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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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The legal, ethical, social, and economic implications of computer usage; basic operations, terminology and system components; and the use of representative spreadsheet, telecommunication, and networking programs. Special emphasis is placed on developing and reviewing applications unique to physical education. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006875)
Red Cross multimedia certification and accident procedures for school settings. 1 hour clinical. (006641)
This course covers the history, equipment care, techniques and safe development of archery skills. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (020449)
Students participate in and monitor the results of a training program in swimming, running, weight training, cycling, or aerobics. Lectures explore the body's response to exercise and how to best exercise. Information and guidelines on how to begin or maintain a program of healthy and enjoyable exercise are presented. Topics discussed include the values of exercise, the body's responses to exercise and training, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, exercise and the environment, exercise for special populations, and sports nutrition. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (006967)
Basic understanding of topographic maps and the compass, combined with orienteering races. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. ABC/no credit grading. (006646)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006647)
The ballroom-dance sequence covers the range of contemporary social or ballroom dancing in Western culture. Beginning ballroom introduces the basic techniques of Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Samba, Rhumba, and Tango. For men only. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Formerly KINE 113I. (002467)
The ballroom-dance sequence covers the range of contemporary social or ballroom dancing in Western culture. Beginning ballroom introduces the basic techniques of Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Samba, Rhumba, and Tango. For women only. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (002468)
Prerequisites: PHED 113M.
Intermediate ballroom builds upon the foundation of Beginning Ballroom. More sophisticated, modern, and complicated steps and dances are studied and mastered in a practical setting. For men only. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (002469)
Prerequisites: PHED 113V.
Intermediate ballroom builds upon the foundation of Beginning Ballroom. More sophisticated, modern, and complicated steps and dances are studied and mastered in a practical setting. For women only. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (002470)
This course is also offered as AFRI 115 .
Through dance, song, reading, and discussion, students experience the rich cultural traditions of West Africa and the island of Haiti, where African traditions have evolved and flourished in a "New World" setting for 300 years. Both dance forms challenge the strength and athleticism of the body. The African dances are high energy and polyrhythmic, with fast footwork, expressive and sweeping movements and free use of the back, head, shoulders, and pelvis. Haitian dance mixes African roots with indigenous, Spanish, and French colonial influences to create a unique form emphasizing spinal waves and torso, hip, and shoulder movements over rhythmic foot patterns. 2 hours field studies. (000145)
Aerobic fitness through dance. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006658)
Aerobic fitness through dance. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006659)
Techniques of bicycling. Knowledge and understanding of the methods related to repair and maintenance of either the racing and/or touring bikes combined with short touring trips. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006663)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006666)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006668)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006669)
Skills, rules, tournament play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006673)
Skills, rules, tournament play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006674)
Skills, rules, tournament play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006675)
The wilderness experience is a special retreat into a different way of living; a journey away from the paved-over world that brings us new perceptions of ourselves. The backpacking course is a random collection of information, news, and sources about the wilderness. Tips on hiking gear, eating for the trail, and other wilderness details, plus actual wilderness experiences will be offered. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006677)
Prerequisites: KINE 121 or equivalent.
The wilderness experience is a special retreat into a different way of living; a journey away from the paved-over world that brings us new perceptions of ourselves. The intermediate backpacking course allows students to continue to learn backpacking skills beyond the beginner's level. Topics such as advanced Leave No Trace techniques, map and compass navigation, cross-country hiking, trip planning, land use regulations, route selection, and lightweight hiking may be addressed. Course capstone is an intense multi-day backpacking trip in a small group over rugged and challenging terrain. 6 hours field studies. (020815)
This course introduces students to indoor rock climbing and gives students basic skills, techniques, and safety elements necessary to climb efficiently and safely indoors. The class is taught in the Climbing Gym only and has no field trips. 1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. ABC/no credit grading. (006683)
This course introduces students to rock climbing. The class is held in the Climbing Gym in addition to three required field trips. Basic skills include climbing techniques, belaying, rappelling, and basic anchors. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. ABC/no credit grading. (006684)
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water.
This course is designed for students who have no previous experience scuba diving. Students will develop safe scuba diving practices through lecture, video, reading, and pool sessions. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to participate in Open Water Certification. 4 hours field studies. (006691)
This course gives students an introduction to river kayaking skills on moving water and whitewater. Students gain an understanding of the equipment, techniques, and procedures to paddle and conduct kayaking activities in moving water and whitewater (up to Class III). Emphasis is on development of individual paddling skills, boat control, rescue techniques, safe paddling, and group management and travel on moving water. River hydrology, hazard identification, safety, judgment, and kayak outfitting are addressed. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. ABC/no credit grading. (020733)
This course gives students an introduction to flat water, moving water and whitewater canoeing skills. Students gain an understanding of the equipment, techniques, and procedures to paddle in flat water, moving water, and whitewater environments. Emphasis is on the development of individual paddling skills, safe and conscientious paddling, and group management while on moving water. Boat control, maneuvering, safety, judgment, and canoe travel are addressed. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (020816)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006714)
Skills, rules, etiquette, strategy, participation. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006721)
Skills, rules, etiquette, strategy, participation. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006722)
This activities class teaches students the fundamentals of the game/sport. It is a self-governed sport that has a unique set of rules in which players are required to be honest and play at the highest level but never at the expense of the game itself or the respect of the opponent. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (020203)
See description below. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006749)
Covers the basic history and philosophy of Japanese jujitsu as well as its application to self-defense. Students will acquire self-defense theory and skills, including escapes from grabs and holds, how and where to strike an assailant, how to roll and fall safely, and theories of attack and defense such as throwing, grappling, and submission techniques. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006750)
Introductory instruction in the non-aggressive martial art of Aikido. Students will acquire skills in controlled breathing, energy development, mind-body coordination, and self-defense. Exposure to traditional Japanese culture, discipline, and learning techniques are emphasized. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006752)
Instruction in the martial art of TaeKwonDo. Students will learn the history and purpose of TaeKwonDo as well as developing self-discipline and skills for personal safety and protection. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006760)
Instruction in TaeKwonDo for students who have some knowledge of this martial art. Students will learn increased proficiency in mental and physical skills. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006761)
This class is for the beginning to advanced alpine skier, snow boarder or telemark skier. The class is 3 days long with lessons appropriate to the students skill level taught by instructors certified with the Professional Ski Instructor Association. The lessons are in the morning with free skiing the remainder of the day. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. Credit/no credit grading. (006766)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006775)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. Formerly KINE 148I. (006774)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006777)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006778)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006779)
This is an introductory course in the study of Tai-Chi Chuan. Tai-Chi is a passive style of martial arts with gentle and fluid movements with emphasis on moving meditation, stress release and development of inner peace, strengthening the internal organs and increasing health and vitality. There are many styles of Tai-Chi. The style students learn is directly related to the Shao-Lin Chuan, which is an external form of martial arts referring to Shao-Lin Kung Fu. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (021116)
This is an introductory survey course that reviews dance as an art form in both Western and Eastern cultures, to include ballet, modern, ethnic, social dance, jazz and musical theatre. Course content covers the roots of dance in world cultures to include social customs, religious beliefs, social structure, the community and dance theory that influence the dance aesthetic. Course employs lecture, film, and discussion. This is a web based course. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021229)
This is an introductory course in the study of various forms of martial arts. Students learn the basics of self defense strategies of schools of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Shuai Chiao, Judo, Hapkido, Yudo, Brazilian Jujitsu, kickboxing, and the dynamic movements of boxing and other forms of traditional martial arts. Course material is shared in three different modules during the course of the semester. Students are able to perform the basics of martial arts in a safe and friendly class. Students are exposed to the philosophy and culture of martial arts systems. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (021188)
For non-swimmers and those knowing only one or two elementary strokes. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006791)
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
Improvements of stroke mechanics and conditioning. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006792)
Prerequisites: Advanced Lifesaving, faculty permission.
Certification, 500 yd. swim, surface dive to 8 ft. depth and recover 10-pound object, underwater swimming, towing 10-pound object 200 yards. Qualifications, responsibilities, skills, and training of lifeguards. Swimming rescues of actively drowning victims will be emphasized. A field trip to study special aquatic environments will be included. American Red Cross Certification in lifeguard training may be obtained. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours field studies. (006910)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006800)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006801)
Skills, rules, and strategy, with primary emphasis on the application of skills and strategy in game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006802)
Prerequisites: Superior skill in swimming strokes; current American Red Cross Lifesaving Certificate.
A.R.C. Water Safety Instructor Certificate is issued upon satisfactory completion of course. Part I: review, analysis, and evaluation of basic strokes and lifesaving techniques. Part II: theoretical background of aquatics instruction and practical experience. 3 hours clinical. (006911)
1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006947)
Skills, individualized fitness program, participation. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006818)
Cultural orientation, rules, skills, and strategies, with primary application through game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006828)
Rules, strategies, and skills for the intermediate player, with primary application through game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006829)
Rules, strategies, and skills for the advanced player, with primary application through game play. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006830)
Skills, rules, offensive and defensive strategy. Field player and goalie play, competition, and international styles of water polo. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006837)
Skills, rules, offensive and defensive strategy. Field player and goalie play, competition, and international styles of water polo. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006838)
Skills, rules, offensive and defensive strategy. Field player and goalie play, competition, and international styles of water polo. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006841)
Instruction in the techniques of weight training. Individually adapted exercise programs, and the basic development of strength, endurance, speed, and agility through specific weight training programs. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006846)
Instruction in the techniques of weight training. Individually adapted exercise programs, and the basic development of strength, endurance, speed, and agility through specific weight training programs. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006847)
Instruction in the techniques of weight training. Individually adapted exercise programs, and the basic development of strength, endurance, speed, and agility through specific weight training programs. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006852)
A course designed to promote wellness through use of stairmaster, lifecycle, treadmill and other aerobic machines and activities. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006854)
This course focuses on muscle strengthening and conditioning through a wide variety of techniques and modalities. Focus includes overall major muscle groups, core strengthening, trunk stabilization involving "traditional" strength training techniques in addition to work with stability balls, balance equipment, and strength training equipment including free weights, machines, body weight, weighted balls and mat work. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (020202)
Introduction to basic yoga postures. Study and practice of exercises for self-awareness, breathing, relaxation, visualization, and meditation. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 2.0 units. (006860)
In this course students explore the ancient system of Yoga. The focus is on the eight-limbs of Yoga emphasizing Asana (physical postures), Pranayam (breathing) and Dhyana (meditation). The emphasis is on practice as opposed to theory. 4 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (020692)
Though this is primarily a dance class, students also study the music linked to the dance and its cultural context as they follow the movement evolution of the dance from its roots in Africa to the New World. The class begins with a thorough and vigorous technical warm up designed to familiarize students with the isolations of the hip, shoulder, and torso, spinal waves and rhythemic foot patterns of this dance form. Students progress to learning the dances and their companion rhythms from Africa, Cuba, Haiti, and Brazil, expressing grace, abandon, humor, flirtation, athleticism, and martial art. Coursework includes a research project and performance in campus cultural events. 4 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020468)
2 hours activity. (006863)
This course provides students with a service learning experience in the area of movement studies in disability. University students are placed with a child with a disability to assist the child with selected individualized activity programs. Programs are designed in conjunction with parents to meet the individual child's physical, social, emotional, and motivational needs. 2 hours field studies. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (006869)
This course provides individualized activity programs for adults with disabilities. Individuals participate in weight training, stretching and relaxation, lap swimming, water jogging, or walking programs to meet their personal wellness goals. Programs are designed to meet individual physical and motivational needs. In addition, students who become injured and cannot complete an activity class may enter to complete their hours for credit through an individualized program. 2 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006872)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 99.0 units. (020360)
Prerequisites: Intermediate swimming or the equivalent.
The analysis of selected movement activities which emphasize aquatic skill. Application of skill and knowledge includes stroke mechanics, synchronized swimming, off-deck diving, water polo, and water games. 2 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006883)
Prerequisites: Special permission required. See department secretary.
Supervised on-campus leadership course in physical education activity courses. Critical analyses of physical education leadership techniques. 6 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006885)
This course is also offered as NURS 220 .
This is the second of a three-part course offered in sequence during a semester. Introduction to basic arrhythmia recognition and interpretation and the 12-Lead ECG system. After successfully completing this course, students will be able to recognize, interpret, and understand the clinical significance of basic atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as understand the 12-Lead ECG system. 1 hour lecture. (006477)
This course provides the students an opportunity to participate in a series of challenge course activities involving mental, physical, and emotional risk-taking in a safe, supportive, positive learning environment. This course focuses on transferable knowledge from challenge course experiences to college, work, home, and life. The course concentrates on leadership principles; life long learning, physical movement, mental challenges, emotional risk-taking; decision making and problem solving; interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship skills, collaboration, and reflection. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (020716)
Prerequisite: KINE 222.
This course is intended for challenge course facilitators who need to update or learn the necessary technical skills to safely manage a low and high challenge course. Focus of the course is on updating practitioners on the safety and standards for the safe facilitation of challenge course elements. 6 hours laboratory. (020825)
Prerequisites: KINE 123 or KINE 124 recommended.
This course is for outdoor education and recreation leaders and is an introduction to the skills and safety systems associated with beginning rock climbing (e.g., top rope climbing, rappelling, bouldering) and the management of rock climbing in outdoor programs. Additionally, teaching methods appropriate for rock climbing are discussed, demonstrated, and evaluated. This course requires additional field time taught on weekends. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006686)
Prerequisites: KINE 121 recommended but not required.
Introduction to basic summer backpacking skills, including equipment, nutrition, fitness, minimum impact camping, safety, beginning map and compass skills, leadership issues, and environmental ethics. Emphasis on technical applications and the implementation of these skills in adventure programs. Successful completion of this course meets the requirements for two national certifications: 1) The Wilderness Education Association's Wilderness Steward Certification; 2) Leave No Trace Trainer Certification. This course requires a ten-day field session taught over Thanksgiving break. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006700)
Prerequisites: KINE 226 or equivalent.
Introduction to winter wilderness living skills including nutrition, minimum impact camping, snow physics, avalanche, safety, medical issues, back country skiing techniques, snow shelters, leadership issues, and environmental ethics. Emphasis is on technical applications and the implementations of these skills in adventure programs. Successful completion of this class earns the student an American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education Level I certification. This is a physically demanding course requiring 10 continuous days of camping in winter conditions. It is not for the novice. 1 hour lecture, 9 hours laboratory. (006685)
Prerequisites: KINE 226 (may be taken concurrently).
This course gives students an introduction to whitewater canoeing and kayaking skills. Students gain an understanding of the equipment, techniques, and procedures to conduct canoeing and kayaking activities in flat water, moving water, and whitewater environments. Emphasis is on the development of individual paddling skills, safe and conscientious paddling, and group management while on moving water. This course requires additional field time taught on weekends. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (006707)
1 hour seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006932)
Student learning focuses on how sports and games are part of an integrated physiological, psychological, and social being in societies around the world. Students develop appreciation, understanding, and respect of various cultural contexts and how sport, games, and play behaviors are part of physical expression and cross-cultural interaction. Student learning in this area shall include consideration of how sport and games are related to human sociality, psychological, well-being, health, and wellness. Students also engage in physical activity participation in global games with emphasis on social relationships. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021258)
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about disability in film and physical activity. Morevoer, the experience provides students an in-depth look into the portrayal of individuals with disabilities in film and media and how this does or does not coincide with societal views and values, education, physical education, politics, individual and group behavior. Perceptions and personal views regarding individuals with disability and their inclusion/segregation in society are explored through visual arts. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (020448)
The study of American sport history, the language of sport, and the contributions made by men and women from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The principal mode of study is a group of selected sport films. Special note is made concerning humor, legend, and herosim. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (006986)
A study of the processes involved in learning motor skills. Emphasis is placed on conditions which promote the acquisition and retention of skills and their transfer to the sports contest and performance. Topics include task analysis, stages of learning, practice conditions, and the use of learning aids. 3 hours seminar. (006989)
This course is designed to present a knowledge base of physical education that includes the analysis of movement skills and movement patterns, physical fitness, and how physical education is inherently linked to health and wellness. Also studied in this course will be children's motor development and how emotional, cognitive, and social growth characteristics influence motor development. 3 hours lecture. (006877)
This course is designed for Single Subject majors and prospective teachers using a reflective approach to school based physical education. The course focuses on seven primary content areas to include teacher socialization, teaching/coaching role conflict, reflective teaching and learning, lifespan model of physical education, diversity and equity, and curriculum models. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006933)
This course is designed for future physical education teachers and focuses on analysis and performance of martial arts/self-defense and net sports (badminton, pickleball, and volleyball). Psychomotor, cognitive and affective aspects of these sports are emphasized. This course aligns with the physical education model content standards for California K-12 public schools and incorporates developmentally appropriate practices. 3 hours lecture. (020995)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is designed to give students the tools and inspiration to become effective and reflective teachers of rhythms and dance in K-12 physical education programs. Students learn to analyze, perform, and teach fundamental movement skills set to different rhythms, leading to a variety of dance forms including creative dance, folk, line, hip-hop, square dance, and ballroom/social dance. The focus of the course is to learn to teach these skills in a developmentally appropriate manner, using effective teaching techniques and motivational strategies. Students also learn how rhythms and dance are integral components of both the CA state and national (NASPE) standards for K-12 physical education. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006890)
The philosophies and objectives, curriculum content (movement concepts and motor skills), and evaluative techniques for developmentally appropriate children's physical education are emphasized. 3 hours lecture. (006892)
This course gives students a foundation in theory, philosophy, and methods used to teach developmentally appropriate outdoor and adventure education. Students explore imitative games, problem solving, low and high ropes course activities, rock climbing, orienteering, and legal liability and safety issues associated with developing programs. Although the course is designed for physical education majors, it is also appropriate for anyone wishing to incorporate adventure education into their curriculum. Field trips are required. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006895)
This course provides prospective coaches with knowledge about the psychological factors and principles used in coaching, team dynamics, and the enhancement of athletic performance. 3 hours lecture. (006990)
A study of common disabilities found across the lifespan. Discussions are held about the historical and philosophical basis for adapted physical activity, and the impact of state and federal legislation. Analysis of the roles and responsibilities of the adapted physical education specialist and the inclusive educational environment also are examined. This course is applicable to all disciplines dealing with the disabled. 3 hours seminar. (015911)
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
Theory and practice in the prevention, care, and rehabilitation of injuries commonly encountered in sport and competitive athletics. Concepts of injury recognition and management will be covered. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006902)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 or JOUR 130 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
This course examines the foundations of psycho-social principles, theories, and research related to sport and exercise behavior. Select topics include motivation, goal-setting, stress, anxiety, group dynamics, leadership, injury, and exercise adherence. Students learn how to integrate this knowledge into their given discipline. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (006898)
Theories of motor development, acquisition, and refinement of skills as well as skill themes and movement concepts are studied. Physical, neurological, and physiological principles and qualitative changes in motor skills occurring from infancy to preadolescence and adolescence to older adulthood are analyzed. 3 hours lecture. (006935)
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
Anatomical and mechanical bases of human movement with application to more skillful and safe performance. Qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis are introduced. 3 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (006973)
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
This course is an in-depth study of the physiology of exercise. Emphasis will be placed on energy metabolism during exercise and its relationship to the circulatory, pulmonary, and neuro-endocrine systems. Practical application will be stressed through discussions of clinical exercise physiology, exercise prescription, environmental exercise physiology, exercise and disease, special populations, biological adaptation, and the biology of peak performance. Concepts will be reinforced through laboratory exercises. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006968)
Prerequisites: BIOL 104, KINE 323.
This course introduces students to the cellular aspects of exercise. Students become familiar with the mechanisms of exercise-induced adaptations and how exercise ameliorates metabolic disorders. Students gain insight into the hormonal and neural regulation of cellular processes, the various processes at the cellular level, the mechanisms responsible for increased enzyme content in trained skeletal muscle, and how exercise affects gene transcription. 3 hours clinical, 2 hours activity. (006969)
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