Wellness Literacy - 2 hours

Health or Wellness Literacy is "the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions" (adapted from US Department of Health and Human Services). The person who is literate in wellness has a strong foundation in science-based health and fitness concepts, selects reliable sources of health and wellness content, and is capable of applying wellness skills.

1 credit hours

PE 1700

Swimming for Nonswimmers (1 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1530-1545

Selected Topics (1 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • On Demand

PE 1702

Beginning Swimming (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1703

Intermediate Swimming (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1704

Advanced Swimming (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1705

Open Water SCUBA Diving (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

Fee charged

PE 1706

Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diving (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

Fee charged

PE 1718

Lifeguarding and Water Safety (1 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1721

Backpacking/Orienteering (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1724

Canoeing (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1727

Introduction to Fly Fishing (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1730

Beginning Rock Wall Climbing (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1740

Physical Education for the Disabled (1 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • On Demand

PE 1742

Aerobics (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1743

Intermediate Aerobics (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1745

Jogging/Conditioning (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1748

Beginning Tai Chi (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1751

Yoga (1 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1754

Weight Training (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1755

Intermediate Weight Training (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1770

Self-Defense (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1775

Fencing (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1790

Basketball (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1793

Field Hockey (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1802

Soccer (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1810

Badminton (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1819

Raquetball (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1820

Intermediate Racquetball (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1823

Intermediate Tennis (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1825

Volleyball (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1840

Softball (1 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1873

Beginning Skiing (1 credit hours)

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  • Spring

Fee charged

PE 1874

Intermediate Skiing (1 credit hours)

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  • Spring

Fee charged

PE 1876

Beginning Snowboarding (1 credit hours)

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  • Spring

Fee charged

PE 1877

Intermediate Snowboarding (1 credit hours)

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  • Spring

Fee charged

2 credit hours

HP 1105

Health and Fitness (2 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • Fall
  • Spring

Emphasis on health and fitness trends in America, fitness and health testing concepts, exercise prescription, nutrition principles, prevention and treatment of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes mellitus, and osteoporosis, the relationship between health habits and aging and psychological health, stress management, and precautions in exercise. Each student will have their health and physical fitness status tested, including results on personal cardiorespiratory, body composition, and musculoskeletal fitness status, and personal diet, heart disease, health age, and stress profiles. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

HED 1000

Personal and Family Health (2 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

This introductory course is tailored to meet the needs of college students and the distinct health and behavioral issues that they face in a college environment. Emphases will be placed on developing communication, decision-making and goal-setting skills in the areas of sexual health, alcohol, tobacco and other drug choices, physical activity and diet, as well as improving psychological health. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 1400

Modern Dance I (2 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

An introduction to modern dance as an art form with the beginning practice of movement technique. Emphasis will be on the discovery of skills to develop the articulation and expressiveness of the body. The course will be an introduction to the medium of modern dance through the concepts of time, space, force and direction while integrating alignment and placement. Historical perspectives as well as aesthetic values will be covered. May be repeated one time for credit. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 1410

Beginning Ballet I (2 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

A beginning study of the art of classical ballet with emphasis on basic vocabulary, alignment/placement, classical historical traditions and basic combinations of movement. May be repeated one time for credit. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 1420

Jazz I (2 credit hours)

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  • Fall

A study of beginning jazz dance technique with an emphasis on rhythmic awareness, style and cultural traditions. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 1400 or DAN 1410. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 2400

Modern Dance II (2 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

A second (intermediate) level study of modern technique and basic elements of dance with more emphasis given to the refinement of skills and aesthetic elements. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 1400 or permission of the instructor. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 2410

Ballet II (2 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

An intermediate/advanced level study of the art of classical ballet technique facilitating skill in allegro and adagio work with an emphasis on developing line, style, placement and musicality. Focus will be on expanding the dancer's artistry through the development of articulation, precision and conditioning. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 1410 or permission of the instructor. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 2420

Jazz II (2 credit hours)

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  • Spring

A second level study of jazz technique and advanced elements of dance with more emphasis given to the refinement of skills including rhythmic awareness and dynamic interpretation. May be repeated one time for credit. Prerequisite: DAN 1420 or permission of the instructor. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/ WELLNESS)

DAN 3280

Yoga as Somatic Practice (2 credit hours)

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  • Spring

This course will examine the basic principles of the physical practice of yoga known as Hatha Yoga. The course will explore the practice of asanas (sustained postures) and vinyasas (sequences of postures connected by breath), pranayama (breathing exercises) and pratyahara, (meditation practices). Students will also be introduced to the philosophical and historical context of Hatha yoga. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 3480

Pilates Conditioning I (2 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

This course is an experiential course based on the principles and teachings of Joseph H. Pilates. The Pilates method combines both Eastern and Western approaches to physical and mental conditioning with an emphasis on moving with maximum efficiency and precise control. May be repeated one time for credit. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 3580

Gyrokinesis (2 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

Gyrokinesis methodology, as developed by Julio Horvath, embraces key principles of dance, yoga, gymnastics and tai-chi. The method works the entire body using spinal articulations and undulating rhythms integrated with specific breathing patterns. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

MSL 1101

Army Physical Fitness I (2 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • Fall

This course, along with MSL 1102, is specifically designed to prepare Army ROTC cadets to meet and exceed the physical fitness requirements of the Army. The course satisfies Cadet Command's requirements that all contracted cadets receive physical training and maintain the Army's individual fitness standards. MSL 1101 is an excellent preparation for the physical requirements of the MSL 3000 level courses. The course is open to non-ROTC students.

3 credit hours

NUT 2202

Nutrition and Health (3 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

Application of basic nutrition principles to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health. The wellness perspective is integrated in the course through the following topics: chronic diseases, health risk assessment, decision making, health behavior change, wellness planning and evaluation, and literature evaluation. Lecture three hours. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS)

DAN 4460

Somatics (3 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

This is a survey course exploring several different approaches to body-centered learning. A broad overview of current conditioning and therapeutic bodywork methods will be introduced and explored. The course will be lecture and experiential in nature. (CORE: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/WELLNESS) [Dual-listed with DAN 5460.]

PE 1718

Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor (3 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1768

Group Fitness Instructor Training (3 credit hours)

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  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 1769

Personal Trainer Training (3 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • Fall
  • Spring

PE 3008

Planning, Implementation, and Assessment of Health Related Fitness (3 credit hours)

  • Availability:
  • Fall
  • Spring