ESS-110: Introduction to Functional Human MovementSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An introduction to the study of functional human movement with emphasis on the musculoskeletal system to include muscle and skeletal structure identification and function, joint structure and actions, planes of motions, axes and levers and analysis of movement patterns.  Provides an orientation to the scientific basis of the health and motor-related components of physical fitness and medical terminology.

ESS-200: Foundations Physical Education, Sport and FitnessSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An overview of the field of physical education, sport and fitness with emphasis placed on historical, and socio-psychological foundations and their implications on today’s society.  The course includes the study of subdisciplines in the field, career opportunities and future directions. Issues and ethical concerns are introduced.

ESS-221: Principles of Strength Training and ConditioningSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course is designed to provide practical application of fitness, wellness and conditioning concepts. The course provides a comprehensive, comparative overview of the physiological responses and adaptations of resistive training and aerobic and anaerobic exercise.  A comprehensive study of training theory and methodologies is included.

ESS-225: Leadership in Lifetime Physical ActivitySession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course is an examination of various leadership considerations related to conducting lifetime physical activities.  Emphasis will be on appropriate development and implementation of community and school-based activity programs, effective use of communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, understanding needs and characteristics of varied participant groups, and demonstration of specialized activity content knowledge.

ESS-283: Prevention and Care of Movement InjuriesSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to provide instruction in the prevention and care of movement injuries. This course will include an introduction to athletic training, fundamentals of injury prevention and evaluation, and the management of the most common dance and sport-related injuries.  Emphasis will be placed on providing practical opportunities to develop evaluation skills and taping techniques. Open to ESS and Dance Majors only.

ESS-299: Introduction to Research in ESSSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate an original research problem that will culminate in a review of the literature and proposed methods for the research problem selected. Course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours with permission of department head.

ESS-300: Issues/Management: Sport & Physical EducationSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

The study of the organization and administration of physical education, sport and fitness programs with emphasis on facility and personnel management as it relates to curricular, financial, physical, social, legal, and medical issues.

ESS-310: Exercise LeadershipSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course is designed to prepare the student through active participation to develop practical knowledge and skills necessary to instruct group fitness programs.  Students will learn teaching methodologies for the following types of training: basic aerobics and step aerobics, circuits, stability ball, medicine ball, tubes and bands, light free weights, flexibility, and floor exercise.

ESS-325: Exercise and Fitness AssessmentSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course provides students with information about exercise testing and prescription. Students will develop the skills and technical procedures necessary to conduct exercise and sport fitness testing using a variety of technologies. Hands-on experience will be available for a variety of different fitness and health-related tests. Prerequisite: ESS-383.

ESS-350: Topics in Exercise and Sports ScienceSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

The study of topics in the discipline of exercise and sport science as determined by faculty expertise and student interest.  Possible topics to be offered are:  psychology of movement, sociology of sport, movement and aging, and principles and theories of coaching.  A  description of the selected topic will be included in the registration schedule. May be taken for course credit more than once with a different topic. Course prerequisites will be listed as appropriate. Course open to juniors and seniors only.

ESS-375: Motor Learning and DevelopmentSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course is designed to provide an examination of principles and practices that affect the learning and development of motor skills; theories of motor learning, motor control, and development; lifespan motor development perspective related to performing motor and sport skills; and professional applications of the motor learning and development in exercise science-related fields. Laboratory and field- based experiences will be included.

ESS-383: Exercise Physiology and LabSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to examine the body’s response and adaptation to exercise and sport and the implication of these changes for physical education and fitness programs. The course includes muscular adaptation, energy systems, and the effects of environmental factors, diet, gender, and the methods of physical training. Laboratory experiences will enable students to explore and integrate this knowledge through practical application of exercise for health and human performance.
Prerequisites: For HWE concentration, BIO 338/348 and BIO 339/349. For HPE concentration, BIO 322/342

ESS-399: Research Design and AnalysisSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course designed to provide students with information about the analysis, and interpretation of research in the fields of exercise and sport science. Emphasis will be placed on comparing different research methods, statistical analysis techniques and interpretation as they relate to various topics in exercise and sport science.

ESS-451: Practicum: Exercise/Sports ScienceSession(s): Fall; Spring; Summer | Course Offered Every Year

A supervised field experience in a fitness, sport, or wellness-related agency.  Students will meet regularly with a college supervisor to integrate exercise and sports science knowledge with their practicum experiences. Students should make arrangements with the practicum coordinator and their advisor the semester prior to taking the practicum.  This course is limited to majors who have completed their junior year. Prerequisites: ESS-383, ESS-486.

ESS-460: Senior SeminarSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course provides a culminating experience for students.  The seminar format will assist students in summarizing and reflecting on experiences learned and demonstrated through their program of study.  Each student will prepare and present a professional portfolio to the department as an exit requirement. Course limited to seniors.

ESS-482: KinesiologySession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A study of the neuromuscular and mechanical principles of movement. This course examines the way bones and muscles work in all types of dance and sport-related activities.  Content also includes understanding muscular imbalances, physiological support systems, body types, movement behavior, and movement efficiency. Prerequisites: BIO-322/342; or BIO 338/348 and BIO 339/349.

ESS-486: Exercise PrescriptionSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course will provide an introduction to the physiological basis of health and fitness assessments, methods of assessment, and exercise prescription plans required to bring about changes in the health and fitness of both healthy individuals as well as those requiring accommodation for special needs or medical conditions.  Course content will also include the business management aspects of a career in fitness program development. Prerequisites: BIO-322/342; or BIO 338/348 and BIO 339/349.

ESS-498: Honors Thesis in ESSSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course introduces the design and application of research methodologies in exercise and sports science. The student will formulate an original research project that will culminate in a research paper and presentation. Open to senior majors and minors; others with instructor permission.

ESS-499: Research in ESSSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate an original research project that will culminate in a research paper and presentation.  Open to senior majors and minors; others with instructor approval. Course may be repeated for a total of 6 hours with permission from the department head. Prerequisite: MAT-175, MAT-181, or MAT-191.

ESS-742: Methods of Healthful Living EducationSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Study of the role health and physical education plays in child development, school curriculum, and society.  Prospective teachers will learn basic knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the fields of health and physical education to allow them to prepare developmentally appropriate lessons using the Healthful Living Curriculum.  Course includes observations and teaching experiences in a school setting during school hours.

ESS-743: Teaching Physical Education in Elementary School: PE MajorsSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to offer prospective physical education teachers with experience in instructional methodology appropriate at the elementary level.  Emphasis is placed on the synthesis of theory and practice in  physical education at the elementary level and understanding the role of physical education in the development of children.  Emphasis on the “movement approach” to learning motor skills, creative dance, rhythms, stunts and tumbling, movement games, and physical fitness activities is provided.  Content includes curriculum design, planning and implementing units and lessons, teaching approaches, assessment and evaluation appropriate at the elementary school level. Extensive field experiences are required. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.

ESS-746: Teaching Physical Education Special Needs K-12Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course provides students with experiences in teaching and examining policies, practices, principles, instructional methodologies, and programs related to meeting the physical education needs of special populations. Includes field experiences. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.

ESS-747: Teaching Physical Education in Middle and Secondary SchoolsSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course will provide prospective physical education teachers with opportunities to learn about, plan, and implement instructional, motivational, management, and assessment strategies to develop the healthful living curriculum, with primary focus on physical education, in the secondary school environment. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.

FN-124: Principles of FoodSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

The scientific principles of food selection and preparation.  Two lectures and three hours of laboratory each week.  Lab fee assessed. Corequisite: FN-126.

FN-126: Principles of Food LaboratorySession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An introductory laboratory designed for students with interest in pursuing a major in food and nutrition or family and consumer sciences. Laboratory exercises designed to illustrate the principles of foods considered in FN-124. Topics include protein denaturation/coagulation, chemical and biological leavening, and supersaturated sugars. Meets three hours per week.  Corequisite: FN-124.

FN-227: Introductory NutritionSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Basic principles of human nutrition with emphasis on nutrients, factors which affect their utilization in the human body, and the significance of application in diets for individuals and groups.

FN-251: Lifecycle NutritionSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Principles of human nutrition applied to meet the health and nutrition needs at different stages of the life cycle.  This course will cover cognitive and physiologic changes that impact nutrient needs throughout the human lifespan.  Students will begin exploring nutrition for preconception, pregnancy, and lactation, then go on to examine nutrition during infancy, toddler/preschool ages, school-age childhood, preadolescence, and adolescence.  Students will end the course looking at nutrition during aging adulthood and considering nutrition during end of life care.  Prerequisite: FN 227

FN-261: Food and CultureSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only

This course explores traditional cultural foods from around the world for the purpose of increasing cultural competency and effective communication with others.  Foodways include but are not limited to how food is selected, prepared, and consumed.  Flavor profiles and commonly used ingredients and dishes will be studied.  Students will examine their own food culture, biases, and how these impact personal and professional interactions with others.  Sensory experiences including tastings will expose students to a variety of flavor profiles allowing students to compare and contrast flavors.  Prerequisites: FN 227.

FN-299: Introduction to Research – Food & NutritionSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will participate in a research or creative project investigating topics and problems in Food and Nutrition.  This course will provide an introduction to the research methods and techniques of the discipline.  The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation.  Open to freshmen and sophomore majors in the Nutrition, Health and Human Performance department and others by permission of the instructor.  May be repeated for up to a total of six credit hours.  A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor’s consent required. Prerequisite: FN-227.

FN-310: Food Service Management Systems ISession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Introduction to the use of food quality management in food service systems, including the application of quantity food production principles, with an emphasis on quality quantity food production, menu planning, food service equipment use, and facility design.  Prerequisite:  FN-124/126. Corequisites: FN-311 or FN-312.

FN-311: Food Services Management Systems Lab for FNSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Laboratory experiments designed to apply food service production and management skills in quantity food settings. This course is designated for Food and Nutrition majors to supplement work in FN-310.  Three laboratory hours per week. Lab fee assessed. Prerequisite: FN-124/126. Corequisite: FN-310.

FN-312: Food Service Management Systems Lab for FCSSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

Laboratory experiments designed to apply food service production and management skills in conventional and industrial settings.  This course is designated for Family and Consumer Science majors to supplement work in FN-310.  Three laboratory hours per week. Lab fee assessed. Prerequisite: FN-124/126. Corequisite: FN-310.

FN-350: Culinary MedicineSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only

Introduction to dietary interventions focused on the treatment of common diet- and food- related health ailments.  Course topics and learning objectives will correspond to applied menu planning and hands-on food preparation complementary to the management of these health conditions.  Dietary approaches and interventions based on scientific research will be examined.  Lab fee assessed.  Prerequisite: FN 124/126.

FN-451: Community Food SecuritySession(s): Spring | Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only

A critical exploration of food systems and health disparities from local, regional, and international perspectives.  A special emphasis on determinants of health for underserved populations as well as nutrition services provided to the public through various agencies and organizations.  Concepts on community food security, food sovereignty, food justice, and agricultural sustainability are presented and discussed, as well as frameworks and community-based strategies to improve food security and address health outcomes.  Prerequisite: FN 227, FN 251.

FN-498: Honors Thesis in Food & NutritionSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute a research project at an advanced level of complexity that will culminate in a paper and a presentation. The project must meet Honors Program thesis requirements as well as the expectations of the food and nutrition faculty. A research proposal form completed by the student, faculty mentor, and Honors Program director is required for registration. Open to seniors who are members of the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs.

FN-499: Research in Food & NutritionSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will develop and conduct a research project exploring topics and problems in Food and Nutrition. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation. Open to junior and senior majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for up to a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor’s consent required. Prerequisites: FN-227, 8 credits from CHE, 7 credits from BIO.

HED-100: Contemporary Health IssuesSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to provide students with knowledge of personal and community health. Special emphasis on developing positive health attitudes and practices.

HED-200: Responding to EmergenciesSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to prepare students with knowledge and skills to administer immediate care to victims of injuries and sudden illness. Students who successfully complete the course will receive American Red Cross Certification. Course fee assessed.

HED-210: Risk, Appraisal and Prevention in HealthSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course is designed to provide students with a greater understanding of the scientific basis for health status, the role of human behavior, and the impact of public policy upon health status.  Students will learn the theoretical foundations of health behavior, the principles essential to developing health literacy and the concepts relevant to health risk reduction and health promotion.

HED-220: Fitness and WellnessSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A course designed to develop understanding in the conceptual knowledge of health and fitness in the development and maintenance of human wellness. The course will allow each student to plan a program of physical activity that meets her unique needs and interests. The ultimate goal is to help students plan for a lifetime of wellness including physical fitness and healthy nutrition.

HED-320: Our Bodies-Our LivesSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

This course will focus on the way in which individuals develop their identities through the body’s experiences in American culture. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary range of research and ideas, the course will explore how the body is influenced and shaped by society; how individuals are affected by myths about the ideal or “normal” body; and the way the body has been objectified in areas of fitness, health and beauty.  We will look at the effects of the media, popular culture, education, and other areas of socialization to gain self-awareness as to the ways students’ lives reflect the process of how they embody cultural values and social attitudes.

HED-332: Human SexualitySession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

The research literature on sexual interests, behaviors and relationships is reviewed through the study of the changing practices and perceptions of sexuality in America. Topics include the cultural construction of sex, the process of learning to be sexual, sexual deviance, the influence of marriage, and the interplay between sex and power in our society. Recognition of both risks and rewards associated with sexuality provides the context for studying controversial policies in society. Also offered as SOC-332.

HED-400: Influences and Evolution of Global HealthSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

This course will address specific health issues that reach beyond our borders and will examine the impact and influence of communities on global health. The course will focus on three components of world health, including health disparities, nutrition, and communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students will consider these components from historical, social, cultural, political, and economic perspectives. Prerequisite: 75 hours completed upon course enrollment.

HED-420: Health Education MethodsSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Course content will cover methods and materials of teaching health education in a variety of settings. Students will obtain the necessary skills to plan and implement a variety of health promotion lessons and methods in clinical, school, hospital or work site settings. Students will present prepared units/lessons to target populations such as: employees, students, community members or patients. A practicum is a required part of this course.

PED-110: Swimming for Non-SwimmersSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A course designed for non-swimmers with emphasis on water adjustment and basic strokes essential for survival in the water. Course is offered off campus.

PED-118: Beginning JoggingSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed for the sedentary individual who strives to progress into running. The course is designed to appropriately progress the student into a running program and culminates with a campus 5 kilometer run.

PED-122: Aerobic Dance-ExerciseSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to provide cardiovascular fitness through aerobic dance movements. This course explores aerobic workouts such as hi-lo impact, step, funk, and interval aerobics.

PED-124: Strength TrainingSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An introduction to strength training with emphasis on the basic principles of exercise, and safe and effective training techniques.

PED-125: Aquatic FitnessSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A water aerobics course with emphasis on improving cardiovascular fitness through movement exercise in the water to music. Must be able to swim two lengths of the pool to enroll in this course. Course is offered off campus.

PED-126: Muscle Strength and StretchSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

An introduction to a variety of exercises to increase muscular strength, muscular endurance and flexibility using resistance bands and tubes, fit balls, free weights and medicine balls.

PED-127: ConditioningSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to provide students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills necessary for safe and effective strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Students will have access to strength machines and free weights, as well as cardiovascular equipment such as stationary bikes, climbers, treadmills and elliptical trainers.

PED-128: Walk, Jog, Run for Health & FitnessSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to provide students with a functional understanding of the health-related fitness components and their effect on daily living and long-term health. Discussion of health risks, nutritional factors and principles of exercise are included. Emphasis is on walking, jogging and running activities as a means of improving health-related fitness, also stresses setting long-term goals to change or maintain wellness.

PED-129: PilatesSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed to strengthen core musculature and increase flexibility. Specific attention is given to safe and effective balance, breathing, and posture.

PED-134: BootcampSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course will use a variety of methods and means to achieve a total body workout: some of which include free weights, medicine balls, tubing, steps and blocks, and mats and balls. Some time will be spent outdoors to create fitness ‘obstacle’ courses utilizing all of the above to help create a challenging and interactive workout. Training will include, but is not limited to, strength, cardiovascular, plyometric and flexibility methods.

PED-135: Self DefenseSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course is designed to teach self-defense beginning with prevention through awareness, learning statistics, making smarter choices in areas concerning social media, how to present yourself, routines and more. It will also provide knowledge on deterring attackers and various defenses against attackers. Participants will gain knowledge on how to legally keep yourself safe in the event of an attack including how to work with 911 and law enforcement. Through participation in the course, students will have a well-rounded understanding of how to prevent an attack and what to do in the event of an attack. Upon completion of the course participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

PED-136: Barre FusionSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Barre classes are a popular alternative to common strength and cardiovascular combination workouts. “Barre Fusion” provides a challenging ‘interval’ format which consists of segments of strength, cardiovascular and dance inspired moves to help create a total body workout. The Barre format also provides opportunities to focus on balance training, which can be effective cross training and also good for injury prevention. This class will provide instruction in strength training (and the other components) using dance and ballet inspired moves to provide an overall total body workout. Special attention and time will be devoted to isolation and isometric exercises, flexibility and also balance to help create muscle isolation and thus, fatigue. No experience in dance is required.

PED-140: ArcherySession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Instruction in target shooting with bow and arrows, safety precautions, equipment use, scoring, and terminology. Recommended for all skill levels.

PED-141: Beginning BadmintonSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed for beginners which includes instruction in basic badminton skills [grip, strokes, and serve], rules and strategies for singles and doubles play, and in-class competition.

PED-142: Beginning BowlingSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Instruction in ball selection, grip, stance, approach, delivery, bowling etiquette, safety precautions, rules, scoring, and terminology. Taught off campus, transportation not provided. Activity fee assessed.

PED-143: Beginning GolfSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A course designed for beginners which includes instruction in basic golf skills [grip, stance, full-swing with irons, chipping, approach shots, and putting], etiquette, safety precautions, rules, scoring, and terminology.  Activity fee assessed.

PED-146: Beginning TennisSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

A beginning course which includes instruction in basic tennis skills [grip, groundstrokes, serve, and volley], rules and strategies for singles and doubles play, and in-class competition. Must supply own racket.

PED-147: Beginning FencingSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

The art of sword play will be introduced to students in a safe and controlled manner. Students will learn mobility and manipulative skills to attack and defend themselves against an opponent. Students will also learn the history and etiquette of this ancient sport, as well as gain knowledge of how to officiate fencing bouts.

PED-148: YogaSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course provides a foundation for beginners. Students learn warm-up and breathing exercises, as well as basic Yoga asanas. Particular attention is given to exploring the internal support for external alignment and posture.

PED-149: Beginning KarateSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This course is to serve as an introduction to the American Karate system for the purpose of improving flexibility, balance, muscular strength, movement coordination, and cardiovascular fitness. Through a systematic training program of repetition, the student will learn the application of simple karate techniques and gain the ability to defend herself in an attack situation. Activity fee assessed.

PED-152: Folk and Square DanceSession(s): Spring | Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only

An introduction to international folk dances, American square dances and contemporary Country-Western dances. Appropriate for all levels. Also offered as DAN-152.

PED-161: Beginning BasketballSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A beginning level course which includes instruction in shooting, passing, ball-handling, basic offensive and defensive strategies; opportunity for team play.

PED-162: Beginning SoccerSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A beginning level course which includes instruction in shooting, ball-handling, goal-tending, basic offensive and defensive strategies; opportunity for team play.

PED-163: Beginning SoftballSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year

A beginning level course which includes instruction in basic fast-pitch softball skills [hitting, fielding, and base-running], basic offensive and defensive strategies; opportunity for team play. Fast-pitch experience NOT required.

PED-164: Beginning VolleyballSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A beginning level course which includes instruction in setting, passing, hitting, serving; basic offensive and defensive strategies; opportunity for team play.

PED-165: Beginning LacrosseSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A beginning course which includes instruction of Native American traditions and history, basic skills, rules, and strategies needed to develop a rudimentary level of competency in the sport of lacrosse in order to participate at a level that maintains or improves overall health. Students will also learn about basic offensive and defensive tactics and strategies essential to appropriate competition. This is a fast-paced and physically active team sport which also requires teamwork and sportsmanship.

PED-166: Beginning Field HockeySession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A beginning course which includes instruction of basic skills, rules, and strategies needed to develop a rudimentary level of competency in the sport of field hockey in order to participate at a level that maintains or improves overall health. Students will be introduced to the skills of dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and defensive tackles. Students will also learn about basic offensive and defensive tactics and strategies essential to appropriate competition during practice drills and game-like situations. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be practiced daily in drills and game situations.

PED-210: SwimmingSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

An intermediate level course that includes stroke mechanics and physical conditioning, through lap swimming. Class is offered off campus

PED-228: Kick Boxing AerobicsSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

A fitness course with emphasis on combining boxing punches and footwork with kicks and blocks from martial art forms. Conditioning exercises such as plyometric, agility drills, push-ups, punch-kick combinations, abs, and flexibility training are included.

PED-232: Selected Sports ActivitiesSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only

An introduction to flag football, lacrosse, speedball, floor hockey, pickleball, and selected recreational sport activities. Includes instruction in basic skills, strategies, and rules.

PED-233: Outdoor Leisure PursuitsSession(s): Fall | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only

This course will provide an overview of outdoor recreation skills and related activities. Students will be provided with opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge required to engage in various outdoor leisure activities such as orienteering, Ultimate Frisbee, and outdoor education. Student will be introduced to low-risk adventure activities and community options for participation in outdoor recreation. At least one off-campus activity is required. Off-campus selection may require a fee.

PED-241: Intermediate BadmintonSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

Refinement of badminton skills with an emphasis on drills and strategies for singles and doubles play with in-class competition. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor’s consent. Prerequisite: PED-141 or equivalent experience/skill.

PED-242: Intermediate BowlingSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Review of basic bowling skills and refinement of the delivery, approach, and spare conversion; opportunity for competitive matches. Taught off-campus, transportation not provided. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor’s consent.  Activity fee assessed. Prerequisite: PED-142 or equivalent experience/skill.

PED-243: Intermediate GolfSession(s): Varies, Contact Department Head | Course Offered Varies, Contact Department Head

Refinement of golf skills with instruction on full-swing with irons and woods, chipping, approach shots, sand play and putting; rules, scoring and course management. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor’s consent. Activity fee assessed.  Prerequisite: PED-143 or equivalent experience/skill.

PED-246: Intermediate TennisSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Review of basic tennis skills with an emphasis on footwork, groundstrokes, service, volley, lobs, overheads, rules and strategies for singles and doubles and in-class competition. Must bring own racket. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor’s consent. Prerequisite: PED-146 or equivalent experience/skill.

PED-249: Intermediate KarateSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This intermediate course is to serve as an extension of Karate I. The student will be encouraged to test for the rank of Green Tip in this class. The Karate II students will learn advanced Katas, Self Defense, and sparring. May be taken without course prerequisite with instructor’s consent. Activity fee assessed. Prerequisite: PED-149 or equivalent experience/skill.

PED-349: Advanced KarateSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

This advanced course is to serve as an extension of Karate II. The student will be expected to expand her skill level and knowledge of Kata, Self Defense, and Sparring. She will be encouraged to complete the requirements for Green Belt. May be taken without prerequisite course with instructor’s consent. Activity fee assessed. Prerequisite: PED-249 or equivalent experience/skill.

PED-470: Intercollegiate AthleticsSession(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year

Students may enroll in the course during the traditional competitive season. This course is designed for students who participate as players on an intercollegiate athletics sports team to gain physical education activity credits. Students-athletes will gain knowledge of rules and strategies for their respective sports, as well as technique and skills to perform in competitive sports. Participation in traditional season practices and competitions is also a strong component of the course. Membership is by tryout only. A physical examination immediately preceding the sports season is required. May be taken a second time for elective credit only. To enroll, you must be a full time Meredith student-athlete. Pass/fail grading only.

 


Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.

Contact Information
Melinda Campbell
Department Head and Professor, Nutrition, Health and Human Performance
124 Martin Hall
campbellm@meredith.edu
(919) 760-8309