Physical Education

PED 101: SELF-DEFENSE

Practical self-defense training offers students an opportunity to learn methods of protection from assault and, where necessary, how to control an attacker. Participants will be taught the practical aspect of self-defense and how to relate their training to an actual attack.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 106: INTRO TO WEIGHT TRAINING

This course is for men and women. It is designed to give the student fundamental skills of weight training. Emphasis is placed on proper form and technique using a variety of strength training equipment. Exercise using aerobic equipment will also be introduced.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 111: STEP AEROBICS

Step aerobics is a popular form of aerobic exercise that makes use of the step prop to condition cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Basic stepping routines are choreographed to music following safe cadence and movement guidelines. Students of all fitness levels can achieve an efficient and enjoyable aerobic workout.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 113: INTRODUCTION TO MARTIAL ARTS

The martial arts are introduced through a detailed study of one style of martial arts and discussion of other styles. Students will learn basic martial arts moves, self defense, and participate in stretching and conditioning exercises. Information about the history of the martial arts will also be included. Tha course is appropriate for all students.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 114: STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN

Stretch and Strengthen is a physical fitness course designed to develop muscular endurance and flexibility. Weights and other types of resistive equipment are used to develop fitness. An emphasis is also placed on the use of stretch and relaxation techniques in the management of stress.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 115: PILATES BASICS

Through lecture, demonstration and actual practice, students will learn basic Pilates movement principles and concepts, the importance of functional strength and flexibility, anatomy and kinesiology and breathing technique. Basic Pilates mat work will be supplemented by the use of additional equipment to enhance the development of balance, skill and core strength.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 116: YOGA

Yoga is an applied science of the mind and body. The primary emphasis of the course will be on general well-being. Students will be exposed to various forms of yoga and will learn gentle stretches, postures designed to keep the body fit, spiritual philosophy, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 117: WALKING FOR FITNESS

Walking is a popular exercise activity that can accommodate a variety of fitness levels. Students will learn about fitness walking as a means of improving health and cardiorespiratory endurance. Proper walking technique as well as race walking and interval programs are incorporated to provide a comprehensive overview of various walking program modalities. Field trips will be incorporated as a means of exploring various walking trails within the Hudson Valley.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 120: BADMINTON I

This course is designed to improve basic badminton skills including clear, drive, drop shot, smash and various serves and returns of serves, and to increase the knowledge and ability of how to effectively implement these skills in singles and doubles play.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 127: BASEBALL

Baseball emphasizes skills of batting, throwing, defensive and offensive strategies, fielding and the use of signals. A viewing appreciation for the national pastime and how to keep score are important aspects of this activity.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 130: BOWLING

This course is designed to introduce students to the game of bowling for recreation, leisure and competition. Necessary fundamentals for building skill foundations are an integral part of this course. The mathematics of bowling are discussed, and the social, physical, mental and recreational values are included.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 131: GOLF

Theory and philosophy of the game. This includes techniques of the golf swing, the construction of equipment, grip, stance and address. Rules, etiquette and scoring are covered.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 134: PRINCIPLES OF ATHLETICS

Principles, Philosophy, and Organization of Athletics in Education is the foundation course that must be completed by ALL coaches within two years of their initial appointment as a coach. The course covers basic philosophy and principles as integral parts of physical education, athletics and general education; State, local and national regulations and policies related to athletics; legal considerations; function and organization of leagues and athletic associations in New York State; personal standards for the responsibilities of the coach as an educational leader; public relations; general safety procedures; general principles of school budgets, records, purchasing and use of facilities. 3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 3 Credit Hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 135: HEALTH SCIENCES TO COACHING

This course is a series of interactive exercises and activities designed to study Health Sciences as they apply to coaching sports. Through these activities, exercises and health application to coaching topics, participants will gain information, organize it for professional and personal use, and apply it to their particular programs. Health Sciences as applied to coaching will also help define: selected principles of biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology related to coaching; risk minimization; mixed competition; NYSED selection and classification of athletes; age and maturity of athletes. Pre-Requisite: PED134. 3 Lecture, 0 Lab, 3 Credit Hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 136: THEORY & TECHNIQUES COACHING

This course will begin with an introductory phase in which the basic concepts common to all sports will be discussed. Topics will include a history of interscholastic 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. An internship that will include practical experience as a coach in the specific sport and/or periods of observing other approved coaches will also be required. Pre-requisites: PED134 and PED135. 2 Lecture, 0 Lab, 2 Credit Hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 145: CARDIO CONDITIONING

This course utilizes a varied aerobic workout that provides effective conditioning of the muscles, heart, lungs and blood vessels so that the body is strengthened through healthy use. The class offers options for low and high intensity, incorporating sports moves, interval and circuit training, and dance. A segment on muscle endurance and flexibility is also included. The exercise program provides an enjoyable way to work towards a lifetime of physical fitness.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 197: FENCING

The historic art of fencing. Offense and defense with the foil, sabre and epee are taught. Romantic air of Cyrano, Zorro and other great duelers lend to the thrill of learning these skills. Competition, scoring and safety are covered.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 199: VARSITY SPORTS I

A student successfully completing a season of participation on an intercollegiate varsity athletic team may be granted one credit of PED. Students will be required to attend all practices and games. Registration will be processed through the athletic department. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites Participating students are required to: 1. Complete the full season (exception-illness or injury) 2. Sign up for this credit with the respective coach by the first week of the season.

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 202: FITNESS TRAINING PRACTICUM

A special learning experience for students interested in a comprehensive study of fitness programming. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students act as trainers in the DCC Fitness Center. Study will include safe and effective operation of strength and aerobic exercise equipment, fitness training principles, and the development of individual fitness programs. There are three lab hours to be arranged by the student in addition to the two scheduled lecture hours. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 204: GROUP EXERCISE LEADERSHIP

This course involves theory as well as practical application via an internship experience teaching group exercise classes at local fitness centers and on campus under the supervision of faculty and fitness center directors. The course will prepare students for national group exercise leader fitness certification examinations. This course requires two scheduled lecture hours, two scheduled lab hours and one hour instructing at a local fitness center. Note: Students must register for both a lecture and a lab.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Lab, Lecture/Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 220: BADMINTON II

This course builds upon badminton skills learned in the level one class and advances the ability of the player to effectively implement and teach these skills in singles and doubles play. Pre-requisite: PED 120 - Badminton I

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience, or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of physical education or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to PED 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to PED 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


PED 299: VARSITY SPORTS II

A student successfully completing a second season of participation on an intercollegiate varsity athletic team or a season in a different varsity sport may be granted one credit of PED. Students will be required to attend all practices and games. In addition, the student will prepare a resume detailing academic and athletic accomplishments to be implemented for potential transfer options and/or career explorations. The students will also arrange a six-hour practicum through the athletic department to provide instructional assistance at respective youth programs. This will include participants serving in a managerial capacity. Prerequisite: PED199

Credits: 1
Type: Lab
Attributes: Elective
Department: Health, Phy Ed, Athl & Dance

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015