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PED 100: Pilates (2 cr.) — Provides a method of mind-body exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, balance the body, and improve posture and core stabilization while increasing body awareness. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 101: Fundamentals of Physical Activity I (2 cr.) — Presents principles underlying the components of physical fitness. Utilizes conditioning activities involving cardiovascular strength and endurance, respiratory efficiency, muscular strength, and flexibility. May include fitness assessment, nutrition and weight control information, and concepts of wellness. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 103: Aerobic Fitness I (2 cr.) — Develops cardiovascular fitness though activities designed to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 109: Yoga (2 cr.) — Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 111-112: Weight Training I-II (1 cr.) — Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Prerequisite for PED 112: Completed PED 111. Lecture 0 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.

PED 116: Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2 cr.) — Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student’s level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. A personal fitness/wellness plan is required for the 2-credit course. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.

PED 120: Yoga II (1-2 cr.) — Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility. Prerequisite: PED 109. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.

PED 128: Horseback Riding (2 cr.) — Presents riding seats and preparation for riding, care and grooming of a horse, selection, use and care of equipment, and safety. Prerequisite appropriate riding skills or instructor’s permission for advanced course. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 129: Self-Defense (2 cr.) — Examines history, techniques, and movements associated with self-defense. Introduces the skills and methods of self- defense emphasizing mental and physical discipline. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 133: Golf I (1 cr.) — Teaches basic skills of golf, rules, etiquette, scoring, terminology, equipment selection and use, and strategy. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.

PED 135-136: Bowling I-II (1 cr.) — Teaches basic bowling skills and techniques, scoring, rules, etiquette, and terminology. Lecture 0 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.

PED 137: Martial Arts I (2 cr.) — Emphasizes forms, styles, and techniques of body control, physical and mental discipline, and physical fitness. Presents a brief history of development of martial arts theory and practice. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 150: Soccer (1 cr.) — Emphasizes soccer skills and techniques, strategies, rules, equipment, and physical conditioning. Lecture 0 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.

PED 154: Volleyball (1 cr.) — Introduces skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and scoring. Lecture 0 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 156: Softball (1-2 cr.) — Emphasizes skills, techniques, strategies, rules. Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.

PED 157: Soccer II (1 cr.) — Emphasizes advanced soccer skills and techniques, strategies, rules, equipment, and physical conditioning. Prerequisite: PED 150. Lecture 0 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.

PED 160: Modern Dance (1-2 cr.) — Teaches the basic techniques of creative dance. Skills include self-expression, contemporary routines, dance forms, and basic choreography. Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.

PED 170: Tai Chi I (2 cr.) — Develops an understanding of the Theories and practices of Tai Chi. Explores the energy of exercise that will tone muscles, improve circulation and increase flexibility and balance. Discusses history and philosophy of exercise and relaxation techniques for stress reduction. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 187: Backpacking (2 cr.) — Focuses on the preparation for backpacking trip, equipment and clothing selection, personal and group safety, ecology, and physical conditioning. Includes field experience. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

PED 254 - Advanced Volleyball(1-2 cr.) — Emphasizes advanced volleyball skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and scoring. Lecture 0-1 hours. Lab hours 2-4. Total 2-4 hours per week.

PED 270: Tai Chi II (1 cr.) — Develops an understanding of the Theories and practices of Tai Chi. Explores the energy of exercise that will tone muscles, improve circulation and increase flexibility and balance. Discusses history and philosophy of exercise and relaxation techniques for stress reduction. Prerequisite: Completion of PED 170 or permission of the instructor. Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week.

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