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PE 100 Introduction to Kinesiology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
C-ID Course Number: KIN 100
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the discipline of kinesiology including the importance, philosophy, history, and biomechanics of human movement. Students will be exposed to various professional opportunities available to those pursuing an education in the field of exercise science. Students will also examine ways of understanding and studying human movement and its role and significance in daily life.

PE 104 Sport Psychology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit:
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to provide mental and psychological considerations as they relate to sport and exercise. Students will learn how various subjects impact the participation in and execution of sport in both individual and team settings. Subjects such as leadership and communication, goal setting, anxiety, violence, team cohesion, burnout, and drug abuse will be discussed.

PE 106 Sports Officiating

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the basic principles of sports officiating with emphasis on the following sports: baseball/softball, basketball, football, soccer and volleyball. Includes application of contest rules, officiating mechanics, officiating styles, and professional responsibilities applicable to each sport covered. Students will learn about ethical considerations, effective communication, decision making skills, and conflict resolution, as they relate to professional officiating.

PE 120 Beginning & Intermediate Swimming

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An introduction to swimming, mastering the skills of the crawl stroke and elementary backstroke, and learning personal safety skills such as floating, treading water, and elementary forms of rescue.

PE 121 Swim Fitness Lab

1.0 unit.
Advisories: PE 120 - Beginning & Intermediate Swimming
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Designed to permit students to develop skills and improve and maintain overall physical fitness and cardiovascular conditioning in a low impact aquatic environment with flexible scheduling. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in 122.

PE 122 Swim Fitness Lab

0.5 units.
Advisories: PE 120 - Beginning & Intermediate Swimming
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Designed to permit students to develop skills and improve and maintain overall physical fitness and cardiovascular conditioning in a low impact aquatic environment with flexible scheduling. Students may enroll for any combination of PE 121 and 122 for a total of four semesters. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PE 121.

PE 123 Aerobic Swim

1.0 unit.
Advisories: PE 120 - Beginning & Intermediate Swimming
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course familiarizes the student with the concepts if aerobic fitness, aerobic fitness evaluation, and swimming as an alternative aerobic conditioning program. Students will tailor an aerobic swim fitness program to meet their own needs with the goal of improving and maintaining their level of aerobic fitness. Students will learn how to take and use their heart rate as an indicator for evaluating and monitoring their level of aerobic fitness and their progress towards aerobic fitness. Specifically students will learn how to take and evaluate the three important stages of heart rate, resting heart rate (RHR), target or training heart rate (THR, and recovery heart rate (retire).

PE 128 Sport Psychology

3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to provide mental and psychological considerations as they relate to sport and exercise. Students will learn how various subjects impact the participation in and execution of sport in both individual and team settings. Subjects such as leadership and communication, goal setting, anxiety, violence, team cohesion, burnout, and drug abuse will be discussed.

PE 129 First Aid-CPR: Educator/Coach

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course is designed to allow students who are considering a kinesiology based profession, to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully respond in various first aid and safety circumstances which may arise in their distinctive work environment as a professional educator/coach. Topics include: injury prevention; sudden illness; heat/cold related injuries; responding to acute asthmatic emergencies; soft tissue, and muscular, bone and joint injuries; responding to unconscious or choking persons; and cardiac emergencies. At the end of the course, students will be American Red Cross “lay responder” certified in first aid, AED, and adult, child, and infant CPR. Students will not be certified at the “professional rescuer” level. Students must obtain and review the required textbook prior to the first class meeting.

PE 130 Self Defense

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Affords all students the opportunity to become proficient in basic self-defense skills. Particularly suited for women and does not require any prior marital arts training.

PE 132 Cardio Kickboxing

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Emphasizes aerobic and strength conditioning through martial art movements. An aerobic exercise program that improves endurance, strength, and flexibility by using kickboxing movements. It involves a variety of punching and kicking movements focusing in the mirror and then on the workout bag. The high intensity, low impact activity accommodated most students at all fitness levels.

PE 133 Yoga Fitness

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Fundamentals of physical yoga, which focus on breathing, posture, and the development of the connection between the mind and muscles of the body.

PE 134 Martial Arts Techniques

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Introduction to basic techniques from over 10 different martial arts systems. Discussion of characteristics of each style, as well as physical and mental attributes of those likely to excel within each system. This non-sparring exercise program will improve reflexes, coordination, strength, flexibility, balance, and muscle tone. Techniques will be practiced in the mirror and on work-out bags. Designed to accommodate most students of various fitness levels.

PE 140 Physical Fitness Laboratory

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Designed to permit students to build muscle mass and strength, as well as develop overall physical fitness and cardiovascular conditioning. Provides students with the opportunity to utilize sophisticated conditioning equipment to accomplish their individual conditioning goals. Three hours per week with flexible hours. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PE 141 or PE 145.

PE 141 Physical Fitness Laboratory

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
Designed to permit students to build muscle mass and strength, as well as develop overall physical fitness and cardiovascular conditioning. Provides students with the opportunity to utilize sophisticated conditioning equipment to accomplish their individualized conditioning goals. Two hours per week with flexible hours. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PE 140 or PE 145.

PE 142 Low Impact Conditioning Exercises

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Provides ways for students to improve fitness level by using principles of cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength, coordination, and endurance training. Special attention is given to proper motion, but not required for participation.

PE 143 Step Aerobics

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An aerobic exercise program that improves aerobic conditioning, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance by utilizing a platform for stepping up and down. Includes a variety of stepping routines and strength training exercises in controlled rhythmic patterns set to music. The complete high intensity low impact balanced aerobic activity accommodates students at all fitness levels.

PE 145 Intercollegiate Conditioning

0.5 - 3.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Course Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to permit students to utilize an individualized strength and body building program using a combination of exercise machines and free weights in preparation for participation in intercollegiate competition. Students may not be concurrently enrolled in PE 140 or PE 141. Students will additionally engage in a variety of activities designed o enhance skill development and performance capabilities required for successful participation in future competitive intercollegiate sport circumstances and events. Students may repeat this course if they are CCCAA (California community College Athletic Association) eligible.

PE 146 Strength and Flexibility

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to improve body alignment, flexibility, and tone and to strengthen problem areas, i.e. back, knees, and abdominals, through the use of free weights and stretching exercises. Students learn a basic strength-fitness exercise program.

PE 154 Jogging/Walking

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
In this course, students improve cardiovascular and muscular physical fitness levels and flexibility by learning the concepts and principles and applying the techniques associated with walking and jogging.

PE 156 Beginning Golf

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Introduction to golf, elementary golf skills, the values and challenge of the game. Emphasis on developing a sound, repeating one-piece golf swing. Range practice.

PE 160 Tennis

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to equip the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to become proficient enough to enjoy the game of tennis and participate at the beginning level. Fundamental strokes and strategy will be stressed.

PE 164 Soccer

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Designed to prepare students to learn soccer and the rules of soccer. Fundamentals, strategy, and techniques will be stressed.

PE 167 Basketball

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course stresses the development of the fundamental skills, basic team offense and defense, and physical conditioning.

PE 170 Softball

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course is designed to provide the fundamental skills and knowledge necessary to successfully participate in the game of softball.

PE 172 Volleyball

1.0 unit.
Acceptable for credit: *Transfer to CSU, limited to UC/see counselor
Course Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
This course is designed to give instruction and practice in the fundamental skills basic to successful performance in volleyball. Rules and offensive and defensive formation will be included.

PE 189 Independent Projects

0.0 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
Courses for students capable of independent work who demonstrate the need or desire for additional study beyond the regular curriculum. Enrollment allows students to pursue activities such as directed field experience, research, or development of skills and competencies under faculty advisement and supervision. Independent projects may be earned in most disciplines. Students wishing to enroll in Independent Projects should contact the appropriate instructor identified in the class schedule. If the project proposed is acceptable to that instructor, a contract will be developed. All contracts for these classes must be completed and submitted to the Records Office no later than the end of the second week of the semester. Students may enroll for any combination (unit value) of Independent Projects 189 and/or 389 for a total of four semesters in a specific discipline. Units are awarded depending upon satisfactory performance and the amount of time committed by the student to the course. Allowable units vary according to discipline, and are based on the following formula: 1 unit - 48 hours per semester 2 units - 96 hours per semester 3 units - 144 hours per semester

PE 199 Adapted Wilderness Experience

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Designed to enable the disabled student the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the wilderness and participate in wilderness activities. Trained assistants are available. (A)