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Physical Education

PE 102 Beginning Golf (1)
This course introduces students to the basic skills, rules, and strategies of golf, including the fundamentals of putting, chipping, and driving, and course etiquette through drills and competition. Students are tested on rules and the various techniques taught. English Placement Level: EN 073/074 or higher.

PE 107 Beginning Tennis (1)
This course introduces students to the rules and strategies of tennis, including fundamentals of forehand and backhand strokes, serves, volley, basic strategy, footwork, and court etiquette through drills and competition. Students are tested on rules and the various skills taught. The class participates in singles and doubles tournaments. English Placement Level: EN 073/074 or higher.

PE 111 Tae Kwon Do (1)
This course is designed to introduce the student to the philosophy of the martial arts and to teach the basic techniques of Tae Kwon Do. Proper physical and mental conditioning will be taught in conjunction with learning the self-defense techniques of Tae Kwon Do. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 115 Tai Chi (1)
Tai Chi is an Ancient Chinese martial art that consists of working through a series of structured positions. Its practice consists of slow, deliberate, sequential choreographed movements called forms. By practicing these forms, students develop agility, balance and flexibility. Mental focus and concentration are needed to work through a form in precise order. Anecdotal evidence regarding martial arts pilot programs in schools suggests that student develop better attitudes toward school and learning as reflected by improved grades and decreased absenteeism. Moreover, students take the positive skills learned in Tai Chi and apply them in a constructive manner when dealing with peers. Students will come away with a greater feeling of self-worth and confidence because of their participation in an activity emphasizing commitment to disciplined growth and a healthy lifestyle. (English Placement Level: EN 073/074)

PE 125 Beginning Basketball (1)
This course introduces students to the rules and strategies of basketball, including fundamental skills learned through drills and competition. Testing covers the rules and the various skills taught. Students participate in a free-throw contests, and in 3-on-3 half-court and 5-on-5 full-court tournaments. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 126 Beginning Volleyball (1)
This course introduces students to the fundamental strategies and skills of volleyball, including setting, passing, spiking, blocking, and serving. Students will take part in team and tournament play. The class will participates in 6-on-6 and 4-on-4 tournaments. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 128 Baseball/Softball Skills (1)
This course introduces students to baseball and softball basic skills, rules and regulations, fundamentals and strategies, batting and fielding and stretching for softball and baseball. Students will also participate and practice in all related drills, lead-up games and field/diamond type situations. English Placement Level: EN 073/074

PE 129 Indoor Soccer (1)
This course is designed to teach basic soccer skills. Course content includes instruction in passing, dribbling, trapping, kicking, defending, heading, and offensive teamwork. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 133 Beginning SCUBA Diving (3)
This course introduces students to the theory, methods, and applications of the major field of SCUBA recreational diving. It incorporates instructional materials from the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) USA, and covers the knowledge and skills a SCUBA diver needs to participate in skin and SCUBA diving. On successful completion of this course students are considered competent to engage in openwater activities approximating those in which they were trained. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 134 Advanced SCUBA Diving (3)
This course expands on the theory, methods, and applications of SCUBA diving introduced in PE 133. Prerequisite: PE 133 or instructor’s permission. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 140 Physical Fitness (1)
Course content is designed to emphasize physical fitness development with special emphasis on cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, body mass composition, and muscular strength and endurance. Information on proper nutritional habits will also presented. Students are introduced to basic principles of beginning weight training, stretching, and aerobic fitness activities. Individual needs and fitness programming are evaluated by a physical fitness test at the beginning and end of the course. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 142 Aerobic Dance (2)
This course allows students to develop the fundamental techniques of dance and exercise to music to increase cardiovascular efficiency, flexibility, and coordination. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 143 High-Intensity Aerobic Dance (2)
This course allows students to develop the fundamental techniques of dance and exercise to music so as to increase cardiovascular efficiency, flexibility, and coordination. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 145 Physical Fitness Conditioning (4)
Course content emphasizes physical fitness development with special emphasis on cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, body mass composition, and muscular strength and endurance. Information on proper nutrition habits is also presented. Students are introduced to basic principles of beginning weight training, stretching, and aerobic fitness activities. Individual needs and fitness programming are evaluated by a physical fitness test at the beginning and end of the course. Note: This course is restricted to Police Academy cadets. English Placement Level: EN 101.

PE 146 Beginning Weight Training (1)
Course content is designed to emphasize physical fitness with special emphasis on muscular strength and endurance. Students are introduced to the basic principles of beginning weight training. Evaluation of individual needs and fitness programming is included. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 149 Walk-Jog-Run (1)
This course introduces students to the concepts and benefits of walking, jogging, and/or running. Pre- and post-testing will be administered to determine improvement in the areas of cardiovascular fitness, distance covered, work-out duration and intensity, flexibility, and body mass composition. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 160 Outrigger Canoeing (1)
This course is designed to instruct students in the sport and culture of outrigger canoeing. This will include extensive participation and physical training as well as development of nautical skills, swim/drown proofing, canoe safety, racing techniques, and a historic overview of the development of the outrigger canoe in the Pacific region. The course enhance students’ physical development as well as provide motivation through the application and understanding of this indigenous sport. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 165 Windsurfing (1)
This course is designed to instruct students in the sport and culture of windsurfing. The course involves extensive participation and physical training as well as development of nautical skills, swim/drown proofing, windsurfing safety, racing techniques, and a historic overview of the development of windsurfing in the Pacific region. The course enhances students’ physical development as well as provides motivation through the application and understanding of this water sport. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 202 First Aid and CPR (2)
This course presents procedures for emergency care and accident prevention. American Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR is available. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 203 Intermediate Golf (1)
This course introduces students to intermediate skills, and rules and strategies of golf, including the fundamentals of pitching, sand shots, and trouble shots. It also teaches course etiquette through drills and competition. Students are tested on rules and the various techniques taught. Prerequisites: PE 102 Beginning Golf or Approval of Instructor; English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 207 Intermediate Tennis (1)
This course introduces students to the strategies and strokes of intermediate-level tennis, including the fundamentals of net play, the lob, overhead smash, spin serves, footwork, and court coverage through drills and competition. The class participates in singles and doubles tournaments. Prerequisites: PE 107 or Permission from the instructor; English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 225 Intermediate Basketball (1)
This course is designed to give intermediate basketball students the opportunity to improve their basketball skills. Rules, strategies, and skill practice in passing, dribbling, shooting, defending, and teamwork are included. The student is introduced to basic offensive and defensive systems of play. The class participates in 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 tournaments. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 226 Intermediate Volleyball (1)
This course is designed to give intermediate volleyball students the opportunity to improve their volleyball skills. Rules, strategies, and skill practicing in passing, setting, hitting, serving, and blocking are included. The student is introduced to basic offensive and defensive systems of play. The class participates in 6-on-6 and 4-on-4 tournaments. English Placement Level: EN 073/074.

PE 228 Basketball Level 1 Coaching (2)
This course is designed to ensure a consistency of standard of coaches being accredited to fit within those set by the Oceania Basketball Confederation and Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA). Proper basic individual skills, team skills and strategies will be taught. The objective is to improve the coaching knowledge within the sport and therefore bring us to a higher level of playing standard in the future. (English Placement Level; EN 093/094)

PE 280 Applied Kinesiology (3)
This course is designed for future elementary teachers and is designed to provide an analysis of basic principles and concepts related to the acquisition of motor skills. Basic research and principles are discussed in relation to motor learning and performance, including the cognitive and motor principles related to movement behavior, with specific relevance to teaching, coaching, exercise physiology, athletic training, and movement studies. (English Placement Level: EN 101 or higher or permission from the instructor)

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