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PE 103 Co-Ed Aerobics • V1-2 Cr.

Provides cardiovascular improvement, changes metabolism, and burns body fat. Students exercise to music during the entire class period. A low-impact option is also available to promote cardiovascular benefit, fat burning, and toning without the stress of jumping.

PE 104 Capoeira • 1 Cr.

An aerobic form of exercise combining basic dance and martial arts movements performed to the beat of Brazilian drums. Developed in Brazil by African slaves integrating characteristics of both cultures.

PE 105 Yoga • 1 Cr.

Introductory and intermediate yoga techniques will be introduced to develop balance, core strength, flexibility, and joint stability. Students gain a greater understanding of the relationship between the mind and body and the importance of exercise in promoting health and reducing stress.

PE 106 Beginning Golf • 1 Cr.

Introduces basic skills and techniques of golf. Students practice grip, stance, swing, use of various clubs, rules, scoring, and the etiquette of the game.

PE 107 Basketball • 1 Cr.

Introduces basic skills and techniques of basketball. Students practice shooting, passing, dribbling, footwork, rebounding, defense, and combining individual offensive and defensive techniques into play patterns.

PE 108 Tennis • 1 Cr.

Introduces basic skills and techniques of tennis. Students practice serves, forehand drive, backhand drive, volley, grip, footwork, and rules and etiquette. Student must supply own racquet.

PE 109 Pickleball • 1 Cr.

Introduces the basic skills and techniques of pickleball. Students learn grip, strokes, footwork, and strategies, and practice court coverage through drills and competition.

PE 110 Life Fitness Training I • 2 Cr.

Develops individual fitness levels in aerobic capacity, major muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

PE 111 Life Fitness Training II • 2 Cr.

Develops individual fitness levels in aerobic capacity, major muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Prerequisite: PE 110.

PE 112 Life Fitness Training III • 2 Cr.

Develops individual fitness levels in aerobic capacity, major muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Prerequisite: PE 111.

PE 114 Beginning Rock Climbing • 1 Cr.

Introduction to basic rock climbing techniques, equipment, belay, and safety and risk assessment issues. Class meets off campus at a designated local indoor climbing wall for weekly climbing and instruction sessions.

PE 115 Hiking & Orienteering • 1 Cr.

Introduction to hiking with an emphasis on basic map and compass use. Covers Northwest hiking opportunities as well as equipment, trip planning and risk management of back country travel through an exploration of area trails. Recommended: Participants need to be able to walk 3-4 miles at a sustained pace.

PE 116 Snowshoeing • 1 Cr.

Snowshoeing is a classic technique for exploring the backcountry in snowy conditions. Students tour designated mountain trails each week focusing on fitness, snowshoeing techniques, equipment care and safe mountain travel.

PE 117 Cardio Fitness • 2 Cr.

Promotes appreciation for cardiovascular fitness through outdoor walking, jogging, hiking, and aerobic games. Students of varying abilities follow a prescribed exercise program based on predetermined goals and assessments. Regular participation, safety, and maintaining a training log are emphasized.

PE 118 Volleyball • 1 Cr.

Introduces basic skills and techniques of volleyball. Students learn serving, setting up, and spiking the ball, strategy of play in front and backcourts and at nets, and rules and scoring.

PE 120 Karate • 1 Cr.

Introduces Okinawan Goju-Ryu, emphasizing the philosophy as well as the skills and etiquette of karate. Students focus on developing self-reliance and self-confidence.

PE 122 Badminton • 1 Cr.

Introduces basic skills and techniques of badminton. Students learn rules and strategies and practice grip, strokes, footwork, and court coverage.

PE 123 Archery • 1 Cr.

Introduces basic skills and techniques of archery. Topics include stringing the bow, handling bow and arrow, shooting, safety, and care of equipment.

PE 124 Intermediate Rock Climbing • 1 Cr.

Introduces experienced climbers to skills necessary for sport lead climbing. Site assessment, lead climbing equipment, rappel techniques and safety issues will be discussed. Prerequisite: PE 114 or permission of instructor.

PE 126 Outdoor Leadership • 2 Cr.

Explores techniques of providing leadership for groups in an outdoor adventure class situation. Includes conflict resolution, emotional management, and task balancing skills through an understanding of group dynamics.

PE 127 Soccer • 2 Cr.

Introduces basic skills and techniques of soccer. Students learn rules, defensive and offensive tactics.

PE 128 Sea Kayaking & Navigation • 1 Cr.

Class meets off campus at various paddling sites for a review of institutional kayak policies, basic skill development and navigational techniques. Includes eskimo roll, chart reading, marine weather radio communications, and basic strokes.

PE 131 Intermediate Yoga • 1 Cr.

Introduces intermediate and advanced yoga techniques to increase balance, core strength, flexibility, and joint stability. Provides intermediate yoga students with a supportive environment to go into more depth in their yoga skills and expand their knowledge and experience of advanced options. Recommended: PE 105.

PE 136 Basketball & Flag Football • 2 Cr.

Presents basic skills and rules in both sports. Basketball: ball handling, passing, shooting, pivoting, and dribbling. Flag football: stances, ball carrying, passing and receiving, kicking, tackling, and centering. Students practice basic elements of offensive and defensive play.

PE 137 Sports Conditioning • 2 Cr.

Offers activities to help recreational and collegiate athletes reach and maintain fitness levels required for their sports.

PE 148 Yoga Instructor Techniques I • 3 Cr.

Provides in depth knowledge and preparation for learning to teach yoga in a yoga studio, classroom, private or work setting. This course provides an overview of yoga postures and poses in several different styles of yoga, injury precautions, how to teach the postures, and yogic philosophy and techniques. For Yoga Instructor Certificate students only. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

PE 149 Yoga Instructor Techniques II • 2 Cr.

Provides in depth knowledge and preparation for learning to teach yoga in a yoga studio, classroom, private or work setting. The analytical training in the practice of yoga postures and techniques will be applied to assisting, demonstrating, and teaching methodology. For Yoga Certificate students only. Prerequisite: PE 148.

PE 151 Contemporary Dance I • 2 Cr.

Introduces basic technique and movement studies. Students gain flexibility and strength together with movement vocabulary. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Same as DANCE 151. Either PE 151 or DANCE 151 may be taken for credit, not both.

PE 152 Contemporary Dance II • 2 Cr.

Continues Contemporary Dance I with longer and more challenging movement combinations. Students should consult with the program advisor to determine ability. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Same as DANCE 152. Either PE 152 or DANCE 152 may be taken for credit, not both.

PE 159 Basic Acting Movement • 3 Cr.

Concentrates on tuning the actor?s body. Students gain fluidity, flexibility, and agility and develop specific skills such as stage fights and mime. Students practice dramatic situations incorporating both character work and strenuous physical activity. Same as DRMA 159. Either PE 159 or DRMA 159 may be taken for credit, not both.

PE 194 Special Topics in Fitness • V1-3 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

PE 195 Special Topics in Fitness • V1-3 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

PE 196 Special Topics in Fitness • V1-3 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

PE 197 Special Topics in Fitness • V1-3 Cr.

Covers supplementary or unusual classes related to the field. Topics are announced in the class schedule.

PE 210 Body Composition Assessment • 1 Cr.

An exploration into current research on human metabolism, essential fat, weight management, body composition and overall wellness. Students design exercise and nutritional programs focused on a life-long health plan.

PE 211 Fitness Assessment • 2 Cr.

Developing skills for methods of assessment of body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength/endurance.

PE 212 Athletic Fitness • 1 Cr.

Develop fitness programs designed to aid recreational and collegiate athletes reach and maintain fitness levels required for specific sports.

PE 221 Fundamentals of Fast Pitch Softball • 3 Cr.

Introduces teaching, coaching, and playing techniques for women's fast-pitch softball. Students focus on current concepts, materials, and skills development. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PE 223 Fundamentals of Baseball • 3 Cr.

Introduces teaching, coaching, and playing techniques for baseball. Students focus on current concepts, materials, and skills development and gain practical experience in fundamental skills. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

PE 225 Fundamentals of Soccer • 3 Cr.

Introduces teaching, coaching, and playing techniques for soccer. Students focus on current concepts, materials, and skills development and gain practical experience in fundamental skills.

PE 228 Life Fitness Internship • 1 Cr.

Students pursuing a career as a fitness technician or personal trainer serve as an assistant trainer in the BC Fitness Center. Includes developing individual programs and supervising exercises while improving customer service skills. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

PE 230 Techniques of Basketball • 3 Cr.

Analyzes the theories and methods of basketball. Advanced topics include philosophy, program organization, training and conditioning, care and treatment of injuries, fundamentals, offensive and defensive play, game strategy, and psychology.

PE 233 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries • 2 Cr.

Explores the basic principles of athletic training, care, and prevention of sports related injuries. Covers the analysis of common athletic injuries including emergency procedures, treatment limitations, evaluation and preventative approaches.

PE 235 Adventure Trip Planning & Risk Management • 1 Cr.

Explores the leadership dynamics of risk management including recognizing hazards, decision making, site assessment checklists, accessibility and backcountry first aid requirements.

PE 236 Anatomical Kinesiology • 4 Cr.

Introduction to basic Anatomy and Physiology with an emphasis in human movement, nutrition and exercise science. This course is intended for non-science majors interested in fitness instruction or basic health education.

PE 237 Physical Education for Children • 3 Cr.

Introduction to a variety of physical activities essential to the development of movement skills in children. Various curricular approaches are discussed focusing on the social, emotional and physical needs of children.

PE 239 Outdoor Leadership • 4 Cr.

Leadership styles and techniques in outdoor education will be explored. Students develop conflict resolution, emotional management and task balancing skills while developing a greater understanding of group dynamics. Risk management issues including recognizing hazards, decision making, site evaluation, accessibility and back country first aid requirements will also be discussed. Recommended: HLTH 260.

PE 240 Self-Defense • 2 Cr.

Introduces self-defense techniques and practical applications for a variety of situations. Students develop skills and discuss theory and awareness concerning personal safety.

PE 245 Fundamentals of Volleyball • 3 Cr.

Develops advanced levels of movement and skill in volleyball. Students gain knowledge and experience to prepare them for competitive programs and coaching volleyball in physical education and recreational settings.

PE 267 Applied Kinesiology • 4 Cr.

Students use biomechanics and anatomy principles to develop safe and effective training techniques applicable to individuals at a variety of developmental stages. Prepares students to test, measure and refine program goals for individuals based on current research in exercise science.

PE 280 Yoga Instruction Practicum • 1 Cr.

Students will observe community yoga classes to gain knowledge about different methods of teaching and assisting, teaching style, and class environment. Analysis, evaluation and reflection will follow each observation and practical teaching. Prerequisite: PE 149.

PE 294 Special Topics in Physical Education • V1-10 Cr.

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RECED 260 Northwest Fitness Exploration • 2 Cr.

Students meet at nearby sites in the Cascades Mountains. A variety of outdoor activities are introduced with a focus on basic skills and safety practices. Activities include snowshoeing, plant identification, fly fishing, NW geology, orienteering, backpacking, outdoor food preparation, camping, and bouldering.