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PHED 104PILATES AND STRETCH1.0 CRE   F, W, Sp

Strength and flexibility exercises practiced with Pilates routine to create a balanced and effective program. Emphasis on core strength, posture, balance and toning.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 105PILATES & YOGA-BEGINNING1.0 CRE   S, F, Sp

Pilates and yoga routines will be practiced together to create a balanced and effective strength and flexibility workout. The exercises will emphasize core strength, back strength, posture, balance, and toning major muscle groups.

Prerequisite: None.


PHED 106YOGA FOR BEGINNERS1.0 CRE   W, Sp

Introduces yoga routines and poses for a balanced and effective strength and flexibility workout. Emphasizes core strength, back strength, posture, balance, and toning of major muscle groups. Encourages students to link the body and the mind through the poses, routines and meditation time. Students should bring their own yoga mat to class.

Prerequisites: None


PHED 110CIRCUIT TRAINING2.0 CRE  

Develops the basic components of physical fitness for students through participation in an aerobic circuit weight training program. The super-circuit aerobics program utilizes a combination of endurance and strength machines to provide one of the most effective conditioning methods known for developing baseline levels of physical fitness.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 114ULTIMATE FRISBEE1.5 CR  

Introduces the skills and techniques basic to Ultimate Frisbee, including offensive and defensive play, strategies, etiquette and rules of the game. Ultimate Frisbee is a fast-paced, non-contact team sport, combining parts of soccer, football and basketball.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 120CROSS TRAINING2.0 CRE   F, W, Sp

Introduces the fundamental theories of cross-training for various types of activities. Implements individualized work-out routines needed to better your lifetime fitness whether it is strength training, power lifting, conditioning or endurance. Students will increase strength, fitness and conditioning by taking this class. Students will define and design a work-out program that will help them attain their fitness goals.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 121BEGINNING FOIL FENCING1.0 CRE  

Presents the skills, strategies, rules, and physical conditioning for the competitive or leisure pursuit of fencing.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 122INTERMEDIATE FOIL FENCING1.0 CRE  

Advancement of the skills, strategies, rules, and physical conditioning beyond the basics for competitive or leisure pursuit.

Prerequisite: PHED 121 or instructor permission.


PHED 125BOOT CAMP1.0 CRE   F

Provides a well-rounded, full body work out in every class. Students will work on cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, body composition and flexibility. Students will keep their heart rates elevated while learning a variety of fitness exercises and using different pieces of fitness equipment such as: kettle bells, stability balls, stretch bands, weighted bars and medicine balls. Class format will include large group, stations, relays and more. Core work outs, pilates and yoga will also be imporporated into this class.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 126AEROBIC EXERCISE2.0 CRE   W, Sp

Guides students through rhythmical and continuous exercise performed to music. Every student, no matter what age or body type, will be provided the opportunity to improve their cardiorespiratory endurance through participation.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 127ZUMBA I2.0 CRE   S, F

Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves. The routines feature interval training sessions, where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 128WEIGHT TRAINING2.0 CRE   S, F, W, Sp

Improves strength, physical conditioning, and performance through correct use of universal equipment, free weights and cardiorespiratory equipment. Emphasis will be on health and fitness education. Each student will design a program specific to his or her goals for the quarter.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 129AQUA ZUMBA I2.0 CRE  

Blends the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's body-toning and cardio-conditioning. Lap swim is also available during this time.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 130SWIMMING1.0 CRE  

Provides instruction of the basic swimming strokes, personal safety skills and conditioning programs for muscular and cardiovascular endurance of the swimmer. Students will attend this class at the Mark Morris pool.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 135FITNESS WALKING2.0 CRE  

Utilizes walking in developing the health-related components of physical fitness. Emphasis will be placed on cardiorespiratory endurance through low-impact, moderate intensity exercise.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 139TRAIN FOR A RACE2.0 CRE  

Promotes instruction, coaching and experience in training for a race (5k, 10k, adventure run). Work-outs will include walking, running, cross-training, obstacle training, strength training and team building. All fitness levels are welcome. If students choose to participate in a race during the quarter, signing up for and cost of the event is the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisites: None


PHED 140BASKETBALL: MEN1.0 CRE   F

Provides opportunity for students to learn basketball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a basketball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 141BASKETBALL: WOMEN1.0 CRE   F

Provides an opportunity for the students to learn basketball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a basketball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 145SOFTBALL COACHING THEORY3.0 CRE   W

Addresses philosophy, technique, strategy, and knowledge. Progresses from basic theories through sophisticated situational theories and strategies. The course is designed for any level of play or coach in fast-pitch softball.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 146FASTPITCH SOFTBALL-WOMEN1.0 CRE   F

Presents students the opportunity to learn fastpitch skills, strategies, and rules of play. Students will participate in a softball-conditioning program designed for the sport-related needs. Fall quarter.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 147APPLIED FASTPITCH SOFTBALL-WOMEN2.0 CRE   Sp

Provides students the opportunity to demonstrate fastpitch softball skills, strategies, rules of play and participation in a softball-conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 149APPLIED SOCCER-WOMEN2.0 CRE   F

Provides students the opportunity to demonstrate soccer skills, strategies, and rules of play and to participate in a conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.


PHED 152PERSONALIZED FITNESS2.0 CRE   S, F, W, Sp

Requires students to plan and execute an individual exercise program designed specifically to meet personal goals and objectives related to physical fitness. Students may utilize Lower Columbia's exercise facility or may choose to participate in off-campus activities.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 155ROCK CLIMBING-BEGINNING1.0 CRE   W, Sp

Provides instruction in the skills and techniques of rock climbing. Introduces rock climbing equipment; provides practice in basic rock climbing skills and belaying. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a belay certification. Class is held in the on-campus, indoor rock climbing facility.

Prerequisites: None


PHED 160BASEBALL1.0 CRE   F

Enables students the opportunity to learn basic baseball skills, strategies and rules of play. A strict baseball-conditioning program will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 162APPLIED BASEBALL2.0 CRE   Sp

Provides students the opportunity to demonstrate baseball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a baseball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 164APPLIED BASKETBALL-MEN2.0 CRE   W

Gives students the opportunity to demonstrate basketball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a basketball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 165APPLIED BASKETBALL-WOMEN2.0 CRE   W

Gives students the opportunity to demonstrate basketball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a basketball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 167APPLIED VOLLEYBALL2.0 CRE   F

Gives students an opportunity to demonstrate volleyball skills, strategies, and rules of play and to participate in a volleyball-conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 171PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3.0 CRE   W

Provides training in basic prevention and care of athletic injuries. Includes an introduction to the field of sports medicine, organization and administration of a sports medicine program, recognition of common athletic injuries, evaluation and treatment protocols, rehabilitation techniques and emergency procedures. Basic wrapping, taping, and bracing techniques will be studied and practiced. Basic anatomy, physiology, and infection control will be included.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 190BASEBALL COACHING THEORY3.0 CRE   W

Addresses philosophy, technique, drill, application, demonstration, strategy and knowledge.Baseball coaching theory progresses from basic theories through situational theories. This course is designed for any level of player or coach of softball and baseball.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 192BASKETBALL COACHING THEORY2.0 CRE  

Offers a philosophical and fundamental study of basketball as played at the college level and includes fundamental approaches, offensively and defensively, designed to produce winning teams.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 204PILATES AND STRETCH1.0 CRE   F, W, Sp

Strength and flexibility exercises practiced with pilates routines to create balanced and effective program. Emphasis on core strength, posture, balance and toning.

Prerequisites: None.


PHED 205PILATES & YOGA-INTERMEDIATE1.0 CRE   S, F, Sp

Builds on the basics of PHED 105 by giving students more difficult variations of the exercises. Pilates and yoga routines will be practiced together to create a balanced and effective strength and flexibility workout. Emphasis will be on core strength, back strength, posture, balance, and toning major muscle groups.

Prerequisite: PHED 105 or instructor permission.


PHED 210CIRCUIT TRAINING2.0 CRE  

Develops the basic components of physical fitness for students through participation in an aerobic circuit weight training program. The super-circuit aerobics program utilizes a combination of endurance and strength machines to provide one of the most effective conditioning methods known for developing baseline levels of physical fitness.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 215OUTDOOR SKILLS EXPERIENCE2.0 CRE   F

Provides local outdoor fitness activities and opportunities to learn the importance of teamwork and outdoor adventure safety. Typical activities may include hiking, zip lining, kayaking, biking, orienteering, and team building activities. Actual activities may vary according to the season and equipment availability. Students must be in good physical condition before taking this course. For safety reasons, equipment rental agency policies may limit participation to persons 18 and older and who weigh less than 250 pounds. Equipment rental fees vary by quarter and activity, and are the responsibility of the student. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Average additional cost ranges from $100 to $150 per student. Details about costs and specific activities will be provided at the first class session or by contacting the instructor.

Prerequisites: None


PHED 216WINTER OUTDOOR ADVENTURE2.0 CRE  

Provides local outdoor fitness activities and opportunities to learn the importance of teamwork and winter outdoor adventure safety. Typical activities may include snowshoeing, winter camping, cross country skiing, winter safety, orienteering, and team building activities. Actual activities may vary according to the season and equipment availability. Students must be in good physical condition before taking this course. For safety reasons, equipment rental agency policies may limit participation to persons 18 and older and who weigh less than 250 pounds. Equipment rental fees vary by quarter and activity, and are the responsibility of the student. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Average additional cost ranges from $100 to $150 per student. Details about costs and specific activities will be provided at the first class session or by contacting the instructor.

Prerequisites: None


PHED 220CROSS TRAINING2.0 CRE   F, W, Sp

Introduces the fundamental theories of cross-training for various types of activities. Implements individualized work-out routines needed to better your lifetime fitness whether it is strength training, power lifting, conditioning or endurance. Students will increase strength, fitness and conditioning by taking this class. Students will define and design a work-out program that will help them attain their fitness goals.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 226AEROBIC EXERCISE2.0 CRE   W, Sp

Guides students through rhythmical and continuous exercise performed to music. Every student, no matter what age or body type, will be provided the opportunity to improve their cardiorespiratory endurance through participation.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 227ZUMBA II2.0 CRE   S, F

Fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves. The routines feature interval training sessions, where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 228WEIGHT TRAINING2.0 CRE   S, F, W, Sp

Improves strength, physical conditioning, and performance through correct use of universal equipment, free weights and cardiorespiratory equipment. Emphasis will be on health and fitness education. Each student will design a program specific to his or her goals for the quarter.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 229AQUA ZUMBA II2.0 CRE   F, W, Sp

Blends the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's body-toning and cardio-conditioning. Lap swim is also available during this time.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 230SWIMMING1.0 CRE  

Provides instruction of the basic swimming strokes, personal safety skills and conditioning programs for muscular and cardiovascular endurance of the swimmer. Students will attend this class at the Mark Morris pool.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 235FITNESS WALKING2.0 CRE  

Utilizes walking in developing the health-related components of physical fitness. Emphasis will be placed on cardio respiratory endurance through low-impact, moderate intensity exercise.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 240BASKETBALL: MEN1.0 CRE   F

Provides an opportunity for students to learn basketball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a basketball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 241BASKETBALL: WOMEN1.0 CRE   F

Provides an opportunity for the students to learn basketball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a basketball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 246FASTPITCH SOFTBALL-WOMEN1.0 CRE   F

Presents students the opportunity to learn fastpitch skills, strategies, and rules of play. Students will participate in a softball-conditioning program designed for the sport-related needs.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 247APPLIED FASTPITCH SOFTBALL-WOMEN2.0 CRE   Sp

Provides students the opportunity to demonstrate fastpitch softball skills, strategies, rules of play and participation in a softball-conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 249APPLIED SOCCER-WOMEN2.0 CRE   F

Provides students the opportunity to demonstrate soccer skills, strategies, and rules of play and to participate in a conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 252PERSONALIZED FITNESS2.0 CRE   S, F, W, Sp

Requires students to plan and execute an individual exercise program designed specifically to meet personal goals and objectives related to physical fitness. Students may utilize Lower Columbia's exercise facility or may choose to participate in off-campus activities.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 260BASEBALL1.0 CRE   F

Enables students the opportunity to learn basic baseball skills, strategies and rules of play. A strict baseball-conditioning program will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 262APPLIED BASEBALL2.0 CRE   Sp

Provides students the opportunity to learn baseball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a baseball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission.


PHED 264APPLIED BASKETBALL-MEN2.0 CRE   W

Gives students the opportunity to demonstrate basketball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a basketball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 265APPLIED BASKETBALL-WOMEN2.0 CRE   W

Gives students the opportunity to demonstrate basketball skills, strategies, rules of play and to participate in a basketball conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 267APPLIED VOLLEYBALL2.0 CRE   F

Gives students an opportunity to demonstrate volleyball skills, strategies, and rules of play and participate in a volleyball-conditioning program.

Prerequisite: Instructor permission


PHED 282WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION3.0 CRE  

Provides instruction in how to teach swimming and diving skills for infants through adults and is designed to prepare lifeguards, instructors, and pool administrators for employment as certified American Red Cross water safety instructors.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 284LIFEGUARD TRAINING2.0 CRE  

Provides explanations, demonstrations, practice and review of rescue skills essential for Lifeguards as well as develop participants speed, endurance, and technique in swimming and Lifeguard skills. This course meets the requirements for American Red Cross certification in Lifeguard Training and is open to students who pass qualifying tests in swimming.

Prerequisite: None


PHED 285FITNESS MARKETING3.0 CR  

Provides an overview of the marketing process and functions with a focus on launching and growing a fitness business and/or career.

Prerequisites: None


PHED 295PERSONAL TRAINING INSTRUCTION3.0 CRE   Sp

Provides content and skills necessary to become effective personal trainers and to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client's unique health, fitness, and goals. Information covered will help students learn to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy, and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs to improve clients' posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance and strength, and sports performance. This course is built on a curriculum developed by a nationally recognized certification program.

Prerequisites: None


PHED 296GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTION3.0 CRE   Sp

Provides the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor Certification Exam and become effective group fitness instructors. Information covered includes: basic human anatomy and exercise physiology, steps in designing a successful group exercise class, understanding the fitness needs of special populations, and examining the business side of group fitness instruction. This course is built on a curriculum developed by a nationally recognized certification program.

Prerequisites: None


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