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  • Search for PE184PE184 1 credit

    Adaptive Physical Education

    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. Students are encouraged to raise issues, provide information from their own experience, and ask questions.
    Prerequisites: BT113 or WR115 or designated placement test score.

  • Search for PE185PE185 1 credit

    Physical Education

    Offers fitness and recreational activities in areas such as martial arts, physical fitness and conditioning, weight training, dance, aquatics, outdoor recreation sports, and individual, dual, and team sports.

  • Search for PE185BAPE185BA 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.
    Offered spring and summer terms.

  • Search for PE185CCPE185CC 1 credit

    Snow Skiing/Snowboarding

    Teaches the complete range of alpine skiing or snowboarding skills, from basic to advanced techniques, in small group settings of students based on ability levels. It 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.
    Offered winter term.

  • Search for PE185DPE185D 1 credit

    Physical Conditioning/Weight Training

    Encompasses body composition evaluation, fitness assessments, a variety of the newest fitness industry weight training programs/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 and create an individual workout schedule 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 schedule to “flex” around individual performance level and student goals.

  • Search for PE185EPE185E 1 credit

    Yoga

    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 and improving health. Students of all ability levels are welcome.

  • Search for PE185FPE185F 1 credit

    Karate

    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.
    Prerequisite: Students must be able to minimally perform the requisite physical activities defined by the course.

  • Search for PE185HAPE185HA 1 credit

    Hiking Oregon

    Teaches the necessary skills for hiking like pre-trip planning, orienteering, traveling as a group, wilderness ethics and safety. Course topics include plants, animals, animal track identification, map and compass lessons, geocaching GPS activities, and basic preventative first aid such as hydration and foot care.
    Prerequisite: Students must be able to minimally perform the requisite physical activity throughout the class. Offered fall term.

  • Search for PE185JPE185J 1 credit

    Pilates

    Pilates is an exercise that enhances flexibility, core strength and coordination. Also improves breathing and lung capacity, muscle control, and balance through a system of controlled movements. Pilates is an effective method for reducing stress, increasing abdominal tone, and improving posture and flexibility. Students of all ability levels are welcome.

  • Search for PE185KPE185K 1 credit

    Core and Cardio

    Offers a variety of methods to achieve a stronger core and greater cardiac performance. Step aerobics, weighted workout, kick boxing, circuit training, and interval training -- all set to music -- are used to strengthen and increase metabolism, heart circulation, and lung capacity. Stretching; mat work; use of balls, weights and exercise bands to tone, strengthen, and develop the core; will also be used. Short discussions will cover the benefits of exercise, proper breathing and execution of exercises, the prevention and care of exercise-related injuries, diet, physiology, major muscles groups and body terms, and information on related health issues.

  • Search for PE185LPE185L 1 credit

    Lap Swimming

    Fosters the development of cardiovascular health and increased strength and flexibility through aquatic and strength exercises. Emphasizes overall fitness and encourages students to swim and train at their own pace. Swim hours throughout the term can be scheduled around students' schedules. Students set individual goals for swimming and strength training and strive to reach those goals over the course of the term.

  • Search for PE185MPE185M 1 credit

    Multi-level Aerobics

    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.

  • Search for PE185NPE185N 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. Circuit activities will rotate on a regular schedule. 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 muscles groups and body terms, and information on related health issues.

  • Search for PE185QPE185Q 1 credit

    Aquatics for Personal Trainers

    Provides students with a solid foundation for working as personal trainers in the medium of water. The course 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, specifically the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer.
    Prerequisites: PE185D and PE194.

  • Search for PE185RPE185R 1 credit

    Beginning Rock Climbing

    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.
    Offered spring term.

  • Search for PE185RCPE185RC 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. There will be a three-day, two-night climbing expedition.
    Prerequisite: PE185R or climbing experience. Offered summer term.

  • Search for PE185RRPE185RR 1 credit

    River Rafting Adventure

    Provides a unique outdoor adventure rafting various parts of the Rogue River based on the ACA’s Essentials of Rafting Curriculum Levels 1-3. The course is designed to heighten 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 the river by using good judgment and organization, river reading, considering safety considerations, and many paddling and rowing techniques.
    Offered spring term.

  • Search for PE185SCPE185SC 1 credit

    Open Water SCUBA Diving

    Fosters the development of skills and knowledge to support a certificate in open water diving through the diver’s certification process. The objective of this course is to offer students the classroom instruction, pool practice, and a minimum of four open water dives of 20 minutes each, in either river, lake or ocean to prepare students for the final SCUBA dives and certificate. This certification allows certificate holders to dive to a maximum depth of 130 feet in open water.

  • Search for PE185SDPE185SD 1 credit

    Self Defense for Women

    Offers instruction in the 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.

  • Search for PE185SKPE185SK 1 credit

    Sea Kayaking the Oregon Coast

    Offers kayakers a unique 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 enjoyment of padding in the ocean 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.
    Offered fall term.

  • Search for PE185SSPE185SS 1 credit

    Step and Stuff

    Develops individual cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and stability through group exercise activities utilizing the 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.

  • Search for PE185TPE185T 1 credit

    Toning, Training and TRX

    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.

  • Search for PE185TCPE185TC 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.
    Prerequisite: Ability to engage in specific movement patterns.

  • Search for PE185WPE185W 1 credit

    Winter Survival and Snow Camping

    Provides training and practical application of learning to deal with the extremes of winter and camping in the snow. Covers the many inherent challenges posed by the winter environment.
    Offered winter term.

  • Search for PE185WKPE185WK 1 credit

    Whitewater Kayaking

    Offers river runners a unique 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. The course is designed to heighten 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. Includes the basic elements of river reading, safety considerations, paddling techniques, and learning the skills required to efficiently maneuver a kayak on rivers with Class I-II rapids.
    Offered summer term.

  • Search for PE185WWPE185WW 1 credit

    Women and Weights

    Focuses on empowering women 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.

  • Search for PE185ZPE185Z 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.

  • Search for PE194PE194 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: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores; PE185D (may be taken concurrently); BI121 or BI231 recommended. Offered fall term.

  • Search for PE199PE199 Variable credit

    Special Studies: Physical Education

    Offers selected topics of study in physical education through workshop and field study format.

  • Search for PE264PE264 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. The core topics covered will be 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.
    Prerequisite: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores,PE185D and PE194. Offered winter term.

  • Search for PE280PE280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/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; PE264 or HE259 (may be taken concurrently); and permission of instructor or department chair.

  • Search for PE290PE290 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 to easy access to the comprehensive exam.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores. Offered spring term.

  • Search for PE291PE291 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: Must be at least 16 years old and meet strong swimmer requirements. Offered spring term.

  • Search for PE292PE292 2 credits

    Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

    Prepares individuals to teach various levels of swimming instruction.
    Prerequisites: Must be at least 16 years old and a strong swimmer.