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Physical Education - Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley

Contacts:
MW-Sheila Juenger, 816.604.3557
PV-Darrell Phillips, 816.604.4328

PHED 105 - Body Building I - 1.00 credits

Designed for the student wanting to develop muscular strength and endurance. Emphasis will be on proper training technique and program development. Includes assessment, planning, and participation in an individual fitness program based on the student's needs.

PHED 106 - Body Building II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 105. A continuation of PHED 105. This course will expand on the concepts introduced in PHED 105, in addition to offering a variety of advanced techniques. Emphasis is given to the individual program of each student.

PHED 107 - Physical Fitness I - 1.00 credits

First in a series of classes designed to develop the student's level of physical fitness. Emphasis will be given to the individual's muscle strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Includes assessment, planning, and participation in an individual fitness program based on the student's needs. The student will have access to free weights, weight machines, and a variety of cardiovascular equipment.

PHED 108 - Physical Fitness II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 107. Second in a series of classes designed to develop the student's level of physical fitness. This course will expand on the concepts introduced in PHED 107, in addition to offering a variety of advanced techniques and programming ideas. Emphasis is given to the individual program of each student.

PHED 109 - Physical Fitness III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 108. A continuation of PHED 107 and 108.

PHED 110 - Physical Fitness IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 109. A continuation of PHED 107, 108, and 109.

PHED 117 - Golf I - 1.00 credits

Fundamental techniques and skills, rules, terminology, playing courtesies, and etiquette of golf.

PHED 118 - Golf II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 117. Advanced theory. Techniques of golf. Rhythm and swing, golf errors, and individual corrections and adjustments.

PHED 120 - Basketball II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 119. Advanced techniques, skills, and rules of basketball. Team and league play.

PHED 121 - Aerobics I - 1.00 credits

A program of physical fitness based on popular aerobic exercises. Individual exercise programs designed for persons of all ages.

PHED 122 - Aerobics II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 121. An advanced program of physical fitness based on popular aerobic exercises. Individual exercise programs designed for persons of all ages.

PHED 123 - Bench Aerobics - 1.00 credits

Concentrates on strengthening and toning the legs while working the cardiovascular system. By using the bench step-up format, low-impact exercises are incorporated into this class. All fitness levels can be accommodated in the same class by having the student change the height of the bench.

PHED 126 - Lifetime Fitness I - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: Successful completion of preliminary health screening or permission of personal physician. First in a series of cardiovascular and muscular development fitness programs designed around the aerobic circuit. The course introduces basic concepts of lifetime fitness development, health, and exercise programming. A variety of individual aerobic exercise equipment will be incorporated into the student's total program.

PHED 127 - Lifetime Fitness II - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 126 and successful completion of preliminary health screening or permission of personal physician. Second in a series of cardiovascular and muscular development fitness programs designed around the aerobic circuit. The course expands on concepts introduced in PHED 126. A variety of individual aerobic exercise equipment will be incorporated into the student's total program.

PHED 128 - Lifetime Fitness III - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 127 and successful completion of preliminary health screening or permission of personal physician. A cardiovascular and muscular development fitness program designed around the aerobic circuit. The course builds on the concepts introduced in PHED 126 and 127. Additional concepts integrated include strength and body composition. A variety of individual aerobic exercise equipment will be incorporated into the student's total program.

PHED 129 - Lifetime Fitness IV - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 128 and preliminary health screening or permission of personal physician. A cardiovascular and muscular development fitness program designed around the aerobic circuit. The course builds on concepts introduced in PHED 126, 127, and 128. A variety of individual aerobic exercise equipment will be incorporated into the student's total program.

PHED 131 - Jogging and Distance Training - 1.00 credits

Basic principles and precautions are covered in setting up a beginning and/or advanced running program. This course is designed for those who wish to run for fitness or competition.

PHED 135 - Fencing I - 1.00 credits

Basic skills, rules, history, and etiquette of foil fencing. Practice of techniques and strategies.

PHED 136 - Fencing II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 135. Advanced techniques of foil fencing.

PHED 141 - Bowling I - 1.00 credits

History of bowling. Development of individual skills and techniques. Facilities, etiquette, equipment, league organization, and abridged rules.

PHED 142 - Bowling II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 141. Improvement of performance skills and techniques. Form, rhythm, and coordination. Individual bowling and league play.

PHED 143 - Self-Defense - 1.00 credits

A course designed for both men and women emphasizing "street self-defense." Effective physical techniques and strategies to avoid or terminate threatening actions or a violent attack will be introduced.

PHED 144 - Karate I - 1.00 credits

Fundamental skills and techniques in the art of karate.

PHED 145 - Karate II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 144. Intermediate techniques in the art of karate.

PHED 146 - Karate III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 145. Further development of intermediate techniques in the art of karate.

PHED 147 - Karate IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: PHED 146. Advanced techniques in the art of karate.

PHED 151 - Introduction to Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation - 3.00 credits

An introductory course for the student considering a career in exercise science, physical education and recreation. History, philosophy and careers in physical activity will be explored.

PHED 154 - Principles of Group Exercise Instruction - 2.00 credits

To teach individuals the methods and priciples necessary to safely and effectively lead a group fitness (aerobic's) class. Students will be prepared to successfully complete professional certification by the course's end. Class will include choreography, proper body mechanics, form and technique, the FITT principle, target heart rate, rate of percieved exertion, prevention of injury and a variety of fitness activities.

PHED 156 - Principles of Strength Training - 2.00 credits

Principle of strength training is designed for the student enrolled in the Exercise Science program that intends to work in the field of health & wellness in order to teach strength training and for the person that would like to become personal trainer certified.

PHED 157 - Principles of Health - 3.00 credits

Principles of healthful living. Physical, emotional, and social health. Contemporary health problems.

PHED 158 - First Aid/CPR - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: The student must be at least 17 years old. Theory and practice of giving aid to ill or injured persons. Treatment of injuries. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures. History and development of safety education. American Red Cross certificates issued to students completing the course successfully.

PHED 159 - Individual Wellness - 2.00 credits

Designed for individuals interested in a wellness lifestyle. Individuals design personalized fitness programs through consultation with the instructor. Computerized evaluations determine health and fitness levels. Programs are then administered for cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strengthening and toning, nutritional awareness, weight control, and stress reduction. Students choose those activities most relevant to them.

PHED 165 - Varsity Sports I - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Current membership in an intercollegiate athletic team. Participation in all phases of a varsity sport.

PHED 166 - Varsity Sports II - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Current membership in an intercollegiate athletic team. Participation in all phases of a varsity sport.

PHED 167 - Varsity Sports III - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Current membership in an intercollegiate athletic team and PHED 165. Participation in all phases of a varsity sport.

PHED 168 - Varsity Sports IV - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Current membership in an intercollegiate athletic team and PHED 166. Participation in all phases of a varsity sport.

PHED 178 - Scuba Diving - 1.00 credits

Scuba Diving is a course that develops the basic knowledge and skills needed to safely enjoy recreational diving. Successful completion of this course will prepare the student for Open Water Certification Training dives through the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) or the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI).

PHED 197 - Topics in Physical Education - 1.00 credits

Designed to offer the student or a group of students a current activity topic. Considering the dynamic state the fields of physical and wellness are in at the current time, this allows the Physical Education Department to meet the needs of the community.

PHED 198 - Topics in Physical Education - 2.00 credits

Designed to offer the student or a group of students a current activity topic. Considering the dynamic state the fields of physical and wellness are in at the current time, this allows the Physical Education Department to meet the needs of the community.

PHED 199 - Topics in Physical Education - 3.00 credits

Designed to offer the student or a group of students a current activity topic. Considering the dynamic state the fields of physical and wellness are in at the current time, this allows the Physical Education Department to meet the needs of the community.

 

Last Modified: 9/24/19