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Foundations of Fitness and Health (PHED 1100)

Credits:  1   Lecture Credits:  0.50   Lab Credits:  0.50  
Description:  This course introduces the fundamental concepts of fitness and wellness. Through lecture, discussion, and physical fitness activities, you are introduced to the components of fitness, assessment tools, and various programs that contribute to physical and emotional health.

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Archery (PHED 1101)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  Designed for all skill levels, this course emphasizes fundamental archery skills. Archery tackle, rules, etiquette and safety in target shooting will be covered. Class will meet on campus and at a variety of outdoor archery settings. Transportation is not provided. A small fee may be charged to access certain shooting ranges. You must provide your own arrows. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Badminton (PHED 1103)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course introduces badminton skills. You will develop and improve your skills through participation, demonstration and discussion. The emphasis is placed on participation. Equipment is provided. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Bowling (PHED 1105)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  Designed for all skill levels, this course emphasizes fundamentals skills, scoring, game courtesies, handicapping, game strategy and progression to advanced skills. In-class league play is included. Class meets off campus for two hours/week. Transportation is not provided. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Beginning Hatha Yoga (PHED 1108)

Credits:  1   Lecture Credits:  .50   Lab Credits:  .50  
Description:  This course is designed to develop the mind and body through the ancient discipline of yoga. Emphasis will be on yoga stretches, balance through body postures (ASANAS), flexibility, muscle tone, and a centered focus leading to relaxation, as well as holistic discipline. Self-control and self-awareness are required. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Beginning T'ai Chi (PHED 1109)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  T'ai Chi is a system of physical exercise based on the principles of effortless breathing, rhythmic movement and weight equilibrium. It is also a method of self-defense. An understanding of the philosophy behind T'ai Chi is included. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Golf (PHED 1110)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  Designed for the beginning golfer, this course emphasizes fundamentals of stance, swing, use of clubs, course procedures, strategy and etiquette. You must have access to golf clubs. Transportation to golf course is not provided. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Yoga Topics (PHED 1111)

Credits:  1   Lecture Credits:  .50   Lab Credits:  .50  
Description:  This course will explore one specific yoga discipline and practice based on instructor expertise; such as yin yoga, restorative yoga, rasa yoga, laya yoga, yoga nidra, etc. You will study the identified topic deeply in both theory and practice.

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Tennis (PHED 1112)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  Designed to accommodate all skill levels, this course will emphasize the fundamental strokes found in tennis. Class will focus on forehand, backhand, volley, rules, etiquette and scoring. You must provide a tennis racquet and three tennis balls. All other equipment will be provided by the school. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Racquet Sports (PHED 1113)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is an introduction to tennis, pickleball, racquetball, badminton and table tennis, with emphasis on rules, etiquette, organization, and appreciation of the fundamental footwork, strokes and strategies for each game. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Minnesota Winter Outdoor Activities (PHED 1114)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  Designed for students of all skill levels, this course will provide the opportunity to develop downhill skiing, snowboarding, or cross-country skiing and snowshoeing skills. This course covers selection and care of equipment, appropriate clothing, winter outdoor safety and the fundamental skills found in each activity. It also emphasizes participation and skill development through lecture, videos, demonstration and discussion. You may rent equipment or provide your own. Transportation is not provided. There is an additional fee charged for this course. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Mat Pilates (PHED 1117)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course acquaints you with the basic principles of Pilates: Breath, Focus, Powerhouse, and Alignment. Through the precision of movement, proper form, and breath you will gain strength in and tone your Powerhouse (abdominal, pelvic and back muscles). You will perform all exercises on a mat from your engaged powerhouse while using your own body weight as your resistance.

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Weight Training (PHED 1123)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is designed as an introduction to resistive exercise through the use of weight machines and free weights, with emphasis on total fitness through circuit training. Each student will identify personal needs and pursue a program appropriate to those needs. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Recreation and Games: Developing Self and Leadership (PHED 1128)

Credits:  2   Lab Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will heighten your sense of adventure and fun with activities intended to appeal to mind, body, and spirit. You will participate in a series of individual and group games. You will learn to take appropriate risks and sharpen your problem-solving and conflict-management skills. You will learn to build trust within yourself and with others, learn to cooperate with and support classmates, and enhance your physical fitness and self-confidence. You will apply the learning from this course to other areas of your life and participate in an end-of-the-semester experience. Must be taken A-F.

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Relaxation Techniques (PHED 1132)

Credits:  1   Lecture Credits:  .50   Lab Credits:  .50  
Description:  This course is designed for the student interested in developing body awareness and relaxation techniques. It includes learning techniques to reduce distress and quiet the body, stretches for relaxing, diaphragmatic breathing, progressive relaxation, massage, and various other techniques. It also emphasizes decisions and choices that need to be made for acquiring good body awareness, all done within a psychophysical education approach. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Fitness Walking (PHED 1134)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  In this course, you will be introduced to the benefits of walking, learn good walking techniques, set fitness goals and document your activities. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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World Dance (PHED 1138)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course introduces you to a variety of folk dances. Instruction will focus on many different cultures and the importance of dance as it reflects diverse heritages. Active participation is required. Must be taken A-F.

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Aerobic Workout (PHED 1156)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is a progression from introductory to advanced aerobic activities to improve cardiorespiratory fitness. You will participate in a variety of low- and high-impact interval and endurance activities and assess your level of physical fitness. Must be taken A-F.

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Step Aerobics (PHED 1157)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course emphasizes cardiovascular and muscle conditioning through the use of the bench step, hand weights and exercise bands. Fitness assessment is included in this course. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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Volleyball (PHED 1164)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course teaches the fundamentals of volleyball with emphasis on participation, basic skills, rules, strategy, teamwork and tournament play. Must be taken Pass/Fail.

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