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Activites

The activities service program of the Department of Health and Physical Education is designed for the individual who is not majoring in health and physical education. The courses are designed to develop physical skills, physical fitness, and aesthetic value for movement and experience, and to learn the rules and strategy of the activities.

Students enrolled in activity classes must furnish their own clothing for the class. The proper dress attire for the class will be shirts, shorts, and gym shoes. Students enrolled in the swimming classes must furnish their own swim suits. Students enrolled in scuba diving classes will pay an additional equipment rental fee. The fee is currently $100 and is subject to change. Students enrolled in bowling classes will pay a $77.50 bowling fee.

PE 1051: Volleyball

Designed for beginning volleyball players. The student will learn the fundamental skills, knowledge of the rules, and terminology associated with volleyball.

PE 1101: Folk and Square Dance

Course content will include the origin and factors which influence development of folk and square dance. Basic steps, basic positions, and dance movements will be introduced to the students.

PE 1121: Social Dance

Techniques of leading and following, basic positions, and a variety of dance steps will be introduced throughout the course.

PE 1301: Beginning Ballet I

These courses are designed for those students that have little or no ballet training but have an interest in pursuing dance. Ballet forms the basis for all dance arts and offers specific training in all muscle groups of the body. These courses offer students beginning-level technical and performance training in ballet. Flexibility, strength, body alignment and coordination lay a foundation for the introduction of more advanced aspects of dance artistry including more difficult steps, musicality, mobility, and balance.

PE 1311: Beginning Ballet II

These courses are designed for those students that have little or no ballet training but have an interest in pursuing dance. Ballet forms the basis for all dance arts and offers specific training in all muscle groups of the body. These courses offer students beginning-level technical and performance training in ballet. Flexibility, strength, body alignment and coordination lay a foundation for the introduction of more advanced aspects of dance artistry including more difficult steps, musicality, mobility, and balance.

PE 1321: Intermediate Ballet I

These courses offer intermediate level training in ballet technique and performance for proficient dancers. It stresses the physical and mental skills necessary to make the transition to more advanced dance work. These include physical stamina, strength, flexibility, articulation, coordination, musicality, and phrasing; an understanding of basic physical concepts underlying clear and efficient movement; the capacity to assimilate new movement material; and an awareness of the center of gravity and its role in the mobilization and control of the body.

PE 1331: Intermediate Ballet II

These courses offer intermediate level training in ballet technique and performance for proficient dancers. It stresses the physical and mental skills necessary to make the transition to more advanced dance work. These include physical stamina, strength, flexibility, articulation, coordination, musicality, and phrasing; an understanding of basic physical concepts underlying clear and efficient movement; the capacity to assimilate new movement material; and an awareness of the center of gravity and its role in the mobilization and control of the body.

PE 1341: Intermediate Ballet III

These courses offer intermediate level training in ballet technique and performance for proficient dancers. It stresses the physical and mental skills necessary to make the transition to more advanced dance work. These include physical stamina, strength, flexibility, articulation, coordination, musicality, and phrasing; an understanding of basic physical concepts underlying clear and efficient movement; the capacity to assimilate new movement material; and an awareness of the center of gravity and its role in the mobilization and control of the body.

PE 1361: Advanced Ballet I

These courses are a continuation and refinement of the skills achieved in Intermediate Ballet I-IV. The courses offer advanced level training in ballet technique and performance for proficient dancers. They stress the physical and mental skills necessary to make the transition to professional dance work. These include physical stamina, strength, flexibility, articulation, coordination, musicality, and phrasing; an understanding of basic physical concepts underlying clear and efficient movement; the capacity to assimilate new movement material; and an awareness of the center of gravity and its role in the mobilization and control of the body.

PE 1401: Archery and Recreational Games

The student will learn the fundamental skills in archery, including care and selection of archery tackle. Recreational games will include table tennis, giant volleyball, three way volleyball, box hockey, pin ball, scooter soccer, variety ball, indoor soccer, and horse shoes.

PE 1411: Badminton

Designed for beginning badminton players. The student will learn the fundamental skills and a knowledge of the rules and terminology associated with badminton.

PE 1431: Bowling

The bowling classes are structured for the beginning bowler. Fundamental skills and general bowling knowledge and etiquette will be introduced to the student.

$77.50 course fee.

PE 1481: Tennis

Constructed to aid the beginning tennis player to learn the fundamental skills for tennis. The student will gain a knowledge of the rules and strategy in tennis.

PE 1851: Tennis and Basketball

Designed for the average student. Fundamentals in basketball and tennis will be introduced along with knowledge of the rules and strategies of play.

PE 1991: Racquetball

Designed to introduce the rules and strategy of racquetball and develop the basic skills needed to play racquetball successfully.

PE 2301: Beginning Golf

Designed for individuals who wish to learn the basic fundamentals in golf. Course includes the fundamentals of the full swing and the fractional swing in golf. It also includes the knowledge of rules and courtesies of golf.

PE 2861: Rhythmic Aerobic Activities

This course will include motor skills put to music, rope jumping, step aerobics, kickboxing, senior fitness, childrens fitness, sport aerobics, sculpting, and aerobic dance activities.