Physical and Health Education

Irene Sarnelle, department head

Lynda Alanko, Charles Angersbach, Patricia Davis, Sheree Kiser, Nicole Maples, Sharon Spalding, Paul Yee

Physical and health education provides instruction through movement, cognitive development, and social experiences. The program emphasis is the acquisition of physical skills, which contribute to the development of healthful lifestyles and life-long activity. MBC students must complete one class from PHE 100 through 123 or PHE 221, as well as one credit hour from PHE 137 through PHE 193, for a total of at least two credit hours. In addition to the basic instructional program in physical education, the department offers a minor in Coaching and Exercise Leadership (CEL).

Minor in Coaching and Exercise Leadership

Please see Coaching and Exercise Leadership

Physical and Health Education Course Descriptions

 

100 Fitness (1 s.h.) (P)
Self Fitness and Nutrition assessment. Design and implementation of a personal fitness, wellness, and nutrition plan based on the seven components of wellness. Students participate in a variety of wellness activities. Strongly suggested for freshmen and sophomores.

101 Advanced Fitness (1 s.h.) (P)
Self Fitness and Nutrition assessment as well as instruction in how to assess and plan group fitness. Required for VWIL freshmen.Current health issues will also be addressed. Requried for VWIL freshmen.

102 Topics in Principles of Health (1 s.h.) (P)
Covers current content related to specific topics in the Principles of Health. See the current course offerings list for the most up-to date topic offering.

122 Stress Management (1 s.h.) (P)
Students engage in self-examination of personal stressors. Emphasis  on the practice of stress reduction techniques. The student will construct a personal stress management plan.

123 Consumer Health (1 s.h.) (P)
Provides the student with knowledge and skills to become a wise consumer of health products and services.

137 Outdoor Recreation: Leadership Challenge Program (.5 s.h.) (P)
Experiential activities that encourage individual challenge, team building, communication, and trust. *Prerequisite: VWIL student.

139 Topics in Principles of Dance and Health-Related Fitness (.5 s.h.) (P)
A current content-related class specific to topics in the Principles of Dance and Health-Related Fitness. See the current course offerings list for the most up-to-date topic offering.

140 Yoga (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic techniques of yoga. This course covers a brief history of yoga, a variety of yoga breathing techniques, proper alignment instruction, and an opportunity to develop a safe and effective yoga practice.

141 Aerobics (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction and participation in various types of aerobics. Aerobic activities may include interval training, spinning, stepping  and a variety of other activities that will improve cardiovascular fitness.

142 Weight Training (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic techniques of weight training.

143 Fitness Walking (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic techniques of fitness walking. May include use of Nordic walking poles or hiking.

144A Beginning Ballet (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in beginning level ballet. Leotard and slippers required. Consult the physical education department for fees. Students must provide own transportation.

144B Intermediate Ballet (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in intermediate level ballet skills. Leotard and slippers required. Consult the physical education department for fees. Students must provide own transportation. *Prerequisite: one year of ballet instruction after age 10, PHE 144A, or permission of instructor.

 

144C Advanced Ballet (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in advanced level ballet skills. Leotard and slippers required. Consult the physical education department for fees. Students must provide own transportation. *Prerequisite: three or more years of ballet instruction after age 10, PHE 144B, or permission of instructor.

146 Modern Dance (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in the basic techniques of modern dance. The students choreograph and perform.

147 Historical Dance (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in historical dance movement with emphasis on American and European social dance from the 16th to 20th centuries.

148 Ballroom Dance (.5 s.h.) (P)
Introduction to basic ballroom dance skills including: steps, styling, leading and following for American and Latin ballroom dance forms.

149 Folk Dance (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction and participation in international folk dances primarily from European and Middle Eastern countries.

150 Performance Dance Group (1 s.h.) (P)
Introduction to group dance experiences through dance technique training, technical practice, rehearsal, and performance.The group hosts a historical ball in the fall and a dance festival in the spring. They offer special dance programs and conduct dance workshops for area schools and community groups. Course may be repeated for credit. *Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

155 Independent Activity (.5 s.h.) (P)
Activities to suit individual students with special needs or those who wish to do an advanced activity not offered on campus. *Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

167 Outdoor Recreation: VWIL Wilderness (1 s.h.) (P)
Provides knowledge, experience, and skills in outdoor adventures as a part of the VWIL orientation. *Prerequisite: VWIL student.

170 Racquetball (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic skills, rules, and strategies of racquetball for the beginner. Equipment is available.

171 Tennis (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic skills, rules, and strategies of tennis for the beginner. Equipment is available.

172 Golf (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic skills and rules of golf for the beginner. Equipment is available.

173 Fencing (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic skills, rules, and strategies of bouting for the beginner. Equipment is available.

174 Self-Defense (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic techniques of self-defense.

175 Karate (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic techniques of karate.

176 Outdoor Recreation (.5 s.h.) (P)
Provides physical activity through participation in outdoor recreational activities.

177 Colloquium (credit varies) (P)
Review current course offerings list for subject matter.

179 Horseback Riding (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic horsemanship and horseback riding necessary to begin the safe and successful sport of riding.  Beginning through advanced competition lessons offered. Consult the physical education department for fees. Students must provide own transportation.

180 Scuba (1 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in the knowledge and the skills necessary to dive safely and enjoy the aquatic environment. Successful completion earns the student international certification (PADI). Consult the physical education department for fees. Students must provide own transportation.

181 Skiing/Snowboarding (.5 s.h.) (P)
Instruction in basic techniques of skiing/snowboarding. Consult the physical education department for fees. Students must provide own transportation.

183 Indoor Recreation (.5 s.h.) (P)
Promotes physical activity through the skills and knowledge in indoor recreational activities.

185 Independent Activity (.5 s.h.) (P)
Activities to suit individual students with special needs or those who wish to do an advanced activity not offered on campus. *Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

 

189 Topics in Principles of Motor Skill and Sport-Related Fitness (.5 s.h.) (P)
Provides content related to specific topics in the Principles of Motor Skill and Sport-Related Fitness. See the current course offerings list for the most up-to-date topic offering.

190 Fall Athletic Sports (.5 s.h.) (P)
Varsity Athletes in soccer, volleyball, cross country and basketball may enroll. *Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

 

192 Spring Athletic Sports (.5 s.h.) (P)
Varsity athletes in tennis and softball may enroll. *Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

193 Advanced Fencing (1 s.h.) (P)
Provides skill development in the student’s chosen weapon (foil or épée). Students are expected to compete intercollegiately as a part of the class. *Prerequisite: PHED 173.

221 Emergency Health Care (2 s.h.) (P)
Provides knowledge and practical experience for emergency health care procedures. American Red Cross Certification is awarded after successful completion of ARC exam.

251 Exercise Testing and Training (3 s.h.)
This course covers the essentials needed to assess all components of physical fitness and how to design exercise programs for different populations. Basic exercise physiology is covered in the course. Students will learn assessment techniques and how to interpret results to plan effective conditioning programs for those wishing to improve their fitness or to train for sports activities. Cross listed as BIOL 251.

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