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Course Descriptions

PHE 102   Concepts: Drugs ...   2

Organized to provide a measure of sequential development and interrelatedness of subjects pertaining to psychoactive drugs and drug-taking behaviors. Sections include overview of drug problems in America, examination of effects of various drugs such as alcohol, cocaine, hallucinogens, prescription drugs, and others on the human body, and insight into drug abuse prevention efforts employed in variety of settings.

PHE 103   Concepts: Health ...   3

Study of vital health principles and problems. Personal and community health issues discussed. Overall objective to favorably influence habits, attitudes, and knowledge related to individual and community health. Offered on campus and Web.

PHE 105   First Aid/Safety ...   2

First aid practices to give appreciation of good safety habits. Practical application of basic first aid methods. CPR certification included.

PHE 106   Personal Wellness ...   2

Focuses on development of positive lifestyle by using combination of classroom/activity. Experiences include concepts of fitness, lifetime sports, stress management techniques, leisure well being, contemporary threats, and nutrition. Completion allows current SCC students to continue use of the SCC Fitness Center.

PHE 107   Selected Health Topics ...   0.5

Variable content designed to develop positive health practices for a lifetime of wellness. Topics vary with interest and need. Limit of 2 credit hours (four topics) may be used toward graduation credit.

PHE 108   Stress Management ...   3

Explores the nature of stress and the physiological and psychological effects upon the body due to prolonged stress responses. Short and long term somatic and behavioral techniques for applied stress control (i.e. exercise, nutrition, relaxation, visualization, meditation, goal setting, and time management) will be examined.

PHE 109   Nutrition for Weight Management ...   3

Understanding the role of nutritional quality and quantity of food intake, exercise and fitness levels and how they relate to body image, eating disorders, and obesity.

PHE 112   Beginning Swimming ...   1

Learn to swim. Covers water safety and water familiarity. Practices of basic strokes.

PHE 113   Volleyball ...   1

Basic rules, techniques, and safety. Activity class with emphasis on skill building through participation. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players.

PHE 114   Dance Aerobics I ...   1

Development of fitness and aerobic capacity by performing simple dance steps and other moves to music. Choreographed exercise. A written component will be included.

PHE 115   Physical Fitness ...   1

Improvement of overall fitness by combinations of activities.

PHE 118   Fitness Center I ...   1

Orientation to selectorized weight equipment and cardiovascular equipment to utilize all major muscle groups. Based upon fitness assessment, students are taught how to monitor personal progress under instructor supervision. Completion of the course allows student to use the Fitness Center during open hours without instructor supervision.

PHE 121   Step and Muscle Conditioning ...   1

Combines step aerobics and free weights. A written component may be required.

PHE 122   Yoga ...   1

Based on the principles of Hatha Yoga movements, students will increase in physical fitness, strength, flexibility, and balance. Breathing and meditation techniques will be used to assist the student in making the mind/body/spirit connection so yoga can be incorporated into daily life.

PHE 124   Pilates ...   1

Emphasis on exercises for the core muscles of the body by using balls, weighted bars, body weight postural cues, and breathing techniques to challenge muscles. Follows the Stotts method.

PHE 125   Walking Fitness ...   1

Principles of fitness development are developed using the activity of walking. Strength and endurance are targeted and an understanding of walking activity to weight management is emphasized.

PHE 126   Boot Camp ...   1

The total body is targeted by toning and strengthening the major muscles of the upper and lower body while challenging the cardiovascular system through fast-paced cardiovascular exercises.

PHE 127   Cardio Core Strength ...   1

A combination of Yoga, Pilates, and weighted fitness activities on the stability ball to challenge and develop cardio and muscle strength.

PHE 130   Beginning Rock Climbing ...   1

Safety and rock climbing techniques using indoor artificial cliff. All climbing done while wearing safety harness.

PHE 133   Beginning Cardio Kickboxing ...   1

Muscle conditioning and cardiovascular endurance gained through martial arts and boxing moves. Choreographed to music. Written component may be required.

PHE 137   Scuba ...   1

Safety and scuba diving techniques both in classroom and indoor pool. Course does not earn certification, but students can earn certification immediately afterward by paying for and passing open-water check-out dive. Students should know they might be asked to get further approval from a physician before being allowed to participate.

PHE 140   Introduction to Dance ...   3

Historical overview of dance as social and artistic form of expression with emphasis on understanding contemporary dance. Covers importance of dance in American society. No dance training required. Lecture and activity components.

PHE 141   Stretch and Strengthen ...   1

Stretching and strengthening exercises from dance world appropriate for dancers and sports enthusiasts. A written component may be required.

PHE 143   Tap Dance I ...   1

Basic steps of tap technique. Tap combinations will develop an understanding of coordination, rhythmic variations, and performance skills. Tap shoes are required.

PHE 144   Modern Dance I ...   1

Basic movement course emphasizing beginning and essential elements of dance. Explores technique and terminology. Excellent course for beginning dancers, theater students, and those who wish to teach creative movement or dance.

PHE 145   Jazz Dance I ...   1

Jazz techniques designed to give a firm grasp of basic movement, musicality, and strength.

PHE 146   Modern Dance II ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 144

Applies principles of dance techniques to performance movement and various modern dance techniques. Also good for experienced dancers trying modern dance.

PHE 147   Jazz Dance II ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 145 or permission from instructor.

Techniques and movements developed further to facilitate performance ability or just for fun.

PHE 160   Golf ...   1

Safety, rules, course etiquette, grip, stance, and swing. Time spent on practice putting green, driving range, and in actual play.

PHE 165   Current Topics: Selected Activities ...   1

Variable content to develop lifetime skills in sports, fitness, and/or leisure activities. Activities vary every eight weeks, reflecting newest trends. Same activity may be taken no more than twice for graduation credit.

PHE 204   Introduction to Recreation and Leisure ...   3

Introductory exploration of the recreation and leisure industry, including its history and philosophy.  Students will explore the scope, values, professional responsibilities and career opportunities of the field.

PHE 205   Foundations of Physical Education, Health and Sport ...   3

Introductory professional course for those exploring the fields of  physical education, health and sport. Designed to provide opportunities to explore history, scope, values, professional responsibilities, and career opportunities.

PHE 208   Outdoor Recreation and Leadership ...   3

An introduction to outdoor recreation.  Identifies and demonstrate an understanding of the value, meaning and benefits of outdoor recreation experience.  Includes outdoor adventure leadership experiences.  Natural resources, state and federal agencies, governmental and private-sector impacts will be explored as well as outdoor activity and safety skills attained.

PHE 211   Tennis ...   1

PHE 213   Circuit Training ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 118

Muscle strengthening using series of exercise machines.

PHE 214   Racquetball ...   1

Game played on indoor court using racquet and hard rubber ball. Eye protection recommended.

PHE 215   Step Aerobics ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 118

Develops fitness and aerobic capacity by stepping on and off small raised platform repeatedly. Written component may be required.

PHE 216   Muscle Conditioning ...   1

Muscle strengthening using available techniques and materials. Written component may be required.

PHE 218   Fitness Center II ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 118

Continued use of selectorized weight equipment and cardiovascular equipment upon review of individual progress in Fitness Center I. Exploration of various fitness variables such as Body Mass Index, body fat analysis, strength levels, and flexibility range will help each to understand fitness level and develop personal program. These activities fulfill the written component.

PHE 220   Dance Aerobics II ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 114

Continuation of PHE 114. Challenge will include more complicated patterns and higher intensity work level. Written component may be required.

PHE 221   Self-Defense I ...   1

Unarmed response to dangerous situations using basic fundamentals of defense. Equal time given to mental preparedness and emotional coping with acts of violence. Flexibility and physical conditioning as it applies to self defense. May require written component.

PHE 222   Beginning Tae Kwon Do ...   1

Basic instruction in group setting by master of this ancient form of discipline and self-defense. Written component may be required.

PHE 230   Intermediate Rock Climbing ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 130

Continuation of PHE 130.

PHE 231   Self-Defense II ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 221

Follow-up class to Self Defense I. More advanced situational responses utilizing fundamental skills learned in PHE 221. May require written component.

PHE 232   Intermediate Tae Kwon Do ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 222

Continuation of PHE 222. Written component may be required.

PHE 233   Intermediate Cardio Kickboxing ...   1

Prerequisites: PHE 133

Continuation of PHE 133. Muscle conditioning and cardiovascular endurance gained through martial arts and boxing moves. Choreographed to music. Written component may be required.

PHE 240   Creative Dance for Children ...   3

For preschool and elementary teachers; curriculum planning using appropriate dance for children at several stages of motor development. Techniques emphasize self-expression of children as they learn to move and move to learn.

PHE 250   History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport ...   3

History and philosophy of physical education and sport from ancient civilization to the 21st century. Explores changing thought regarding the physical body and the development of physical education.

PHE 251   Coaching Principles ...   3

Seminar course presenting important principles of coaching sports for novice and veteran coaches. Emphasizes planning, organization, teaching, curriculum design, and risk management. Students completing the course will be eligible to earn coaching certification through the American Sport Education Program (AESEP). Spring and Summer.

PHE 252   Nutrition for Sports Performance ...   3

Concept and components of nutrition as it relates to physical activity, exercise, and the athlete. A personalized sports specific nutrition action plan will be developed.

PHE 270   Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sport ...   3

Introduction to diverse aspects of sports and sports studies. Study of how culture, values, society, and physical education/sport influence one another. Applied issues include legal, political, economic, cultural, and educational aspects of physical education and sport programs in schools and society.

PHE 275   Psychological Aspects of Physical Education and Sport ...   3

Introduction to applied sport psychology, mental aspects of sports, and contemporary performance enhancement techniques. Includes theory and practice of sport psychology with mental aspects of training and competition, mental training techniques for psychomotor performance, and basic issues of performance psychology. Study of the following aspects of psychology as they influence performance: learning, practice, motivation, anxiety, perception, motor control, social facilitation, cohesion, retention, transfer, reinforcement, and leadership.

PHE 280   Women's Fast-Pitch Varsity Softball ...   1

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Enrollment limited to members of varsity team.

PHE 282   Women's Fast Pitch Varsity Softball II ...   1

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PHE 280

Women's Fast-Pitch Varsity Softball II is limited to second year members of the varsity team. Credit awarded for varsity athletes during required practices/game season.

PHE 283   Women's Varsity Soccer ...   1

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

Limited to members of the women's varsity soccer team. Awards credit for varsity athletes during the required practices/game season.

PHE 284   Women's Varsity Soccer II ...   1

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PHE 283

Continuation of PHE 283. Women's Varsity Soccer II is limited to second year members of the varsity team. Credit awarded for varsity athletes during the required practices/game season.

PHE 290   Men's Varsity Baseball ...   1

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Enrollment limited to members of varsity team.

PHE 292   Men's Varsity Baseball II ...   1

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PHE 290

Continuation of PHE 290. Men's Varsity Baseball II is limited to second year members of the varsity team. Credit awarded for varsity athletes during required practices/game season.

PHE 293   Men's Varsity Soccer ...   1

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Limited to members of the men's varsity soccer team. Awards credit for varsity athletes during required practices/game season.

PHE 294   Men's Varsity Soccer II ...   1

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, PHE 293

Continuation of PHE 293. Men's Varsity Soccer II is limited to second year members of the varsity team. Credit awarded for varsity athletes during required practices/game season.