A course designed to develop the student's awareness of, and responsibility for, his/her own personal fitness. It is primarily a lecture class, but does include a comprehensive physical fitness screening component. The course material will provide the student with sound criteria for decision making with regard to their own physical fitness.
An introduction to the lifetime activity of kayaking. Developing and implementing alternative methods for achieving health and wellness through the development of skills and development of a fitness plan. This course will cover equipment components needed to kayak safely as well as basic strokes, reading the river, rescue techniques, and how to roll a kayak.
This course is designed to provide a complete fitness experience. This course includes sections specific to different areas of activity including, but not limited to: Fitness Training, Yoga, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Cardio Bootcamp, Aqua Fitness, Personal Defense (offerings may vary from semester to semester). It will also include a comprehensive fitness assessment and interpretation that will generate a personalized exercise prescription, which will be executed in a monitored program specific to assigned fitness subject, topic, or theme. Lecture topics will include the benefits of exercise, safety, program design, components of fitness, and other timely topics. The online section(s) of this class require(s) outside physical activity and testing outside the online medium.
A course in which the student will participate in a variety of provocative community/outdoor oriented experiences and classroom presentations. High and low project adventure ropes courses, trust and initiative games, camping and survival skills, circus acrosports, canoeing and hiking sojourns, service to populations at risk, etc., are a few of the adventure experience options from which the student will select several to participate in.
A full semester course to certify students in American Red Cross lifeguarding. Lifeguards must have the ability to recognize hazardous waterfront situations and respond accordingly. The student must pass Red Cross written and swimming skills tests. This course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid. At the completion of this course, the student will receive a Lifeguard Training Card (which includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and a Community First Aid Card). American Red Cross Administration Fee is $5.00.
This course provides each participating student an opportunity to learn and improve his or her skiing/snowboarding skills. Classes meet for lessons at Bristol Mountain on six scheduled evenings. Skiing available before and after lessons. Students must provide their own transportation to Bristol Mountain. An additional fee is charged to the student and payable to Bristol Mountain for lessons and/or rental of equipment.
A course designed to provide an enhanced fitness and wellness experience. The content includes the assessment of present fitness level and the development and practice of a balanced, individualized physical fitness program. Additionally, the course provides a theory based and practical experience in Stress Management and explores the roles of Stress and Exercise on Wellness. The online section(s) of this class require outside physical activity and testing.
Students taking PEC 250 may take one, but not both, of the following courses in addition to this course: PEC 148, PEC 253.
A course designed to make the student aware of stress and how it can impact his/her quality of life. It will provide methods for identifying stressors and strategies to effectively manage them. Students will be able to construct a personalized life style management program.