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Course Descriptions

Tennis/Table Tennis

FIT109

Basic skills, fundamentals, game strategies and etiquette necessary to participate actively and enjoy the games. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

FIT111

Life saving skills used in respiratory and cardiac emergencies for infant, child, and adult. The American Red Cross CPR: Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer system and criteria are followed. Some basic first aid skills are included as time permits. 1 Credit (1 Lecture)

Racket Sports

FIT112

Skills, strategies, and fundamentals necessary to compete in a game of racquetball, tennis, table tennis, and/or badminton. (Sports offered each semester will be dependent upon weather and court availability.) Activities include game-like drill settings that cover the basic skills of the game, play strategies, and court etiquette of each individual racket sport. Game play stresses proper stroke mechanics and competitive play to provide a functional knowledge of rules, regulations, safety procedures, and skills of the sport. Outcomes include an understanding of how these sports can help achieve personal fitness goals. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Badminton/Volleyball

FIT142

Instruction in the fundamental skills of badminton. Volleyball instruction for beginners and those who wish to improve playing skills. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Volleyball

FIT151

Designed for those with advanced volleyball skills, offering a higher level of volleyball play within a fitness class setting. Game-like drills cover all of the basic skills of the game, game strategies, systems of team attack, individual and team defenses, and team transitions. Game play stresses teamwork and competition, providing a functional knowledge of rules, regulations, safety procedures, and skills of the sport. Increases an understanding of volleyball conditioning, injury prevention, sports nutrition, and mental aspects of the game. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Weight Training

FIT172

Individualized progressive strength program using resistive modes to develop either muscular bulk strength or tone. May include a cardiorespiratory efficiency program. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Aerobic Cross Training

FIT173

Personal fitness course using an integrated instructional approach that includes cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives. Contents include an introduction to personal fitness, utilization of fitness facility equipment, cardiovascular training, body composition intervention, application of aerobic cross-training designs, active participation in a progressive program designed to increase personal fitness, and personal workout monitoring. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Free-Weight Training

FIT174

Personal fitness course using an integrated instructional approach that includes cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives. Contents include an introduction to personal fitness, utilization of a free-weight room facility, comprehension of muscle origin-insertion-action and resulting outcome, active participation in a progressive program designed to increase muscle development, creation of a personal muscle training routine, and personal workout monitoring. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Basic Fitness Training

FIT175

Personal fitness course using an integrated instructional approach that includes cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives. Contents include an introduction to personal fitness, utilizing fitness facility equipment, cardiovascular training, body composition intervention, explanation of resistance training methods and techniques, principles of nutrition, and application of aerobic training and resistance training knowledge to monitor personal workouts. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Shotokan Karate

FIT176

Training in the philosophy, principles, and techniques of Shotokan Karate for self-defense and improvement of overall fitness. Skills learned include blocking, punching, striking, kicking, and body shifting techniques and application of these techniques against an opponent. Rules of conduct are distributed; students not adhering to rules of conduct will be dismissed from the course. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Group Fitness Training

FIT178

Integrated instructional approach encompassing cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives. Principles and techniques for attaining and maintaining fitness for life through a variety of group exercise programs. Group fitness training includes cardiovascular exercise and resistance training workouts, circuit and interval training, step and floor aerobics, stability ball exercise, kickboxing, mind-body training, and other popular methods of group fitness training. Emphasis on imparting sound training concepts and providing the knowledge and confidence needed to continue with this type of exercise program after graduation. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Physical Fitness for Weight Management

FIT181

Introduction to personal fitness specific for weight management, including methods of cardiovascular exercise, body composition intervention, principles of weight control, behavior management techniques, and basic nutritional assessments and guidelines. Emphasis on weight management for a healthier future. Integrated instructional approach encompasses cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Introduction to Scuba Diving

FIT182

Combination of classroom and pool training to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to safely gain experience in the diving environment. Performance-based course work prepares students to complete all training necessary for certification as an Open Water Diver except open water training experiences. The course follows the training methods of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Functional Fitness Training

FIT185

Exploration of human movement science from the perspective of the body as an integrated unit incoporating the neural, articular, and soft tissue systems working within the kinetic chain. Theory is assimilated through cognitive, effective, and psychomotor learning experiences. Topics include functional anatomy, integrated movement principles, and common postural defects. Integrated movement training methodologies are covered, including movement preparation, anatomical and universal core stability, ascending and descending movement, injury reduction, and functional training strategies. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Personal Fitness

FIT190

Individualized program of activities designed to increase the student's level of physical fitness. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Walking and Physical Fitness

FIT192

Personal fitness course integrating a confluent instructional approach that includes cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives. Content includes an introduction to fitness walking, cardiovascular walking, walking and weight control, walking and relaxation, and development of a personal fitness walking program. Classroom and activity sessions are utilized in the course. 1 Credit ( .50 Lecture - 1.50 Lab)

Personal and Community Health

FIT201

Discussions of up-to-date relevant information concerning personal and community health problems of today's college students. 2 Credits (2 Lecture)

First Aid, Responding to Emergencies

FIT204

Study and training that prepares the citizen responder (person most likely to be the first on the scene of an emergency) to make appropriate decisions regarding first aid care and to act on those decisions before emergency medical help arrives. The course also emphasizes the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 2 Credits (2 Lecture)

Coping with Stress

FIT205

Study of stress reactivity and its effect on health. Course work includes examining individual stressors, analyzing how each person reacts differently to stress, and experimenting with a multitude of ways to manage stress. Additionally, each student completes an individual stress management plan. 2 Credits (2 Lecture)

Choices: Wellness for a Lifetime

FIT207

Examination of fitness and wellness concepts promotes healthier choices for lifestyle behaviors. Practical application of behavioral change and motivational strategies helps students recognize the need to adopt healthier lifestyles. Workable approaches for being healthy and fit offer a comprehensive look at wellness and encourage students to apply this knowledge to their lives and change poor behaviors. Topics include lifestyle assessments, components of fitness, diet and nutrition, weight control and body image, stress reduction, energy production, environmental health, relationships, disease risk management, and responsible decision making. Course work includes developing programs that address lifestyle behavior changes to meet established fitness goals. 2 Credits (2 Lecture)

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