Physical Education



Adjunct Professors:  Ricci, Shields, Wuyke; Adjunct Associate Professors:  Benvenuti, Bishop, Bresnahan, J. Edmed, Kovach, Riker, Robinson-Gervais, Satran, Steele, Ward; Adjunct Assistant Professors:  Cornell, Longley, Murphy, Needham, O′Brien, Wilson

All one-credit courses in physical education meet two hours each week for one-half semester only.  For restrictions on the number of one-credit courses that can be applied toward the minimum degree requirements, see page 154 of the undergraduate catalog.  Any student wishing to participate in any part of the program of physical education and/or intercollegiate sports is required to have a medical classification from the College Health Service.  This regulation is necessary for the protection of the student as well as the College.

Courses

101, 102, 103, 104  PHYSICAL EDUCATION:  THEORY AND PRACTICE  Application of theory to practice of sports and recreational activities.  Development of performance skill; attention to physiological and kinesiological aspects of physical movement; history of activity, competition and performance.  Skill practice, lectures and assigned readings.

               One hour of credit, marked as pass/not passed.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101B  BEGINNING SWIMMING  For the non-swimmer.  Designed to give individuals confidence in the water and the ability to propel themselves forward.

               Enrollment limited to 12 students.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101C  GOLF Introduction to all basic clubs and the development of a fundamental golf swing.

               Offered first half of first semester and second half of second semester.  Special Fee.    Enrollment limited to 12 students.  D. Cornell, J. Ward

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101D  RUNNING FOR LIFETIME FITNESS  An introduction to running as the foundation for a lifetime of fitness activity.  Students will learn the basic principals of developing a sound and structured program of distance running, stretching, and core-strengthening exercises to support and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

               Enrollment limited to 20 students.  N. Bishop

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101F  INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING  Improvement of strokes, conditioning, survival techniques, and springboard diving.

               Enrollment limited to 12 students.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101G  FITNESS I  A program of progressive exercise, including various forms of aerobic activity and resistance training intended to help the student (1) improve fitness level and (2) develop an understanding of the physiological mechanisms which are involved.

               Offered first and second half of first and second semester.  Enrollment limited to 24 students.  R. Ricci, W. Wuyke

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101H  BEGINNING SAILING  Basic sailing skills, boat and water safety, and self and partner rescue skills.

               Offered first half of first semester.  Enrollment limited to 12 students.  J. Bresnahan

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101I  INTERMEDIATE SAILING  A continuation of beginning sailing with emphasis on advanced sailing skills and boat and water safety.

               Prerequisite:  Course 101H, or permission of the instructor.  Offered first half of first semester. Enrollment limited to 12 students.  J. Bresnahan

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101J  MOUNTAIN BIKING  The basics of trail riding and equipment maintenance.  Use of local and regional trails for biking, including tours of local bike shops with presentations by professional repair technicians.  This course will benefit all levels of mountain bikers.

               Students must provide their own bikes.  Enrollment limited to 12 students.  J. Bresnahan

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101L  RACKET SPORTS:  BEGINNING TENNIS  Introduction to the fundamentals of stroke production.

               Offered first half of first semester.  Enrollment limited to 12 students.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101M  RACKET SPORTS:  BEGINNING SQUASH  Emphasis on basic skills, rules, strategy and competitive play.

               Enrollment limited to 10 students.  Offered first and second half of first semester.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101N  RACKET SPORTS:  RACQUETBALL  Emphasis on the skills of the game:  rules, strategy and match play strategy.

               Enrollment limited to six students.  Offered first and second half of first semester and second half of second semester.  M. Benvenuti, T. Satran

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101P  RACKET SPORTS:  INTERMEDIATE TENNIS  Emphasis on improving strokes and game play.

               Enrollment limited to ten students.  Offered second half of first semester.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101Q  RACKET SPORTS:  ADVANCED TENNIS I  Emphasis on match play strategy for singles and doubles.  Stroke play on both sides forehand/backhand.

               Enrollment limited to 12 students.  Offered first half of second semester.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101R  RIDING  This mounted class is aimed at developing the riders ability on a horse.  Beginners will learn correct position and sound basics of horsemanship, while advanced instruction will be aimed at refining the rider's position and use of the aids.  Huntseat and dressage instruction.  Classes held off campus; special fee.

               Permission of the instructor required.  Offered both semesters.  R. Luckhardt

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101S  ADVANCED BEGINNING RIDING  A continuation of Course 101R.

               Permission of the instructor required.  Offered both semesters.  Special fee.  R. Luckhardt

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101T  INTERMEDIATE RIDING  A continuation of Course 101S.

               Permission of the instructor required.  Offered both semesters.  Special fee.  R. Luckhardt

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101V  ADVANCED EQUITATION  A continuation of Course 101T.

               Permission of the instructor required.  Offered both semesters.  Special fee.  R. Luckhardt

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  101Z  SKATING  For beginners and intermediate skaters.  Use of all four skating edges.  Power skating skills.

               Offered second half of first semester and first half of second semester.  Enrollment limited to 25 students.  J. Ward, K. Steele

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  102A  INTRODUCTION TO SINGLE SCULLING  Instruction in the basics of single sculling technique, conducted in the Christoffers Rowing Training Room. 

               Offered first half of first semester.  Enrollment limited to 16 students.  R. Ricci

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  102B  INDOOR ROWING  Introduction in the most efficient use of the Concept II rowing ergometer to improve aerobic capacity, strength, and flexibility.  No previous rowing experience necessary.

               Enrollment limited to 12 students.  R. Ricci

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  102D  AQUA AEROBICS  An individualized program of cardiovascular fitness through exercise to music, conducted in the pool.

               Offered first half of first semester and second half of second semester. Enrollment limited to 12 students.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  102L RACKET SPORTS:  BADMINTON  This course emphasizes the introduction and review of the basic skills of the game, including rules, strategy and match play.

               Enrollment limited to 8students.  J. Bresnahan

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  102O  ROCK CLIMBING  Course will include rope safety, belayer set-up, belaying system, climber set-up, climbing commands, general safety and belaying the climber.

               Offered second half of first semester and first half of second semester.  Enrollment limited to 12 students.  J. Edmed

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  102Q  RACKET SPORTS:  INTERMEDIATE TENNIS II  Concentration on teaching the concepts and strategies of doubles play.

               Offered second half of second semester.  Enrollment limited to 10 students.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  103M  RACKET SPORTS:  INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED SQUASH  Designed to improve court positioning and match play strategy through drills and competition.

               Enrollment limited to 12 students.  Offered first half of second semester.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  104G  FITNESS II  A continuation of Course 101G.  Intended to more thoroughly pursue the objectives of Fitness I.  Students gain experience in designing a year-round fitness training regimen leading to optimal fitness.  Designed to promote increased understanding of the value of fitness and enhancement of the quality of life through fitness.

               Prerequisite:  Completion of Course 101G.  Offered first half of first semester and first half of second semester.  Enrollment limited to 24 students.  W. Wuyke

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  105  PHYSICAL EDUCATION:  CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS AND COACHING

               One hour of credit, marked as pass/not passed.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  105E  SCUBA DIVING  An in-depth study of the skills and techniques of skin and scuba diving leading to NAUI/SDI certification in SCUBA diving.  Six classroom and pool sessions, and five open-water dives are included in the course.

               Offered both semesters.  Special fee, payable to instructor.  Enrollment limited to 14 students.  E. Rosacker

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  105L  COMMUNITY FIRST AID AND SAFETY & CPR FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER

               Phase One:  Community First Aid and Safety curriculum leading to certifications in American Red Cross First Aid, Adult, Infant and Child CPR.

               Phase Two:  CPR for the Professional Rescuer curriculum leading to a certification in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

               Enrollment limited to 10 students.  Offered second half of first semester and second half of second semester.  Special fee.  N. Bishop

TWO CREDIT COURSES

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  110  SPORTS LEADERSHIP  An introduction and exploration of sports leadership including the discussion of personal values, leadership styles, leadership approaches, and team dynamics as relevant to teams and/or athletic organizations.  Students will be required to formulate a leadership statement and apply it to their role as a team member or team leader.

               Enrollment limited to 40 students.  E. Kovach

FOUR CREDIT COURSES

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  124  ESSENTIALS OF FITNESS AND WELLNESS  Exploration of the connections between physical, mental, emotional and social parameters of well-being.  Topics include physical fitness, nutrition, diseases and defenses, use and abuse of alcohol and drugs, lifestyle management.  Four credit hours.

               Offered second semester.  Enrollment limited to 25 students.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  130  THEORY OF COACHING  A philosophical and conceptual approach to the coaching of sports and the related areas of coaching through readings and discussions.  Observation of a coach or a team required.  Designed to qualify the student to coach a specific sport in a school or recreation program.  Four credit hours.

               Prerequisite:  Experience in high school, intramural or intercollegiate sports.  Enrollment limited to 24 students.  Offered second semester.  J. Edmed

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  221  CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT  A basic introduction to the central issues of sport in our society.  A study of the connection between sport and spheres of social life, including family, education, politics, the economy and the media.  Understanding how sports participation informs the way people think about their own bodies, and about gender, social class, and race and ethnicity.  Other topics include violence in sport, youth sport ethics and intercollegiate sport.  Four credit hours.

               Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Enrollment limited to 24 students.  Offered second semester.  Staff

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  271  ANATOMY OF MOVEMENT  This is the same course as Dance 271.  Refer to the Dance listing for a course description.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  291, 292  INDIVIDUAL STUDY  Students must initiate an individual study with approval from a faculty adviser.  A formal proposal must be presented to the department.  The individual study may take the form of directed reading or research and writing and is supervised by a faculty member in the department.