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Physical Education Course Descriptions
PED 110  Fit and Well for Life
This course is designed to investigate and apply the basic concepts and principles of lifetime physical fitness and other health-related factors. Emphasis is placed on wellness through the study of nutrition, weight control, stress management, and consumer facts on exercise and fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to plan a personal, lifelong fitness program based on individual needs, abilities, and interests. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 110 Course Outline
PED 111  Physical Fitness I
This course provides an individualized approach to physical fitness utilizing the five major components. Emphasis is on the scientific basis for setting up and engaging in personalized physical fitness programs. Upon completion, students should be able to set up and implement an individualized physical fitness program. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 111 Course Outline
PED 113  Aerobics I
This course introduces a program of cardiovascular fitness involving continuous, rhythmic exercise. Emphasis is on developing cardiovascular efficiency, strength, and flexibility as well as learning safety precautions. Upon completion, students should be able to select and implement a rhythmic aerobic exercise program. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 113 Course Outline
PED 114  Aerobics II
This course provides a continuation of a program of cardiovascular fitness involving rhythmic exercise. Emphasis is on a wide variety of aerobic activities which include cardiovascular efficiency, strength, and flexibility. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in and design a rhythmic aerobic exercise routine. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: PED 113
Corequisite: None
PED 114 Course Outline
PED 120  Walking for Fitness
This course introduces fitness through walking. Emphasis is on stretching, conditioning exercises, proper clothing, fluid needs, and injury prevention. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in a recreational walking program. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 120 Course Outline
PED 121  Walk, Jog, Run
This course covers the basic concepts involved in safely and effectively improving cardiovascular fitness. Emphasis is on walking, jogging, or running as a means of achieving fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and appreciate the benefits derived from these activities. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 121 Course Outline
PED 128  Golf - Beginning
This course emphasizes the fundamentals of golf. Topics include the proper grips, stance, alignment, and swings for the short and long game; putting; and the rules and etiquette of golf. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the basic golf shots and demonstrate a knowledge of the rules and the etiquette of golf. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 128 Course Outline
PED 130  Tennis - Beginning
This course emphasizes the fundamentals of tennis. Topics include basic strokes, rules, etiquette, and court play. Upon completion, students should be able to play recreational tennis. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 130 Course Outline
PED 139  Bowling - Beginning
This course introduces the fundamentals of bowling. Emphasis is on ball selection, grips, stance, and delivery along with rules and etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational bowling. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 139 Course Outline
PED 142  Lifetime Sports
This course is designed to give an overview of a variety of sports activities. Emphasis is placed on the skills and rules necessary to participate in a variety of lifetime sports. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of the importance of participating in lifetime sports activities. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 142 Course Outline
PED 143  Volleyball - Beginning
This course covers the fundamentals of volleyball. Emphasis is on the basics of serving, passing, setting, spiking, blocking, and the rules and etiquette of volleyball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational volleyball. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 143 Course Outline
PED 145  Basketball - Beginning
This course covers the fundamentals of basketball. Emphasis is on skills development, knowledge of the rules, and basic game strategy. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational basketball. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 145 Course Outline
PED 148  Softball
This course introduces the fundamental skills and rules of softball. Emphasis is on proper techniques and strategies for playing softball. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational softball. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 148 Course Outline
PED 149  Flag Football
This course introduces the fundamentals and rules of flag football.  Emphasis is placed on proper techniques and strategies for playing in game situations.  Upon completion, students should be able to participate in recreational flag football.  This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 149 Course Outline: Not Available
PED 162  Angling
This course introduces the sport of angling. Emphasis is on fishing with the use of artificial lures. Upon completion, students should be able to cast and retrieve using baitcaster and spinning reels as well as identify the various types of artificial lures. Students also use fly rods and fish with live bait. A North Carolina fishing license is required. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 162 Course Outline
PED 183  Folk Dancing
This course teaches the fundamental folk dance movements along with cultural traditions from various countries. Emphasis is on the history and traditions of the folk dance as well as the movements and the dances themselves. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate folk dances as well as knowledge of their origins and cultural traditions. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Lab, 2.
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 183 Course Outline
PED 186  Dancing for Fitness
This course is designed to develop movement and recreational dance skills, safety, fitness, coordination, and techniques used to teach various groups. Emphasis is on participation and practice with adapting dances for ages and ability levels. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of fitness through social, folk, and square dance participation and instruction. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
Course Hours Per Week: Lab, 2.
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
PED 186 Course Outline
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