Physical Education

Physical Education Department

Individual and Team Sports

Many of our classes provide instruction in both individual and team sports. These activities are offered at several levels to accommodate almost everyone's skill level. If you are thinking about trying something new, sign up for the beginning level. Each level builds on the last one to ensure a graduated progression of skills. Classes are offered in Softball, Basketball, Badminton, Fencing, Bowling, Golf, Volleyball, Tennis, and Soccer.PE 001A - Softball

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of softball. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and beginning skills and strategy as related to playing the game. Fundamental skills and rules pertaining to softball. Analysis of basic strategy in a game situation and the different outcomes resulting from specific player actions will be covered. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve physical condition will be included.

An introduction to, the discipline of Physical Education through team sport basketball. Activities include individual and team strategies and techniques required for competitive games. A brief historical examination of significant national and international contributions to the development of styles of play will be presented. The impact of culture and gender on amateur and professional levels of competition will also be analyzed. Skills emphasized will enable students to participate in formal and informal basketball activities. Students will recognize basketball needs associated with physiology, nutrition, flexibility, and strength concepts in order to improve level of skill. Instructors will motivate and encourage students to practice and adapt skills to physical ability, age, strength, and gender.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through badminton. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and basic strokes in beginning level badminton and the use of basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve physical condition in order to play at a more advanced level. The skills portion of the course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt the game and conventional techniques to age, gender and physical conditions.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of Badminton. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities and etiquette. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, fundamentals of strength development and flexibility relative to playing at an intermediate level will be included. The course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt game strategies and conventional techniques to one's needs and abilities based on age, gender and environmental conditions, personal strengths and weaknesses.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of badminton. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and advanced skills and strategy as related to competitive play. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve physical condition in order to play at a more advanced level will be covered. The skills portion of the course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt the game and conventional techniques to age, gender and physical conditions.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of badminton. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and advanced skills and strategy as related to tournament play. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve physical condition in order to play at a more advanced level will be covered. The skills portion of the course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt the game and competitive techniques to age, gender and physical conditions.

Fundamental techniques/skills utilizing the French foil. Students will learn the rules and regulations governing fencing competition. Fundamental exercise physiology, physiological benefits, nutrition and wellness concepts related to total fitness and individual variations due to age, gender, and/or genetics will be explored. A brief historical examination of the various styles of this international sport, its roots, famous male, female and junior champions of the Olympic, PANAM, and World Championships.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the activity of fencing with a French foil. Complex combinations of blade and footwork that build upon the Skills taught are transferable for use of the epee and sabre. The physiological benefits of fencing, fundamental exercise physiology, nutrition and wellness concepts related to total fitness and individual variations due to age, gender, and genetics will be explored. A brief historical examination of the various styles of this international sport, its roots, famous male, female and junior champions will be covered.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of Bowling. Includes an historical examination, styles of play and strategies of the sport. Students will strive to develop basic skills including approach, types of deliveries, strategy, etiquette, and league play associated with the sport of bowling. Adaptations related to gender, age and physical conditioning will be addressed. Principles associated with exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance will be covered.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of golf. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, safety, and basic fundamentals of beginning golf. Students will develop skills in putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing fundamentals utilizing basic theories of physics. The skills portion of the course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt to the game and conventional techniques to an individual's physical abilities. Students will apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their overall playing level. PE 016B - Intermediate Golf

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education.. Includes an historical examination, styles of play and strategies of the sport of men's and women's golf. Students will strive to develop intermediate skills in putting, chipping, pitching, unusual lies and full swing fundamentals utilizing theories of physics. Variations in concepts due to age, gender, and physical conditions will be noted. Exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts for conditioning will be covered.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education. Includes an historical examination, styles of play and strategies of the sport of men's and women's golf. Students will strive to develop advanced skills in putting, chipping, pitching, unusual lies and full swing fundamentals utilizing theories of physics. Variations in concepts due to age, gender, and physical conditions will be noted. Exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts for conditioning will be covered.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of volleyball. Includes: rules, equipment, facilities, safety, etiquette, basic fundamentals in beginning level Volleyball with strategies for team offense and defense, and a brief historical examination of Global contributions by the men and women who changed the game of volleyball. Students will develop passing, hitting, blocking, and serving techniques utilizing fundamental theories of physics. The skills portion of the course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt the game and conventional techniques to an individual's physical abilities. Students will understand and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility, and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play at a more advanced level.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of volleyball. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, safety, and fundamentals of advanced volleyball through tournament play. Students will develop their volleyball skills and improve upon basic team play strategies. Students will apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their overall playing level.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of volleyball. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, safety, and fundamentals of advanced volleyball. Students will develop their volleyball skills and improve upon team play strategies. Students will apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their overall playing level.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of volleyball. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, safety, and fundamentals of advanced volleyball through tournament play. Students will improve upon team play strategies. Students will apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their overall playing level.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the sport of Tennis. Basic ground-strokes, serve and footwork as well as basic single's and double's strategies will be covered. Includes a brief historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities and etiquette. Students will strive to understand and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play at a more advanced level and to adapt the game to their individual physical ability, age, and gender.

A continuing introduction to the rules, equipment, facilities, etiquette, and basic strokes--volley, lob and overhead and with further development of the forehand, backhand, serve. Instructors will emphasize conventional skill development, but also encourage adaptations based on physical ability, age, strength, gender and/or genetics. A brief historical examination of how the game of tennis has changed due to the influence of individual men, women, and children, of various countries, and their styles of play or strategies. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play tennis at a more advanced level.

Development of consistency, accuracy and control for forehand, backhand groundstrokes, serve, volley, lob and overhead skills utilizing fundamental theories of physics. Introducing elements of changing the dynamics of the game with spins and drop shots or by approaching the net; basic singles and doubles strategies. A brief historical examination of how the game of tennis has changed due to the influence of individual men, women, and children, of various countries, and their styles of play or strategies. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play tennis at a more advanced level.

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through tennis. Includes a global and historical examination of the sport, rules, equipment, facilities and etiquette. Basic exercise physiology, nutrition, fundamentals of strength development and flexibility relative to playing at an advanced level will be included. The course will encourage an understanding of how to adapt game strategies and conventional techniques to one's needs and abilities based on age, gender and environmental conditions, personal strengths and weaknesses.

PE 021E Competitive Tennis

An introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the study of Tennis. Includes a brief historical examination of how the game of tennis has changed due to the influence of individual men, women, and children, of various countries, and their styles of play or strategies. Development of consistency, accuracy and ground strokes, serve, volley, footwork, lob and overhead skills within a competitive situation will be emphasized. Introducing elements of changing the dynamics of the game with spins and drop shots or by approaching the net; advanced singles and doubles strategies. Students will review and apply basic exercise physiology, nutrition, flexibility, and strength concepts to improve their physical condition in order to play tennis at a competitive level.

PE 033A - Soccer

An introductory course to enhance skills used in the game of soccer, including a global perspective and the contributions of both male and female soccer experts and players. Emphasis will be placed upon the four major pillars of the game: technical ability, tactical understanding, physical fitness, and the mental approach necessary to compete successfully in match play. Strategies and tactics of the game will also be discussed and performed. There will be an introduction to the laws of the game, equipment, fair play, flexibility, nutrition, and the nuances of the game. Use of the Internet and other media sources will be encouraged to further understand the world's most popular game.

An introduction to Physical Education through League Soccer. Soccer skills and strategies will be enhanced and developed through match play. Includes a global perspective and the contributions of both male and female soccer experts and players throughout the World Emphasis is placed upon the four major pillars of the game: technical ability, tactical understanding, physical dimension, and the mental approach to compete successfully in match play. An introduction to the laws of the game, equipment, fair play, flexibility, nutrition, and the nuances of the game will be discussed.

An introductory course to enhance skills used in the game of Indoor Soccer, including a global perspective and the contributions of both male and female soccer experts and players.
Emphasis will be placed upon the four major pillars of the game: technical ability, tactical understanding, physical fitness, and the mental approach necessary to compete successfully in match play. Strategies and tactics of the game will also be discussed and performed. There will be an introduction to the laws of the game, equipment, fair play, flexibility, nutrition, and the nuances of the game. Use of the Internet and other media sources will be encouraged to further understand Indoor Soccer.

 


Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 11/3/09