Physical Education Course Descriptions & Outlines

PE 1105 | Bowling/Curling | 1 Credit

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Reviewing the basic fundamentals, terminology, scoring, rules, and etiquette of bowling and curling.

PE 1124 | Fitness Walking | 1 Credit

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Basics of a walking program for cardiovascular fitness including lifetime exercise vs. short-term conditioning, mental benefits, motor control, strength and flexibility, safety and diet. Includes walking techniques and customizing a walking workout.

PE 1130 | Outdoor Adventure | 1 Credit

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Students experience and participate in outdoor recreational activities. Includes camping, canoeing, ropes course, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and etc. This course involves some filed trips and overnights.

PE 1131 | Camping | 1 Credit

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Introduction to the world of camping along with development of a camping excursion with activities relative to camping, including games, events, organize and perform outdoor camping over an open flame.

PE 1132 | Hunting (Methods & Techniques) | 2 Credits

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This course is an introduction to all aspects of hunting. From basic techniques to new and innovative styles of hunting. All students will get hands on experience in the field as well as in the classroom. Topics include small and big game, waterfowl, safety and etc. A gun safety certificate and MN hunting license are advised but not necessary to take the class.

PE 1136 | Weight Training | 1 Credit

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Development of a positive body image through weight training. Includes the development of an individual weight training program and implementation of this plan.

PE 1140 | Methods of Strength & Conditioning | 1 Credit

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This course will provide the student with the knowledge of strength and conditioning programs that are current with today’s methods. This course will give you the opportunity to experiment with different approaches on how to improve overall fitness and health.

PE 1141 | Cross/Core Fusion | 1 Credit

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This course will use yoga, barre, kettlebells and Pilates as a way to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and endurance and flexibility. Students will learn how well the fusion of these movements complement each other and how they will enhance performance. This fusion workout will strengthen, stretch and tone the entire body and provide an overall mind/body experience.

PE 1201 | Wellness | 2 Credits

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This course is designed to create an awareness of factors affecting one’s state of well-being with emphasis on individual control over those factors. This course will examine healthy lifestyles based on current research. Students will learn about the dimensions of well-being with an emphasis on the mind-body connection.

PE 1211 | Care and Prevention | Credits: 2

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Study of taping and preventative techniques of injuries in recreational activities and athletic contest. Includes knowledge and practical application. Does not satisfy the physical education activity requirement for the A.A. Degree.

PE 2200 | Theory of Coaching | 2 Credits

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This course will give individuals an introduction to the coaching profession. It will cover topics such as: management strategies, liability, coaching philosophy, budgeting, facilities, practice planning and a scope of athletics in today’s society.