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Associate Professors Flynn, Deschaine (on leave, 1997-1998), Court, Purgavie, Coffey, Chair, Graef (on leave, winter
semester and Short Term), and Mulholland; Assistant Professors Pardy, Murphy, and Reilly; Mr. Fereshetian
Students are encouraged to select an activity that will offer a new exposure, develop skills in an already competent activity, or supplement a current fitness program. The physical education course emphasizes physical activity and fitness components and is based on active participation, which allows the student to accrue the physical, social, and healthful benefits of the activity. Regular physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle it prevents disease and enhances health and the quality of life.
Required Physical Education. The program consists of four activities courses, each five weeks in length and scheduled for two periods per week. Successful completion of this program, a requirement for graduation, is expected of all students during their first year in residence. All students are encouraged to participate in this program, beyond the four-activity requirement, on an elective basis. Permission of the instructor is required. Staff.
Physical education courses include: African Dance, Alpine Skiing, Archery, Badminton/Pickleball, Ballet (Beginning and Intermediate), Ballroom Dance, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Conditioning (Beginning and Advanced), Contra Dance, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Golf, Hockey Skating, In-Line Skating, Individual Fitness Program, Jazz Dance, Juggling, Karate, Kayaking, Lifeguard Training, Lifeguard Instructor, Modern Dance (Beginning and Advanced), Racquetball (Beginning and Intermediate), RAD Self-Defense for Women, Row for Fitness, Scuba Diving, Self Defense for Women, Snow Shoe, Squash, Step Aerobics, Strength Training (Beginning and Intermediate), Swimming, Taekwondo, Tap Dance, Tennis (Beginning and Intermediate), Wall Climbing, Wallyball, Water Aerobics, Water Safety Instructor, and Waterfront Module.
Theory and Study
345. Sports Medicine Seminar. This course is intended for juniors and seniors who are looking at careers in the allied health professions. Course content includes research and theory of anatomy, exercise, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, nutrition, rehabilitation, and emergency medicine and trauma, all related to sport and athletics. There are occasional lectures from allied health care professionals. Individual research topics are selected in relation to instructor and student interests. Recommended background: Physical Education 210. Enrollment limited to 12. Staff.
360. Independent Study. Designed for the student who may have particular interests in areas of study that go beyond the regular course offerings. Permission of the Department is required prior to registration, and a detailed, typed prospectus must be submitted to the Chair as part of the request. Staff.
Short Term Units
s20. Methodology of Coaching. This unit explores various areas and methodologies involved in successful coaching, through readings, discussions, topic presentations, and practical field experiences. Topics include the development of a coaching philosophy based on athletics first, winning second; a physiological approach to training including aerobic, anaerobic, strength, and motor skill development; the psychological approach to motivation, imagery training, and relaxation; and sport pedagogy, including program organization and periodization of training. Enrollment limited to 25. G. Purgavie.
s50. Individual Research. The student must submit a written proposal for a full-time research project to be completed during Short Term. A staff member must be secured to direct the study and the proposal approved by a departmental committee before permission for registration is granted. Students are limited to one individual research unit. Staff.