Physical Education

Physical Education Department

Theory and Lecture Courses

Lecture courses in Physical Education /Athletics serve 4 purposes. First, there are several courses designed for Physical Education majors, secondly, there are courses that are part of our certificates and degrees, thirdly, there are some general interest courses, and finally there are lecture courses that our athletes are required to take. All courses are open to any interested student provided prerequisites are met as in the case of Massage Therapy courses.

Courses designed for Physical Education majors are: Introduction to Physical Education, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and Coaching I and II. All intercollegiate athletes are required to take Orientation to Athletics.

Certificate and Degree courses are: Introduction to Massage, Intermediate Massage, Sports Massage, Advanced Massage Skills, Table Shiatsu, and Introduction to Chair Massage.

General interest courses are: Health and Fitness, Physical Stress Management, and Orientation to the Lifetime Fitness Center. PE 030 - Introduction to Physical Education/Kinesiology

A comprehensive, academic, and analytical introductory study of career choice and the required preparation and training for occupations involved with human performance education, fitness, leisure, coaching, and wellness. An in-depth overview of past, present, and future foundations, principles, and philosophies of physical education, sport, recreation, and athletics.

Treatment and preventative procedures in sports medicine. Emphasis on anatomical basis for recognition and evaluation of sports related injuries. Treatment focuses on immediate first aid, preventative techniques, and injury stress test and rehabilitation.

(also listed as Health 51. Units may be taken in either Department, but not both)

Introduction to the disciplines of Physical Education and Health through fitness, wellness and lifestyle management. Concepts of wellness from an interdisciplinary and global perspective. Practices and beliefs that contribute to fitness and healthful living. Students will be exposed to past and current theories of health and fitness with emphasis on how lifestyle, wellness, and personal fitness are affected by genetics, gender, and age. Each student will assess their own cardiovascular capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body composition, and diet during the class.

An introduction to Physical Education through the natural techniques that effectively relieve stress related physical problems. Each student will develop and implement a personal stress reduction program. Students will be exposed to information on how lifestyle, gender, age, personality and occupation effects stress and the ability to successfully cope with it.

Introduction to the discipline of Physical Education through the field of Massage Therapy. Includes theory, practical experience, methods, procedures, and contraindications. Students will be exposed to the rich international history of massage and to a variety of techniques from around the world including the contributions of men and women to the field.

Further study and practice utilizing the principles of massage therapy.

Massage techniques and evaluation procedures for creating a massage specific to the athlete's condition and sport. Study of the muscles and movements involved in sports activities, with an understanding of common types and areas of injuries related to specific sports.

Methods and procedures of advanced soft tissue techniques and related topics; an amplification of techniques practiced in Physical Education 54, 54A and 54B.

Theory, methods, procedures and practice of Shiatsu, a Japanese method of hands on healing.

An introduction to the practice of chair massage. Includes a global and historical examination of chair massage, with an exploration of a variety of techniques and modalities used throughout the world. The theory behind chair massage will be covered. Students will be given practical experiences, and critiques will be used to evaluate proper methods, procedures, and for correcting any contraindications.

Introduction to fitness, wellness and lifestyle management. Students will be exposed to past and current theories of health and fitness with emphasis on how lifestyle, wellness, and personal fitness are affected by genetics, gender, and age. Each student will perform a pre- and post-assessment of their own cardiovascular capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition during the class and receive instruction on the proper use of the Lifetime Fitness Center.

Introduction and continuing education into the theories, techniques, strategies, and qualifications related to sport and athletic coaching. An in-depth analysis of coaching responsibilities and practical applications associated with youth (Little League, Pop Warner, American Youth Soccer Organization, and YMCA), middle school, high school, community college, and four-year university levels of competition and play.

Introduction and continuing education into the theories, techniques, strategies, and qualifications related to sport and athletic coaching. An in-depth analysis of coaching responsibilities and practical applications associated with youth (Little League, Pop Warner, American Youth Soccer Organization, and YMCA), middle school, high school, community college, and four-year university levels of competition and play. PE 099 - Orientation to Athletics

An introduction to De Anza College Intercollegiate Athletics. An orientation to the De Anza College Physical Education and Athletics Division programs, policies, services, requirements, transfer, etc. Topics discussed will be eligibility, decorum, team rules, college rules, NCAA rules, CCCAA rules, medical information, insurance, nutrition, alcohol awareness, drug education, sexual responsibility, team work, leadership, time management and study skills. Academic and Athletic success will be the focus.

 


Physical Education
Building: PE
Contact: Susan Ho
Phone: 408.864.8751
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Last Updated: 5/10/12