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PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES

PEDC 187 Track and Field
An introduction to the running, jumping and throwing events that make up the sport of Track & Field and Cross Country, including skill development, teaching progression, and training methods for each event.
Prerequisite(s): None
(1: 0,2) Fall, Spring

PEDC 275 / PRKM 275 Recreation for Persons With Disabilities
This course is designed to introduce the principles, programs and techniques in conducting physical activities for individuals with disabilities. The course will provide basic knowledge of the history of adapted physical education; neuropsychological, psychomotor, social and behavioral characteristics of individuals with disabilities and gifted and talented individuals; program planning and teacher effectiveness; assessment, task analysis, behavior management, and alternatives for equal opportunities in educational environments. The course requires weekly interaction with an assigned client through an outreach recreation program for exceptional children and adults.
Prerequisite(s): None
(3: 2,3) Fall, Spring

PEDC 284 Self-Defense and Martial Arts
This course introduces the learner to the broad area of self-defense and martial arts from a variety of models. Particular attention is paid toward modes of delivery which are suitable to educational
settings and stress the teaching of respect, self-discipline, confidence and self-esteem. Self-defense concepts and skills are adapted from the disciplines of sport judo, sport wrestling, and non-contact karate. In addition, relaxation techniques based on tai chi and yoga will be incorporated.
Prerequisite(s): None
(1: 0,2) Fall, Spring

PEDC 288 Rhythms and Dance
This course is designed to introduce students to various forms of dance such as folk, square, social, popular and creative dance. The forms of dance will be presented in developmentally appropriate units. Emphasis will be on learning the dance patterns and performing them with proficiency. Methods and materials for the dance educator will also be presented.
* This course emphasizes competence and acquisition of skills that will enable future physical educators and recreational specialists to positively influence their prospective students with regards to the unique benefits dance brings within each of the three domains. We are also emphasizing enjoyment rather than perfection, encouragement rather than the "I can't" attitude and anxiety caused by such beliefs. We as teachers can influence and encourage students to use dance for fitness, enjoyment and for positive social interaction throughout their lives.
Prerequisite(s): None
(1: 0,2) Fall, Spring

PEDH 105 Beginning Swimming
Beginning swimming offers the well adjusted but weak swimmer 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 who has completed primary skills of locomotion.
(1:0,2) Spring

PEDH 107 Intermediate Swimming
The Intermediate Swimming Course offers the student the opportunity for stroke development and increased proficiency in six coordinated strokes, diving progressions, basic aquatic exercise techniques, personal safety skills and basic water rescue methods. In addition, the student swimmer has the opportunity to progress through the American Red Cross "Learn to Swim" program levels 4-6.
Prerequisite(s): A course participant should be a level 3 swimmer who has completed the primary skills of locomotion and stroke readiness. Additional requirements include the ability to swim 15 yards each of both the front and back crawl strokes and the ability to successfully float /or tread in deep water for 30 seconds.
(1:0,2) Fall, Spring

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) Fall, Spring

PEDH 126 Lifetime Sports I (Tennis, Racquetball, Badminton)
The purpose of the course is to develop basic skills across a wide range of racket activities. This class focuses on the various techniques, rules, etiquette, game strategy, safety, and selection and care of equipment common to tennis, racquetball and badminton. Practical application is stressed throughout the course. Particular emphasis is placed on progressions from fundamental motor skills to tactical and mechanical concepts in a variety of racket activity/sport settings.
Prerequisite: None
(1:0,2) Fall, Spring

PEDH 127 Lifetime Sports II (Volleyball, Wallyball)
Instruction in fundamental volleyball and wallyball techniques, rules, etiquette, game strategy, safety, and selection and care of equipment. Practical application is stressed throughout the course.
Prerequisite: None
(1:0,2) Fall

PEDH 135 Fundamentals of Golf
This class is designed to provide the student with the physical skills and golf techniques necessary to play a round of golf. In addition, the course will cover the basic knowledge the student 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 this course.
Prerequisite: None
(1:0,4) (7 ½ weeks) Fall, Spring

PEDH 152 Team Sports I (Football and Basketball)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of football and basketball. Focus is on the aspects of each sport, techniques, tactics, rules, game strategy, selection and care of equipment, safety, scouting and an appreciation of participation in the sport. The games approach will be used to develop the learning process. Exposure to proper methodology and developmentally appropriate activities will help prepare students for subsequent teaching experience. Students will apply their knowledge by teaching one activity in each unit to the class.
Prerequisite: None
(1:0,2) Fall

PEDH 154 Team Sports II (Softball/Soccer)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of soccer and softball. Focus is on the aspects of each sport, techniques, tactics, rules, game strategy, selection and care of equipment, safety, scouting and an appreciation of participation in the sport. The games approach will be used to develop the learning process. Exposure to proper methodology and developmentally appropriate activities will help prepare students for subsequent teaching experience. Students will apply their knowledge by teaching one activity in each unit to the class.
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) Fall, Spring

PEDH 162 Water Aerobics
This course provides opportunity to improve the individual 's 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) Fall, Spring

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 oxygen administration, 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 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: 25 yards of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, elementary backstroke, sidestroke, 15 yards of the butterfly, maintain position on back 1 minute in deep water, tread water 1 minute
(2:1,2) Spring

PEDH 200 Sports Officiating I
This course is designed to introduce the principles and practices of officiating selected intramural sports, specifically Flag Football, Volleyball, and Soccer. Students will research the rules and regulations of each sport and will comprehend the proper field mechanics for the respective sports. Students will also be required to officiate intramural sports coordinated by the Intramural Director.
Prerequisite: None
(2:2,0) Fall

PEDH 201 Sports Officiating II
This course is designed to introduce the principles and practices of officiating selected intramural sports, specifically Basketball and Softball. Students will research the rules and regulations of each sport and will comprehend the proper field mechanics for the respective sports. Students will also be required to officiate intramural sports coordinated by the Intramural Director.
Prerequisite: None
(2:2,0) Spring

PEDH 210 Health and Wellness
This personal health course addresses the importance of quality-of-life issues and a dynamic style of living. The emphasis of the course is on development of a wellness lifestyle. Students explore the areas of self-responsibility, social-support networks, and community which impact health. Factors such as: stress management; nutrition and weight management; physical fitness; chronic and communicable disease; relationships; health care delivery including conventional and complementary medicine; aging, dying and death; environmental health and personal safety, including violence prevention/intervention; and alcohol, tobacco and other substances prevention/intervention will be included.
Prerequisite: None
(3:3,0) Fall, Spring

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 on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injuries. The course also emphasizes the importance of a safe, healthy lifestyle and the prevention of lifestyle-related illness and injury.
PEDH 220 meets the New York State Department of Health regulations for camp counselors and staff.
Prerequisite: None
(2:1,1) Fall, Spring

PEDH 245 Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Seminar
This course meets the requirement for mandated reporters in child abuse identification and reporting in the State of New York, Chapter 544 of the laws of 1988. The course will introduce the signs and symptoms associated with domestic violence and the course of action that mandated reporters must take in reporting suspected acts of domestic violence.
Prerequisite: None
(1:1,0) Fall, Spring, Summer

PEDH 255 Intramural Administration
This course will examine the basic philosophy and principles of intramural and recreational sports organization and administration. The course will introduce methods of organizing, operating, and evaluating intramural activities, as well as addressing various administrative considerations as they relate to the intramural program.
Prerequisite: None
(3:3,0) Fall, Spring

PEDH 260 Philosophy, Principles, & Organization of Athletics in Education
This course will examine the basic philosophy and principles of interscholastic athletics as part of physical education. State, local and national policies and regulations related to athletics will be discussed. Other topics considered will be legal issues, the function and organization of leagues and athletic associations in New York State, personal standards for the coach as educational leader, public relations, and safety procedures, principles of school budgets, record keeping, purchasing and facility usage.
Prerequisite: None
(3:3,0) Fall, Spring, Summer

PEDH 270 Health Sciences Applied to Coaching
This course will consist of selected principles of biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, psychology and sociology related to the human growth and development of student athletes. Utilizing this information the course will address issues related to aspects of athletic training, including, but not limited to injury recognition, prevention, rehabilitation, conditioning, and legal issues. The course will also address first aid and care of injuries, CPR update, nutrition, physical fitness, and conditioning of our athletes.
Prerequisite: PEDH 220 and proof of CPR and First Aid certification
(3:3,0) Fall, Spring, Summer

PEDH 272 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Basketball
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of basketball. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 273 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Soccer
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of soccer. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 274 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Baseball
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of baseball. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 275 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Softball
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of softball. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 276 Theories and Techniques in Coaching – Track & Field
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of track and field. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 277 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Football
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of football. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 278 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Volleyball
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of volleyball. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 279 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Tennis
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of tennis. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 280 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Lacrosse
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of lacrosse. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 281 Theories and Techniques in Coaching – Swimming
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of competitive swimming. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

PEDH 282 Theories & Techniques in Coaching - Golf
This course will focus specifically with the coaching of golf. The course will introduce basic concepts common to all sports. Topics will include a history of interschool athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined.
Prerequisite(s): PEDH 245, PEDH 260, and PEDH 270
(2: 2,0) Fall, Spring, and Summer

 

PARK AND RECREATION COURSES

PRKM 100  Orientation to Recreation and Physical Education 
This course provides Recreation and Physical Education students with an introduction to the College and the department, academic policies, degree requirements, the grading system, career planning, student services, academic services, and transfer and career opportunities.
Prerequisite:  None
(1:1,0)  Fall, Spring

PRKM 110  Introduction to Recreation and Physical Education                        
The philosophy, history, scope, and significance of the Park, Recreation, and Physical Education movement are studied.
Prerequisite:  None
(3:3,0)  Fall, Spring

PRKM/PEDH 128  Adventure Recreation I   (Hiking & Backpacking)
Introduction to basic three season backpacking and hiking. Techniques for minimizing impact on the environment will be emphasized. Includes discussion on trip preparation, meal planning and cooking techniques, hiking considerations, campsite selection, safety considerations, equipment selection, and leadership skills. An over night experience is required. A fee is charged to cover expenses.
Prerequisite:  None
(1:0,2)  (7 ½  weeks)  Fall

PRKM/PEDH 129  Adventure Recreation II    (Ski Touring & Snow Shoeing)
Introduction to Basic Ski Touring and Snow Shoeing.  Techniques for minimizing impact on the environment will be emphasized.  Includes discussions on equipment, techniques, dressing for winter conditions, trail selection, health and safety considerations, conditioning, trip planning, and leadership skills.  Skiing and snowshoe experience is required.  A fee is charged to cover expenses.
Prerequisite:  None
(1:0,4)  (7 ½  weeks)  Spring

PRKM 130  Program Planning and Leadership for Recreation and Physical Education
Planning and supervising recreation programs for governmental, non-profit, and commercial agencies are covered.
Prerequisite:  None
(3:2,3)  Fall, Spring

PRKM/PEDH 131  Adventure Recreation III   (Kayaking & White Water Rafting)
Introduction to basic flat water kayaking and white water rafting.  Includes discussions on history, benefits, conditioning, craft selection, equipment, health and safety considerations, basic techniques, anatomy of a body of water, trip planning, and leadership skills.  A kayaking and rafting experience is required.  A fee is charged to cover expenses.
Prerequisite:  Basic Swimming Skills (must pass a swim test at the start of the course)
(1:0,4)  (7 ½  weeks)  Spring

PRKM/PEDH 132  Adventure Recreation IV    (New Games, Initiatives & Ropes Courses)
This course is designed to allow students to experience a variety of activities including new games, initiatives, and ropes courses.  Topics will include the use of challenge course apparatus, safety techniques, facilitating skills, types of programs and equipment.  Ropes course experience is required.  A fee is charged to cover expenses.
Prerequisite:  None
(1:0,4)  (7 ½  weeks)  Spring

PRKM 145  Adventure Recreation Programming and Leadership
This course is designed to prepare students to plan and lead adventure recreation programs.  Topics will include the following aspects of Adventure Recreation:  history, philosophy, theories, leadership skills, settings, clients, activities, programming, psychological/sociological aspects, professionalism, and evaluation. 
Prerequisite:  PRKM 100, 110, and 130 or permission of instructor.
(3:2,3)  Spring

PRKM 200  Design and Development of Park and Recreation Facilities
Basic concepts, principles, and procedures for the planning, development, and design of recreational resources, areas, and facilities are studied.
Prerequisites:  PRKM 100, PRKM 110, and PRKM 130 or permission of the instructor
(3:2,3)  Spring

PRKM 210  Outdoor Education and Camping
Principles, techniques, and procedures in the design, programming and operation of outdoor education and camping facilities such as interpretive centers, resident camps, and day camps are covered.
Prerequisites:  PRKM 100, PRKM 110, PRKM 130, and BIOL 140 or permission of the instructor
(4:3,3)  Fall

PRKM 220  Park and Recreation Management
Topics included are: administrative policies and practices in government, non-profit, and commercial agencies; management principles; business procedures; legal provisions; personnel management; public relations; budgeting; marketing and promotion; decision making.
Prerequisites:  PRKM 100, PRKM 110, and PRKM 130 or permission of the instructor
(3:3,0)  Spring

PRKM 230  Park and Recreation Internship I
This special studies course prepares students for advanced independent work through assignments given on an individual basis in a particular phase of the park, recreation, or physical education field. Assignments may be completed on or off campus.
Prerequisites:  PRKM 100, PRKM 110, and PRKM 130 or permission of the instructor
(3:3,0)  Fall, Spring

PRKM 255  Park and Recreation Maintenance Management
Principles, techniques, procedures, material, and equipment used in the maintenance of recreational areas and facilities are covered.
Prerequisite:  None
(3:2,3)  Fall

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