Physical Education: Activity Courses (PE)
PE 015 Foil Fencing 0.0 SH [GEPE]
An introduction to the skills and strategies of foil fencing as well as the rules, etiquette, and equipment.
PE 016 Ultimate Frisbee 0.0 SH [GEPE]
An introduction to the basic skills and strategies of ultimate frisbee. Covers rules, scoring, and vocabulary.
PE 022 Tennis 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Students learn the basics of the game of tennis, its background, rules, strategies, strokes, terminology, and etiquette through short lectures, demonstration/instruction, and competition.
PE 025 Foil Fencing II 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Continuation of instruction in the sport of basic foil fencing. Additional instruction is given in technique and bouting.
PE 026 Baseball Theory and Practice 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Students learn the history, philosophy, and technique of America's favorite pastime. Students learn the historic and cultural perspective of the sport. The physical foundation of the game as well as the technical aspects of throwing, fielding, base running and hitting are also included. Students learn the language of the game: statistics, scoring, and nomenclature.
PE 029 Biking 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to fully enjoy bicycling.
PE 030 Squash: Beginning 0.0 SH [GEPE]
An introduction to the basic skills and strategies of squash as well as vocabulary, rules, scoring, equipment, and etiquette.
PE 031 Racquetball: Beginning 0.0 SH [GEPE]
An introduction to the basic skills and strategies of racquetball as well as vocabulary, rules, scoring, equipment, and etiquette.
PE 034 Fitness Through Weightlifting 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Teaches the use of machines and free weights in development of an individual exercise program. Course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced lifters.
PE 035 Circuit Training 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Students engage in a variety of activities in order to develop aerobic strength. Students utilize the weight room in conjunction with medicine balls and isometric exercises.
PE 036 Triathlon 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Develops and tests the student's abilities in swimming, biking, and running. Includes conditioning and technical instruction in all three areas.
PE 037 Fitness Exploration 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Exposes students to a wide variety of lifetime physical activities. Includes conditioning and technical instruction.
PE 038 Advanced Sports Training 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Designed for students interested in learning and participating in a variety of training methods and modalities (i.e. plyometrics, balance, stability, bodyweight movement, weights/cables/medicine balls, physio-balls, etc.). Students engage in a circuit-style workout to enhance individual and group performance. Students also learn how to develop their own program based on their current activity level and future goals. This course is not for beginners.
PE 039 Volleyball: Beginning 0.0 SH [GEPE]
An introduction to the fundamental skills and techniques of power volleyball. Including present status, vocabulary, rules, scoring, and strategy.
PE 040 Volleyball: Intermediate 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Continuation of PE 039 at the intermediate level.
PE 049 Ballroom Dance 0.0 SH [GEPE]
This class is designed for students interested in learning ballroom dancing. The course will cover 4-6 different styles of dance and will include history, musicality, and technique.
PE 050 Basketball 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Focus is on the basic skills and strategies of basketball, including rules, scoring, etiquette, and vocabulary.
PE 051 Soccer 0.0 SH [GEPE]
An introduction to the fundamental techniques and strategies, etiquette, vocabulary, and rules of soccer.
PE 052 Softball 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Emphasizes the basic skills and strategies necessary to enjoy and understand the game of softball. Covers rules, scoring, and vocabulary.
PE 054 Fitness: Balance & Flexibility 0.0 SH [GEPE]
This course focuses on strength, flexibility, coordination, concentration, and balance. Students learn and demonstrate various movements/exercises and skills, including but not limited to sustaining static positions, increasing individual flexibility, demonstrating balance and stability, and learning proper breathing technique.
PE 057 Fitness in Swimming 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Fitness class designed for qualified students. Course for students who want to develop their fitness through lap swimming. Students swim a minimum of 1500 yards per week.
Prerequisite: swimming ability intermediate or above.
PE 061 Emergency Water Safety 0.0 SH [GEPE]
An aquatics course which introduces people to increased awareness of water-related safety issues and an understanding of how to respond in an aquatic emergency; includes practical and written activities.
Prerequisite: successful completion of American Red Cross Basic Water Safety or successful completion of a swimming skills test.
Corequisite: PHED 300.
PE 065 Swimming: Beginning 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Designed to meet the individual skill needs of non- and beginning swimmers. Students are required to participate in 42 hours of supervised swimming instruction.
PE 066 Swimming: Intermediate 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Designed to meet the individual skill needs of students. Develops proficiency of intermediate swimming technique.
PE 069 Water Polo 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Provides an opportunity to develop the basic skills of water polo and to learn its strategies, rules, scoring, and vocabulary.
Prerequisite: intermediate swimming ability.
PE 073 Rugby 0.0 SH [GEPE]
This course exposes students to the basic skills, strategies, and fundamentals of competitive rugby. Students have the opportunity to compete against collegiate and club level teams sanctioned by USA Rugby and its affiliated unions.
PE 074 Lacrosse 0.0 SH [GEPE]
This course exposes students to the basic skills, strategies, and fundamentals of competitive lacrosse. Students have the opportunity to compete against collegiate teams in the Central Plains Women's Lacrosse League of the Women's Division Intercollegiate Associates of US Lacrosse.
PE 085 Hiking/Backpacking 0.0 SH [GEPE]
Designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to fully and safely enjoy hiking and/or backpacking. Offered periodically in association with off-campus programs.
PE 090 Trailrunning 0.0 SH [GEPE]
An introduction to running outside over various terrains and under various conditions.