Physical Education (PHYE)

Physical Education classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.



Aquatic Activities

A program which offers the student a choice from a variety of courses. Instruction and conditioning in all aspects of aquatics to provide a carry-over value for leisure life.

155W Swimming I - 1.5-3 hours lab, .5 -1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 155. This course is the first in a series of swimming courses. Emphasis is placed on fundamental swimming technique and water safety skills. This course is intended for beginning level swimmers. When this course is offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for skill development. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

156 Water Exercise - 2-3 hours lab, .5 -1 unit

Instruction in the development of the fundamental elements of fitness through the application of water resistance and buoyancy. Progressive instruction includes the development of increasingly more strenuous exercises for cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

181A Adapted Swimming - 2-3 hours lab, .5 -1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: A physician’s medical release form is required.
This course is designed for students with disabilities to learn how to swim through modified swimming strokes based on their abilities. Emphasis is placed on practice in the fundamental swimming strokes, including water safety skills. Stroke analysis, conditioning and endurance is stressed in the progression of the class. This course may be taken four times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. When this course is offered for three hours a week, the additional time is utilized for enhanced musculo-skeletal and cardio-vascular fitness development.  (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

Dance

Dance courses may be used to fulfill the Physical Education graduation requirement. See page 75 in the Academic Requirements section of this catalog.

103W Aerobic Dance - 1.5 -3 hours lab, .5 -1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 103. This course is an introduction to all forms of Aerobic Dance and movement. Emphasis is placed on fundamental Aerobic Dance technique, vocabulary, and performance concepts. This course is the first in a series of four aerobic dance courses. It is designed for all students interested in Aerobics as a cardiovascular, movement-oriented sport. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

Individual Activities

47 Physical Activities for Youth - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Pass/No Pass Only)

This course is the physical activity component for youth participating in the National Youth Sports Program. Students are introduced to a variety of physical activities, which provide the student with skills necessary to practice an active lifestyle. This course offers opportunities to engage in physical activities for health benefits, to study simple physical skill mechanics for efficiency of movement, to learn about the rules and regulations of physical activities for safety and participation strategies, and to recognize the health implications of an active lifestyle. Credit does not apply to the associate degree.

104 Step Aerobics - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Step Aerobics is a rigorous exercise course designed to increase both the fitness levels of participating students and their understanding of what constitutes a safe and effective exercise program. Instruction includes a balanced exercise program of step aerobics, toning, stretching, and relaxation along with discussion of related health topics. This class is designed for those who want to increase cardiovascular fitness and who are interested in understanding the importance of the fitness aspect of their life.
AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

108 Badminton - 2-3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course provides instruction and on-court experience in the skills, strategies, rules and behaviors necessary to play badminton at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level and is intended for novices and students currently playing at any of these levels. This course may be taken four times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. When this course is offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for stroke development drills and application of strategies in playing situations. AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

115 Bowling - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course is designed to develop bowling skills. Emphasis is placed on stance, point of origin, approach, back swing, release and follow through. Topics include rules, scoring and etiquette in the game of bowling. This course may be taken four times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. When this course offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for spot bowling and participation in league bowling situations. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor. 

123W Cardio Conditioning I - 1.5 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 123. This course provides instruction in the basic skills necessary to improve aerobic fitness, cardiovascular health, muscular endurance/strength, and static flexibility. Topics include fitness terminology, identifying individual fitness level and areas to improve, basic exercise programming, proper warm up/cool down and resting/exercise heart rate. When the course is offered three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for increasingly strenuous cardiovascular activities. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

126 Golf - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment
Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides golf instruction and practice in the fundamentals of the grip, stance, alignment, backswing, and downswing. Topics also include stretching and principles of warm-up, golf club selection and use, player guidelines, scoring, game etiquette, and safety procedures. This course is intended for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. This course may be taken four times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency with each repetition. When this course is offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for skill development and increased management of game strategies.  (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

132W Individual Conditioning I - Fundamentals - 1.5 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open tostudents with previous credit for Physical Education 132.
This course provides individually programmed instruction in the fundamental skills and techniques of strength training and aerobic activity. The positive impact of physical education on health and wellness is explored and emphasized. This course is of particular interest to students wishing to enter the fields of sports medicine and athletics, as well as to students seeking to improve overall fitness. (FT) AA/ AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

133 Cardio Kickboxing - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment
Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an introduction to cardiorespiratory fitness combined with basic kickboxing techniques, practices and principles. Instruction includes upper body punching functions, kick techniques and combination series of both upper body and lower body kickboxing routines. The benefits of kickboxing include increased strength, flexibility, and balance as well as stress reduction. The class will have a predesigned format along with choreographed music. Cardio Kickboxing is a unique form of non-contact cardiovascular exercise. This class is designed for those who want to increase cardiovascular fitness and who are interested in understanding the importance of the fitness aspect of their life.  (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC. See a Counselor.

142 Racquetball - 1.5 - 3 hours lab, 0.5-1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course offers instruction and practice in racquetball at the beginning, intermediate and advanced recreational levels. Emphasis is placed on the skills of grip, strokes, footwork, court coverage and rules of the game. Singles and doubles strategies, offensive and defensive positioning and tournament play are incorporated at the intermediate and advanced levels. This course is intended for novices and students currently playing at any of these levels. This course may be taken four times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. When this course is offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for skill development and court strategy. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

153W Aerobic and Core Conditioning - 1.5 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 153. This course provides students with introductory level knowledge and practice in attaining and maintaining aerobic and core conditioning fitness levels. Instruction will emphasize cardiovascular fitness as well as core fitness through individual and circuit training. This course is the first in a series of four aerobic and core conditioning courses. It is intended for students seeking to develop introductory physical fitness habits. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

157 Fitness Applications - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Physical Education 153 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is designed for students interested in increasing their fitness levels using a longer and more demanding aerobic circuit. Each student is assessed in the areas of cardiovascular efficiency, flexibility, muscular endurance and body composition. An individualized fitness program is prescribed utilizing goals established jointly by the student and instructor. When this course is offered for 3 hours per week, the additional time is utilized on individual analysis of performance.(FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

159W Tennis I - 1.5 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 159. This course is the first in a series of four courses in tennis. Emphasis is placed on introductory level skills, strokes, strategies, rules and etiquette. This course is intended for kinesiology majors and all students interested in incorporating the game of tennis into an active lifestyle. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

166W Weight Training I - 1.5 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 166. This course is an introduction to progressive resistive training. Instruction includes proper methods of weight training,use of weight training machines, cardio exercise equipment,lifting of free weights and warm up/cool down. Instruction also includes charting exercises,introduction to major muscle San Diego City College • 2013-2014 411 Physical Education AA/AS = Associate Degree Applicable CSU = California State University Applicable UC = University of California Applicable groups and the weight training exercises to improve strength and range of motion. This class is designed for students interested in a healthy lifestyle as well as exercise science majors. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

168 Yoga - 2 - 3 hours lab, 0.5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. This course is an introduction to basic yoga practices and principles. Instruction includes yoga postures, guided relaxations, and breathing practices. The benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, strength, balance, and body awareness as well as stress reduction. This course is designed for students interested in health and longevity. When this course is offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for the practice of postures.(FT) AA/ AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

182 Adapted Weight Training - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Limitation on Enrollment: A physician's medical release form is required.
This course is designed for students with disabilities as an introduction to progressive resistance training. Emphasis is placed on developing cardiorespiratory and muscle endurance, muscle strength and flexibility and a healthy body composition through individualized safe and beneficial exercise programming. The course includes exercises that focus on relaxation, joint mobility, body maintenance, and activities for daily living. This course may be taken four times for credit. AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

184 Adapted Physical Fitness - 2-3 hours lab, .5 -1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Limitation on Enrollment: A physician's medical release form is required.
This course is designed for students with disabilities to provide opportunities for exercise and activities to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, strength, stress management and coordination. Activities can include walking, dance, rhythm activities, wheelchair pushing, jogging, relaxation training and exercises for joint mobility. This course may be repeated three times. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor. 

187 Outdoor Cycling - 1.5-6 hours lab, .5-2 units (Grade Only)

This course provides instruction in the skills required for outdoor cycling. Emphasis is placed on proper warm-up and warm down, cycling form and bicycle maintenance. Students design a personal fitness plan around outdoor cycling. This course is intended for all students interested in cycling and personal fitness. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. When this course is offered for two units, the additional time is utilized for skill development in the area of on-road group cycling leadership. This course may be taken four times. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

188 Hiking for Fitness 1.5-6 hours lab, .5-2 units Grade Only

This course provides instruction in the skills required for hiking. Emphasis is placed on proper warm-up and warm down, walking form and injury prevention and treatment. Students design a personal fitness plan around hiking. This course is intended for all students interested in hiking  and personal fitness. Students must demonstrate increases proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. When this course is offered for one or two units, the additional time is utilized for skill development in the group hiking leadership. This course may be taken four times. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

232 Martial Arts - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is designed for students with an interest in martial arts. The course is geared toward International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Federation (IOGKF), and Tae Kwon Do Federation, with phrases and terms from other styles for general informational usage. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of martial arts, including martial arts safety skills and etiquette, punches, blocks, strikes, kicks, stances, vital points, tournament terminology, numbers and kata and forms,(Poomse) Kick/strike analysis, flexibility, conditioning and endurance are stressed in the progression of the class. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. This course may be taken four times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

233 Kickboxing - 2-3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is designed for students interested in developing kickboxing skills. The course includes solo training, partner training, equipment training, controlled sparring, and the art of Muay Thai kickboxing. Emphasis is placed on practice in the fundamentals of kickboxing, including kickboxing safety skills and etiquette. Kick/strike analysis, balance, flexibility, conditioning, muscular strengths and endurance are stressed in the progression of the class. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. This course may be taken four times for credit. (FT)
AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

Intercollegiate Athletics

200 Intercollegiate Badminton I - 10 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Physical Education 108 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or previous competitive badminton experience.
This is a course for students competing in their first intercollegiate badminton season. The course is offered in the spring semester and may be taken two times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

201 Intercollegiate Badminton II - 10 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Physical Education 200 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.

This is a course for students competing in their second intercollegiate badminton season. The course is offered in the spring semester and may be taken two times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

202 Intercollegiate Baseball I Spring, - 10 hours, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Intercollegiate varsity baseball competition. AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

203 Intercollegiate Baseball II Spring, - 10 hours, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Intercollegiate varsity baseball. Second season of competition. AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

204 Intercollegiate Basketball I - Spring/Fall 5 - 7.5 hours lab, 1 - 1.5 units 10 hours, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course is intended for the first season of intercollegiate competition. Basketball skills and game strategies are at a more advanced level of participation than those of the Basketball 112 class. This course may be taken two times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

205 Intercollegiate Basketball II - 5-10 hours lab, 1-2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course is intended for the second season of intercollegiate competition. Basketball skills and game strategies are at the advanced levels of participation. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

206 Intercollegiate Cross-Country I - Fall, 10 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course is for students participating in their first season of intercollegiate varsity cross-country competition. This course may be taken two times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

207 Intercollegiate Cross-Country II - 6 hours, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Physical Education 206 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is for students participating in their second season of intercollegiate varsity cross-country competition. This course may be taken two times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

214 Intercollegiate Soccer I - 6 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. This is a course in which students competing in their first intercollegiate soccer season learn and practice the techniques and strategies necessary for successful participation. The topics covered are fundamental through advanced skills as well as offensive and defensive strategies. This course is offered separately for men and women in the fall semester. This course may be taken two times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

215 Intercollegiate Soccer II - Fall, 10 hours, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Physical Education 149 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or previous competitive soccer experience.
Advisory: Concurrent Enrollment in: Physical Education 257B
This is the second course of intercollegiate soccer competition. This course is offered separately for men and women in the fall semester. This course may be taken two times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

216 Intercollegiate Softball I - Spring 10 hours, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This is a course in which students competing in their first intercollegiate softball season learn and practice the techniques and strategies necessary for successful participation. Those topics covered are fundamental through advanced skills and offensive and defensive strategies. This course is offered in the spring semester and may be taken two times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

217 Intercollegiate Softball II - Spring, 10 hours, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This is a course in which students competing in their second intercollegiate softball competition learn and practice the techniques and strategies necessary for successful participation. Those topics covered are fundamental through advanced softball skills and offensive and defensive strategies. This course is offered in the spring semester and may be taken two times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

220 Intercollegiate Tennis I - Spring, 10 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Physical Education 159 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or previous competitive tennis experience. This is a course for students competing in their first intercollegiate tennis season. This course is offered in the spring semester for men and women and may be taken two times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

221 Intercollegiate Tennis II - Spring, 10 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Physical Education 220 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This is a course for students competing in their second intercollegiate tennis season. This course is offered in the spring semester for men and women and may be taken two times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

222 Intercollegiate Track and Field I -  10 hours, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course is for students competing in their first season of intercollegiate track and field. This course may be taken two times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

223 Intercollegiate Track and Field II -  10 hours, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course is for students competing in their second season of intercollegiate track and field. This course may be taken two times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

224 Intercollegiate Volleyball I -  160 - 180 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Physical Education 161 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent and/or previous competitive volleyball experience.
This is the first course in intercollegiate volleyball competition. Topics include analyses of team offensive and defensive systems. This course is designed to prepare advanced volleyball students for intercollegiate competition. This course is offered in the fall and spring semester and may be taken two times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

225 Intercollegiate Volleyball II - Fall, Spring, 10 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Physical Education 224 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This is the second course in intercollegiate volleyball competition. This course is offered in the fall semester for women and the spring semester for men and may be taken two times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

Team Sports

111 Baseball - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 unit - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Instruction to develop the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, running, hitting, rules of play and strategy. Intermediate and advanced levels emphasize both individual and team skill development and strategies involved in competitive game situations. This course may be taken four times for credit. Associate Degree AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a
Counselor.

112 Basketball - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 unit - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course offers basic instruction in the fundamental skills of basketball and team offense and defense. Topics include terminology, rules, and strategy of the game. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. When this course is offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized on individual analysis of technique and performance. This course may be taken four times for credit. It is intended for students interested in the sport of basketball as well as those needing to satisfy the physical education graduation requirement. (FT) AA/ AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

149 Soccer - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course emphasizes progressive instruction and practice of basic fundamentals through advanced soccer skills. The topics covered include soccer techniques and skills, offensive and defensive strategies, rules, and officiating. This course may be taken four times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

151 Softball - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course provides instruction in the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, running, hitting, and rules of play of softball as well as individual and team skill development and strategies involved in competitive game situations. This course may be taken four times for credit. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

161 Volleyball - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment
Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides instruction and on-court experience in fundamental skills, offensive and defensive strategies, rules and etiquette necessary to play volleyball. The ability to perform the basic fundamentals will be demonstrated in game situations as well as skills testing. This course may be taken four times for credit. Students must demonstrate increased proficiency and skill attainment with each repetition. When this course is offered for three hours per week, the additional time is utilized for skill development and court strategy. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

165 Pre-season Volleyball Conditioning for Elite Athletic Performance - 2 - 3 hours lab, .5 - 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

This course provides individually programmed coaching in the fundamental skills of volleyball specific training and aerobic conditioning. Through progressive inquiry and practice, students demonstrate more advanced levels of athletic performance. This course is of particular interest to students who want to improve their athletic performance through comprehensive sport specific strength and conditioning. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

Physical Education Theory Classes

240 Physical Education in the Elementary Schools - 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course includes a brief study of the growth, development and characteristics of the elementary school child. The elements of written lesson plans, units, evaluations and various forms of testing are covered. The teaching of fundamental skills, rhythms, dance and games based on sound physiological principles for this age group is emphasized. The positive impact of physical education on health and wellness in addition to academic achievement is explored. Actual teaching situations are experienced in the lab sessions. This course is designed to fulfill lower division preparation for the major for students interested in elementary education. (FT) AA/AS; CSU

241B Introduction to Kinesiology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 241.
This is an introductory course covering the professional career options, history, basic philosophy and principles of Kinesiology. Additionally a nutritional component covers the current and emerging issues in foods and nutrition. This course is of interest to anyone exploring opportunities in the fields of health, wellness, physical activity, nutrition and sport. This course is required for Kinesiology majors.  (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

242 Care and Prevention of Injuries - Fall, Spring, 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Prevention and care of common athletic injuries is discussed. This course covers the theory and practice of emergency field care and basic athletic first aid. Bandaging and/or taping techniques are included. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

242B Care and Prevention of Injuries - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Physical Education 242.
This course covers the theory and practice of emergency field care and basic athletic first aid. Topics include prevention and care of common athletic injuries, bandaging and/or taping techniques. This course is designed for students interested in athletic training, coaching of sports and majoring in Physical Education, Kinesiology and Exercise Science. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

243 Fitness for Life Concepts - 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

This course will provide students with the necessary knowledge to make educated decisions about lifetime fitness and wellness activities. Students will learn concepts in cardiovascular fitness, strength training, flexibility, weight control and dietary habits. Through lecture/laboratory presentations, and Health Services directed sessions, students will apply learned concepts to the design of individualized fitness and nutritional programs For optimal benefits, it is recommended that students register concurrently with a physical education activity class to implement their personal fitness plan. AA/AS; CSU

248A Professional Activities/ Tennis - 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Corequisite: Physical Education 220.
This course covers the theoretical concepts necessary for students to compete successfully in their first intercollegiate tennis season. Topics covered include mechanical analysis of fundamental through advanced tennis skills, offensive and defensive strategies, statistics, and rules. This course is offered separately for men and women who are interested in competing at the intercollegiate level. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

248B Professional Activities / Tennis II - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Physical Education 248A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course further develops the theoretical and practical skills necessary for students to compete successfully in their second intercollegiate tennis season. Emphasis is placed on advanced offensive and defensive tennis skills and strategies. This course is offered separately for men and women who are interested in competing at the intercollegiate level. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

249A Professional Activities/Badminton - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Corequisite: Physical Education 200.
This is a course in which students competing in their first intercollegiate badminton season learn the theoretical concepts necessary for successful participation. Topics covered include mechanical analysis of fundamentals through advanced badminton skills, offensive/defensive strategies, statistics, rules and officiating. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

249B Professional Activities / Badminton II - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 201 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This is a course in which students competing in their second intercollegiate badminton season learn advanced theoretical concepts for successful participation. Topics covered include mechanical analysis of fundamentals through advanced badminton skills, offensive/defensive strategies, statistics, rules and officiating. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

251A Theories and Strategies of Basketball I - Fall, 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. This course covers the theoretical concepts necessary for students to compete successfully in their first intercollegiate basketball season. Topics include rules, game strategies, history, and game preparation. The physiological requirements for the intercollegiate athlete and importance of nutritional components for optimal performance are emphasized. Separate sections of this course are offered for men and women. The course is intended for intercollegiate athletes. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

251B Theories and Strategies of Basketball II - Fall, 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 251A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. 
This course covers advanced theoretical concepts and techniques for intercollegiate basketball competition. Topics include advanced team strategies, efficient basketball conditioning techniques, goals for game preparation, and leadership qualities for basketball. Concepts of team building and social skills necessary for success at the intercollegiate level are also emphasized. Separate sections of this course are offered for men and women. The course is intended for intercollegiate athletes. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

252A Professional Activities/Baseball I - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Competency development with emphasis on skills, strategy, tactics, rules, officiating, facilities film review, and organizational procedures as it relates to school or college baseball. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

252B Professional Activities/Baseball II - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Sophomore athletic eligibility status required. A continuation of Physical Education 252A with emphasis on advanced skills, strategy, tactics, rules officiating, and organizational procedures in baseball. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

253A Professional Activities/Softball I - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Corequisite: Physical Education 216.
This is a course which explores a variety of softball strategies and tactics focusing on the development of offensive and defensive strategies, rules, officiating, video review, and mechanical analysis of fundamentals through intermediate softball skills. The course is open to those interested in participating in the sport of softball at an intermediate level. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer
Limitation. See a Counselor.

253B Professional Activities/Softball II - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Corequisite: Physical Education 217.
This course develops both mental and physical competency with emphasis on advanced skill, tactics, rules, both offensive and defensive strategies, officiating, facilities, video review, organizational procedures and physiological aspects of the game as they relate to college softball. The course is open to students interested in the sport of softball at the advanced level.(FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

255A Theories and Strategies of Intercollegiate Volleyball,  1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Physical Education 224 or Physical Education 225.
This is a course in which students competing in their first intercollegiate volleyball season learn the theoretical concepts necessary for successful participation. Topics covered include mechanical analysis of fundamentals through advanced volleyball skills, offensive/defensive strategies, statistics, rules and officiating. The course is offered in the fall semester for women and the spring semester for men. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

255B Theories and Strategies/Volleyball II - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Physical Education 255A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Physical Education 224 or Physical Education 225, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This is a course in which students competing in their second intercollegiate volleyball season learn the theoretical concepts necessary for successful participation. Topics covered include officiating, statistics, concepts for team building, goals for game preparation, leadership and social skills for success at the intercollegiate level. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

257A Theories and Strategies of Soccer I - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. This course covers the theoretical concepts necessary for students to compete successfully in their first intercollegiate soccer season. Topics include mechanical analysis of fundamental through advanced soccer skills, offensive and defensive strategies, statistics, rules, and officiating. Separate sections of this course are offered for men and women. The course is intended for intercollegiate athletes. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

257B Professional Activities/Soccer II -Fall, 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

This is a lecture/lab course including activities and discussion of advanced team strategies, efficient conditioning techniques, goals for game preparation, and leadership qualities. Concepts for team building and social skills necessary for success at the intercollegiate level are emphasized. This course is offered separately for men and women in the fall semester. This course benefits students who are enrolled in PHYE 215, Intercollegiate Soccer II. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

258A Professional Activities/Cross Country I - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

This course introduces students to the development of skills for cross country running as well as biomechanics, exercise physiology, workout design, scouting, and procedures for administrating a college cross country meet. The course is designed for students who are participating in this sport and for those who may be interested in coaching cross country teams. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor. 

258B Professional Activities/Cross Country II - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 258A with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course covers the development of advanced skills in cross country running, including techniques of biomechanics, exercise physiology, workout design, and scouting. The course also focuses on procedures for administering college cross country meets and coaching techniques. The course is designed for second-year students who are participating in this sport and for those who are interested in coaching cross-country teams. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation. See a Counselor.

296 Individual Instruction in Physical Education - 1.5 - 6 hours lab, .5 - 2 units (Pass/No Pass Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Concurrent enrollment in an approved course of the same discipline is required. The instructor of the related course will supply Add Code to the student, which permits registration in the course.
This course provides supplemental instruction to reinforce achievement of the learning objectives of a course in the same discipline under the supervision of the instructor of the designated course. Learning activities may employ a variety of self-paced multimedia learning systems, language labs, print and electronic resources, laboratory, or field research arrangements, to assist student in reaching specific learning objectives. This open entry/open exit course is offered concurrently with designated courses. Associate Degree Credit & transfer to CSU and/or private colleges and universities. AA/AS; CSU

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.

Fitness Specialist Courses

280 Applied Exercise Physiology - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 46 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M40.
This course is designed for the student in the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program planning to study how the body functions under conditions of exercise stress and how fitness behaviors affect health and wellness. Emphasis is placed on muscular, cardiorespiratory, and other physiological processes that occur as a result of exercise conditioning, and the effect of disease.(FT) AA/AS; CSU.

281 Applied Kinesiology - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade only)

This course is designed for the student in the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program planning to study movement as it relates to exercise under both normal and injury conditions. Students learn the practical implications of bones, joints, nerves, and muscle actions. Emphasis is placed on applying body alignment, range of motion, stabilization, and acceleration principles to the development of exercise programs. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

282 Techniques of Weight Training - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade Only)

This course is designed for the student in the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program intending to teach weight training. Topics include anatomy, physiology, training sequences, equipment options, safety factors, and contraindications. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

283 Exercise and Fitness Assessment - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

This course is designed for the student in the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program to develop the skills necessary to assess and evaluate exercise and fitness parameters. Topics include cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, body fat, pulmonary function, and blood pressure and evaluate the results. Emphasis is placed on determining the appropriate test, conducting the test, evaluating the results, and creating an exercise program. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

284 Fitness and Sports Nutrition - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is designed for the student in the Fitness Specialist Certification Program. Students study the basic principles of nutrition and the ramifications of nutrition on sports activities. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

285 Exercise for Special Populations - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade Only)

This course is designed for the student in the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program planning to study the exercise implications for special populations related to age, medical condition and level of fitness. Emphasis is placed on cardiac conditions, diabetes, obesity, physical disabilities, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), asthma, sensory impairments. Issues and barriers to exercise are included for each of the following groups: seniors, children, athletes, mentally impaired and pregnant and post partum women. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

286 Techniques of Exercise Leadership - 1.75 hours lecture, .75 hour lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

This course is designed for the student in the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program planning to study the principles and techniques involved in teaching group exercise and developing a personal trainer/client relationship. Emphasis is placed on client assessment, communication skills, program design, exercise adherence, teaching strategies, and professional responsibility and liability. (FT) AA/AS; CSU. 

287 Fitness Specialist Internship - 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab, 2 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Physical Education 280, 281, and 283, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is designed to provide students in the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program with practical experience in the field of exercise and fitness. Emphasis is placed on participant screening, evaluation, and exercise program design, self marketing, fitness specialist/client relationships and professional responsibility in a fitness setting. (FT) AA/AS.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.