equipment selection, safety and crucial riding maneuvers, basic maintenance and repair, fitness training, touring and trip planning with field trips to local bike trails. Students must provide a bike with five to ten or more speeds and transportation to off-campus bikeways.

 PHED 195  Volleyball  

1 credit hour

Course Description:   This course will teach individual physical skills, team play, rules, and game strategies for the various types of volleyball including two-person, four-person, and six-person formats. Assessment levels: AELW 104/ENGL 002, READ 095/102.

 


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