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PE - Physical Education

PE184 (1 credit)
Adaptive Physical Education
This course focuses on knowledge, comprehension, and application of human movement principles related to individuals with disabilities. Prepares students with a foundation of special needs applications through a combination of research and practical classroom experience within the professional arena of persons with disabilities. Because student participation is both a vital part of the learning process and an important way to enrich the course experience, student to student interaction is required. Students are encouraged to raise issues, provide information from their own experience, and ask questions. Prerequisites: WR115 or BT113 or designated placement score.

PE185AML (1 credit)
Aerobics, Multi-Level
Consists of a high-energy, cardiovascular workout for men and women of all ages, sizes, and physical conditions using dance aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, and Latin craze as a foundation in the class. Geared to meet each student's ability, needs and goals while strengthening the entire body to a music workout. Activities include muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, body composition, and flexibility while keeping one foot on the floor at all times during aerobic segments. Benefits of exercise, proper execution of exercises, the prevention and care of exercise-related injuries, and major muscle groups and body terms are included.

PE185APT (1 credit)
Aquatics for Personal Trainers
Provides students with a solid foundation for working as personal trainers in the medium of water. Provides a comprehensive approach to the fundamentals of physical fitness, weight loss, and functional movements that promote flexibility, movement, and a life of health and wellness in a pool setting. The course is designed to support students who would like to pursue a personal trainer certification. Course is repeatable. Prerequisites: PE185PCW and PE194.

PE185BAP (1 credit)
Backpacking
Teaches the skills to travel and camp with quality and style, while exploring and respecting the wilderness. The skills necessary to plan equipment and food for group trips as well as the skills to make informed choices in a wilderness environment will be covered. There will be a required planning/backpacking principles orientation in order to prepare for a mountain backpacking trip to an Oregon wilderness area. Students will be expected to share the cost of food and gas and will be responsible for their own backpacking gear including rental if necessary. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to walk in the wilderness with a backpack containing personal gear for a minimum of 5-8 miles per day.

PE185BOW (1 credit)
Bowling
Teaches basic bowling skills as well as provides a foundation to more advanced skills and techniques for those who are ready and able. Through use of instructional videos, personalized coaching on and off the lanes, and feedback from fellow classmates and the instructor, students will achieve personal fitness goals while having fun and interacting with others. Upon completion of this course students will show an improvement in bowling techniques, develop an understanding of rules, verbiage and etiquette of the sport, and be able to watch and participate in the sport with greater ability and knowledge. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Sufficient physical ability to move on the lanes, lift a bowling ball, and throw it down the lane.

PE185CAC (1 credit)
Core and Cardio
Offers a variety of methods to achieve a stronger core and greater cardiac performance: weighted workout, kick boxing, circuit training, dance aerobics, step aerobics, and interval training are used to strengthen and increase metabolism, heart circulation, and lung capacity. Stretching, Pilates mat work, and the use of balls, weights and exercise bands to tone, strengthen, and develop the core, will also be employed. Short lectures will cover: the benefits of exercise, proper breathing and execution of exercises, prevention and care of exercise-related injuries, diet, physiology, major muscle group and body terms, and information on related health issues. Course is repeatable.

PE185CFT (1 credit)
Circuit Fitness Training
Provides students the opportunity to develop individual cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance through a range of group exercise activities. Each class will begin with a warm-up including toning and dynamic stretching of all major muscle groups followed by 40 to 55 minutes of circuit activities. Weight machines, free weights, steps, medicine ball, slides, jogging / walking, resistance bands, stability ball and jump ropes are among the activities and equipment included. Course is repeatable.

PE185CID (1 credit)
Cycling Indoor
Improves fitness, health, and overall wellness through structured group cycling. The course is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance while enhancing cycling skills and mechanics. Instructor-led workouts are performed on stationary cycles using a variety of cycling-specific body positions and drills to the sounds of music. Focuses on maintaining or improving fitness through participation in a regular schedule of bicycle riding. Options for intensity are provided. Promotes improved cardiorespiratory conditioning, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite:  Ability to pedal a stationary bicycle.

PE185DBR (1 credit)
Dance: Ballroom and Social
Introduces ballroom dancing including basic steps in some of the most popular European, Latin, and American ballroom dance rhythms. The emphasis is on learning the techniques of the basic moves in the different dance rhythms. Students are expected to execute moves based on the general dance patterned steps and are also expected to lead and follow extemporaneous sequences. Approximately 75 percent of the dance time the instructor cues the steps that students should be performing, and the class executes these moves together. 25 percent of the class time focuses on how to lead and how to follow for the various moves that have been taught. The goal is to have students leave with a fundamental working knowledge of the most popular and familiar ball room dances: Foxtrot, Rumba/Cha-Cha, Waltz, Tango, and Swing (Jitterbug/Jive). Course is repeatable.

PE185DSL (1 credit)
Dance: Salsa and Latin
Salsa and Latin dance is an introductory social dance course that covers basic steps, patterns, and technique for several popular Latin rhythms. An emphasis on lead and follow technique will allow students to execute improvised dance to music. By the end of the term, students will have a fundamental working knowledge of the dances presented in class, with some ability to both lead and follow as demonstrated in a final exam. The dances covered include: Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, and Merengue. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to stand and move in close contact with another person.

PE185HKO (1 credit)
Hiking Oregon
Teaches necessary skills involved in hiking. These skills include pre-trip planning, orienteering, traveling as a group, wilderness ethics, and safety.  Course topics will also include plant, animal, and animal track identification.  We will focus on learning about and exploring the diverse flora and fauna while enjoying the beauty that the Oregon National Recreation Area has to offer in wilderness areas and coastal environments. We will be camping in state or local campgrounds and hiking each day from that base camp. You are expected to learn and share in all aspects of hiking together including plant and animal identification, map and compass lessons and Geocaching GPS activities.  We will cover basic preventative first aid, particularly hydration and foot care. We will approach challenges as a group, and involvement is critical to a safe and successful backcountry excursion. Course is repeatable. Prerequisites: Physical abilities and strength to sustain 3 days of hiking in the recreation areas of Oregon. Students must be able to minimally perform the requisite physical activities and participate on a regular, daily basis for the entire length of the class period to pass the class successfully.

PE185KAK (1 credit)
Karate/Kenpo Self Defense
(Beginning through Advanced)
Covers the fundamentals of the traditional form of karate, Daimon-Ryu Kenpo karate. Emphasis is on self-development and awareness, with the acquisition of self-defense skills as a practical by-product. The course covers postures,fundamental techniques, self-defense applications, and basic combinations of the material. Upon successful completion of the Yellow Belt exam, an official rank certificate will be recorded and issued to the candidate. Course is repeatable.

PE185KAR (1 credit)
Karate, Traditional
Teaches the fundamentals of Okinawan/Japanese karate (Ukinju-Ryu Karate-Do) that has an emphasis on balance, coordination, physical fitness, and personal wellbeing as a primary goal, with the acquisition of self-defense skills and a sport competition component as practical byproducts. Covers postures, fundamental techniques, interactive drills, and self-defense applications. In addition, international sport competition rules and regulations and the basic combative skills will be introduced that can lead to organized sport competition comparative, in style, to that of the Traditional Karate-Do to be featured in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Students must be able to minimally perform the requisite physical activities defined by the course.

PE185KSA (1 credit)
Kayaking the Sea Coast Adventure
Offers beginners and seasoned kayakers a unique educational, outdoor adventure. Students will learn to maneuver sea kayaks in different environments in the ocean based on the ACA's Essentials of Kayaking curriculum, Levels 1-3. The course is designed to heighten a student's enjoyment of padding in the ocean and to appreciate the beauty, both as a spectator and as a participant, of the kayaking adventure. Students will learn the fundamental kayaking skills that provide lifelong recreational learning and fitness enjoyment. Includes the basic elements of ocean navigation, safety considerations, and paddling and stability techniques. Course is repeatable. Prerequisites: Breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing); independently maintain sealed airway passages while underwater; independently hold head upright without neck/head support; manage personal care independently; manage personal mobility independently;  follow instructions and effectively communicate independently; independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket; get in/out of a paddlecraft independently as well as get out from under a capsized paddlecraft.

PE185KWW (1 credit)
Kayaking Whitewater
Offers beginners and seasoned river runners a unique educational, outdoor adventure. Students will learn to kayak various parts of the Rogue River based on the ACA’s Essentials of Kayaking curriculum levels 1-3. Course is designed to heighten a student’s enjoyment of the river and its beauty, both as a spectator of the river and as a participant in the kayaking adventure in still waters up to Class I-II rapids. Students will learn fundamental kayaking skills that provide lifelong recreational learning and fitness enjoyment. Includes the basic elements of river reading, safety considerations, and paddling techniques, and learning the skills required to efficiently maneuver a kayak on rivers with Class I-II rapids. Prerequisites: Ability to breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing); independently maintain sealed airway passages while underwater; independently hold head upright without neck/head support; manage personal care independently; manage personal mobility independently; follow instructions and effectively communicate independently; independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket.

PE185LSW (1 credit)
Lap Swimming
Fosters the development of cardiovascular health and increased strength and flexibility through aquatic and strength exercises at the community YMCA pool and fitness center. Emphasizes overall fitness and encourages students to swim and train at their own pace. Students set individual goals for swimming and strength training, and strive to reach those goals over the course of the term. Students meet with the instructor before the class begins to discuss class procedures and goals. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Sufficient physical ability to swim and/or move in a pool environment.

PE185MTN (1 credit)
Mountaineering
Covers the basic skills needed to explore and respect the wilderness while perfecting the ability to climb mountains safely. Skills necessary to plan equipment and make informed choices in a wilderness environment will be covered and include: equipment, knots, safety, training, stretching, skills and techniques, route finding, belaying, snow and ice anchors, rappelling, rope handling, self-arrest, crevasse rescue, and team work. The course will include two off-campus backcountry trips to learn and practice skills in preparation for a mountaineering trip. All three day trips are required for successful completion of the course. Students will be expected to share the cost of food and gas, and will be responsible for their own winter boots and clothing. Mountaineering equipment including: helmets, harnesses, ice axes, crampons, ropes, belay devices, prussiks, snow and ice anchors, and avalanche equipment will be provided. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Physical abilities and strength to climb mountains.

PE185PCW (1 credit)
Physical Conditioning - Weight Training
Encompasses body composition evaluation, fitness assessments, a variety of the newest fitness industry weight training programs and activities such as EMOMs and supersets that involve muscle endurance and strength, aerobic activities for improved cardiovascular endurance and circulation, and stretching for flexibility. Students meet with the instructor to create an individual workout based on components of best practices in the fitness industry. Incorporates fitness and weight lifting activities to accommodate each student's ability and need by designing a workout to address individual performance levels and student goals. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to lift weights and use cardio equipment.

PE185PIL (1 credit)
Pilates
Designed to enhance flexibility, core strength, coordination, improved breathing and lung capacity, muscle control and balance through a system of controlled movements, Pilates is an "all comers" exercise course. Pilates is an effective method for reducing stress, increasing abdominal tone, improving posture and flexibility by combining smoothly controlled movements with concentration and breathing. Students of all ability levels are welcome. Course is repeatable.

PE185RCA (1 credit)
Rock Climbing Adventure
Provides extended learning opportunities for students to challenge themselves while focusing on safety and teamwork. Focus is on both top rope and sport climbing on a wide variety of rock types and route difficulty levels. Introduction to traditional clean lead climbing methods will also be covered. Students will have extended opportunities to practice anchor evaluation, safety equipment usage, topographical reading, route finding, climbing skills, and teamwork. This will be a three-day, two-night climbing expedition. Class requires an orientation session where skills will be demonstrated, practiced and audited. Class focus would be on continued skill development in the outdoor rock climbing environment. Course is repeatable. Prerequisites: Physical abilities and strength to climb rock surfaces; and PE185RCB Beginning Rock Climbing or proficiency.

PE185RCB (1 credit)
Rock Climbing Beginning
Covers the basic skills needed to explore and respect the wilderness while perfecting the ability to climb rock faces safely. The skills necessary to plan equipment and make informed choices in a wilderness environment will be covered and include: equipment, knots, safety, training, stretching, skills and techniques, belaying, top rope anchors, rappelling and team work. The course will include several venues and a field trip for successful completion of the course. Students will be expected to share the cost of food and gas, and will be responsible for their own rock climbing gear including rentals if necessary. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Physical abilities and strength to climb rock surfaces.

PE185RRV (1 credit)
Rafting the River
Offers beginners and seasoned river runners a unique educational, outdoor adventure. Students will learn to raft various parts of the Rogue River based on the ACA's Essentials of Rafting curriculum Levels 1-3. The course is designed to heighten a student's enjoyment of the river and its beauty, both as a spectator and as a participant of the rafting adventure in still waters up to mild rapids. Includes the skills required to efficiently row and paddle a raft on rivers by mastering skills such as using good judgement and organization,  river reading, safety considerations, and paddling and rowing techniques such as forward/pushing, back/pulling, opposing, single and dual oar use, facing down and upstream on the river, turn craft to left, right, straight, reverse, spin-pivot turn, turn broad arcing while underway, river strategies, rowing in current, scouting, portaging/lining, and river signals. Students will enjoy boating skills that provide lifelong recreational learning and fitness enjoyment. Course is repeatable. Prerequisites: Ability to breathe independently (i.e., not require medical devices to sustain breathing); independently maintain sealed airway passages while underwater; independently hold head upright without neck/head support; manage personal care independently; manage personal mobility independently; follow instructions and effectively communicate independently; and independently turn from face-down to face-up and remain floating face up while wearing a properly fitted life jacket.

PE185SAC (1 credit)
Soccer and Conditioning
Encompasses body composition evaluation and fitness assessments, a variety of the fitness industry's weight training programs and activities that involve muscle endurance and strength, aerobic activities for improved cardiovascular endurance and circulation, and stretching for flexibility, specifically for soccer players. Students are paired together and will be put through intense circuit training each day. Each grouping of exercises has a set number of repetitions to be completed in a certain amount of time as displayed on the instructor's clock. Each session is a full body workout that includes major muscle groups of the upper body, lower body, and core. Each class ends in a short soccer match. Course is repeatable. Prerequisites: Ability to lift weights, use cardio equipment, and participate in small sided soccer games.

PE185SAS (1 credit)
Step and Stuff
Develops individual cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and stability through group exercise activities utilizing step platforms and various other exercise equipment. Learn about basic step moves, starting out easy and working up to more advanced moves, as well as mat work, stability balls, free weights, step/platforms and exercise bands to strengthen muscle, increase endurance, stretch bodies, and abdominal/core work. Each class begins with a warmup, including toning and dynamic stretching of all major muscle groups, followed by 40-55 minutes of fitness activities. Every class ends with a cool-down period focusing on static stretching, breathing, body alignment, and relaxation. At the end of class, the instructor will discuss handouts and information such as the benefits of breathing and exercise, the prevention and care of exercise-related injuries, muscles, diet, physiology, and information related to health. Course is repeatable.

PE185SCU (1 credit)
SCUBA Diving
Designed to foster the development of proper and safe techniques in obtaining an Open Water Diver Certificate issued by Scuba Schools International (SSI). Offers students classroom instruction, pool practice, and a minimum of four open water dives of 20 minutes each, in rivers, lakes or ocean. This certificate allows holders to dive to a maximum depth of 60' in open water with another certified diver. The two-part water skills are: confined water sessions at the YMCA and an open water, two-day weekend at a local river or lake. Additional fees are required. Course is repeatable.

PE185SDW (1 credit)
Self Defense for Women
Offers instruction in basic self-defense awareness and practical physical techniques geared to specifically serve the needs and concerns of the female community. The physical core of the training is the Daimon-Ryu Kenpo Karate system, a traditional form of karate which has an emphasis on self-development and awareness as a primary goal, with the acquisition of self-defense skills as a practical by product. The course will cover situational awareness, critical distance, movement and postures, physical weapons awakening, self-defense applications, stress inoculation and assault scenario practice. Men and women alike are welcome in this practical, demonstration-based course. Course is repeatable.

PE185SID (1 credit)
Soccer, Indoor
Provides instruction in all areas of indoor soccer: essential components of skill sets, game tactics, offensive and defensive strategies, and fundamentals of team play. Students will learn fundamental rules and skills that will provide them lifelong recreational learning and fitness enjoyment. Through this course, students will foster qualities of sportsmanship, team play, collaboration, cardiorespiratory fitness, and commitment. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Students need to be able to run and kick a ball to fully participate in all activities.

PE185SSS (1 credit)
Snow Skiing - Snowboarding
Designed to teach the complete range of alpine skiing or snowboarding skills, from basic to advanced techniques, in small group settings of students based on ability levels. Course is designed to help students achieve personal fitness goals, while having fun and interacting with others. Upon completion of this course, students will show improvement in downhill techniques, develop an understanding of rules and etiquette of the sport and be able to view the sport with greater appreciation of the techniques and skills required. RCC HPER Department will communicate with instructors from Southern Oregon University, and Mt. Ashland ski/snowboard instructors to offer a seamless experience of combining students from two educational institutions. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to stand on skis or snowboard and maintain balance while developing techniques on the mountain.

PE185SUA (1 credit)
Surfing Adventure
Provides training and practical application in the skills associated with longboard surfing. Surfing combines physical exercise, balance, and constant observation of one's environment. Students will enjoy the waves, wind, beach, and interacting with other surfers. Includes safety considerations in the ocean environment, communication, equipment usage and care, reading waves, wind and tides, paddling, standing, balancing, turning, the "art of wiping out", and surfing etiquette. Class includes a three-day, two-night surfing expedition. Students will be responsible for their own food, camping equipment, clothing, and transportation to and from the site, as well as travel to and from the camping location. Participation in all aspects of the orientation and trip are necessary to successfully complete the course. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to float, swim, tread water and carry a surfboard into the ocean to at least waist-deep water.

PE185TAI (1 credit)
Tai Chi
For beginners as well as more advanced students of Tai Chi. Students will learn techniques for relaxation and stress reduction using the Yang style of Tai Chi and various breathing exercises. The relationship of Tai Chi to martial arts and the applications of the various postures will be explained. Learning to do forms is one objective of this course, but the emphasis is on understanding the concepts of Tai Chi as related to stress reduction and relaxation. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to engage in specific movement patterns.

PE185TRX (1 credit)
TRX and Functional Fitness
Provides students the opportunity to develop individual cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance through a range of individual and group exercise activities. Each class will begin with a warm-up including toning and dynamic stretching of all major muscle groups, followed by 40 to 55 minutes of activities that support functional movement and strength gains. The TRX band system, weights, steps, medicine ball, resistance bands, and stability balls are among the activities and equipment included. Every class will end with a cool-down period focusing on static stretching and relaxation. Mini-lecture sections will cover benefits of exercise, functional strength for optimal wellness, proper breathing and execution of exercises, prevention and care of exercise-related injuries, diet, major muscles groups and body anatomy, and information on related health issues. Course is repeatable.

PE185VBL (1 credit)
Volleyball Co-ed
Learn the fundamental rules and skills that will provide lifelong recreational learning and fitness enjoyment of volleyball. This course is designed to allow students to master basic volleyball proficiency, acquire advanced skills, gain knowledge of game tactics, offensive and defensive strategies, develop communication with teammates, and practice fair play in a lifetime sport. Through this course, students will foster qualities of sportsmanship, team play, collaboration. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Sufficient physical ability to move on the court and pass/hit a volleyball.

PE185WSA (1 credit)
Winter Survival and Snow Camping Adventure
Provides training and practical application of learning to deal with the extremes of winter and camping in the snow. The winter environment poses many inherent challenges to travelers and outdoor adventure participants. Every year, individuals and families enter the wilderness and find themselves unprepared for peril due to accidents, poor planning, or lack of education. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to walk in the snowy wilderness for short distances with

PE185WWT (1 credit)
Women and Weights: Weight Control and Strength Improvement
Focuses on empowering women and men with the basics of weight training and various modes of fitness, with a special focus on the physiology of the woman's body. The benefits of safe, effective, and progressive strength training will be emphasized. Topics in the course will include enhanced strength, muscle tone, increased metabolism, enhanced energy levels and reduction of depression symptoms. Each week a new mode of fitness will be introduced or incorporated into a progressively expanding circuit of exercises. These circuit activities will rotate on a regular schedule. Every class will end with a cool-down, stretching, and relaxation. Short lecture sections will cover the benefits of exercise, proper breathing and execution of exercises, prevention and care of exercise related injuries, diet, physiology, major muscle groups and body terms, and information on related health issues. Course is repeatable.

PE185YOB (1 credit)
Yoga Balance and Core
Yoga, balance and core is inspired by Yoga and Pilates with added core and strength conditioning. This class is designed to include exercise that increases strength, stamina, stability, balance, flexibility, and focus on the core muscles. Poses are held for several breaths to focus on increasing strength, while a rhythmic, flowing style generates heat in the body. This blend of focus and flow incorporates dynamic balance and functional training that challenge strength and balance, and emphasize the athleticism of yoga and Pilates. Classes end in a traditional way with deep relaxation and meditation. Modifications available for all fitness levels, no prior yoga or Pilates experience is required. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to follow slow poses and movements.

PE185YOF (1 credit)
Yoga Flow
Yoga Flow is inspired by Yoga, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, with added core and strength conditioning. This class is designed to include exercise that increases strength, stamina, stability, balance, flexibility, and focus on the core muscles. Poses are held for several breaths to focus on increasing strength, while a rhythmic, flowing style generates heat in the body. This blend of focus and flow incorporates dynamic balance and functional training that challenge strength and balance, and emphasize the athleticism of yoga. Classes end in a traditional way with deep relaxation and meditation. Modifications available for all fitness levels. No prior yoga, Tai Chi or Qi Gong experience is required. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Ability to follow the instructor’s movements in Yoga/Tai Chi/Pilates style actions.

PE185YOG (1 credit)
Yoga
Offers an effective method for reducing stress and creating a relaxation response within the body and mind. Through a series of controlled exercises, stretching, and breathing techniques, this course will give students firsthand experience with the concepts and applications of being responsible for improving health. Yoga enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, lung capacity and balance through a system of gentle movements: various yoga poses (asanas), alignment principles, and breathing techniques (pranayamas). Students of all ability levels and all faith systems are welcome. Course is repeatable.

PE185ZLG (1 credit)
Zip Line Guide Technical Skills
Provides training and practical application in the skills associated with zip line challenge course facilitation. Students will learn the technical skills and safety procedures for safe zip line facilitation expectations. Combines physical demands, balance, and constant observation of one's environment. Includes all safety considerations and procedures, communication, equipment usage and care, and etiquette. Course is given over two weekends. Participation in all aspects of the orientation and trip are necessary to successfully complete the course. Course is repeatable. Prerequisite: Physical fitness in order to perform required duties of zip line guide.

PE185ZUM (1 credit)
Zumba
Zumba® is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music with dance movements, creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness workout. This class combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body in an aerobic/fitness fashion to achieve a unique blended balance of cardio and muscle toning movements through easy-to-follow steps. Movements target areas such as the legs, arms, core, abdominal, and the most important muscle in the body, the heart. Students are encouraged to work at their own paces. Activities include: muscular endurance, cardio-vascular endurance, body composition, flexibility, and learning the basic muscle groups. Course is repeatable.

PE194 (2 credits)
Principles of Exercise Training and Conditioning
Provides students with a solid foundation in the essentials of exercise science that apply to exercise programs of conditioning and resistance training. The core topics covered will be basic exercise physiology, biomechanics and applied kinesiology, nutrition and exercise performance, human anatomy, flexibility, functional assessments, client screening and injury prevention. Much of the course will be in the weight room setting. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) text will be used to prepare students for pursuing a career in fitness training, coaching, personal training or continuing on to a four-year college. Students will receive both content knowledge through lecture and dialogue, and practical experience to prepare them to understand the principles of exercise training and fitness conditioning. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90). Recommended prerequisites: BI121 or BI231. Co-requisite: PE185D.

PE199 (variable credits)
Special Studies: Physical Education
Offers selected topics of study in physical education through workshop and field study format.

PE264 (2 credits)
Fundamentals of Personal Training
Provides students with a solid foundation in the basic principles and techniques for becoming a personal trainer. Covers physical fitness assessments including cardiovascular endurance, weight conditioning and strength training program design, joint flexibility, body composition, and other systems of conditioning. Core topics covered include client screening, testing and evaluation, informed consent, data interpretation, exercise prescription, load training, flexibility, and advanced training for the apparently healthy population. Special populations of physically challenged, pregnant and postpartum women, and mature adults will also be topics of discussion. The American College of Sports Medicine texts will be used to prepare students for pursuing a nationally recognized personal trainer certification. Students will receive both content knowledge through lecture and dialogue, and practical experience in the weight room and health assessment settings to understand the fundamentals of fitness assessment and exercise prescription. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90). Co-requisite: PE185D.

PE280 (variable credits)
CWE/Physical Education
Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program. Prerequisites: PE194; CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair. Co-requisites: PE264 or HE259.

PE290 (2 credits)
Fitness Instructor
Trains students in the skills needed to conduct a variety of group exercise classes. Course content includes the practical application of cardiovascular and neuromuscular exercise science, leadership and teaching skills, behavior modification and motivation, choreography and pattern development, class structure and components, and practical sessions. Course prepares students for the option of pursuing an American Council on Exercise, Group Fitness Instructor certification. RCC is a national testing center for the American Council on Exercise, allowing students easy access to the comprehensive exam. Prerequisites: RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90), or designated placement scores.

PE291 (2 credits)
Red Cross Lifeguard Training
Provides training for potential lifeguards in lifesaving skills in the event of an emergency. Includes a three-year Red Cross lifeguard training certification and a two-year CPR/AED professional rescuer certification with successful completion of the course. Through videos, group discussion, and both hands on and pool practice, students will learn surveillance skills, patron rescue, first aid and CPR/AED. Prerequisites: Minimum 16 years of age and ability to pass swimming tests (freestyle, side stroke, and breast stroke).