PHED Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.


PHED 1005. First Aid/CPR & Cardio Fitness. 1-0-1 Unit.

Trains individuals to overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations, and to recognize and care for life-threatening emergencies such as respiratory or cardiac problems, sudden illness, and injury. Course will also involve cardiovascular physical activity and discuss behaviors recommended for reducing risk factors for heart disease.(American Red Cross Certification-First Aid, Adult CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation)
Prerequisites: Read 0098 unless exempt.

PHED 1020. Physical Fitness Concepts. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces students to basic scientific knowledge and pratical experience in the principles, assessment, and development of total well-being through health related physical fitness and lifestyle management techniques. Major topics will include: cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance and strength, flexibility, body composition, nutrition, and hypokinetic diseases.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

PHED 1030. Health & Wellness Concepts. 1-0-1 Unit.

Introduces personal responsibility for health and wellness and provides information and strategies that can be adopted. Covers topics such as wellness assessment, self-managed behavior, physical fitness, nutrition, weight control, stress management. This course does not satisfy the physical activity requirement.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.

PHED 1100. Fitness Circuit Training. 0-2-1 Unit.

Acquaints students with basic knowledge and skills pertaining to the importance of participation in physical activity and its contribution to optimal living. Involves alternating cardiovascular exercises with flexibility and resistance exercises.

PHED 1110. Aerobic Walking. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces walking as a lifetime fitness activity. Acquaints the novice walker with the following: the benefits of fitness walking, clothing and equipment, elements of a fitness routine, walking techniques, nutrition, lifetime weight control, mental benefits, motivational strategies.

PHED 1120. Jogging. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces students to the basic knowledge and techniques necessary for a lifelong fitness program. Teaches students how to use jogging/running to become more physically fit and more efficient in daily work and recreation.

PHED 1130. Swim Fitness. 0-2-1 Unit.

Provides guidance for students who want ot use aquatic exercise to improve health and fitness. Students learn how to train effectively, how to measure progress, how to stay motivated, and how to avoid injuries common to swimmers. This is not a "learn to swim" course.

PHED 1140. Weight Training. 0-2-1 Unit.

Provides basic instruction for students wishing to use weight training to improve personal health and fitness. Workouts will utilize variable and fixed resistance machines, free weights (dumbbells), calisthenic exercises, and cardiovasuclar equipment.

PHED 1150. Dance for Fitness and Sport. 0-1-1 Unit.

Introduces student to a variety of current dance styles, which may be used to improve health and fitness.

PHED 1151. Cardio/Core Fitness Training. 0-1-1 Unit.

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with some basic knowledge and understanding pertaining to why participation in physical activity contributes to optimal living. The student will incorporate a variety of mind/body principles and participate in physical activities leading to improved cardiovascular endurance, core strength, muscular endurance and stress reduction.

PHED 1160. Trail Hiking. 0-1-1 Unit.

A physical activity course designed to provide basic instruction for students wishing to improve personal health and fitness through participation in a lifetime fitness activity that will use a variety of hiking trail surfaces and terrain.

PHED 1170. Beginning Aikido. 1-0-1 Unit.

Provides an introduction to aikido, a Japanese martial art form popularized by Steven Seagal. Unlike some other martial arts, aikido is not a competitive sport but rather a purely self-defense style. Teaches how to throw or restrain attackers by redirecting their own energy and momentum. Since one uses the attacker's energy, aikido does not require great physical strength.

PHED 1210. Beginning Badminton. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces basic badminton skills, terminology, and rules.

PHED 1260. Beginning Tennis. 0-2-1 Unit.

Introduces basic tennis skills, techniques, rules, scoring, and strategy.

PHED 1280. Basketball. 0-1-1 Unit.

Provides instruction for students who choose to use the game of basketball to improve health and wellness. Classes will involve students with skills and drills, playing strategies, fitness techniques, and effective training principles. Covers topics such as, basic rules, terminology, nutrition, injury care and prevention, and health-related fitness components.

PHED 1290. Student Assistant. 0-2-1 Unit.

Allows students who have previously exhibited knowledge and skills appropriate to a course to continue their interest by assisting in a class.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.

PHED 1310. Beginning Volleyball. 0-2-1 Unit.

PHED 1510. Lifeguard Training. 2-2-3 Units.

PHED 2010. Intro to Physical Education. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces students interested in making physical education their profession to the history, philosophy, and problems of physical education and how it contributes to the total education program.
Prerequisites: READ 0098, unless exempt.