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Physical Education (PE)

PE 1051 - Beginning Yoga

In this class you will master the fundamentals of Hatha Yoga, which are breath, yoga postures, and meditation. As a result you will increase strength, endurance, flexibility, and grace while relieving stress and energizing your body.
Units: 1
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1101 - Physical Conditioning - Belly, Buns & Thighs

Toning exercise that focuses on these three hard-to-target areas.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1103 - Fundamentals Of Physical Education

Emphasizes history, principles, relationship of physical education to general education, professional literature and vocational opportunities. Designed for physical education majors but open to any student. Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1111 - Weight Training

Exercise using cardio machines, free weights, and weight machines that benefit the total body.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1112 - Driver Education

Details basic principles of good driving, including highway courtesy, approved driving practice, responsibility of car owner, the why and how of accidents, and care and economical use of the auto. Course will include six or eight hours behind the wheel and 20 hours observance. A Driver Learner Permit is a prerequisite for this class. Lab Fee.
Units: 2
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1113 - Health And Safety

Designed to motivate the student toward better health behavior. Emphasizes principles and contemporary issues involved in better individual and community health. Fall, Spring, Summer. ACTS Equivalent Course Number = HEAL 1003
Units: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1121 - Kickboxing

High- and low-impact moves to decelop flexibility, strength and endurance.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1131 - Pilates

A challenging core endurance and back strengthening class.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1151 - Zumba

High- and low-impact Latin moves that strengthen the cardiovascular system.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1161 - Step Basic

High- and low-impact moves that challenge and develop motor skills using a "step" platform.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1171 - Tone and Tighten

Low-impact movement primarily focuses on using your own body weight. Emphasis on core. Lunges, squats, pushups are incorporated into the movement.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1181 - Fitness Dance

High- and low-impact dance moves that strengthen the cardiovascular system.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1191 - Muscle Toning

A total body work-out using a variety of fitness equipment bands, tubes, balls, and free weights for balanced body toning.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1201 - Team Sports

Introduction to volleyball, softball, basketball and other team sports. Instruction includes fundamentals, skills, rules, and games between teams within the class.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1221 - Core Abs and Stretching

A challenging core endurance class, alternating total body stretch moves.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1231 - Cardio Circuit

High- and low-impact moves using the cardio machines.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1241 - Kayaking

Introduction to basic skills and safety of kayaking. Classroom instruction followed by a field experience.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1251 - Jazzercise

Jazzercise is a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and Latin-style movements set to a cariety of popular top 40 tunes. Each class includes a warm-up, high energy aerobic routines, muscle toning, and a cool down stretch segment. For people of all ages and fitness levels.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1331 - Advanced Cardio - RIPPED

Advanced Cardio - RIPPED is a total body workout which requires the body to respond to the constantly changing format of the class to improve cardio fitness and more. RIPPED indicates the following components: Resistance - muscle endurance; Interval - cardiovascular exercises; Power - working larger muscle groups; Polymetrics - sports "jumps", moves requiring large bursts of energy; Endurance - challenging activities to your cardiovascular limits; Diet and Nutrition - student can access online information from registered dieticians. With an inclusion of music, the students complete the 50-minute timed session and can burn an estimated 750 calories.
Units: 1
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1501 - Golf

Introduction to golf as a lifetime recreational activity; instruction includes fundamentals and rules, proper stance, grips, club selection, swings, putting, etiquette, scoring and strategies.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1503 - School Health Problems

Designed for health education coordinators and teachers dealing with personal and school health in grades K-12. Specific attention is directed toward the organization and curriculum of school health programs. Emphasis is placed on understanding the health needs of children, correlation of health and various school subjects, and evaluation of health programs. Prerequisite: PE 1113-Health and Safety. Available upon sufficient student demand.
Units: 3
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1511 - Aerobics

Introductory course includes floor and step exercises. Students should monitor aerobic performance and see improvement as aerobic exercise skills and practice continue through the semester.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1601 - Bowling

Introduces bowling as a lifetime recreational activity. Instruction includes basic skills, grip, approach, release and follow-through; knowledge of the rules, equipment, and strategies.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1603 - Playground Games & Recreation Activ

This course introduces the student to a variety of developmentally appropriate games and activities. The course targets individuals who will be group leaders in volunteer organizations, physical education instructors, classroom teachers, activities and recreation directors. Spring.
Units: 3
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1701 - Beginning Tennis I

Introduction to tennis as a lifetime recreational activity. Instruction includes fundamentals of the game, grip, back- and forehand, volleys, lobs, serves, scoring, and etiquette.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 1801 - Hiking

Instruction in the fundamentals of hiking with field experiences in and around Hot Springs. Student must be able to walk up inclines.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2002 - Theory Of Coaching Baseball

Introduces students to the various philosophies, fundamentals, and techniques involved in coaching the game of baseball. Spring.
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2051 - Yoga Level II

Having learned basic Hatha yoga poses in Beginning Yoga, in this class the student will be taught in the Vinyasa style. Flowing sun salutations will warm the body, strengthen and lengthen all major muscle groups while burning calories and gaining cardiovascular strength. This more challenging class continues to emphasize the fundamentals of yoga while presenting the poses and sequencing in a more challenging way. Prerequisite: Beginning Yoga
Units: 1
Offered:
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2102 - Theory Of Coaching Softball

This course is designed to teach and develop the skills and knowledge needed to coach, teach, manage, and umpire the game of softball. This class will prepare students for coaching softball at the Jr. High, High School, College and Community Recreational League levels. Spring.
Units: 2
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2202 - Theory Of Coaching Basketball

Analyzes offensive and defensive play and integrates various aspects of coaching, such as scouting, conditioning, etc. Fall.
Units: 2
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2203 - Fundamentals Of Recreation

Emphasizes history, principles, relationship of recreation to physical education, professional literature, and vocational opportunities. Designed for recreation and physical education majors but open to any student. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2222 - Techniques Of Athletic Training

Designed for the athletic trainer or team manager. Considers care and treatment of injuries. Spring of even years.
Units: 2
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2303 - Sports Officiating

This course is an introduction to the rules and officiating techniques related to basketball, football, and baseball. Fall.
Units: 3
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2401 - Scuba

This course is designed to serve as an introduction to scuba diving. This class will include classroom work and laboratory (pool practice). All students must have instructor’s permission and pass a basic swim test. Summer.
Units: 1
Offered: Summer Semesters
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2441 - Advanced Open Water Scuba

This course is designed to be an introduction to advanced diving techniques. It includes a review of basic scuba skills, natural navigation, compass navigation, night diving, search and light salvage, and deep diving. Prerequisite: Certified open water diver.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program

PE 2501 - Walking for Fitness

A low-impact class using walking to provide exercise for the student at the lowest level of fitness.
Units: 1
Offered: Upon Sufficient Student Demand
Area: Rec/Phys Educ Program