Health, Physical Education, and Dance

Course Descriptions

Massage Therapy: HA (Healing Arts) Series

HA-100 Foundations of Therapeutic Massage
3 hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-112 (or 205) and BE-122 (or 226) or satisfactory placement on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test. Open to Massage Therapy majors only
An introduction to the massage therapy profession. Topics will include: the history and role of massage therapy in health and illness, different styles of bodywork, ethics and profes- sionalism, research literacy, and self-care practice. Note: This is not a hands-on course.

HA-101 Eastern Massage I
1 hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory 2 credits
Corequisite: BI-301 All prerequisites must be com- pleted with a grade of C or better. Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course combines lecture, focused on expanding the student’s understanding of Eastern healing and traditional Chinese medicine, with practicum experience in the foundational techniques of Shiatsu. Drawing upon concepts introduced in Eastern anatomy and physiology, the student learns the palpatory skills necessary to administer an effective full-body Shiatsu treatment. Proper body mechanics, fluidity, and stretching techniques are emphasized in the practicum.

HA-102 Western Massage I
1 hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory 2 credits
Corequisite: BI-301 All prerequisites must be com- pleted with a grade of C or better. Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course will focus on developing a firm foundation in Western, or what is most commonly referred to as “Swedish” style massage. The
history of Western massage, its basic techniques, benefits and contraindictions for their use will be discussed. Proper use of oils, massage tables, draping and bolstering methods will be introduced. High emphasis will be placed in the practicum on modeling proper body mechanics necessary to execute techniques efficiently and safely.

HA-103 Eastern Massage II
1 hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory 2 credits
Prerequisites: HA-100, HA-101, and BI-301. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course combines lecture, focused on expanding the student’s understanding of
Eastern healing and traditional Chinese medicine, with practicum experience in the foundational techniques of Shiatsu. Drawing upon concepts introduced in Eastern anatomy and physiology, the student learns the palpatory skills necessary to administer an effective full-body Shiatsu treatment. Proper body mechanics, fluidity, and stretching techniques are emphasized in the practicum.

HA-104 Western Massage II
1 hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory 2 credits Prerequisite: HA-102; corequisite: BI-331. All prerequi- sites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course will expand on the material and skill learned in Western Massage I. Advanced deep tissue and stretching techniques will be explored, as well as working with clients in sidelying posi- tion and seated in a chair. Students will learn approaches for using massage in pre-and post- event sport situations, along with cramp relief techniques and heat and cold application. Also introduced will be basic assessment and treat- ment documentation skills necessary for focused therapeutic massage work.

HA-201 Eastern Massage III
1 hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory 2 credits
Prerequisite: HA-103 (completed with a grade of C or better) Offered as needed.
This course combines lecture, focused on presenting the advanced concepts of Eastern healing, with practicum experience in advanced level techniques in Shiatsu. It builds upon the foundations established in Eastern Massage I & II as students further refine their intellectual and
palpatory skill. Students learn how to evaluate the energetic state of a client, and develop a profes- sional treatment strategy that includes appropriate documentation. Proper body mechanics, fluidity, and stretching techniques continue to be emphasized in the practicum. Students are also introduced to other Eastern healing methods.

HA-202 Western Massage III
1 hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory 2 credits
Prerequisite: HA-104 (completed with a grade of C or better) Corequisite: HA-203, Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course continues the learning of techniques and skills taught in previous Western massage classes and prepares students in the use of thera- peutic massage applications. Advance techniques such as trigger point release, orthopedic assess- ment testing, and treatment plan design will be discussed for common injuries and conditions.

HA-203 Massage Practicum I
6 hours laboratory 2 credits
Prerequisite: BI-331; co-requisites: HA-220 and 202. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
Prepares students for the practice of massage with a healthy population in a variety of settings under direct supervision. Drawing on the techniques and skills learned in Eastern and Western Massage, students gain the experience and confidence needed for the successful practice of Swedish massage, Shiatsu, chair massage, and sports massage. Therapeutic modalities complementary to the practice will also be presented.

HA-204 Massage Practicum II
9 hours laboratory 3 credits
Prerequisite: HA-203; co-requisite: HA-221.
All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course prepares students to treat clients with clinical conditions. Working under direct supervision, students will assess client conditions and develop treatment plans for clients utilizing both Western and Eastern massage techniques. Treatment plans are charted and outcomes are evaluated. First aid safety procedures are also discussed.

HA-205 Professional Issues in Massage Therapy
2 hours 2 credits Corequisite: HA-204
Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
Prepares students to enter a career in massage therapy. Foundational business theory and skills needed to build and maintain a practice in a variety of settings will be discussed, including marketing strategies, networking and making appropriate referrals. Professional ethics and management of more complex client/therapist situations will be addressed.

HA-206 Pregnancy Massage
I hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory, 2 credits
Prerequisites: CPR and First Aid Certification, BI-302, BI-331, HA-101, HA-104; or permission of instructor; offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course provides in-depth knowledge needed to offer safe and effective massage treatments
to pregnant clients. The anatomy and physiology of body changes and complications, benefits, indications, and cautions of pregnancy massage, along with massage techniques, Eastern and Western, for common discomforts during pregnancy are included along with communi- cation, ethical considerations, and documentation. The course also prepares students to give safe and effective massage to women during labor and childbirth as well as during the postpartum period.

HA-207 Hospital-Based Massage
I hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory, 2 credits
Prerequisites: CPR and First Aid Certification, medical clearance, liability/malpractice insurance, BI-302, BI-331, HA-101, HA-104, and permission of instructor; offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course is designed for students majoring in Massage Therapy or Nursing who plan to provide massage for seriously ill patients in a hospital setting, with an emphasis on oncology massage. It includes medical terminology, devices, and documentation. The course presents an overview of complementary and alternative therapies, including energy-based techniques that are commonly used with seriously ill patients, along with how to modify massage therapy according to patients' needs. Students will gain practical experience providing massage in the hospital.

HA-208 Sports Massage
I hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory, 2 credits
Prerequisites: CPR and First Aid Certification, BI-302, BI-331, HA-101, HA-104; or permission of instructor; offered in Fall or Spring semester.
This course will enable students to assess athletic clients in order to apply appropriate massage techniques in safe and effective ways. The course includes theory and philosophy of sports massage, pathologies and dysfunctions, and specialized clinical methods to resolve pain syndromes. Students will gain practical experience working with the college's athletic teams.

HA-209 Thai Massage
I hour lecture and 3 hours laboratory, 2 credits
CPR and First Aid Certification, BI-302, BI-331, HA-103; HA-104; or permission of instructor; offered in Fall or Spring Semester.

This course is designed for advanced massage therapy students. This course provides an introduction to traditional Thai massage and Thai culture. The lecture will review the history and theoretical foundations of Thai massage and discuss the role of massage in traditional Thai medicine. The practicum will prepare students to use stretches and pressure with hands, arms, knees, and feet to deliver a basic two-hour massage sequence in the front, side, back, and seated positions.

HA-220 Pathology for Massage Therapy I
3 hours 3 credits
Prerequisites: BI-302, HA-104; co-requisite: BI-325. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better. Offered in Fall or Spring semester.

An introduction to the theories and mechanisms of disease. The course focuses on the pathological conditions most likely encountered in the scope of massage therapy. Special attention will be given to precautions, contraindications and indications for massage. Pathological conditions correlating to body systems within a holistic perspective will be discussed.

HA-221 Pathology for Massage Therapy II
3 hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: HA-220 (completed with a grade of C or better) Offered in Fall or Spring semester.
Continuation of the study of disease conditions with an emphasis on organic disorders and psychologically-based and stress-related diseases. The importance of history taking, massage endangerments and referral decisions will be reviewed.

HE-100 Series: Health Education

Note: Students interested in pursuing a pre-major in health education may select appropriate courses from the HE-100 series with the assistance of a pre-major Departmental adviser.

HE-101 Introduction to Health Education*
2 class hours 1 credit
Students who are required to take BE-111, 112 or BE-201, 203, 205, or BE-121 or BE-225 must take HE-101. Students may not receive credit for both HE-101 and 102.
An introductory course in personal and community health designed specifically for students who have been placed in Basic Skills reading and/or writing, or The English as a Second Language sequence. Topics include mental health, addictions and dependencies, sex and sexuality, diet, exercise and weight control, the major diseases and their relation to morbidity and longevity. In addition, students are required to attend Health Lecture Series Programs and/ or related field experiences as a complement to classroom activities.

HE-102 Health, Behavior and Society* (Syllabus)
2 class hours 2 credits
Corequisite: BE-122 OR BE-226
This fundamental course focuses on the relationship between health and human behavior by exploring the psychological, biological, and socio-cultural perspectives of health. Topics for discussion emphasize disease prevention and lifelong health promotion for the individual and the community. Learning experiences are designed to enable students to develop analytical reasoning skills in order to make informed health decisions and to promote and maintain wellness across diverse cultures. This course will examine major health areas of importance to the individual and society including nutrition, mental health, stress, sexuality, exercise science and addictions.

HE-103 Nutrition and Health* (Syllabus)
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-122 (or 226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test.
The science of nutrition and its relationship to health, including nutritional needs and pathologies, functions and uses of various foods, factors influencing eating habits, food additives, food economics, and food sanitation.

HE-104 Addictions and Dependencies*
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: HE-101 or 102. (The HE-101 or 102 prerequisite is not required for students in the Nursing curriculum or for veterans.)
An investigation of recent research related to the psychological and physiological effects of dependencies, such as compulsive eating, gambling, work habits, and smoking. The problems of use and abuse of depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and rehabilitation also discussed.

HE-105 Human Sexuality* (Syllabus)
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: HE-101 or 102. (The HE-101 or 102 prerequisite is not required for students in the Nursing curriculum or for veterans.)
Designed to assist students in developing positive and accepting attitudes and behaviors about their own sexuality and that of others throughout the life cycle. Study includes psycho-sexual development, sexual behaviors, reproductive biology, and family planning.

HE-106 First Aid and Safety Education* (Syllabus)
3 class hours 1 laboratory hour 3 credits
Prerequisite: BE-112 or 205, BE-122 or 226, or satisfactory score on the CUNY/ACT Assessment Test.
Provides a basic understanding of the causes and effects of accidents in our lives. Prevention of accidents and emergency care are the focus. Students successfully completing this course will be awarded an American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate.

HE-107 Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior* (Syllabus)
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: HE-101 or 102 or SS-510. (The HE-101 or 102 prerequisite is not required for students in the Nursing curriculum or for veterans.)
An opportunity for students to develop a better understanding of their behavior and adjustment to life situations. Attention given to personal approaches to problem-solving and evaluating available outside resources. Participation is required in at least one course-related field trip to be arranged by the instructor.

HE-108 Health and Physical Fitness* (Syllabus)
3 class hours 3 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: HE-101 or 102.

An inquiry to the concepts of health, physical fitness, physical performance and wellness. Factors such as nutrition, body composition and weight control, principles of physical conditioning, physiology of exercise, and other issues related to optimal physical performance will be considered. The classroom lectures will be supplemented by laboratories and demonstrations using available gym facilities to provide the students the opportunity to assess their present state of physical fitness. The student should be able to formulate a program of self-improvement in relation to their individual goals after completion of this course of study.

HE-110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation* (Syllabus)
1 class hour 1 credit
Basic life support knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation developed, including artificial circulation, artificial respiration, and clearing obstructed airways. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive American Red Cross CPR Certification.

HE-111 Stress Management*
3 class hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: HE-101 or HE-102.

This course explores theories of stress to help students understand and cope more effectively with the stress in their daily lives. Topics covered include the types and causes of stress; components, manifestations and consequences of stress; how to evaluate and measure stress, and strategies/techniques to minimize stressors and manage stress.

HE-114 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Syllabus)
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the major issues in health promotion and disease prevention. Students will be introduced to the major causes of premature mortality and morbidity and the behavioral and environmental contributions to illness and injury. Strategies for risk reduction and the development and implementation of interventions will be presented. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the economic, political, and ethical considerations that may impact the implementation and effectiveness of interventions.

HE-200 Series: Emergency Medical Education

Note: Students interested in pursuing a career in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Care should take HE-200 (note prerequisites).
The assistance of a Departmental adviser is available.

HE-200 Emergency Medical Technician** (Syllabus)
6 class hours 4 laboratory hours 8 credits
Prerequisite: A valid CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) Certificate, HE-110, or the equivalent; and a valid SFA (Standard First Aid) Certificate, HE-106, or the equivalent.
This course prepares the student for EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certification. The content and sequence of the course material are mandated by the State of New York Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Health Services.

HE-201 Emergency Medical Technician Refresher**
2 class hours 2 laboratory hours 3 credits
Prerequisite: A current valid EMT card pending expiration or an EMT card recently expired. This course is mandated for licensed EMT's by the State of New York Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Health Services. Interdisciplinary Courses

INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES

IS-151 The Health of the Nation (Syllabus)
2 class hours 2 credits
This course provides an examination of the health status of different populations in the United States. Concepts of epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention are discussed. The characteristics of special populations are addressed, as are some of the major threats to the health, safety and welfare of individuals and society.

IS-220 Herbs: Nature's Pharmacy
3 class hours 3 credits Offered in the Spring semester
This course will introduce the health care student and consumer to general concepts underlying the use of vitamins, minerals and herbs within a holistic health framework. Current research on the safety and efficacy of these supplements will be examined as well as the regulations governing their use.

PE-400 Series: Team Sports and Combatives

All of the following courses carry 1 credit and meet for 2 laboratory hours. Please note prerequisites where required.

PE-401 Basketball (Syllabus)
2 hours 1 credit
This course will introduce students to all of the fundamental skills of basketball: footwork, passing, shooting, rebounding, dribbling, defense and boxing out. The course will include executing some basic strategies such as give and go, screen and roll, and backdoor cuts. It will cover the rules of the game with a chance to officiate and keep a scorebook. The course will offer opportunities for competitive games with an emphasis on teamwork and sportsmanship.

PE-408 Self-Defense
2 hours 1 credit
This course is designed to give participants the knowledge and skills necessary to protect themselves in a potentially violent situation. Students will learn a variety of escape strategies, assertiveness skills, and practical self defense techniques to defend against the unarmed and armed assailant, including blocks, strikes, kicks, throws, sweeps, distractions and pressure points.

PE-409 Soccer
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
The game of soccer is considered one of the fastest growing sports in America to date. This course is designed to introduce the basic skills, such as kicking, passing, dribbling and shooting, necessary for participation in the high endurance sport. Rules of the game, basic offensive and defensive strategies will also be introduced.

PE-410 Softball
2 hours 1 credit
An opportunity for students to develop a better understanding of the sport of softball. Students will learn proper terminology and basic skills. Everyone will participate in drills to enhance softball skills, flexibility, fitness and strength; and improve in specific areas such as throwing, fielding, base running, hitting, bunting, pitching and catching.

PE-412 Touch Football
Offered as needed.

PE-415 Beginning Volleyball (Syllabus)
2 hours 1 credit
This course offers students the opportunity of learning how to play the game of volleyball. Included in the instruction are the individual skills necessary to play the game: passing, setting, serving and spiking. In addition, simple team offensive and defensive strategies will be presented and practiced. At the end of the course, the students will be tested on their knowledge of the rules of the game.

PE-416 Weight Training (Syllabus)
2 hours 1 credit
This course is designed to help men and women to improve muscular strength and cardiovascular efficiency through the application of scientific methods of weight training. The main emphasis of the classwork will focus on practical exercise and progressive weight training, and students will have a better understanding of their bodies.

PE-425 Intermediate Volleyball
2 hours 1 credit Prerequisite: PE-415, or permission of the Department.
This course is designed for the intermediatevolleyball player. The purpose of this course is to improve volleyball skills. Students will be participating in highly developed volleyball drills and play associated with collegiate volleyball. Students will be introduced to intermediate offensive skills with much emphasis placed on techniques and total team play.

PE-441 Introduction to T'ai Chi
2 hours 1 credit
The purpose of this course is to introduce and integrate T'ai-Chi as a daily exercise. Students will develop an appreciation of the history and philosophy of this ancient exercise. In addition, students will learn T'ai-Chi breathing, warm-up exercises, and 38 postures of the Yang form.

PE-500 Series: Lifetime Sports and Individual Activities

All of the following courses carry 1 credit andmeet for 2 laboratory hours. Please note prerequisiteswhere required.

PE-501 Archery
2 Lab. hours 1 credit
Designed for beginner archers. The fundamentaltechniques of Olympic style target archery arestudied and practiced. Topics include equipment,scoring, safety, history and tournament procedures.

PE-503 Badminton (Syllabus)
2 Lab. hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
Designed for beginner badminton players. Fundamental techniques are studied andpracticed. Topics include strokes, rules, singles anddoubles strategy. Students will play in singles anddoubles class tournaments.

PE-510 Golf
2 Lab. hours 1 credit
Designed to teach beginners the basic skills of the sport. Topics include: variations of the swing, equipment, rules, etiquette, putting, chipping and most other shots. The class will travel to a local driving range to practice, in addition to practice in the gymnasium.

PE-514 Jogging
2 hours 1 credit
This course is designed to provide students with the information to improve their cardiovascular endurance and strength in a safe and efficient manner through jogging. Students will be expected to set individual goals to increase their mileage and speed during the semester.

PE-515 Beginning Paddleball
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed
This course is designed to teach the beginning paddleball player all phases of one-wall paddleball, including fundamental skills, strategy, officiating and scoring.

PE-520 Beginning Swimming* (Syllabus)
2 hours 1 credit
This course will teach non-swimmers and/or fearful swimmers how to relax in the water. In addition, students will begin basic swimming skills, e.g. breath control, floating, crawlstroke and backstroke.

PE-521 Intermediate Swimming*
2 hours 1 credit
The purpose of this course is to improve all aquatics skills and develop endurance. Students will learn all four competitive strokes. In addition, deep water skills and basic Red Cross training will be reviewed.

PE-522 Lifeguard Training*
Offered as needed. Prerequisite: satisfaction of American Red Cross entry standards (test administered by the Department prior to coursework). To become a certified American Red Cross lifeguard, students must have Adult CPR and Standard First Aid certification in addition to completion of this course.

PE-523 Beginning Tennis
2 hours 1 credit
This course covers the basic strokes in the game of tennis: the forehand and backhand ground strokes as well as the forehand and backhand volley. The overhead serve will be taught. The rules and strategies of singles and doubles play will be discussed.

PE-529 Slimnastics
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
This course covers the basic elements of health and fitness, including cardiovascular fitness, strength training, flexibility and nutrition. Students are introduced to a variety of exercises with the ultimate goal of achieving and maintaining a well rounded personal fitness regimen.

PE-530 Yoga (Syllabus)
An introduction to the self-development system composed of a series of postures or poses (asanas in Sanskrit). These asanas promote health, relaxation and discipline in the mind.

PE-531 Table Tennis
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.

PE-532 Yoga II
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
Continuation and expansion of asanas with deeper focus on self discipline and self awareness.

PE-540 Introduction to Physical Fitness (Syllabus)
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed
A comprehensive approach to preparation of a physically active lifestyle, this course focuses on building sound exercise and activity habits that can carry on throughout one’s lifetime. Emphasis will be on an extensive review of physical fitness components, design and initiation of a personal fitness plan, and active engagement during fitness activities

PE-541 Aerobic Exercise
2 hours 1 credit
Designed to assist students in achieving a healthy body through a successful combination of safe, effective exercises and fun.

PE-545 Sportwalking
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
This course is designed to give students a basic working knowledge of cardiovascular fitness using walking, the nation's most popular form of exercise. Other topics covered include proper form, flexibility, stress management, motivation, and current fitness topics. This class is tailored to meet the needs of students at all levels.

PE-550 Sports Conditioning
2 class hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
A comprehensive approach to preparation for athletic or recreational competition. This course will focus on improvement of fitness components and skills as they pertain to sports activity. This instructional activity course will also address pertinent topics such as: nutrition, body composition, aerobic endurance, muscular power, flexibility and injury prevention.

DAN Series: Dance

All of the following courses carry 1 credit and meet for 2 studio hours. Please note prerequisites where required.

DAN-100 Beginning Modern Dance
2 hours 1 credit
This course introduces the student to various modern dance techniques including those of Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Paul Taylor and Alvin Ailey. This is a participatory learning experience with an emphasis on learning through movement.

DAN-101 Beginning Ballet
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
An introduction to classical ballet for the beginning student or the student who wishes to refresh his/her skills. A traditional barre will be followed by center work and movement through space.

DAN-102 Jazz Dance
2 hours 1 credit
This course introduces the student to jazz dance through the styles of Gus Giordano, Talley Beatty, and Lynn Simonson. Live jazz music provides accompaniment for this course.

DAN-103 African & Afro-Caribbean Dance
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
Designed to instruct the student in the historic rituals of African and Afro-Caribbean dance, this course blends history with movement.

DAN-104 Musical Theatre Dance
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
A technique course designed to give the student experience in the various dance styles used in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

DAN-105 Music Video Dance
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed.
A movement course designed to give students training in video dance skills including hip-hop. Course work includes training in video choreography.

DAN-106 Latin Dance
2 class hours 1 credit
This course will familiarize the student with basic Latin dance techniques. The cultural significance of each dance will be highlighted.

DAN-107 Social, Folk and Square Dance
2 hours 1 credit
This course introduces the student to the rudiments of ballroom, folk and square dance. Designed for the beginning dancer, this course emphasizes education through movement.

DAN-110 Foundation of Dance Movement
3 class hours 3 credits Does not fulfill the physical education requirement for any curriculum.
Theoretical and structural basis for dance movement. Principles of developing skills; observation and evaluation of human movement applicable to dance skills. Introduction to Lab analysis and applied movement analysis.

DAN-111 Introduction to the Art of Dance (Syllabus)
3 hours 3 credits
May be used to fulfill requirements for graduation in the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree programs (A.A. and A.S.) as an LE elective, and certain others (see pages 71-72). May also be used to fulfill elective credits in liberal arts and sciences. Does not fulfill the physical education requirement for any curriculum.
A study of dance as an art form. Includes an introduction to theories and styles of dance from the Renaissance to the avant-garde. Relationship of dance to music, fine art, and theater discussed and clarified through film showings, selected readings and attendance at dance performances.
No previous experience required.

DAN-112 Dance in the Twentieth Century
3 class hours 3 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: DAN-111, or permission of the Dept.
An in-depth study and examination of trends in the art of ballet and modern dance from 1900 to 1999. The esthetics of modernism, abstraction and post-modernism as they relate to dance examined through films, video, and dance performances.

DAN-113 History of African Dance Forms
3 class hours 3 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: DAN-111.
A survey of African dance and its influence on social, concert, and theatrical dance. Traces African dance forms from Africa through the slave trade to current theatrical productions.

DAN-114 Dance on Stage and Film
3 hours 3 credits Offered in Spring.
Prerequisite DAN-111 or Dept. permission.
An analysis of dance on Broadway and in film as it has related to American culture beginning with early twentieth-century music hall productions, progressing through contemporary Broadway choreography, and including classic and contemporary examples of choreography for film.

DAN-120 Beginning Modern Dance for Majors
2 hours 1 credit

DAN-121 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance I
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed. Prerequisite: PE-604, or permission of the Dept.
A continuation of PE-604, this course will continue to develop movement skills and will introduce choreographic concepts and terminology.

DAN-122 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance II (Syllabus)
1 credit

DAN-123 Advanced Beginning Modern Dance III (Syllabus)
1 credit

DAN-130 Beginning Ballet for Majors (Syllabus)
1 credit

DAN-131 Advanced Beginners' Ballet
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed. Prerequisite: DAN-101, or permission of the Dept.
A traditional class for students who are already acquainted with the rudiments of ballet. A barre will be followed by adagio and allegro work in center. Traveling combinations will challenge the student in performance technique and styles.

DAN-132 Advanced Beginning Ballet II
1 credit

DAN-133 Advanced Beginning Ballet III
1 credit

DAN-140 Advanced Beginners' Jazz Dance
2 hours 1 credit Offered as needed. Prerequisite: DAN-102, or permission of the Dept.
A continuation of PE-613, this course challenges the student with more difficult dance combinations and begins to work on performance skills.

DAN-220 Intermediate Modern Dance I (Syllabus)
4 studio hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: DAN-121, and/or permission of the Department.
Designed to develop intermediate-level modern dance skills with emphasis on techniques and movement phrasing.

DAN-221 Intermediate Modern Dance II
4 studio hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: DAN-220, or Departmental permission.
Does not fulfill the physical education requirement for any curriculum.
Continuation and expansion of concepts and techniques introduced in Intermediate Modern Dance I with emphasis on the learning and execution of dance phrases of increasing complexity. Students enrolling in DAN-221 after taking DAN-220, or the reverse, have greater responsibility and advanced assignments in all areas of course work.

DAN-222 Intermediate Modern Dance III
2 credits

DAN-230 Intermediate Ballet
4 studio hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: DAN-131, or Departmental permission.
Does not fulfill the physical education requirement for any curriculum.
Designed to develop intermediate classical ballet terminology and technical skills. Compositional and performance techniques explored through the ballet idiom.

DAN-231 Intermediate Ballet II
2 credits

DAN-232 Intermediate Ballet III (Syllabus)
2 credits

DAN-250 Modern Dance Improvisation
1 credit

DAN-251 Theory and Practice of Modern Dance (Syllabus)
1 class hour 2 studio hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
A survey of modern dance through an understanding of movement techniques; elements of space, rhythm, and dynamics; compositional and design forms; and historical contributions. Teaching techniques with an analysis of accompaniment.

DAN-252 Contact Improvisation (Syllabus)
1 credit

DAN-260, 261 Dance Workshop I and II
6 studio hours each course 3 credits each course. Prerequisite: admission by audition or Departmental permission.
Exploration of dance as a performing art through participation. Class work includes improvisation, elements of dance composition, learning of performing skills, repertory, and critical analysis. Students gain awareness and practical experience in all crafts related to dance production. Assignments include selected texts, attendance at dance performances, participation in studio and other scheduled performances. Students enrolling in DAN-261 after taking DAN-260, or the reverse, have greater responsibility and advanced assignments in all areas of course work. Appropriate assignments will be made.

DAN-262 Dance Workshop III (Syllabus)
3 credits

DAN-270 Special Topics in Modern Dance I (Syllabus)
1 credit

DAN-271 Special Topics in Modern Dance II (Syllabus)
1 credit

DAN-272 Special Topics in Modern Dance III (Syllabus)
1 credit

PE-800 Series: Pre-Major and Advanced Electives

The PE-800 pre-major series of courses is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in physical education. Such students are requested to consult a Departmental adviser as soon as possible after entering the College for guidance in selecting courses and planning a program (see suggested sequence on page 146). Pre-major students are advised to take up to 12-13 credits from the PE-800 series.
Please note that Departmental approval is required prior to registration in any course in the PE-800 series and that courses in this series do not fulfill physical education requirements in any curriculum. All PE-800 courses are offered as needed.

PE-815 Foundations of Physical Education (Syllabus)
3 credits
This course introduces the discipline of physical education teacher education (PETE) to the future practitioner, providing theory, issues, and methods of current physical education practices as well as opportunities to observe these practices in K-12 schools

THEORY AND PRACTICE COURSES

Each of the following courses provides analysis, skill development, content knowledge, teaching techniques, safety consciousness, and an orientation to the professional literature and organizations relating to each activity. Included are an understanding of basic fundamentals, knowledge of traditional and contemporary methods of play, strategy of competition, etiquette of the sport, comprehensive knowledge of rules, and experience in conducting meets, matches, and games.

All of the following courses carry 2 credits and meet for 1 class hour and 2 laboratory hours.
PE-807 Theory and Practice of Track and Field
PE-812 Theory and Practice of Basketball
PE-813 Theory and Practice of Fencing
PE-814 Theory and Practice of Tennis
PE-817 Theory and Practice of Softball
PE-818 Theory and Practice of Soccer
PE-819 Theory and Practice of Golf
PE-820 Theory and Practice of Badminton
PE-821 Theory and Practice of Volleyball

ADVANCED ELECTIVE

PE-823 Water Safety Instructor's Course
1 class hour 2 laboratory hours 2 credits Offered as needed.
Prerequisite: Advanced Life-Saving Certificate.
Method and administration of aquatic programs in summer camps, school programs, and recreation centers. Includes pool, ocean, and camp waterfront safety and sanitation procedures and swimming, diving, and life-saving techniques. Fulfills requirements of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor's Certificate.

PE-825 Introduction to Exercise Science (Syllabus)
A comprehensive review of the field of exercise science including: scope of practice, career opportunities, critical issues, foundations of exercise physiology and biomechanics, and behavioral and social dimensions of exercise. In-class lectures will be augmented with performance lab work, multi-media presentations, guest professionals, and opportunities to observe practices in the field.

PE-900 Series: Intercollegiate Athletic Competition

Please Note:

  • PE-900 series classes cannot be used to meet the physical education and dance requirement for any degree.

Students wishing to participate on intercollegiate varsity teams should register for the appropriate PE-900 courses at their regular Fall or Spring registration times. Students will receive free elective credit for these courses upon (1) satisfactory participation in scheduled practices and athletic contests, and (2) satisfactory completion of special course assignments.

Please be aware that all students wishing to try out for a team must have a completed medical examination form on file in the Health Services Office and should register for the appropriate course. Students not selected for a team will be withdrawn from the class without academic penalty. In addition, no change of program or withdrawal fee will be charged to the student provided the student has obtained Departmental approval.

The PE-900 courses do not fulfill physical education requirements for a degree in any curriculum. Students should check the Schedule of Classes published every semester and summer session to see which of the PE-900 courses are being offered.

CONTACT SPORTS

PE-901 Basketball I (Men) – Fall
6 laboratory hours 3 credits
PE-902 Basketball II (Men) – Spring
2 laboratory hours 1 credit
PE-901 Basketball I (Women) – Fall
6 laboratory hours 3 credits
PE-902 Basketball II (Women) – Spring
2 laboratory hours 1 credit
PE-903 Soccer I (Men) – Fall
4 laboratory hours 2 credits
PE-904 Soccer II (Men) – Spring
4 laboratory hours 2 credits
PE-903 Soccer I (Women) – Fall
2 laboratory hours 2 credits
PE-904 Soccer II (Women) – Spring
2 laboratory hours 2 credits

NONCONTACT SPORTS

Each of the following courses carries 2 credits and meets for four (4) laboratory hours.

PE-913, 914 Baseball I, II (Men) — Fall, Spring
PE-915, 916 Bowling I, II (Coed) — Fall, Spring
PE-919, 920 Cross-Country I, II (Coed) — Fall
PE-931, 932 Softball I, II (Women) — Spring
PE-933, 934 Tennis I, II (Men) — Spring
PE-933, 934 Tennis I, II (Women) — Fall
PE-937, 938 Track/Field I, II (Coed)
PE-939, 940 Volleyball I, II (Men) — Spring
PE-939, 940 Volleyball I, II (Women) — Fall
PE 941 and PE 942 Intercollegiate Swimming (Coed)
2 credits (each course) 4 hours (each course)
Prerequisites: Admission to the course is based on tryouts and permission of the instructor. PE-900 courses do not fulfill the physical education requirements for any degree program.
This course is devoted to the theory and practice of advanced swimming and diving skills. The student will be expected to participate as a competitor in the College's intercollegiate athletic swim program and, consequently, to develop an understanding and knowledge of competition rules and events.

Notes:

  1. All Massage Therapy students must maintain liability insurance throughout the program.
  2. All students in the Massage Therapy program must achieve a grade of C or better in all Biology (BI) and Healing Arts(HA) courses in order to progress to the next level course in the program and to graduate with an A.A.S. in Massage Therapy. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 to remain in the program.
  3. Students may repeat any HA or BI course only once, on a space available basis.

* Students in HE-101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, and 111 must pay a special supplies and srvices fee of $5.00
** Students registering in HE-200 and 201 pay a special supplies or service charge of $50.00.

* Students registering in PE-520, 521, and 522 pay a special supplies or service fee as listed in the Tuition and Fees section.

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