College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
PEDH

PEDH 105 BEGINNING SWIMMING

Beginning Swimming offers well-adjusted but weak swimmers the opportunity for stroke development and proficiency in five coordinated strokes, beginner diving progressions, and community water safety.

Students may progress through the American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" program levels 3-6.

Prerequisites: A level 3 swimmer who is well adjusted to the water and has completed primary skills of locomotion.

(1: 0, 2) Spring

PEDH 107 INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING

This course offers intermediate swimmers the opportunity for stroke development and proficiency in six coordinated strokes, diving progressions, and basic water rescue. Students have the opportunity to

progress through the American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" program levels 4-7.

Prerequisites: A level 4 swimmer who has completed primary skills of locomotion and stroke readiness; ability to swim both the front and back crawl strokes; ability to float and/or tread in deep water for one

minute.

(1: 0, 2) Fall

PEDH 110 WEIGHT TRAINING

This course furnishes both the scientific foundations of conditioning and the strength to improve fitness.
Through a guided weight-training experience, each student will set a direction to reach their maximum

potential. Topics include: the scientific bases of conditioning and strength building; the results of training on the muscles and cardiovascular system; the basic techniques of conditioning and strength development; injury prevention; nutrition; and erogenic aids.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 0, 2)

PEDH 126 LIFETIME SPORTS I

Students receive instruction in fundamental racquet sports. This class focuses on the various techniques, rules, etiquette, game strategy, safety, and selection and care of equipment common to tennis and racquetball. Practical application is stressed throughout the course.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 0, 2)

PEDH 127 LIFETIME SPORTS II

Students receive instruction in fundamental volleyball and badminton techniques, rules, etiquette, game strategy, safety, and selection and care of equipment. Practical application is stressed throughout the course.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 0, 2)

PEDH 135 FUNDAMENTALS OF GOLF

This class is designed to provide students with the physical skills and golf techniques necessary to play a round of golf. In addition, the course covers the basic knowledge that students should possess when it comes to such things as rules, strategies/course management, etiquette, safety, and the selection and care of equipment. Practical application is stressed throughout the course.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 0, 4) (7 ½ weeks)

PEDH 152 TEAM SPORTS I

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer and football. The focus is on the following aspects of each sport: technique, rules, game strategy, selection and care of equipment, safety, and an appreciation of participation.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 0, 2) Fall

PEDH 154 TEAM SPORTS II

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of basketball and softball. Focus is on the following aspects of each sport: technique, rules, game strategy, selection and care of equipment, safety, and an

appreciation of participation.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 0, 2) Spring

PEDH 155 FITNESS FOR LIFE

This course stresses an individualized approach to take students from their current level of fitness and move toward increased cardiovascular endurance, proper weight control, and increased strength and

flexibility. The approach is designed to teach the principles of fitness and assist students in applying these principles to their own personalized fitness programs.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 1, 1)

PEDH 162 WATER AEROBICS

This course provides the opportunity for individuals to improve their current level of physical fitness through participation in a variety of aquatic activities. This includes but is not limited to the history and

hydrodynamics of aquatics, fitness swimming, deep and shallow water exercises, triathlons, nutrition, aquatic fitness, equipment, and facilities.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 0, 2)

PEDH 164 LIFEGUARD TRAINING

This course teaches lifeguards the skills and knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Course content and activities prepare lifeguard candidates to recognize emergencies,

respond quickly and effectively to emergencies, and prevent drowning and other incidents. The course also teaches other skills an individual needs to become a professional lifeguard, including administering oxygen, preventing disease transmission, and AED essentials.

Prerequisites: Students who enroll in PEDH 164 must successfully complete the following swimming test:

1. Swim 500 yards continuously, using 200 yards of front crawl, 100 yards of breaststroke, and 200 yards of either the front crawl or the breaststroke.

2. Swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point.

(3: 1, 4) Fall

PEDH 165 WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI)

This course provides training for the instructor candidate to teach American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety courses. It is designed to serve a variety of purposes, including: teaching aquatic skills,

addressing issues in the teaching environment, improving teaching skills, developing course planning skills, and learning administrative procedures.

Prerequisites: An instructor candidate must be proficient in certain safety and aquatic skills, including the following: 50 yards of each of the five basic swimming strokes, 10 yards of the butterfly, standing

front dive, stride jump, surface dive and retrieve a 10-pound brick, throwing assist, and rescue breathing.

(2: 0, 4) Spring

PEDH 200 SPORTS OFFICIATING

This is a course of study that deals with the principles and practices of officiating selected intramural sports appropriate during the semester. Students research the rules and regulations of each sport and learn to comprehend the proper field mechanics for the respective sports. Students are also required to officiate intramural sports coordinated by the Athletic Department.

Prerequisite: None

(2: 2, 0) Fall

PEDH 210 WELLNESS

Wellness is a personal health course that addresses the importance of quality-of-life issues and a dynamic style of living. The focus of the course is on functioning optimally and adapting creatively on a daily

basis in order to enhance the life of the individual now and in the future. Students explore the areas of self-responsibility, social-support networks, and a sense of community as they influence health-related behaviors and disease prevention. The course also explores the basics of personal well-being and offers practical guidelines on changing health-related behaviors and implementing a wellness lifestyle.

Prerequisite: None

(2: 2, 0)

PEDH 220 FIRST AID: RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES

This course defines the role of the citizen responder as a key link in the "chain of survival" of emergency medical services. It prepares students to recognize and respond to emergencies, to make appropriate

decisions regarding first-aid care, and to act on those decisions. Instruction is provided in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries and life-threatening emergencies. The course also emphasizes the importance of a safe, healthy lifestyle and the prevention of lifestyle-related illness and injury. Students who successfully complete the written exams according to the American Red Cross guidelines, as well as all skills tests, can be certified for CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant) and First Aid. PEDH 220 meets the New York State Department of Health regulations for camp counselors and staff.

Prerequisite: None

(2: 1, 1)

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