Academics

Course Descriptions

Physical Education (P E)


P E 101  Physical Fitness Lab  (2)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness. Uses aerobic machines (ADA) in the fitness center. Lecture and lab activities focus on cardiorespiratory endurance, reduction or maintenance of body fat levels, safe and sound activity principles, nutrition, weight management/control, and risk factors for disease. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.
P E 102  Jogging  (2)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness through jogging on a walking track, campus trails, and in nearby neighborhoods. Lecture and lab activities focus on cardiorespiratory endurance, reduction or maintenance of body fat levels, safe and sound activity principles, nutrition, weight management/control, and risk factors for disease. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.

P E 103  Total Physical Fitness  (3)
Emphasizes total body fitness and focuses on aerobic activity and resistance training. Lecture and lab activities focus on cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, safe and sound activity principles, nutrition, and risk factors for disease. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.
P E 107  Basketball  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of basketball as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with basketball and learn the rules governing the game.

P E 108  Tennis  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of tennis as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with tennis and learn the rules governing the game.
P E 109  Court Games  (3)
Focuses on the fundamentals of badminton, pickleball, and volleyball as lifetime leisure activities. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with badminton, pickleball, and volleyball and learn the rules governing each game.

P E 210  Intermediate Golf  (1)
Focuses on golf as a lifetime leisure activity. Students practice and acquire intermediate skills and techniques associated with golf. PREREQUISITE: P E 110 or instructor's permission.
P E 110  Golf  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of golf as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with golf and learn the rules governing the game.

P E 111  Aerobic Walking  (2)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness through aerobic walking on a walking track, trails, and nearby neighborhoods surrounding the campus. Lecture and lab activities focus on cardiorespiratory endurance, reduction or maintenance of body fat levels, safe and sound activity principles, nutrition, weight management/control, and risk factors for disease. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.
P E 211  Advanced Tennis  (1)
Focuses on the advanced skills of tennis as a lifetime leisure activity, as well as a competitive sport. Enables students to continue to practice proper techniques and strategies associated with tennis, learn the rules governing the game, and focus on advanced technical skills. PREREQUISITE: P E 108 or instructor's permission.

P E 112  Karate  (1)
Focuses on the basics of traditional Shito-Ryu karate. Students receive instruction in proper sport or self-defense etiquette, Japanese terminology, traditional Kata (form), basic self-defense techniques, basic blocks, kicks, and bag workout.
P E 113  Group Dynamic Activities  (1)
Focuses on self confidence and team-building skills through participation in a graduated series of problem-solving and challenge activities. Employs initiative activities, games, and an adventure-based challenge/ropes course. Meets two eight-hour days.

P E 114  Cardio Conditioning  (1)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness using treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair climbers, rowing machines, cross-country ski machines, elliptical trainers, arc trainers, and ADA SciFit. Develops general endurance of the respiratory and circulatory systems, reduces or maintains body fat levels, and provides knowledge in safe and sound activity principles.
P E 115  Kick-Box Aerobics  (1)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness using skills and techniques of kick-boxing combined with music. Develops general endurance of the respiratory and circulatory systems, reduces or maintains body fat levels and teaches basic martial art skills such as punching, kicking, knee raises, and many combinations.

P E 216  Advanced Karate  (1)
Focuses on advanced techniques of traditional Shito-Ryu karate, traditional Kata (form) and other techniques. Students receive instruction in competition sport techniques, rules, and sparring. Japanese terminology, self-defense and basic techniques, or previous martial arts experience required.
P E 117  Badminton/Pickleball  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of badminton and pickleball as lifetime leisure activities. Enables participants to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with badminton and pickleball and learn the rules governing both games.

P E 118  Volleyball  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of volleyball as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with volleyball and learn the rules governing the game.
P E 119  Intermediate and Advanced Volleyball  (1)
Focuses on intermediate and advanced volleyball skills and strategies. Students practice and acquire intermediate and advanced techniques and skills associated with volleyball. PREREQUISITE: P E 118 or instructor's permission.

P E 121  Badminton  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of badminton as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with badminton and learn the rules governing the game.
P E 122  Archery  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of archery as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques, strategies, and safety procedures associated with archery and gain knowledge of proper archery etiquette.

P E 124  Indoor Soccer  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of indoor soccer as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with soccer and learn the rules governing the game. Played in the main gymnasium.
P E 125  Soccer  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of soccer as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire techniques and strategies associated with soccer and learn the rules governing the game.

P E 128  Slow Pitch  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of slow pitch softball as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire proper techniques and strategies associated with softball and learn the rules governing the game.
P E 129  Pickleball  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of pickleball as a lifetime leisure activity. Enables the participant to practice and acquire techniques and strategies associated with pickleball and learn the rules governing the game.

P E 131  Weight Training  (2)
Focuses on muscular strength and endurance through resistance training with Nautilus and Cybex machines and free weights. Lecture and lab activities focus on safe and effective resistance training principles, basic functional anatomy, muscular strength and endurance, and basic nutrition. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.
P E 132  Strength Conditioning  (1)
Focuses on muscular strength and endurance through resistance training with Nautilus and Cybex machines and free weights. Emphasizes safe and effective resistance training principles and muscular strength and endurance.

P E 134  Tai Chi 1  (1)
Focuses on Tai Chi as a lifetime leisure activity. Students learn the first half of the complete Chen Style Simplified 24 Form and qigong exercises. Tai Chi practice is suitable for the general population, as well as athletes. Benefits may include stress reduction, increased stamina, and injury prevention through an improvement in joint stability and broader range of motion. Prepares students for Tai Chi 2.
P E 136  Yoga 1  (1)
Focuses on Hatha yoga as a lifetime leisure activity. Emphasizes a progressive system of relaxation, movement, and conditioning techniques and a non-dogmatic approach to yoga focusing on flexibility, stretching and relaxing the body and mind.

P E 137  Body Toning  (1)
Focuses on total body conditioning using hand-held weights, bands, and exercises set to music. Improves cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance.
P E 138  Aerobic Dance  (1)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness using high and low impact aerobic techniques set to music. Develops general endurance of the respiratory and circulatory systems, reduces or maintains body fat levels, and provides knowledge in safe and sound activity principles.

P E 139  Step Aerobics  (1)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness using bench/step aerobics set to music. Develops general endurance of the respiratory and circulatory systems, reduces or maintains body fat levels, and provides knowledge in safe and sound activity principles.
P E 140  Step and Weights  (1)
Focuses on total body conditioning. Improves cardiorespiratory endurance, body composition, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance using steps for aerobic activity and dumbbells for resistance training. Resistance training follows aerobic activity.

P E 141  Qi Gong  (1)
Uses Qi Gong to focus on balance, interior training, energy, and body awareness. Instructors lead students through slow movements resulting in improved balance, reduced stress, enhanced breathing, improved joint health and stability, and reduced blood pressure. Qi Gong is suitable for all ages.
P E 143  Karate and Kick-Box Aerobics  (1)
Focuses on karate and kick-box aerobics using traditional Shito-Ryu karate and kick-boxing combined with music. Students receive instruction in karate etiquette, Japanese terminology, traditional Kata form, basic self-defense, basic blocks, kicks, and bag workouts. Participation in kick-box aerobics follows karate.

P E 144  Cross-Training  (1)
Focuses on enhancing physical performance. Training options include indoor or outdoor running, interval training, core training, and various speed and agility drills. Develops general strength and endurance of the respiratory and circulatory systems, reduces or maintains body fat levels, and provides knowledge in safe and sound fitness training principles.
P E 147  Pilates/Yoga  (1)
Combines Pilates and yoga to focus on training core muscle groups; abdomen, lower back, hips, and buttocks. Focuses on building a stronger, healthier body, and improving posture, circulation, energy and stamina. Emphasizes stretching and relaxing the mind and body.

P E 148  CORE Training  (1)
Uses Swiss balls and free weights (dumbbells) to build core strength and functional fitness. Designed to tone the entire body with special emphasis on progressively challenging the spinal extensors and deep abdominal muscles.
P E 149  CORE Training for Health  (2)
Uses Swiss balls and free weights (dumbbells) to build core strength and functional fitness. Core training progressively challenges the spinal extensors and deep abdominal muscles. Lecture and lab activities emphasize health benefits, disease prevention, basic nutrition and anatomy, resistance principles, and safe, effective activity techniques. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.

P E 150  Intermediate Basketball  (1)
Focuses on skills and techniques associated with intermediate basketball. Students practice and acquire intermediate skills and techniques and apply the rules governing the game. PREREQUISITE: P E 107 or instructor's permission.
P E 158  Cardio Fusion  (1)
A high-energy group fitness class using a “boot camp” format which promotes cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength and endurance. Applies interval training principles using hand-held weights, resistance bands, therapy balls, and aerobic exercise set to music. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

P E 160  Exercise and Nutrition  (3)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness, resistance training, and nutrition education. Lecture and lab activities include fitness and nutrition, safe and effective principles of activity, healthy food choices, caloric needs and recommendations, micronutrients, macronutrients, phytochemicals, antioxidants, diet and disease, and weight management. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.
P E 165  Exercise and Health  (3)
Focuses on cardiorespiratory fitness, resistance training and disease prevention education. Lecture and lab activities include safe and effective activity principles, benefits of physical activity, and prevention of disease, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and stroke. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.

P E 169  Fitness and Health  (3)
Provides students with the information necessary to make wise lifestyle choices and adopt proactive behaviors regarding fitness and health. Explores the principles and benefits of safe and effective physical activity, nutrition and eating for optimal health, cardiovascular health, cancer, and risk reduction. Designed for students with documented, limited ability to participate in physical activity and those with military basic training. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission. Satisfies a lifetime fitness/wellness requirement for AA degree.
P E 193  Field Hiking  (1-2)
Focuses on field hiking for students concurrently enrolled in Green River’s study abroad program. Develops cardiorespiratory endurance, allows students to practice safe hiking techniques, observe proper protocol, and experience various types of hikes. May include urban river and greenway hikes, forested mountain hikes, desert mountain hikes, historic trail hikes, and beach hikes. An initial orientation includes information on basic principles of aerobic activity, heat and sun exposure, 10 essentials for hiking and hiking etiquette. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in Green River Study Abroad Program.

P E 198  Independent Study-Physical Education 1  (1-3)
Enables students with a basic knowledge in a discipline to pursue areas of special interest when there is no offering in the regular curriculum. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
P E 201  Advanced Physical Fitness Lab  (2)
Allows students to continue and advance their health and fitness knowledge and their aerobic activity using treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair climbers, rowing machines, cross-country ski machines, elliptical trainers, arc trainers, and ADA SciFit machine. PREREQUISITE: P E 101 or instructor's permission.

P E 202  Physical Fitness Lab  (2)
Allows students to continue and advance their health and fitness using treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair climbers, rowing machines, cross-country ski machines, elliptical trainers, arc trainers, and ADA SciFit machine. PREREQUISITE: P E 201 or instructor's permission.
P E 207  Advanced Basketball  (1)
Focuses on the advanced skills of basketball as a lifetime leisure activity, as well as a competitive sport. Enables students to continue to practice proper techniques and strategies associated with basketball, learn the rules governing the game, and focus on advanced technical skills. PREREQUISITE: P E 150 or instructor's permission.

P E 212  Advanced Jogging  (2)
Allows students to continue and advance their health and fitness through jogging. Students jog on the walking track, campus trails, and through nearby neighborhoods. PREREQUISITE: P E 102.
P E 215  Advanced Aerobic Walking  (2)
Allows students to continue to advance their health and fitness through aerobic walking. Students walk on the campus track, campus trails, and through nearby neighborhoods. PREREQUISITE: P E 111.

P E 224  Advanced Soccer  (1)
Focuses on the fundamentals of soccer as a lifetime leisure activity, as well as a competitive sport. Enables students to continue to practice proper techniques and strategies associated with soccer, learn the rules governing the game, and focus on advanced technical skills. PREREQUISITE: Instructor’s permission.
P E 231  Advanced Weight Training  (2)
Allows students to continue and advance their health and fitness knowledge and their muscular strength and endurance through resistance training with Nautilus and Cybex machines and free weights. PREREQUISITE: P E 131 or instructor's permission.

P E 234  Tai Chi 2  (1)
Focuses on Tai Chi as a lifetime leisure activity. Students learn the second half of the complete Chen Style Simplified 24 Form and qigong exercises. Tai Chi practice is suitable for the general population as well as athletes. Benefits may include stress reduction, increased stamina, and injury prevention through an improvement in joint stability and broader range of motion. PREREQUISITE: P E 134.
P E 236  Yoga 2  (1)
Focuses on Hatha yoga as a lifetime leisure activity. Emphasizes a progressively advanced system of relaxation, movement, and conditioning techniques and a non-dogmatic approach to yoga focusing on flexibility, stretching, and relaxing body and mind. Prior yoga experience required.

P E 237  Advanced Body Toning  (1)
Focuses on use of weights, benches and bands set to music. Allows students to continue to develop muscular strength and endurance, enhance cardio respiratory endurance, reduce or maintain body fat levels, and gain knowledge in safe and effective activity principles. PREREQUISITE: P E 137.
P E 248  Advanced Core Training  (1)
Focuses on utilizing Swiss balls and free weights (dumbbells) to build core strength and functional fitness. Allows students to continue to advance their core fitness by toning the entire body with special emphasis on progressively challenging the spinal extensors and deep abdominal muscles. PREREQUISITE: P E 148.

P E 251  Advanced Sport Conditioning  (2)
Uses aerobic activity, anaerobic activity, and weight training. Allows students to continue training and gain information appropriate for sport-specific conditioning. PREREQUISITE: P E 151.
P E 253  Advanced Total Physical Fitness  (3)
Emphasizes total body fitness focusing on aerobic activity and resistance training. Allows students to continue and improve their total physical fitness. PREREQUISITE: P E 103.

P E 258  Advanced Cardio Fusion  (1)
Focuses on using a boot camp format which promotes cardio respiratory fitness and muscular strength and endurance. Applies interval training principles using hand-held weights, resistance bands, Swiss balls, and aerobic exercise set to music. PREREQUISITE: P E 158.
P E 298  Independent Study-Physical Education 2  (1-3)
Enables students with basic knowledge in a discipline to pursue areas of special interest when there is no offering in the regular curriculum. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.