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MCC Physical Education

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-Victorie Edwards, Ed.D., 816.604.4455

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 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 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 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 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 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 165 - Varsity Sports I - 1.00 credits

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