List of Courses
PEH 100 Lifetime Physical Wellness (1 credit)
This course will provide the student with an overview of wellness and physical fitness principles. Through course lectures and actual participation, the material covered will enable the student to initiate a healthy lifestyle change. Topics covered include: the four areas of physical fitness, proper nutrition for a healthy lifestyle, relaxation and stress management techniques, self-responsibility as it relates to personal health management, prevention and care of common injuries, and the use and misuse of supplements. There are no prerequisites for this course.
PEH 101 Beginning Swimming (1 credit)
For students who are extremely limited in their ability to handle themselves in water. These students are unable to perform one or more of the following basic beginner skills: 1) Put face in water, hold breath for 10 seconds; 2) Face float, front glide and recover; 3) Back float, back glide and recover; 4) Not be fearful of deep water; 5) Jump into the water. Students will be tested on the first day of class to be sure they are in the right course.
PEH 103 Intermediate Swimming (1 credit)
The course will focus on stroke technique while increasing endurance and safety in and around the water. There is an emphasis on swimming as an enjoyable lifetime activity that will increase physical fitness and enhance the overall well being of the individual. There is no prerequisite to this course; however, the student must be able to swim one length of the pool crawl stroke with rotary breathing to enter the course.
PEH 105 American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (2 credits)
American Red Cross course that leads to certification. Deals with the additional skills and knowledge required by individuals to develop effective lifeguard systems at swimming pools and at non-surf, open-water beaches. Prerequisite: PEH 103 or equivalent skills.
PEH 106 Water Safety Instructors (2 credits)
Taught under American Red Cross standards leading to certification. This course prepares candidates to be teachers of American Red Cross Water Safety courses. Prerequisite: Current American Red Cross Advanced Lifesaving Certification and American Red Cross Swimmer's Skills.
PEH 107 Basic Scuba Diving (1 credit)
Taught under National Association of Skin Diving Schools, leading to certification. This course is open to individuals who meet the physical and preliminary swimming test qualifications. Additional fee is required.
PEH 109 Water Aerobics for Women and Men (1 credit)
A fun fitness program in the pool. Jumping, jogging and other calisthenics movements are incorporated into this well-monitored aerobic workout in the shallow end of the pool. Water aerobics provide as much resistance as lifting weights, but is safer. It has as much cardiovascular benefits as aerobics, but less impact than low impact aerobics in a gym. Knowing how to swim is not required. This course can be used toward the Physical Education Activity requirement. There are no prerequisites for this course.
PEH 114 Horsemanship (1 credit)
This course will provide the student with a basic knowledge of proper horsemanship. Through lectures and actual riding lessons, the student will learn the proper techniques of caring for a horse, riding, etiquette, grooming, horse anatomy, and safety. The student will gain self-confidence for personal safety and riding enjoyment. In addition, the student will better understand the horse and how it functions, both mentally and physically. There is an additional fee per riding session for this class. There are no prerequisites for this course.
PEH 120C Horsemanship II (1 credit)
This course is a natural progression from Horsemanship I. Through lectures and actual riding lessons, the student will enhance his/her understanding of the nature of horses and proper methods of caring for horses. They will identify different breeds, colors and markings. Advanced riding, handling, and grooming skills will be taught along with more detailed instruction on the care and structure of horses. Prerequisite: PEH 114, or the equivalent of 15 hours of riding instruction.
PEH 129 Beginning Tennis (1 credit)
Primarily designed for those individuals who have no previous tennis experience. Areas to be covered include equipment, etiquette, rules, stroke fundamentals, and theory.
PEH 136 Aerobic Dancing for Women and Men (1 credit)
A fun fitness program comprised of a variety of energetic dances that incorporate muscle toning, flexibility, balance, coordination and cardiovascular fitness. Course includes well-monitored workouts, beginning with slow, easy aerobics and working up to more vigorous routines. Meets the Physical Education Activity requirement.
PEH 139 Ballroom Dancing (1 credit)
Designed for the student who has had little or no background in ballroom dancing. This course will stress the development of basic rhythms in four or five different dances (fox trot, waltz, cha cha, rhumba, etc.) It will teach the basic steps, patterns, and simple breaks of the dances involved. Finally, it will stress good leading and following techniques so dancing can be an interpretive experience instead of mechanical.
PEH 143 Skiing (1 credit)
A course designed to teach all levels of skiing, from beginner to competitive skiing, depending on the ability of the individual. It includes instruction in the mechanics of skiing, exercise, safety, and care of equipment. Additional fee required.
PEH 145 Bowling (1 credit)
A comprehensive course covering all the fundamental aspects of the game for the beginner through the experienced player. It includes development, values, basic skills, rules, scoring, etiquette, and equipment. Additional fee required.
PEH 151 Karate (1 credit)
This course is designed to teach a basic knowledge of the techniques and philosophy of Karate.
PEH 152 Tai Chi (1 credit)
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese form of self-cultivation which originated as a martial art and is now studied primarily to develop and maintain physical and psychological well-being. The Standard 24 form is a beginning-level tai chi form which helps practitioners relax, focus, and improve their balance, and imparts a feeling of well-being. There are no prerequisites for tai chi.
PEH 155 Yoga (1 credit)
An introduction to Yogic exercises. Course includes techniques of relaxation, breathing exercises, exercises in bending and stretching, asanas.
PEH 157 Beginning Golf (1 credit)
A course for the beginning golfer. Basic fundamentals of the game of golf are stressed, along with various clubs and their uses, essential rules and etiquette, and some historical background on the origin of golf. Practical play at a local golf course is included.
PEH 160 Basic Floor Pilates (1 credit)
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the history of pilates while providing a safe and balanced exercise program that includes training the core muscles as well as the whole body. There are no prerequisites to this course.
PEH 161 Water Polo (1 credit)
This is a comprehensive activity course designed to teach and practice the fundamental skills of water polo. The rules and strategies of what is considered one of the most demanding games will be introduced and practiced individually and during game play. The course will improve fitness through the required conditioning exercises. The course is open to anyone who can swim 300 yards without stopping.
PEH 163 Basic Weight Training for Life (1 credit)
Designed to give students the necessary techniques and knowledge in the area of weight training so they will be able to pursue intelligently and safely a program of weight training that will fit each student's specific needs or desires. All areas of weight training will be covered, such as Olympic lifting, lifting for athletes, physical therapy, body building and physical fitness for enthusiasts. Use of free weights and weight machines will be implemented.
PEH 168 Beginning Volleyball (1 credit)
A comprehensive course applying rules to individual skills and team strategy.