Courses

PEMA-105. Beginning Swimming. 1 Hour.

The course is designed for participants with little or no swimming ability or experience. Students will acquire basic swimming and water safety skills.

PEMA-152. Judo And Self-Defense. 1 Hour.

Examination and practical application of judo and self-defense techniques. Special emphasis on proper training methods, physical conditioning, teaching techniques, and rules and regulations in contests.

PEMA-153. Foil Fencing. 1 Hour.

Instruction and drills in basic skills: footwork, lunge, simple and compound attacks, various defensive maneuvers, offensive and defensive strategies. Rules, judging and directing, bouts and tournaments.

PEMA-161. Badminton. 1 Hour.

Introduction to basic skills: clear shots, serves, drop shots, smashes, offensive and defensive strategies. Rules, singles and doubles; tournaments.

PEMA-162. Bowling. 1 Hour.

Theory and practices; rules, regulations, skill practice, tournament play and handicapping and coaching.

PEMA-163. Golf. 1 Hour.

Instruction designed for beginning and experienced golfers in proper use of woods; long, middle, and short iron shots; putting, and specialty shots. Etiquette and rules of golf; visitation to driving range and golf course.

PEMA-164. Archery. 1 Hour.

PEMA-165. Tennis. 1 Hour.

Instruction designed ofr the beginning player with major emphasis on the serve, forehand/backhand ground strokes. Additional instruction with the lob, volley and overhead. Singles/doubles play and strategies. Rules, tennis etiquette, and tournaments.

PEMA-166. Recreational Games. 1 Hour.

Choosing, teaching and organizing informal recreational activities, including non-traditional, creative activities, sedentary, competitive and cooperative play situations.

PEMA-167. Field Hockey. 1 Hour.

History, theory and practice, rues and regulations, skill practices, purchase and care of equipment, team organization, strategy, competition and safety measures.

PEMA-171. Softball. 1 Hour.

Emphasis on basic softball skills, team offensive and defensive strategies, rules, interpretations and umpiring mechanics with practical umpiring experience during games.

PEMA-172. Basketball. 1 Hour.

This course will cover the basic skills of basketball including dribbling, passing, and shooting as well as
offensive and defensive strategies. Students will be introduced to small game play and team strategies. They will gain a basic understanding of basketball rules and officiating. Students will achieve
proficiency in the fundamentals of basketball.

PEMA-173. Volleyball. 1 Hour.

Basic instruction in power volleyball skills; serving, passing, spiking. Offensive and defensive team play, rules strategies and tournaments.

PEMA-181. Advanced Swimming Techniques. 1 Hour.

Instruction in the basic strokes and in elementary diving front and back, safety skills in and near the water and activities to increase endurance and respond appropriately should injury occur.
Prerequisite: PESV-105 minimum grade of D.

PEMA-201. Racquetball. 2 Hours.

Introduction to basic and advanced skills: serves, kill shots, passing shots, ceiling shots; use of back wall and corners; offensive and defensive strategies; singles, doubles, cutthroat play; tournaments.

PEMA-203. Weight Training. 2 Hours.

Basic principles of weight training and its effects on the body; proper lifting and training technique, individualized programs for general fitness or athletics, isometrics and safety procedures.

PEMA-204. Weight Training - Variable Resistance Method. 2 Hours.

Variable resistance of weight training with instruction on structure and function of variable resistance machines. Training principles, safety procedures and techniques applied to individualized basic workout.

PEMA-205. High Intensity Weight Training. 2 Hours.

PEMA-210. Lifeguard Certification American Red Cross. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to teach the skills required to become an American Red Cross Lifeguard. This will include swimming skills in order to perform lifeguarding skills, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Automated External Defibrillation (AED). Students who qualify may be certified as a Lifeguard. Student must pass a pre-course swimming skills test and meet all the requirements by the American Red Cross Lifeguard Course in order to be certified. This will include attendance at a minimum of 25 hours in class and passing the written and skills exams.

PEMA-215. Water Safety Instructor Certification American Red Cross. 2 Hours.

This course is designed for physical education students and other professionals who will be expected to teach aquatics. It includes progressive swimming instruction, observation, and participation in other aquatic activities and peer teaching. Students who qualify may be certified as Water Safety instructors (WSI). Students must pass a pre-course swimming skills test and meet all the requirements by the American Red Cross WSI in order to be certified. This will include attendance at a minimum of 32 hours in class.

PEMA-250. Judo And Self Defense: Intermediate. 1 Hour.

Practical application of various intermediate judo and self-defense techniques, mat holds, escaped and chokes. Continued emphasis on proper training methods, physical conditioning, teaching techniques, and rules and regulations in contests.
Prerequisite: PEMA-152 minimum grade of D.

PEMA-252. Folk, Round And Square Dance. 1 Hour.

Development of knowledge and skill in folk, national and square dances, experience in square dance calling and methods of class organization and teaching.

PEMA-253. Social Dance And Latin American Rhythms. 1 Hour.

Practice in basic patterns and routines of ballroom dances, developing a finer sense of rhythm, greater adeptness, comprehension, and opportunity to design routines.

PEMA-265. Intermediate Tennis. 2 Hours.

Review of the forehand and backhand ground strokes, the flat serve, basic strategy, rules and etiquette. Introduction to intermediate skills such as the volley, the lob, drop shots, passing shots and the overhead. Additional emphasis on topspin ground strokes, advanced singles and doubles strategies and tournament play.
Prerequisite: PEMA-165 minimum grade of D.

PEMA-271. Track And Field. 1 Hour.

Theory and practice: terminology and fundamental skills of track and field events and cross-country, techniques of physical conditioning; safety measures.

PEMA-272. Intermediate Volleyball. 2 Hours.

Review of basic fundamentals, introduction of intermediate skills and progressions, officiating and tournaments, offensive and defensive strategies.
Prerequisite: PEMA-173 minimum grade of D.

PEMA-273. Flag Football. 1 Hour.

This course provides basic instruction in flag football skills: passing, receiving, blocking, and punting. Offensive and defensive strategies, rules, and tournament play will also be addressed.

PEMA-277. Foundations Of Wrestling. 1 Hour.

History, skills, practice, strategy and safety practice; rules, regulations, contest, tournaments and safety measures will be covered.

PEMA-280. Basic Skin Diving. 1 Hour.

Introduction of the swimmer to underwater activity through the use of fins, mask and snorkel.
Prerequisite: PESV-105 minimum grade of D.

PEMA-332. Fundamentals Of Yoga Philosophy And Practice. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the philosophy and practice of yoga. The philosophical view will be based on Pantanjali's yoga system. In addition, proper breathing techniques, nutrition, positive thinking, relaxation, concentration and stress management will be covered.